Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Ga. State Sen. Nikema Williams Elected to Replace Late John Lewis in U.S. Congress (Video)

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Georgia state Sen. Nikema Williams (Photo Credit: Twitter / @NikemaWilliams)

*Georgia state Sen. Nikema Williams, chair of the Georgia Democratic Party, beat Republican Angela Stanton-King in the Atlanta-based district to replace the late congressman John Lewis in the U.S. House of Representatives.

A special election runoff to become Lewis’ short-term replacement takes place next month, but that winner will only be in Congress until Williams is sworn in on Jan. 3. Neither Williams nor Stanton-King is running in the special election.

Stanton-King, 43, is a reality TV personality and outspoken supporter of President Donald Trump.

Williams, 42, joins two other Black women, Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms and 2018 gubernatorial nominee Stacey Abrams, among the state’s most recognizable, influential Democrats. Williams said she wants to use federal power to provide more subsidized health care and guarantee voting rights.

Get to know Nikema Williams in the video below.

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