Nikki is a State Senator, progressive Democrat, retired telecommunication service professional, and CWA Local 3204 labor union member. First elected into the State Senate in 2020 as one of the few new Democratic candidates in the state to unseat a Republican incumbent.
During her first legislative session Nikki focused her efforts on increasing voter participation passing her first bill SB 253, and fighting back against voter suppression policies.
Her parents grew up during an era of racial segregation here in the South and championed the efforts of the Civil rights era. They taught Nikki to stay engaged in social justice and to push for what is just, fair, and right.
Caring, responsive state lawmakers like Senator Merritt are needed now more the ever. She asserts the kind of leadership ensuring all voices are heard; and represents inclusive values our diverse communities deserve.
Senator Merritt believes in fighting for our most vulnerable populations, ensuring public safety, healthcare, and supporting women’s reproductive rights. She understands the importance of working together to achieve common goals. As a servant of the people she is committed to her core beliefs to improve the lives of others.
Senator Merritt studied English at the University of Georgia, and Georgia State University. She resides in Grayson, GA with her husband, and two children, both Gwinnett County School graduates, currently attending State Universities.
CWA LOCAL 3204
GWINNETT FEDERATION OF DEMOCRATIC WOMEN
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