Sonya (Sonya) Halpern (D-SS39)
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Georgia State Senate
Room 303-B Coverdell Legislative Office Building 18 Capitol Square, SW
Atlanta, GA 30334

District Office:
PO Box 13142
Atlanta, GA 30324
Elected: 2020    Next Election: 2024
Spouse: Daniel Halpern   
Committee Assignments
MemberSubcommittee on Transportation
MemberSubcommittee on Education and Youth
Vice ChairSenate Committee on Urban Affairs
MemberSubcommittee on Government Operations
MemberSenate Committee on Appropriations
MemberSenate Committee on Banking and Financial Institutions
MemberSenate Committee on Education and Youth
MemberSenate Committee on Health and Human Services
Ex-OfficioSenate Committee on Public Safety
Counties Representing


Sonya Halpern is a first-generation Georgian who has lived in the 39th District for over 20 years. Since the day she moved here, Sonya has committed herself to the community that she chose to call home. She has been involved with a number of community service organizations, including the National Center for Civil and Human Rights, the Andrew J. Young Foundation, the YMCA, the National Black Arts Festival, and many others. Sonya's belief in the principles of equity and access have guided her as she has worked to build a brighter future for the people of the 39th.

Sonya grew up in a home where both parents graduated from an HBCU - Tougaloo College in Mississippi. Her mother worked at a company helping people with disabilities and father had a 30+ year career at IBM after leaving the U.S. Air Force. Sonya worked summers at both places while pursuing her bachelor's degree at the University of Massachusetts before continuing on to the University of Hartford for her MBA. She graduated in the middle of a recession which made it impossible to find a job, so she moved into her local chapter of the YWCA in White Plains and started doing temp jobs throughout nearby New York City. It was this experience that taught her how important it is to create a strong community where everyone can get the support they need to build a good life for themselves and their families. She spent nearly a decade in New York, culminating in a job with ESPN where she helped launch their first digital ad efforts. She then landed a full-time job with Cox Enterprises, bringing her to Atlanta, GA. It was here that she married her husband, Daniel Halpern, and had three beautiful children.