Stacey Abrams

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Stacey Abrams
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 50)
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.[1] 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.[2]

Career[change | change source]

Abrams was the Democratic nominee in the 2018 Georgia gubernatorial election, the first black female major party gubernatorial nominee in the United States.[3][4] She lost the general election to Republican Secretary of State Brian Kemp. Abrams erroneously claimed she won the governorship and today still claims the election was stolen from her.

In June 2018 Stacey Abrams joined the 9th annual Augusta Pride festival and talked about her campaign.[5][6]

Abrams received a single vote from Rep. Kathleen Rice for the 2019 election for Speaker of the United States House of Representatives.[7]

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.[8]

On December 1, 2021, she announced she would be once again running for governor in the 2022 gubernatorial election.[9] She was defeated by Brian Kemp in the general election.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Texas Democrats to meet with Clintons, Stacey Abrams". NBC News.
  2. "Bio: Representative Stacey Abrams". Archived from the original on January 30, 2012. Retrieved June 6, 2012.
  3. 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.
  4. "Stacey Abrams Makes History in Georgia Primary". The New Yorker. Retrieved 2018-07-16.
  5. Juarez, Lex. "Stacey Abrams Joined Festivities at Augusta Pride". Archived from the original on 2018-06-24. Retrieved 2018-07-16.
  6. Johnson, Devin (2018-07-02). "Political candidates support the LGBT community at Augusta Pride Festival". WJBF. Retrieved 2018-07-16.
  7. "Pelosi elected speaker with 15 Democratic defections". Roll Call. 3 January 2019. Archived from the original on 3 January 2019. Retrieved 18 June 2021.
  8. "Stacey Abrams: Georgia Democrat to respond to Trump State of the Union". BBC News. 30 January 2019. Retrieved 18 June 2021.
  9. "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.