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Stacey's awards and accomplishments include:

  • The first woman to lead either party in the Georgia General Assembly and is the first African-American to lead in the House of Representatives.
  • Stacey serves on the Appropriations, Ethics, Judiciary Non-Civil, Rules, and Ways & Means committees.
  • Attended Spelman College, graduating magna cum laude with a B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies (Political Science, Economics and Sociology) and was named a Harry S. Truman Scholar.
  • Received a Masters from the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin and a J.D. from Yale Law School.
  • First elected to the Georgia House of Representatives in 2006
  • In 2012, Stacey received the prestigious John F. Kennedy New Frontier Award, which honors an elected official under 40 whose work demonstrates the impact of elective public services as a way to address public challenges.
  • Recognized nationally as one of “12 Rising Legislators to Watch” by Governing magazine.
  • Received the Friend of Labor Award from the Georgia AFL-CIO and an A-rating from the Georgia Chamber of Commerce in 2013 and 2014.
  • April 2014 - Stacey received the inaugural 2014 Gabrielle Giffords Rising Star Award from EMILY’s List
  • A 2014 Aspen Rodel Fellow
  • A 2014 Hunt-Kean Leadership Fellow
  • Stacey has published articles on issues of public policy, taxation, and nonprofit organizations, including pieces with The Christian Science Monitor, Yale Law and Policy Review, U.S. News and World Reports, and The Huffington Post.
  • An award-winning author of several romantic suspense novels, writing under the pen name Selena Montgomery.
  • Stacey serves on the Boards of Trustees for Agnes Scott College and Atlanta Metropolitan State College Foundation, the Board of Directors for the Gateway Center for the Homeless, the Georgia Partnership for Excellence in Education, the Board of Visitors for the University of Georgia, and the Advisory Boards for Literacy Action, Project GRAD and HSTAT – Health Students Taking Action Together. Stacey lives in Atlanta.
  • December 2014 - Named one of Governing Magazine's 2014 Public Officials of the Year.