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How Nikema Williams was selected to replace John Lewis

Georgia State Senator Nikema Williams (Democrat - 39 holds her son Carter Small after Williams gave her speech for the Democratic Party of Georgia Chair position at the 2019 Georgia Democratic Party State Convention in Atlanta GA January 26, 2019.  STEVE SCHAEFER / SPECIAL TO THE AJC
Georgia State Senator Nikema Williams (Democrat - 39 holds her son Carter Small after Williams gave her speech for the Democratic Party of Georgia Chair position at the 2019 Georgia Democratic Party State Convention in Atlanta GA January 26, 2019. STEVE SCHAEFER / SPECIAL TO THE AJC

Credit: Steve Schaefer

Credit: Steve Schaefer

Nikema Williams will replace Lewis on ballot in November

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In this episode of the Politically Georgia podcast, host Greg Bluestein and AJC statehouse reporter Maya T. Prabhu discuss Georgia Democratic Chairwoman Nikema Williams, the candidate chosen to replace John Lewis on the ballot in November.

The two discuss Williams’ career thus far, the process to decide on her to replace Lewis and why the decision happened so quickly.

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