BioRepresentative Barbara Sims was elected in November of 2006 and represents District 119 which
serves parts of Augusta/Richmond and Columbia Counties. Barbara serves on Appropriations,
Secretary of Economic Development and Tourism, Health and Human Services, Transportation, and
Vice Chair of the newly formed Small Business and Job Creation Committee. Barbara is also serving
in her fourth year as Deputy Whip for the House Republican Caucus.
Representative Sims previously served as a Commissioner for Augusta/Richmond County.
Activities within her community include-
• Medical College of Georgia Foundation
• Augusta State University Trustee
• Greater Augusta Arts Board
• Augusta Library Foundation
• CSRA Alliance for Fort Gordon
Member Aldersgate United Methodist Church where she has served as Historian and a member of
the Administrative and Finance Boards
Barbara attended Mary Baldwin College in Staunton, Virginia, but came home to Georgia and
graduated from the University of Georgia with a B.S. Degree in Education.
She was married for 47 years to her late husband Fred who was a dentist with offices in Augusta
and Wadley. Her two sons Fred, Jr. and Craig, and daughters-in-law Tricia and Monica, have blessed
her with four wonderful grandchildren. Madeline, Franklin, Harper and Anna each add joy in her