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. She recently took a few years off to homeschool her children, who now attend Lakeside High School in DeKalb County.