STACY ABRAMS BECOMES FIRST BLACK FEMALE NOMINEE FOR GOVERNOR OF A U.S STATE
44-year-old Stacey Yvonne Abrams is on her way to becoming the first African-American female governor of a U.S state after winning the nominee Democratic Party Primary’s on Tuesday 22, 2018; this comes 15 years after a Democrat last held the Georgia state’s governor’s mansion.
Abrams was born in Madison, Wisconsin in 1973, she has a B.A degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from Spelman College and a J.D degree from Yale Law School. A former state house minority, Abrams defeated Stacy Evans her counterpart also a former states house representative and earned support from Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders.
Abrams who is known as an American politician, lawyer, author and businesswoman was first elected to the Georgia state House of Representatives in 2006, and would later become the first woman to lead either party in the Georgia General Assembly as well as the first African-American to lead the state’s House of Representatives.
Jim Dean an activist and chair of democracy for America described Abrams win as an important win for the grassroots movement and a clear sign that Georgia voters are ready for the next generation of progressive leadership.
The victory tonight is an incredibly important win for the grassroots movement that rose up behind her in this primary and a Democratic Party that is, in many ways, still searching for a way forward after the crushing losses of 2016 and the outdated, Republican-lite playbook that caused them. He said
Aside from her political work, Abrams has written eight romantic suspense novels under the pen name Selena Montgomery.