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Elena Parent (born December 27, 1975) is an American politician. A member of the Democratic Party, she is a member of the Georgia State Senate and previously served in the Georgia House of Representatives.

Elena Parent
Member of the Georgia Senate from the 42nd district
Assumed office
January 12, 2015
Preceded byJason Carter
Member of the Georgia House of Representatives from the 81st district
In office
January 10, 2011 – 2013
Personal details
Born (1975-12-27) December 27, 1975 (age 43)
Washington, D.C.
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Briley Brisendine
ResidenceAtlanta, Georgia
Alma materUniversity of Virginia

Early lifeEdit

Parent was born in Washington, D.C.. She received both her Bachelor's Degree and Juris Doctor from University of Virginia.[1]

Political careerEdit

In 2010, Parent was elected to serve in the Georgia House of Representatives, representing District 81 from 2011 to 2013.[2] She did not run for reelection in 2013 after her seat was combined with the district of Scott Holcomb after the state's redistricting process.[3]

When Jason Carter, decided to run for Governor in 2014, Parent ran for the open seat in District 42, which includes portions of central and north DeKalb County.[3] She defeated attorney Kyle Williams in the Democratic primary.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ https://votesmart.org/candidate/biography/122835/elena-parent#.XDGBUs9KgWo
  2. ^ "State Senator Elena Parent : CV" (PDF). Senate.ga.gov. Retrieved 2015-11-07.
  3. ^ a b Melissa Weinman. "Elena Parent to run for state senate".
  4. ^ Patrick Saunders. "2014 Top Georgia local stories of the year".