Georgia House of Representatives District 108
State House (D-GA) Incumbent
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Jasmine Clark’s passion for the sciences led her to earn a B.S. degree in Biological Sciences, with a concentration in Microbiology, from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville and a Doctoral Degree from Emory University’s Laney Graduate School in Microbiology and Molecular Genetics. She completed a Postdoctoral project at Emory University, studying high-throughput sequencing of HIV patient samples. Clark currently serves as a Lecturer of Microbiology and Human Anatomy and Physiology at the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing at Emory University. As the field of science requires strategic planning, problem solving, and attention to detail Jasmine Clark ran on the platform that her scientific background could add a unique and refreshing perspective to legislating in GA.
Along with her academic and professional accomplishments, Jasmine is a mother of two, currently residing in the Lilburn/Tucker area of Gwinnett County. Jasmine has been involved in community organizing and activism. She served as the Director of the March for Science held in Atlanta in April 2017. She then continued to work with other groups, including the Georgia Alliance for Social Justice, on advocating for social justice issues and causes. She believes that an inclusive Georgia is a thriving Georgia, and that there is no place for divisive rhetoric and discriminatory practices in Georgia’s future.
As a first-time legislator, Jasmine Clark’s legislative agenda has been focused on education, voting rights, reproductive rights, environmental protection, common sense gun reform, criminal justice and healthcare. Jasmine Clark is the primary sponsor on HB 133, which seeks medically accurate sex education that includes accurate information regarding HIV prevention. She is also a top sponsor of dozens of bills that reflect constituent issues and concerns, her legislative agenda, as well as her core values.