Sharon Weston Broome

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Sharon Weston Broome
Member of the Louisiana Senate
from the 15th district
Incumbent
Assumed office
December 2004
Preceded by Melvin Lee "Kip" Holden
Personal details
Born Chicago, Illinois
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Marvin Alonzo
Residence Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Alma mater University of Wisconsin–La Crosse,
Regent University
Occupation Communications
Religion Baptist

Sharon Weston Broome (born 1956) [Democratic Party of the United States|Democratic]] is the first female elected to represent District 15 in the Louisiana State Senate. Her role as a public servant has spanned over twenty years. Broome currently serves as President Pro Tempore of the Louisiana State Senate. Senator Broome served in the Louisiana House of Representatives (District 29) for 12 years and was the first female elected as Speaker Pro Tempore of the Louisiana House of Representatives and first woman to hold the Pro Tempore position in the Louisiana State House and the Senate.

During her tenure in the Legislature Senator Broome has been a vocal advocate for issues surrounding children and families. Her passion is reflected in a number of bills she has authored over the years including The Children’s Trust Fund Bill, Kinship Care Subsidy Program, Arts in Education, Human Trafficking Victim Assistance Law - just to name a few.

Prior to serving in state government, Senator Broome served on the Baton Rouge Metro Council. She was cited by the Baton Rouge Business Report as one of the "Top 25 Most Influential Women - Leading the Way in the Capital City." In addition, she is a recipient of the Morehouse College’s Gandhi, King, Ikeda Community Builder’s Award.

With two degrees in communications (University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse and Regent University) Sharon has established herself as a nationally recognized speaker and communications consultant. She is the president of Sharon Broome Communications, Inc. In addition, she served for five years as the "2 On Your Side" reporter for WBRZ-TV (ABC-Baton Rouge).

References[edit]

"Biography at Louisiana State Senate" http://senate.la.gov/Broome/ “Politcs 365 Article” http://politic365.com/2010/03/11/senator-sharon-weston-broome-a-shining-example-of-success/ “WiLL Pacesetter Profiles” http://www.willwand.org/2013/10/21/will-pacesetter-profiles-state-senator-sharon-weston-broome/

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