Simone Bell
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Simone Bell

Democrat

American politician

Reynoldstown, Georgia
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Simone Bell

American politician
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6
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GAResidence (state)

Simone Bell is a community organizer and former politician from Atlanta, Georgia. A Democrat, she was elected to the Georgia House of Representatives in December 2009 from the state's 58th district in DeKalb and Fulton counties, and served until November 2015. The district lies in eastern Atlanta and includes the following neighborhoods: East Atlanta, Cabbagetown, Reynoldstown, Edgewood, Gresham Park, Grant Park, Kirkwood, Ormewood Park and Boulevard Heights. The seat had been held by Rep. Robbin Shipp (D–Atlanta) from 2007 to 2009 but Shipp resigned in 2009 due to conflicts with her job as a Fulton County prosecutor, triggering a special election. In the election held on November 3, 2009, Bell won 24% of the vote in a five-candidate field, placing second behind attorney and fellow Democrat Asha Jackson. In the runoff, Bell defeated Jackson by 56% to 44%. She was sworn into office by Chief Justice Carol Hunstein of the Georgia Supreme Court on December 22, 2009. She ran unopposed for re-election in 2010; defeated primary opponent Ralph Long in 2012 and 2014. On October 29, 2015, Bell announced her resignation from office to join Lambda Legal as Southern Regional Director; her resignation took effect November 13, 2015.

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Experience

Education

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Agnes Scott College
BA English Literature/Creative Writing
2003

Past Positions

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Representative
Georgia State House of Representatives
2009 - 2015
Community Educator
Lambda Legal
2006
Community Activist
Employee
ZAMI, Incorporated
Health Care Administrator
Emory University Health Office
Health Care Administrator
Private Practice Offices

Other Experience

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Member
Working Families Caucus, Georgia House of Representatives
Current
Member
Legislative Black Caucus, Georgia House of Representatives
Current
Member
Fulton County Delegation, Georgia House of Representatives
Current
Member
Bi-partisan Women's Caucus, Georgia House of Representatives
Current
Deputy Whip
House Democratic Caucus, Georgia House of Representatives, present
Vice-Chair
Special Committee on Code Enforcement