Georgia Governor Election 2018: Meet Stacey Abrams

2018 is a big election year for the state of Georgia.  But if you are anything like me, you are usually too busy to pay as much attention to local politics as you should.  So to make things easier, I have started a series to pick apart each candidate’s pros and cons.

Now, with introductions out of the way, meet House Minority Leader for the Georgia General Assembly and Democrat Stacey Abrams, one of the main candidates running for state governor since Gov. Deal has reached his term limit.

According to her website, Abrams was born in Mississippi and grew up in a family of 8 who moved to Georgia to pursue better education.   They emphasized education and community service throughout her life.  She earned degrees from Spelman College, the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas, and Yale Law School.

Abrams has since put her skills to work in government, business, and non-profits.  Most notably, she founded New Georgia Project, which helped register voters of color, and co-founded NOW Account, a firm that helps small businesses grow.  In addition, Abrams is also an author who has published eight romance-suspense novels.

If elected, Abrams would be the first African-American woman to be governor in the state of Georgia.

In addition, if elected, Abrams promises to:

If you would like to vote for Abrams, the election for governor will be held on May 22.

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