A frican-Americans running for office are making moves this year. From Andrew Gillum to Stacey Abrams, here’s a recap of blooming Black candidates to know.
1. Andrew GillumSource:Getty
Andrew Gillum recently won the Democratic nomination for governor in Florida. If he wins, he’ll become Florida’s first Black governor.
2. Ben JealousSource:Getty
The former NAACP won the Maryland Democratic nomination for governor in June. He’ll face Republican incumbent Governor Larry Hogan.
3. Stacey AbramsSource:Getty
The Georgia Democratic Gubernatorial primary winner claimed her victory in Atlanta in May. If she’s elected, she’ll be the first Black woman governor in the nation.
4. London BreedSource:Getty
London Breed became San Francisco’s first Black woman elected mayor in May. As previously reported, her win came after tension surrounding San Francisco’s complicated election system, in which two of her opponents schemed to prevent her from winning.
5. Vangie WilliamsSource:Getty
After defeating two military vets, Vangie Williams is on her way to becoming the first Black woman to represent Virginia from the state’s first congressional district. She’s also the first Black woman to win a major party nomination for Iowa’s statewide office.