Nikema Williams wins re-election to Georgia’s 5th congressional district

Republican Christian Zimm lost in a heavily Democratic district.
Published: Nov. 8, 2022 at 8:09 PM EST
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ATLANTA, Ga. (Atlanta News First) - In a victory that was a surprise to no one, U.S. Rep. Nikema Williams won re-election to Georgia’s 5th congressional district Tuesday night.

Williams, the incumbent in a heavily Democratic, urban Atlanta district, defeated Republican Christian Zimm in the state’s 2022 midterm elections.

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Georgia’s 5th district was represented by the late John Lewis for more than three decades. After Lewis died in 2020, Williams was selected to replace him on the November 2020 ballot.

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Williams, who also chairs the Georgia Democratic Party, represents a district that includes almost three-fourths of Atlanta. She was a member of the Georgia State Senate for the 39th district before her congressional campaign.