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  James, Donzella
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AffiliationDemocratic  
<-  2008-01-01  
 
NameDonzella James
Address3800 Pittman Road
Atlanta, Georgia 30349, United States
EmailNone
WebsiteNone
Born May 03, 1948 (70 years)
ContributorNew Dem
Last ModifedRob Ritchie
Feb 10, 2018 08:31pm
Tags Black -
InfoState 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.








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  11/06/2018 GA State Senate 35 ???
  05/22/2018 GA State Senate 35 - D Primary Won 66.65% (+44.11%)
  11/08/2016 GA State Senate 35 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  05/24/2016 GA State Senate 35 - D Primary Won 74.98% (+49.96%)
  11/04/2014 GA State Senate 35 Won 74.83% (+49.67%)
  11/06/2012 GA State Senate 35 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  07/31/2012 GA State Senate 35 - D Primary Won 74.75% (+61.73%)
  11/02/2010 GA State Senate 35 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  07/20/2010 GA State Senate 35- D Primary Won 66.54% (+41.65%)
  12/01/2009 GA Senate 035 - Special Runoff Won 52.89% (+5.78%)
  11/03/2009 GA State Senate 35 - Special Election Won 25.95% (+6.22%)
  07/15/2008 GA District 13 - D Primary Lost 36.21% (-27.58%)
  07/18/2006 GA District 13 - D Primary Lost 32.67% (-34.66%)
  08/20/2002 GA District 13 - D Primary Lost 11.19% (-42.63%)
  11/07/2000 GA State Senate 035 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/03/1998 GA State Senate 035 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  07/21/1998 GA State Senate 35 - D Primary Won 55.01% (+21.17%)
  11/05/1996 GA State Senate 035 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/08/1994 GA State Senate 35 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  07/27/1990 GA State Senate 34 - D Primary Lost 12.95% (-13.44%)
  08/09/1988 GA State Senate 34 - D Primary Lost 10.01% (-50.70%)
ENDORSEMENTS
GA Secretary of State - D Primary - May 22, 2018 D John Barrow
GA School Superintendent- D Primary - Jul 20, 2010 D Beth Farokhi