US House, GA-05

Nikema Williams


  • Representative Nikema Williams introduced the Water Infrastructure Sustainability and Efficiency (WISE) Act. The bill will permanently set aside 20 percent of the Clean Water State Revolving Fund for environmentally friendly water infrastructure projects
  • Voted for the Inflation Reduction Act, the most significant action Congress has ever taken to address climate change
  • Earned a 100% lifetime score on LCV’s National Environmental Scorecard


  • Holding this seat in Georgia will help win a pro-environmental majority in the House, making it easier to pass climate legislation at the federal level
  • Re-electing Williams will help maintain Black representation in Congress
  • Member of the House Financial Services Committee

Candidate Background

Representative Nikema Williams is running for a third term to represent Georgia's 5th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives. Williams was born in Columbus, Georgia, and raised in Smiths Station, Alabama. She was raised by her grandparents in a home that had no indoor plumbing and no running water. She attended Talladega College, a historically Black college, graduating with her bachelor’s degree in biology. She served as Vice President of Public Policy for Planned Parenthood Southeast and Deputy Director of Civic Engagement at National Domestic Workers Alliance (NDWA). 

Williams formally represented Georgia’s 39th district as a state senator. Throughout her time in the State Senate, she had been a strong advocate for environmental justice, voting rights and fair representation. She co-sponsored legislation to guarantee safe and clean drinking water in Georgia’s schools. She also co-sponsored legislation to ban the use of single-use plastic bags in retail establishments. Williams is also the first Black woman to serve as Chair of the Georgia State Democratic party. Representative Williams has earned an incredible 100% lifetime score on LCV’s National Environmental Scorecard. Representative Williams is endorsed by LCV Action Fund.

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