Standing Strong

Earning respect for standing firm on my beliefs even when it's unpopular

I was first elected to the Georgia House of Representatives in 2012 serving the residents of Forest Park, Morrow, Lake City, College Park, and Riverdale.  I have been a bi-partisan leader for eight years, working with both liberals and conservatives to protect special needs students HB 614 (signed 2016), to support single parents HR 279 (signed 2018), and to develop a $45 million grant for Clayton County (school board, cities, and county) due to the inability to collect jet fuel taxes.  I also authored legislation to reform Georgia’s education funding formula, and co-sponsored over a dozen bills to improve the lives of Georgians that have been signed into law.

I instrumented the development of a House Study Committee to support Georgia farmers through the revitalization of the Atlanta State Farmers Market (Atlanta/ Clayton County Produce Terminal & Market)  developed a special House Committee to engage stakeholders across Georgia on school redesign and have served on over twenty-one committees, state commissions and non-profit boards.

Momma gets it done

A single mom keeping the legacy of the family business

I am a proud native of Southside Atlanta as an alumni of Southside Comprehensive High School and Fulton High School (Go Lasers & Redbirds!) I am a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and an alumni of Fort Valley State College and Georgia State University. I am the managing partner with Val Promotions, LLC and Georgia Youth Career Center, LLC. I am a bi-monthly host of WCEG Talk Radio Issues and Answers, substitute teacher, advocacy trainer, and public speaker. 

Our family founded Stovall’s T-Shirts in the 1980’s within our childhood home in southeast Atlanta and provided custom promotional printing for 30 years to over 750 clients including education institutions, businesses, governmental agencies, family reunions, churches and more.

In 1991, I was instrumental in developing retail operations for the Georgia Dome and was Managing Partner & Chief Financial Officer for Stovall Enterprises, Inc. where I led retail operations for 14 years with 21,000 contractors for clients including the NFL Atlanta Falcons, SEC Championship Games, two NFL Super Bowls, Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl, Atlanta Hawks, Motorsport Events, The Rolling Stones, U2, the 1996 Olympics, Coco Cola/Lakewood Amphitheater, Atlanta Fulton County Stadium and  University of Georgia Stanford Stadium.

I have raised two kids (Lovett & Kristy) and they kept me busy as PTA President for their elementary and middle schools and as Secretary & Treasurer of Atlanta Council of PTAs where I was a recipient of the Apple Core Service Award. I also co-founded a community festival with 5,000 in attendance for their middle and high schools to raise money for band and extracurriculars.

Leadership Record
Leadership Record

    • Chair, House Study Committee on the Revitalization of the Atlanta State Farmers Market
    • Vice-Chair, Martin Luther King, Jr. Advisory Council
    • Co-Founder Annual Clayton County Back 2 School Block Party
    • Co-Founder Georgia Single Parent Day Legacy Builders Event
    • Co-Founder Yoruba African Tribe Festival
    • Chair, House Education Special Sub-committee on School Redesign
    • Vice Chair, House Education Sub-committee on Academic Achievement
    • Chair, Environmental Assessment Survey Project
    • Vice-Chair, Medical Cannabis Working Group
    • Co-Chair United Way THRIVE Clayton

Notable Legislative Achievements
Notable Legislative Achievements

  • Instrumented capital infusion grant of $45M for local governments
  • Authored and passed legislation for Video Cameras in Classrooms for Special Needs Students HB 614 Landon Dunson Act
  • Authored and passed legislation designating March 21st as Single Parents Day in Georgia HR 279
  • Co-authored legislation for teacher loan forgiveness
  • Authored legislation to overhaul state education funding formula and seat time policies
  • Co-authored legislation for charter schools reform

10,000 stakeholders engaged

A champion for all Georgians!

My office has brought over 3,000 state officials, educators, parents, students, business and community leaders together at the Georgia State Capitol to design policies for the future of Georgia and has supported over 7,000 constituents though our career-job fairs, community festivals, leadership conferences and parent recognition celebrations.

I was honored to be recognized by the National Council of State Legislatures as a “Woman In Politics Making A Difference” and as a National Council of State Governments Henry Toll Fellow.

I’m striving to do my part in making Georgia the best place to live, work, and play through economic development, education transformation and voter empowerment.


Awards & Previous Board Services

  • Top 50 Southern Crescent Women of Influence 
  • Black Child Development Institute-Atlanta, Influencer Award (in honor of Jovita Moore) Community Leadership Award
  • Freedom Coalition for Charter Schools Trailblazer Award
  • Keynote Speaker: National Association of Barber Boards of America Annual Conference; Georgia PTA Annual Conference; Extraordinary Women of South Fulton Brunch
  • Featured Contributor in “Black Women In A Male Dominated World: An Elected Official’s Journal” authored by Alana Sanders
  • Featured in “A Fine Line: How Most American Kids Are Kept Out of the Best Public Schools” authored by Tim DeRoche  
  • Contributor in “Awesome Girl Book Series” authored by Regina Sunshine Robinson
  • Speaker: The International Slumber Party for young black women
  • Member, House Education Committee
  • Member, House Education Appropriations Committee
  • Member, House Economic Development & Tourism Committee
  • Member, House Small Business Development Committee
  • Member, House Interstate Cooperation Committee
  • Commissioner, Georgia Literacy Commission
  • Commissioner, Georgia Council for the Arts
  • Commissioner, Georgia Education Reform Commission
  • Member, The Innovation Fund Foundation (In partnership with Governor’s Office of Student Achievement)
  • Member, Joint Study Committee on Establishment of a Leadership Academy
  • Member, National Conference of State Legislatures Education Standing Committee
  • Member, House Study Committee on Maternity Mortality
  • Member, Georgia Early Childcare Quality Rated Advisory Board
  • Member, Clayton State University Dean of Arts & Science Advisory Council
  • Executive Board Member, Atlanta Council of PTA’s
  • Alumni, Georgia Academy for Economic Development
  • Secretary, Neighborhood Planning Unit-Y (representing 7 neighborhoods in Atlanta)

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P.O. Box 842
Ellenwood, GA 30294