BioSenator Freddie Powell Sims, a Democrat from Albany, was elected
to the State Senate in 2008 to represent the 12 th Senatorial District.
Sen. Sims serves as secretary of the Retirement Committee and is
also a member of the Public Safety, Education and Youth and
Natural Resources and the Environment committees.
Although this is only her second legislative role, her community,
civic and professional involvement has been extensive. Sen. Sims
has been an active member of Kiwanis International, the Fort Valley
State University Foundation Board, a Deputy Registrar for Dougherty County, Children
in Poverty and several other organizations. Her involvement in such organizations has
made her the recipient of several awards and certificates, including the 2004 Outstanding
Financial Contributions to Capital Campaign award for Fort Valley State University and
the 2008 Outstanding Legislator of the Year award for technical and adult education.
Sen. Sims decided to get into politics because of her desire to serve the public, more
specifically to provide a voice for those citizens who do not seem to have one. Sims is a
retired Middle School Principal and Doctor of Educational Leadership. Dr. Sims is a
devout Baptist and is married to Norman Sims. The couple shares 3 daughters.
The 12 th Senatorial District includes all of Baker, Calhoun, Clay, Dougherty, Randolph,
Terrell and Quitman counties and portions of Mitchell County.