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Rep. Nikema Williams [D, GA-5]
District 5, Georgia


Nikema Williams was born in Columbus, AL, and earned a bachelor's degree in biology from Talladega College in 2000. Williams' career experience includes working as Vice President of Public Policy for Planned Parented, Southeast, Inc. and is the Deputy Political Director at National Domestic Workers Alliance. She was elected chair of the Democratic Party of Georgia, named Georgia Trend Magazine's Forty under Forty and the Atlanta Business League named her a Woman of Influence in 2011. She was elected to the state senate in 2017. Nikema Williams is a member of the Georgia State Senate, representing District 39. She assumed office on December 15, 2017. Her current term ends on January 10, 2021.


Williams is running for election to the U.S. House to represent Georgia's 5th Congressional District. She is on the ballot in the general election on November 3, 2020. Williams also ran for re-election to the Georgia State Senate to represent District 39. She withdrew before the general election on November 3, 2020. She advanced from the Democratic primary on June 9, 2020. The Democratic Party of Georgia chose Williams to replace incumbent candidate John Lewis on the general election ballot after Lewis' death on July 17, 2020.


Location Georgia
Party Democrat

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