Rep. Valencia Stovall
Representative Valencia Stovall was first elected in 2012 to represent the citizens in District 74 in portions of the cities of Morrow, Lake City, Forest Park, Riverdale, and College Park in Clayton County. The native Atlantan and mother of two has a strong diverse background in finance, entrepreneurship, advocacy, and public policy who is also a local business owner. She currently serves in the House on the following 5 Committees: Vice Chair of EDUCATION Sub-committee on Academic Achievement; member of Education Appropriations; Small Business Development; Economic Development & Tourism; and Interstate Cooperation. She served on the Joint Study Committee on Establishment of a Leadership Academy, special Education Sub-committee on School Redesign, as Commissioners on the Georgia Literacy Commission, Georgia Council For The Arts, Georgia Education Reform Commission-Early Learning (appointed by Governor Deal), a member of Clayton State University Dean of Arts & Science Advisory Council, Co-Chair United Way THRIVE Clayton, 1st Georgia Early Childcare Quality Rated Advisory Board, multiple school councils, a former charter school board chair, advisory member, and a member of local PTSAs. On the national level, she was appointed by the Speaker Ralston as a member of the National Council of State Legislatures Education Standing Committee. Rep. Stovall is a 2015 Council of State Governments Henry Toll Fellow and was recognized in 2016 by the National Council of State Legislatures as a "Woman In Politics Making A Difference”.
She has authored two bills signed into law: in 2016 House Bill 614 Landon Dunson Act 2016 which allows video cameras to be placed in the self contained classrooms of special needs students in any public schools, in 2018 House Resolution 279 designates March 21 as Single Parents Day in Georgia. She has hosted the Educate Georgia Summit at the Capitol, and yearly hosts a Career Job Fair and Parent Appreciation Event, and numerous other community events. She strives to do her part in making Clayton County and the State of Georgia the best places to live, work, and play.