|Minority Leader of the Georgia House of Representatives|
January 10, 2011 – July 1, 2017
|Preceded by||DuBose Porter|
|Succeeded by||Bob Trammell|
|Member of the Georgia House of Representatives|
January 8, 2007 – August 25, 2017
|Preceded by||JoAnn McClinton|
|Succeeded by||Bee Nguyen|
Stacey Yvonne Abrams
December 9, 1973
Madison, Wisconsin, U.S.
|Relatives||Leslie Abrams Gardner (sister)|
|Education||Spelman College (BA)|
University of Texas at Austin (MPA)
Yale University (JD)
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.
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Abrams was the Democratic nominee in the 2018 Georgia gubernatorial election, the first black female major party gubernatorial nominee in the United States. 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.
Abrams received a single vote from Rep. Kathleen Rice for the 2019 election for Speaker of the United States House of Representatives.
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- "Pelosi elected speaker with 15 Democratic defections". Roll Call. 3 January 2019. Retrieved 18 June 2021.
- "Stacey Abrams: Georgia Democrat to respond to Trump State of the Union". BBC News. 30 January 2019. Retrieved 18 June 2021.
- "I'm running for Governor because opportunity in our state shouldn't be determined by zip code, background or access to power". Twitter. Retrieved 2021-12-01.