A resident of the Flintridge Forrest neighborhood in DeKalb County for 36 years, Michele Henson has been serving her community in elected office for over two decades. Michele has managed and owned several businesses in DeKalb County, including a dental office and a custom framing company.

In the legislature, Michele has been a fierce advocate for children and families. Michele voted for the creation of the Georgia Pre-K program and continues to fight for its funding every year. Michele was also instrumental in getting children’s dental insurance included in the Peach Care program, ensuring that children across Georgia have access to needed dental care.

Recently, Michele has continued to advocate for her community by working with Community Improvement Districts and her colleagues in the legislature on smart cityhood initiatives.

In the legislature, Michele is the Vice Chair of the DeKalb House Delegation and is a member of the House Democratic Caucus, the Working Families Caucus, the Women’s Caucus, and is an associate member of the Georgia Legislative Black Caucus.

Michele enjoys spending her leisure time with her dogs, Andy and Jack, and taking jewelry-making classes. She serves on the boards of PRISM, and Art Station.

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