Jonathan Wallace


District 119 Representative (D)
Office: 404-G Coverdell
404-656-0109

jonathan.wallace@house.ga.gov
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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).

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    Questionnaire Responses

    Healthcare

    • 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 and Jobs

    • 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
    • Do you support a massive public jobs plan to put Georgians to needed work at wealth-building wages? 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
    • Do you support Georgia joining the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact? YES

    Environmental Sustainability

    • Do you support committing Georgia to 100% renewable energy by 2045? YES
    • Do you support a statewide ban or fee on single-use plastic bags? YES

    Criminal Justice Reform

    • Do you support legalizing marijuana? YES
    • Do you support ending money bail? YES
    • Do you support ending mandatory minimum sentences? YES

    Reproductive Justice

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

    Campus Carry

    • Do you support repealing Campus Carry? YES

    Transportation

    • 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 implicit bias for our police force, increased educational opportunities via fully funded, wrap around schools and subsequent support in higher education for needs based scholarships, higher paying jobs, job training, finance and monetary education, limits on payday loan lending and the removal of confederate memorials.

    Open-Ended

    Q: What is your most important policy priority for 2018? A: (click to read)
    Removing the impediments to freedom for all Georgians. Without life and good health, every other aspect of life becomes unimportant or moot. We face a crisis of healthcare access in this state whose costs, the impact of poor health, are disproportionately felt among those with the least political, social and financial power. For that reason, I support the single, simplest step that we can take in Georgia to improving access to healthcare via closing the medicaid gap. I was a co-sponsor for HB669 last session and will continue to advocate for it going forward.