Malika Sanders-Fortier

Updated: February 27, 2023 at 10:00 AM CST

General Information

Who is Malika Sanders-Fortier?
Malika Sanders-Fortier

Malika Sanders Fortier loves Alabama. Fortier is a Christian, wife, mom, attorney, community leader, business owner, and Alabama State Senator. As an Alabama State Senator, she has experience in working with both Democrats and Republicans for the good of the whole state. Even in the senate, while reviewing bills, she has been known to look for solutions that are a win/win for all involved. Fortier worked full-time, while attending law school, and mothering 6 children, inspired by a proverbs 31 woman. She has attained level 3 certification in the training that lays the foundation for building the Beloved Community. She has experience in facilitating and bringing leaders together from around the world to envision a better tomorrow. She has 35 years of experience as a change agent.

Over the years Fortier has advocated and worked in areas such as education, environmental justice, youth development and leadership, women’s freedoms, citizenship engagement and voting rights, programs to help low-income people prosper, supporting small business owners, and anointed to govern. She has been a radio talk show host and a public speaker. She loves innovation and creativity.

Status: Out of Office
Party: Democrat
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Education Information

Known educational history for Malika Sanders-Fortier from Selma, AL.

  • BA, Psychology, Spelman College
  • JD, Birmingham School of Law

Political Information

Known political history for Malika Sanders-Fortier from Selma, AL.

  • Candidate, Governor of Alabama, 2022
  • Senator, Alabama State Senate, District 23, 2018-present

Professions Information

Known professional history for Malika Sanders-Fortier from Selma, AL.

  • Attorney, Chesnut, Sander, and Sanders, Limited Liability Company, present
  • Executive Director, 21st Century Youth Leadership Movement, 1995-2003

Organizations Information

Known organizational history for Malika Sanders-Fortier from Selma, AL.

  • Member, Black Belt Lawyers Association
  • Member, Alabama Bar Association
  • Member, Army of Mothers
  • Member, Beloved Community Ministries

Election History

Malika Sanders-Fortier from Selma, AL has participated in elections listed below in the state of Alabama.

Sponsored Bills

View legislative bills that Malika Sanders-Fortier has sponsored.

Health care, practice of midwifery, scope of licensed practice further provided for, Sec. 34-19-14 am'd.
Healing History Act, created, preservation of history, authorizing legislative members representing Dallas Co., to add names to the Edmund W. Pettus Bridge, Sec. 40-8-3 am'd.
Medicaid, extend postpartum coverage for eligible pregnant women to one year after birth
Courts, the further provide for the election of justices of the Supreme Court and judges of the appellate courts, Sec. 12-3-4 repealed; Secs. 12-2-1, 12-3-2, 12-3-3, 12-3-4, 17-6-48, 17-6-48.1 am'd.
Court costs, attorney compensation in commitment proceeding further provided for, Sec. 22-52-14 am'd.
Taxation, tax credits, Alabama employers provided a tax credit for employees eligible under the federal Work Opportunity Tax Credit Program
Small Business Relief and Revitalization Act of 2022, cancellation of indebtedness income exempt from income tax, financial institution excise tax and corporate income tax due date extension, certain business tangible personal property ad valorem tax exemption, deposit of certified funds with Revenue in lieu of one-time surety bond for licensure, average monthly sales tax liability for estimated payments increased, Secs. 40-16-3.1, 40-18-39.1 added; Secs. 40-9-1, 40-23-6, 40-23-6.1, 40-23-7 am'd.
State holidays, list of state holidays revised, Sec. 1-3-8 am'd.
Public contracts, exemption from certain bid requirements for certain educational entities providing meals under the Child Nutrition Program, Secs. 16-13B-2.1, 41-16-51.2 added.

County boards of equalization, appointment of members to, Revenue Commissioner authorize to make appointments under certain conditions, process for filling vacancies, per diem increased for active members, Secs. 40-3-2, 40-3-4, 40-3-7, 40-3-8 am'd.
Dallas Co., judge of probate, add'l expense allowance and salary
Dallas Co., past compensation of judge of probate ratified and confirmed

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