Nikema (Nikema) Williams (D-SS39)
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Georgia State Senate
Room 304-B Coverdell Legislative Office Building 18 Capitol Square, SW
Atlanta, GA 30334

District Office:
PO Box 92386
Atlanta, GA 30314
Elected: 2017    Next Election: 2020
Spouse: Leslie   
Committee Assignments
MemberSenate Committee on MARTOC
MemberSenate Committee on State and Local Governmental Operations
MemberSenate Committee on Retirement
MemberSenate Committee on Economic Development and Tourism
MemberSenate Committee on Special Judiciary
MemberSenate Committee on Urban Affairs
Counties Representing


Senator Nikema Williams represents Georgia's 39th district including the cities of Atlanta, East Point, College Park, Union City and South Fulton. She serves on the influential Economic Development and Tourism, Retirement, State and Local Government Operations, Urban Affairs, and Special Judiciary committees.

She has served in multiple leadership roles in Georgia, including Vice-Chair for the Democratic Party of Georgia, Chair of the 13th Congressional District, 1st Chair of the Fulton County Democratic party and as a delegate for Georgia in the 2008 and 2012 Democratic National Convention. She has also served as the National Committeewoman for the Young Democrats of Georgia and was named a Woman of Influence in 2011 by the Atlanta Business League.

Since moving to Atlanta 17 years ago, Sen. Williams has dedicated herself to advocating for the women and families of Georgia. She served as the Vice-President of Public Policy for Planned Parenthood Southeast, Inc. and is passionate about protecting women's rights and accessible health care in Georgia. Sen. Williams is currently the Deputy Political Director at National Domestic Workers Alliance (NDWA) and the Georgia State Director at Care in Action, the advocacy and political arm of NDWA. Sen. Williams was recently elected as the first African American woman to be Chair of the Democratic Party of Georgia.

Sen. Williams has been recognized as one of Georgia Trend Magazine's Forty under Forty, Power 30 Under 30, Outstanding Atlanta, and Who's Who in Black Atlanta. She is a graduate of Lead Atlanta, New Leaders Council and the Women's Campaign School at Yale.

Sen. Williams was born in Columbus and raised by her grandparents across the Chattahoochee River in Smiths Station, Alabama. She attended Talladega College, a private liberal arts Historically Black College in Talladega, Alabama, where she became a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated and graduated with a Bachelor's of Arts in Biology.

Sen. Williams and her husband, Leslie Small, reside in Atlanta's Historic Vine City neighborhood with their 3 year old son, Carter, and two rescue Yorkshire Terriers, Ginger and Belle. They are members of Central United Methodist Church in Atlanta.

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