Rich McCormick
Rep. Rich McCormick official photo, 118th Congress (1).jpg
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Georgia's 6th district
Assumed office
January 3, 2023
Preceded byLucy McBath (redistricting)
Personal details
Richard Dean McCormick

(1968-10-07) October 7, 1968 (age 54)
Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
EducationOregon State University (BS)
Morehouse School of Medicine (MD)
National University (MBA)
WebsiteHouse website
Military service
Allegiance United States
Branch/service United States Navy
 United States Marine Corps

Richard Dean McCormick (born October 7, 1968) is an American politician and physician. He has represented Georgia's 6th congressional district in the United States House of Representatives since 2023.[1]

Education and military service

McCormick was born in Las Vegas in 1968 and graduated from Central Catholic High School in Portland, Oregon in 1986.[2] He earned a Bachelor of Science from Oregon State University in 1990.[3] He earned his Master of Business Administration from National University in 1999 and his Doctor of Medicine at Morehouse School of Medicine in 2010.[4]

He served in the United States Marine Corps and United States Navy for over 20 years. In the Marine Corps, he was a helicopter pilot and in the Navy, he reached the rank of commander. He is an emergency physician and works at Gwinnett Medical Center.[5]

Political career

With Rob Woodall not running for reelection to the United States House of Representatives for Georgia's 7th congressional district in the 2020 elections, McCormick announced his candidacy. He won the primary election, receiving more than 50% of the vote, avoiding a runoff election.[6] McCormick lost the general election to Democrat Carolyn Bourdeaux.[7]

Following redistricting due to the 2020 U.S. census, McCormick announced his candidacy in the 2022 elections for the newly-redrawn Georgia's 6th congressional district, which became much more Republican-leaning.[8] McCormick and Jake Evans advanced to a runoff election.[9] He defeated Evans in the runoff[10] and won the November 8 general election against Democrat Bob Christian.[11]

Georgia 6th congressional district General Election, 2022[12]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Rich McCormick 206,886 62.22
Democratic Bob Christian 125,612 37.78
Georgia 7th congressional district Republican primary, 2020[13]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Rich McCormick 35,280 55.11
Republican Renee S. Unterman 11,143 17.41
Republican Mark Gonsalves 4,640 7.25
Republican Lynne Homrich 4,567 7.13
Republican Eugene Yu 3,856 6.02
Republican Lisa Noel Babbage 3,336 5.21
Republican Zachary H. Kennemore 1,195 1.87
Total votes 64,017 100.0
Georgia 7th congressional district general election, 2020[14]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Carolyn Bourdeaux 190,900 51.39
Republican Rich McCormick 180,564 48.61
Total votes 371,464 100.0

Personal life

McCormick's wife, Debra, is an oncologist. They have seven children and live in Suwanee, Georgia.[5]


  1. ^ "Georgia Sixth Congressional District Election Results". The New York Times. November 8, 2022. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved November 11, 2022.
  2. ^ "Candidate Conversation: Rich McCormick (R) | News & Analysis". Inside Elections. Retrieved November 17, 2022.
  3. ^ "MDJ Voter Guide, 6th Congressional District". Retrieved June 22, 2022.
  4. ^ Hallerman, Tamar; Bluestein, Greg. "Who could run for Georgia's 7th District". The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Retrieved June 13, 2020.
  5. ^ a b "Physician touts conservative credentials for District 7 race". Retrieved June 13, 2020.
  6. ^ "McCormick declared winner of District 7 Republican Primary". Retrieved June 13, 2020.
  7. ^ Millhiser, Ian (November 7, 2020). "Democrats capture Georgia US House seat held by Republicans since 1995". Vox. Retrieved June 22, 2022.
  8. ^ Cindy Morley. "Republican Dr. Rich McCormick sets sights on Georgia's 6th District | InsiderAdvantageGeorgia". Retrieved November 17, 2022.
  9. ^ Mitchell, Tia. "Evans, McCormick headed to runoff in Georgia's 6th Congressional District". The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. ISSN 1539-7459. Retrieved June 22, 2022.
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  11. ^ "Rich McCormick wins election in Georgia's 6th Congressional District". November 9, 2022. Retrieved November 17, 2022.
  12. ^ "REP - US House Dist 6". Georgia Secretary of State. November 8, 2022. Retrieved January 3, 2022.
  13. ^ "REP - US House Dist 7". Georgia Secretary of State. July 2, 2020. Retrieved December 21, 2022.
  14. ^ "US House Dist 7". Georgia Secretary of State. November 20, 2020. Retrieved December 21, 2022.