Georgia’s WIN List is proud to announce the endorsement of Valarie Wilson for the State School Superintendent of Georgia in the run-off (July 22).

Georgia’s WIN List is endorsing Valarie because of her hands-on leadership in key educational initiatives for Georgia and her extensive managerial expertise.  Most importantly, Valarie is committed to preparing Georgia’s children for a global labor market by providing equal opportunities for every child to have a quality education.

As chairman of the board for the City Schools of Decatur,  Valarie helped create the successful College Heights Early Learning Center.  And as the president of the Georgia Association of School Boards, she helped develop the Vision for Public Education, an educational framework that has begun implementation in over 80% of state school board systems.

In addition, Valarie has a long history in the public service sector, managing large staffs and budgets. As director of the Fulton County Human Services Department, she managed a budget of $26 million and developed programs serving children, youth and the elderly.

Valarie is currently the executive director of the Atlanta Beltline Partnership, Inc., a private non-profit dedicated to raising private funds, creating community outreach and developing educational programs to support America’s largest urban revitalization project.

We believe that Valarie is uniquely qualified for this vitally important task.  Her commitment to implementing Common Core and resisting privatization of schools is in keeping with the ideals and principles so highly valued by the Democratic Party.  And she has the skills, expertise and a solid record of performance to back up those commitments.

To find out more about Val, click here: VALARIE WILSON


We officially launched our Women To Watch advisory council on May 13th at a reception at Marcia Wood Gallery.  This group of outstanding young women professionals will help us in our mission  to elect and protect progressive women for state office offices in Georgia.  We were joined by Senator Nan Orrock, House Represenative Stacey Abrams and Nikema Williams, VP for Planned Parenthood.  Thanks to all who made this incredible event possible, especially WIN List Board Member Adrienne White, who saw her vision realized with the creation of this incredible group.

Women To Watch Council


GEORGIA’S WIN LIST Invites you to join us for a WOMEN TO WATCH RECEPTION and A Legislative Overview from Georgia’s Win List Endorsed Leaders, including:

Rep. Stacey Abrams

Rep. Stacey Abrams

Senator Nan Orrock District 36

Senator Nan Orrock

May 13, 6:30-8:30 at

MARCIA WOOD GALLERY in Castleberry Hill
263 Walker St. SW, Atlanta 30313

This inaugural event honors young professional women eager to learn about the legislative policies in Georgia that have a direct impact on women’s choices, careers and health in our state. And, you will hear from women legislators who are making a difference!  Meet women like you who are passionate about protecting all of the women and families of Georgia, have a glass of wine and see fabulous contemporary art while mingling at Marcia Wood’s fabulous gallery.

This event is free of charge, but to assure we accommodate all of our guests, please click below and fill out this form to RSVP:


OR you can learn more or RSVP by clicking here:  Melinda Ennis, Executive Director Georgia’s WIN List 

PARKING:  Carl Williams Funeral Home Parking Lot, right behind the art gallery. The gallery is on Walker street. Just before you get to the gallery turn down Larkin right off of Walker. Mr. Williams has given us permission to park there. There is also street parking on Walker St.



Georgia’s WIN List endorsed leader Stacey Abrams has been selected from hundreds of national submissions for her outstanding service as the Georgia House of Representatives Minority Leader, and for the grit, determination and public service that she shares with the award’s namesake. We are so darn proud of Stacey. She is a rock star!!