Rep. Sheila Jones
Georgia WIN List is proud to endorse Rep. Sheila Jones for re-election to District 60, previously District 53. She has served this portion of Fulton County since 2004, with the district number changing due to redistricting. She now represents the city of Atlanta and the city of South Fulton.
Sheila was first elected while working at Lockheed Martin Company where she was an active member of the International Machinists & Aerospace Workers Union AFL-CIO (Local Lodge 709). Her record of union leadership positions included: Legislative Representative for the Georgia State Council of Machinists & Aerospace Workers, Shop Steward, Bylaws Committee Chair, and Executive Board Trustee. As Legislative Representative, she had lobbied state Representatives & Senators as well as members of Congress in on issues affecting working families such as raising the minimum wage, better unemployment benefits, and workers compensation issues.
During her first term, Sheila was named Freshman Legislator of the Year by the Georgia Legislative Black Caucus. She has focused her efforts on issues affecting working families and the community as well as issues affecting the safety of students, senior citizens, and victims of human trafficking. She has a strong record for supporting legislation which protects teachers and voting rights. She currently serves as one of the Deputy Whips of the House Democratic Party.
Rep. Jones has served as State President and Regional Director of the National Women’s Political Caucus-Georgia and established a foundation to support youth and senior citizens in her district.
She stays involved in her community through her work with the Democratic Party of Georgia, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Fulton County Democrats, and the International Association of Machinists & Aerospace Workers.
House Bill 373, sponsored by Rep. Jones was signed into law by the Governor on April 26, 2023. HB 373 designates September 11 of each year as “First Responders Appreciation Day” in Georgia;
Issues on the agenda of Representative Jones include:
- Working Families: Continue to support workers in their right to organize in the workplace.
- Affordable Housing: Work to increase access and work to lower housing costs.
- A woman’s right to choose: As a pro-choice representative, Rep. Jones will continue to support a woman’s right to make her own reproductive choices.
- Work with the Georgia Department of Laborto ensure that all Georgia cases are processed in a timely manner.
- Work on issues relating to children and senior citizens.