Nikema Williams

For US House Representative, GA-5

Portrait of For US House Representative, GA-5

Position Sought

Georgia's 5th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives

Current Position

State Senate Georgia’s 39th District

Party Affiliation


Date of General Election

November 3, 2020

General Election Donation Limit


Higher Heights for America PAC is proud to endorse State Senator Nikema Williams to represent Georgia’s 5th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Senator Nikema Williams is the first Black woman Chair of the Democratic Party of Georgia. Since her election to represent Georgia’s 39th Senate District, she has spent her time fighting for working families, voting rights, fair representation and much more.

Nikema was raised by her grandparents. She attended Talladega College–a historically Black College in Alabama–where she became a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority.  Nikema’s values are reflected in her work. In November of 2018, Senator Williams was arrested at the State Capitol as she stood by her constituents as they demanded that every vote be counted following the midterm elections.  Nikema has been a State Director at Care in Action, a nonprofit, nonpartisan group dedicated to fighting for dignity and fairness for the millions of domestic workers in the United States, most of whom are women.  She has served as the Vice President of Public Policy for Planned Parenthood, Southeast, Inc. and the Deputy Political Director at National Domestic Workers Alliance. Nikema has also worked in the education system as both a paraprofessional and a long term substitute. 

Nikema has been recognized as one of Georgia Trend Magazine’s 100 Most Influential Georgians, Forty under Forty, Power 30 Under 30, Outstanding Atlanta, and Who’s Who in Black Atlanta.  She received the Freshman Legislator of the Year award from the Georgia Legislative Black Caucus and the 2020 Pinnacle Leadership Award.

If elected, Nikema will fight for free and fair elections, work to reform the criminal justice system, fight to raise the federal minimum wage and work to eliminate the racial and gender based pay gap. As a mom, a product of public schools, and a former public school educator, Nikema will support fully funding public schools and fight to keep housing affordable.  She will be a champion for expanding access to the full range of reproductive healthcare.

The time is now to elect more Black women to be at decision-making tables to represent us.  Higher Heights for America PAC strongly encourages its members to support Nikema’s campaign with their time, talent and resources. 

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