S. Rae Peoples is ready to do everything she can to help Stacey Abrams, the Democratic leader of the Georgia Statehouse, become the nation’s first black female elected governor.
The Democrats not only lost the White House in 2016; in the wake of the election, they are in possession of 11 fewer Senate seats, more than 60 fewer House seats, at least 14 fewer governorships and more than 900 fewer seats in state legislatures. The GOP controls the governorships of more than a third of the states, the most since 1922.
She united the Democratic Party’s competing wings to launch her historic campaign. Now she has to turn out a different kind of electorate.
Many people who decide to go into politics do so with the intent of making a difference in their community as well as their country. Without a doubt, those who deem to take on the mantle of being a politician and difference maker are seeking a position that comes with great responsibility and accountability. It’s not the typical 9-5 job.
"I am running for governor of Georgia because we must build a future for our state where people can succeed — not just survive."