Freddie (Freddie) Powell Sims (D-SS12)
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Georgia State Senate
Room 110-A State Capitol 206 Washington Street, SW
Atlanta, GA 30334

District Office:
5377 Goose Hollow Road
Dawson, GA 39842
Elected: 2008    Next Election: 2020
Spouse: Norman Sims   
Committee Assignments
SecretarySenate Committee on Education and Youth
MemberSubcommittee on Agriculture and Natural Resources
MemberSubcommittee on Education
MemberSenate Committee on Administrative Affairs
Vice ChairSenate Committee on Interstate Cooperation
Ex-OfficioSenate Committee on Insurance and Labor
MemberSenate Committee on Agriculture and Consumer Affairs
MemberSenate Committee on Natural Resources and the Environment
MemberSenate Committee on Appropriations
Counties Representing
Baker / Calhoun / Clay / Dougherty / Mitchell / Quitman / Randolph / Stewart / Sumter / Terrell / Webster


Senator Freddie Powell Sims, a Democrat from Albany, was elected to the State Senate in 2008 to represent the 12th Senatorial District.

Senator Sims serves as secretary of the Education and Youth Committee, Vice Chairman of Interstate Cooperation and is a member of the Appropriations a n d Natural Resources and the Environment committees. She also serves on several Appropriations Subcommittees including Agriculture, Education and Natural Resources.

Although this is her second legislative role, her community, civic and professional involvement has been extensive.

Senator 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.

Senator 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 12th Senatorial District includes all of Baker, Calhoun, Clay, Dougherty, Randolph, Stewart, Terrell, Quitman and Webster counties also portions of Mitchell and Sumter County.