Renitta (Renitta) Shannon (D-084)

State Representative-Elect Renitta Shannon

Renitta (Renitta) Shannon (D-084)
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Representative-Elect
Georgia House of Representatives
Room 512-B Coverdell Legislative Office Building 18 Capitol Square, SW
Atlanta, GA 30334
2107 North Decatur Road
Decatur, GA 30033-5305
Residence:Decatur, GA

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Bio

Renitta comes from humble backgrounds, she was raised by two very hard working and often times minimum wage earning parents. This taught Renitta the importance of having access to economic opportunity and jobs that work for employees as well as employers. Her upbringing encouraged her determination to work hard and succeed. Renitta worked as a server, earned scholarships, took out student loans, and with the help of her parents graduated from the University of Florida. At 22, Renitta faced a silent crossroads that so many women are forced to face without support- abortion. Committed to ensuring that others have the infrastructure and guidance they need, Renitta speaks on national platforms, such as SiX and the Center for Reproductive Rights, about her personal abortion story and the importance of abortion rights. Renitta has been a consistent advocate for LGBTQ+ rights and in 2017 she came out as bisexual, making her the first bi-sexual legislator to serve in the Georgia General Assembly. In her first year as a legislator, Renitta was awarded as one of the Most Valuable Legislators in "The Nation Magazine's 2017 Progressive Honor Roll" for her work on sexual assault policy. Renitta continues to engage in critical conversations on topics of justice. She has spoken at the largest progressive conference in the country, Netroots Nation, National UFCW Union Conference, and NOW's (National Organization for Women) national conference about strategies and roadmaps for progressive victories across the nation. Renitta is also the co-founder of Her Term, a Georgia-based initiative committed to targeting, recruiting, and electing progressive women into office. Her work has been featured in TIME Magazine, Cosmo and Elite Daily and continues to maintain her as a highly sought after public speaker on equality and reproductive rights and justice.

Election / Personal Info

First Elected: 2016    Next Election: 2020
Counties Representing
DeKalb