Representative Sally Harrell served in the Georgia House of Representatives from 1999 – 2005, representing part of DeKalb county in metropolitan Atlanta. There she served on the Education, Human Relations & Aging, Children & Youth and Appropriations Committees (Health Sub-Committee).
During her tenure she championed a wide range of women and children’s healthcare issues, advocated for access to mental health services, fought for mandatory school recess for children, helped pass a law protecting women who breastfeed in public, and was an advocate for various non-profit organizations.
Prior to serving in the legislature, Ms. Harrell served as the Executive Director of the Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition of Georgia. She holds a Master of Social Work from the University of Georgia and a Bachelors from Georgia State University.
Ms. Harrell lives in the Chamblee area with her husband Jay and their two children who are in the Dual Enrollment program at Georgia Perimeter College.