Dar’shun Kendrick has represented House District 93, which includes East DeKalb and South Gwinnett, ever since being elected at the age of 27 in 2010. She was sworn into the House as the 2nd youngest member of the Georgia legislature in 2011. She was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia and attended Towers High School in Decatur where she graduated at the top of her class. She then went on to Oglethorpe University where she graduated in 2004 receiving a dual degree in political science and communications. She enrolled in the University of Georgia, School of Law and graduated in 2007 with a focus on corporate law. In 2011, she graduated with honors from Kennesaw State University with a Master in Business Administration.
Dar’Shun currently serves as the ranking Democrat on the Judiciary Non-Civil (Criminal law) committee, the Juvenile Justice Committee, Interstate Cooperation Committee and the Small Business Development and Job Creation committee. She also serves as Chair of the Special Committee on HBCUs for the Georgia Legislative Black Caucus and co-chair of the Georgia Future Caucus, a bipartisan group made up of legislators under the age of 40.
In 2018, her peers elected her as the Chief Deputy Whip for the House Democratic Caucus. In 2019, she was appointed to the Telecommunications, Science and Technology Committee for the National Black Caucus of State Legislators. Additionally, in 2019, she started the first Technology, Innovation & Entrepreneurship bipartisan caucus of the Georgia House of Representatives. In 2016, she founded a non-profit, Minority Access to Capital, Inc., that educates and empowers minorities on how to access capital to grow their business and create generational wealth. In 2017, she was elected to the Technology Association of Georgia’s (TAG) Corporate Development Board. In addition, she was selected to be a contributor to Black Enterprise Magazine focused on economic justice issues. In 2017, she opened Kendrick Advisory & Advocacy Group, LLC, a law firm & consulting firm in the area of business expansion, policy & advocacy strategy and financial strategy and compliance. In 2019, she joined the Diversity Board of the Technology Association of Georgia.
Dar’Shun has been featured in the Huffington Post as 1 of 25 people in Atlanta positioned to create diversity in tech for African Americans and in the Atlanta Journal Constitution for business women running for office. She is the visionary and founder of Georgia’s first and only GA Blacks in Tech Policy Conference which has a mission of collaboration between the black tech ecosystem and policy makers to advocate for inclusive tech policy within the state of Georgia. It has since formed as a separate entity under Tech for All Alliance, Inc. and the conference has been rebranded to Tech for All Policy Conference. In 2019, she received the Rising Star Award for the Urban League of Greater Atlanta’s Young Professionals and awarded the “40 under 40” awards by the Atlanta Business Chronicle. Dar’shun is a community activist, public speaker, elected official, private securities attorney, consultant and a proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. She currently resides in Lithonia, Georgia with her dog Dezzy.