Rep. Nikema Williams
United States Representative (GA-5) | NDTC Honorary Co-Chair
Born in Columbus, GA, Nikema Williams has been a lifelong fighter for voting rights, reproductive justice, and equality for all. She is a proud graduate of Talladega College, an Alabama-based HBCU. Her political career began in the Georgia State Senate, and now as John Lewis’s successor in Congress, she is a passionate advocate for Democratic values.
Rep. Williams has been recognized in many accolades, including Georgia Trend magazine’s 100 Most Influential Georgians, Freshman Legislator of the Year award from the Georgia Legislative Black Caucus, and the 2020 Pinnacle Leadership Award from Delta Sigma Theta Sorority. Most recently, she was recognized by the ACLU of Georgia for her work advancing LGBTQIA+ rights.
Rep. Williams is also the first Black woman to serve as the Chair of the Democratic Party of Georgia. As a result, she was a key player in Democrats’ historic victories in the Peach State in November 2020. A fierce supporter of expanding voting rights and fostering fair elections, Rep. Williams is thrilled to be a part of NDTC’s mission in creating more opportunities for Democrats to run for office across the country.