Tonya Anderson

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Tonya Anderson
Member of the Georgia Senate
from the 43rd district
Assumed office
January 9, 2017
Preceded by JaNice Van Ness
Member of the GeorgiaHouseofRepresentatives
from the 92nd district
In office
January 14, 2013 September 14, 2015
Preceded byPam Stephenson
Succeeded by Doreen Carter
Personal details
Political party Democratic
Residence Lithonia, Georgia
Alma mater Alabama State University
Luther Rice University
ProfessionPastor

Tonya Anderson is a Georgia state senator. She previously served as a Democraticmember of the Georgia House of Representatives, serving from 2013 to 2015. Anderson won a seat in the Georgia State Senate for District 43 in the November 2016 General Election. She defeated Republican incumbent Janice Frey Van Ness. The two women faced off prior in a December 2015 run- off, resulting in a very narrow win for Van Ness. Anderson was sworn into the State Senate on January 9, 2017. Before serving in the legislature, Anderson served as the Mayor of Lithonia. Anderson has served in the Air Force Reserves. [1] She also served as Chair of the Georgia Women's Legislative Caucus [2]

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References

  1. "Rep. Tonya Anderson" (PDF). Georgia House of Representatives. Retrieved November 22, 2013.
  2. "Rep. Tonya Anderson Named Chair of Women's Caucus".