Freddie Sims

Key Facts

Party Democrat
Status Incumbent

Background

Freddie Sims earned a B.S. in Social Sciences/Social Studies Education at Fort Valley State University, an M.S. in Elementary Education at Georgia State University, and a Ph.D in Educational Leadership at the University of Sarasota. She has served in her Senate seat since 2009 and in the House for three years [4]. Sims is currently secretary of the Education and Youth Committee, Vice Chairwoman of Interstate Cooperation, and a member of four other Senate committees [2].
Her professional experience has included being a specialist in educational leadership at the University of Georgia, a deputy registrar in Dougherty County [4], a middle school principal, and Doctor of Educational Leadership. Sims has also been a member of various local community and professional organizations [2].

Key Issues

Healthcare

Sims believes in extending mental health care accessibility and COVID-19 vaccinations [3].

Reproductive Rights

Sims supports maintaining access to abortion pills. She opposes increased abortion access restrictions, such as those prohibiting health insurance from covering abortion [3].

Criminal Justice

Sims advocates for increased penalties for bias-motivated crime [3].

Economy

Sims is against reductions in unemployment benefits and local governments limiting labor regulations [4].

Endorsements

No endorsements could be found.

Sources

1 Ballotpedia

2 Georgia State Senate

3 Facebook

4 VoteSmart