|Address||3800 Pittman Road |
Atlanta, Georgia 30349, United States
|| May 03, 1948
|Last Modifed||Rob Ritchie|
Feb 10, 2018 08:31pm
|Info||State Sen., Retired Federal Employee & Ex-Political Consultant |
Senator Donzella Johnson James was elected to the State Senate from the Atlanta area's 35th District in 1994, and is now concluding her fourth term.
Her legislation priorities include increases in teacher salaries and lower student-teacher ratios, the legalization of women breast-feeding in public, exemption of cities and counties from unfunded state mandates, and the opposition to the expansion of Hartsfield Atlanta International Airport. The 2000 Safety Regulation for Public Swimming Pools, the Teenage Responsibility Act, and the Zero Tolerance for Ownership or possession of weapons are some of her legislation passed her seven-year tenure on Capitol Hill.
An Atlanta native, Senator James attended Morris Brown College. She is a retired Federal employee and currently serving as a member of the National Alliance of Postal and Federal Employees. She is a former Political Consultant and taught in the Atlanta Public Schools' Community Schools Program for more than a decade. She is currently an active member of the Benjamin E. Mays High School Advisory Council.
Senator James and her husband, Elmo, have been married for more than 33 years and are the parents of two sons, Brian (wife Yolanda) and Kerry, who was killed by a habitual DUI offender, and one granddaughter, Kerri.