We all remember the war for the City of Atlanta Mayor’s seat; which came to a head with candidates Keisha Lance Bottoms and Mary Norwood. Well, the war is over and the battle is just gearing up but this time, it’s on a state level.
As of date, we are less than four months away from the election that will determine each political party’s primary candidate for the Georgia Governor’s race and this race seems all too familiar. Currently, the two gubernatorial candidates for the Democratic Party are women, one is black, the other is white, and ironically they are also both named Stacey.
Stacey Abrams and Stacey Evans have announced their bid as the Democratic candidate for the Governor of Georgia. Although on paper their stories may appear to be similar, the truth is they are in fact very different.
During a round table meeting with local journalist, Abrams discussed her bold vision and top three points of focus; creating bold and ambitious children, a fair and diverse economy, and an effective and engaged government. She also provided more insight on who she is and why she is more qualified to be the next governor in the state of Georgia.
What stands out about Abrams was her personable nature, which far exceeds shaking hands and kissing babies. Plainly put, Stacey is someone that everyone can relate to and identify with on issues that affect Georgians. So, let’s meet Stacy Abrams:
Abrams is the former top Democratic leader in the Georgia State House, a business executive who started a company that helps small businesses grow, and a non-profit founder who has registration for 200,000 voters of color and fought voter suppression. Stacey was the first African American woman to lead in the Georgia General Assemble. She grew up in a working poor family that made public service a way of life, she is the second oldest of six children, and the daughter of Methodist ministers; yes she’s a “PK”(preacher’s kid). To top it off, she is a graduate of Spelman College, The Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at UT Austin, and Yale Law School.
If elected, Abrams would make history as the first African American female governor in the United States.