Jonathan Wallace

District 119 Representative (D)
Office: 404-G Coverdell
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Committee Membership


Voting Record

  • 2018
    HB 65 – Expand Use of Medical Marijuana: YES
    HB 205 – Restrict Fracking: YES
    HB 217 – Public Dollars for Private Scholarships: NO
    HB 787 – Funding Boost for Charter Schools: NO
    HB 834 – No Penalty for Lease Breaking: YES
    HB 918 – Top Rate Tax Cuts: YES
    SB 315 – Cyber-snooping: NO
    SB 262 – Eagle’s Landing: NO
    SB 355 – Restrict Georgia Power’s Profits: YES
    SB 407 – Cash Bail Reform: YES

    (More information about 2018 votes)

    Jonathan voted with Athens for Everyone 90% of the time in 2018 (9/10).


    Questionnaire Responses


    • Do you support expanding Medicaid as provided for under the Affordable Care Act?: YES
    • Do you support creating a single-payer, “Medicare-for-All” healthcare system in Georgia if the federal government fails to do so? YES

    Minimum Wage

    • Do you support raising the minimum wage to $15/hour for all workers? YES
    • Do you support repealing the preemption law that prevents Georgia cities from raising their minimum wage locally? YES

    Immigrant Rights

    • Do you support driver’s licenses for undocumented residents? YES

    Electoral Reform

    • Do you support creating an Independent Redistricting Committee? YES
    • Do you support allowing nonpartisan localities to decide their own election dates? YES
    • Do you support establishing Automatic Voter Registration in Georgia? YES

    Environmental Sustainability

    • Do you support a statewide ban or fee on single-use plastic bags? YES

    Criminal Justice Reform

    • Do you support marijuana legalization? YES

    Reproductive Justice

    • Do you support ensuring all women have access to reproductive healthcare including an abortion procedure? YES


    • Do you support providing funding to Georgia cities for transit operational costs? YES

    Racial Justice

    • Do you support strengthening Georgia’s legal non-discrimination protections? YES
    Q: White people still hold a hugely disproportionate amount of economic and social power in Georgia. If elected, what will you do to help fight this structural imbalance, increase the economic security of, and ensure the equal treatment of Georgians of color; especially black Georgians who continue to be most targeted by past and present systems of oppression? A: (click to read)
    I’d like to see mandatory minimums removed, elimination of zero tolerance policies (to help eliminate the school to prison pipeline), better education for unconscious bias for our police force, increased educational opportunities via fully funded schools and subsequent support in higher education, higher paying jobs, job training, finance and monetary education, limits on payday loan lending and the removal of confederate memorials.


    Q: What is your most important policy priority for 2018? A: (click to read)
    For the short term, an independent redistricting commission for 2020. With accountability and an engaged citizenry, many of the other challenges seem much more accomplishable as we, the people, will be able to hold our elected officials accountable. For the longer term, fully supporting public schools so that the citizens of the future have the knowledge and foundation needed to be successful.