Stacey Abrams is the Democratic Party’s nominee for Governor in Georgia. If she wins this November, she will be the first African-American women to become the Governor of any state of the United States.
In her college days, Ms Abrams was an intern at the Environmental Protection Agency under President Clinton. She later studied public policy at the University of Texas at Austin, and law at Yale.
Her resume includes the Sutherland law firm in Atlanta, the office of Deputy City Attorney of that city, and years in the Georgia House of Representatives, where she became the House Minority Leader in 2010.
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Ms Abrams’ opponent in the fall will either be Lt Gov. Casey Cagle or Secretary of State Brian Kemp. That will be determined in a run-off in July since neither Cagle nor Kemp received a majority in the Republican primary. Either way, Ms Abrams looks at present like the underdog in this very “red” state.