Georgia State Senate, District 39
Nikema Williams has been standing up and speaking out for women and families for the last fifteen years. As the Vice President of Public Policy for Planned Parenthood Southeast, she has led the fight to protect every woman’s right to make her own personal health care decisions, to make sure health care is affordable and available for everyone, and to work to ensure that access to reproductive health care remains accessible for women throughout the southeast.
Born in Columbus, Georgia, she grew up in nearby in Smiths, Alabama. Raised by her grandparents on farm, in a home with no running water and no indoor plumbing, she experienced firsthand the all too familiar challenges families face while struggling to make ends meet. She knows the importance of not just helping people get by—our government should provide everyone with the tools of opportunity to thrive, not just survive.
Nikema Williams is running for State Senate in the Georgia Special Election this fall. She is running because this Democratic district needs a Senator that will go beyond just a go-along-to-get-along vote and will work tirelessly as a true progressive champion. She is running on a clear progressive platform around health care access, reproductive rights, and making sure all children and families have access to high performing neighborhood public schools.
She and her husband Leslie are the proud parents of a 2-year old son, Carter.