Nikema Williams

Born:July 30, 1978 (age 42)
Career:Georgia State Senate, 2017-present
State:Georgia
Party:Democratic
Education:B.A., Talladega College

Nikema Williams is U.S. representative-elect for Georgia's 5th Congressional District. She was chosen by the Democratic Party of Georgia to replace incumbent candidate John Lewis on the general election ballot after Lewis' death on July 17, 2020.

Williams was born on July 30, 1978, in Columbus, Georgia. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in biology from Talladega College in 2000. She previously worked as vice president of public policy for Planned Parented, Southeast, Inc. and is deputy political director at National Domestic Workers Alliance.

Williams has served in the Georgia State Senate since 2017. She was elected chair of the Democratic Party of Georgia in January of 2019, the first Black woman to serve in that position in Georgia.

Sources:

Ballotpedia (n.d.). Nikema Williams. Retrieved on Nov 17, 2020, from https://ballotpedia.org/Nikema_Williams.

Georgia State Senate. (n.d.). Senator Nikema Williams. Retrieved on Nov. 17, 2020, from http://www.senate.ga.gov/senators/en-US/member.aspx?Member=4919&Session=27.

Georgia State Senate. (2020, January). Senator Nikema Williams biography. Retrieved on Nov. 11, 2020, from http://www.senate.ga.gov/senators/Documents/PrintBios/BioWilliamsNikema4919.pdf.