Simone Bell | House District 58
Simone was elected in 2009 in a special election to represent State House District 58 in the Georgia General Assembly. She was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan, but has been a resident of Atlanta, Georgia for 20 years, and of District 58 for 10 years. Simone came to the South to attend college and fell in love with everything that it means to be a southerner.
Simone is a graduate of Agnes Scott College and a community organizer and activist at heart. Over her varied work career, she has worked primarily as an advocate, offering herself as a voice of the people. She has worked as an activist and advocate in Atlanta and across the South and served as a community educator and community builder for more than 20 years. During that time the broad range of policy and legislative issues Simone has addressed include workplace equality, access to affordable healthcare, fighting HIV/AIDS stigma and discrimination, safe schools for all children, youth empowerment, LGBT rights and equality, women’s issues and overall issues of social justice, human rights and fairness. She is passionate about taking overwhelming and complex information and making it accessible to the people whom it will affect most, that they might make informed choices about their everyday lives.