Stacey Abrams

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Stacey Abrams
Stacey Abrams in May 2018.png
Minority Leader of the Georgia House of Representatives
In office
January 10, 2011 – July 1, 2017
Preceded byDuBose Porter
Succeeded byBob Trammell
Member of the Georgia House of Representatives
In office
January 8, 2007 – August 25, 2017
Preceded byJoAnn McClinton
Succeeded byBee Nguyen
Constituency89th (2013–2017)
84th (2007–2012)
Personal details
Stacey Yvonne Abrams

(1973-12-09) December 9, 1973 (age 47)
Madison, Wisconsin, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
RelativesLeslie Abrams Gardner (sister)
EducationSpelman College (BA)
University of Texas at Austin (MPA)
Yale University (JD)
WebsiteOfficial website

Stacey Yvonne Abrams (born December 9, 1973) is an American politician, lawyer, romance novelist, and businesswoman. She was the house minority leader for the Georgia General Assembly and state representative for the 89th House District. She is a member of the Democratic Party.[1]

Abrams was the Democratic nominee in the 2018 Georgia gubernatorial election, the first black female major party gubernatorial nominee in the United States.[2][3] She narrowly lost the general election to Republican Secretary of State Brian Kemp, who, as Secretary of State was in charge of the election and is widely thought to have manipulated the election in his favor by disenfranchising African-American voters.

In June 2018 Stacey Abrams joined the 9th annual Augusta Pride festival and talked about her campaign.[4][5]

Abrams received a single vote from Rep. Kathleen Rice for the 2019 election for Speaker of the United States House of Representatives.[6]

In early February 2019, Abrams became the first African-American woman to deliver a State of the Union response to President Trump's earlier delivery.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on January 30, 2012. Retrieved June 6, 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link) CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. Bradner, Eric (May 22, 2018). "Stacey Abrams wins Democratic primary in Georgia. She could become the nation's first black woman governor". CNN. Retrieved May 23, 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. "Stacey Abrams Makes History in Georgia Primary". The New Yorker. Retrieved 2018-07-16.
  4. Juarez, Lex. "Stacey Abrams Joined Festivities at Augusta Pride". Archived from the original on 2018-06-24. Retrieved 2018-07-16.
  5. Johnson, Devin (2018-07-02). "Political candidates support the LGBT community at Augusta Pride Festival". WJBF. Retrieved 2018-07-16.