“There are some who want to divide us and we must not let that happen. They would like us to believe we are back in 1963 when my father came” to America from Jamaica.
Winsome Sears was born in Jamaica. She was raised in the Bronx. She joined the Marine Corps.
Before politics, Sears was director of a Salvation Army homeless shelter. She owns an appliance and plumbing repair store. She was also the vice president of the Virginia Board of Education.
Sears served one term in Virginia’s House of Delegates from 2002 to 2004.
Winsome Sears, a Republican, is now Virginia’s lieutenant governor. She is the first woman and woman of color to win the position in the state. She is “the first woman of color to win any statewide election in Virginia.”
I normally do not like to play identity politics, but this is AWESOME.
Sears delivered one hell of a victory speech: “I’m telling you that what you are looking at is the American dream.”
“There are some who want to divide us and we must not let that happen,” declared Sears. “They would like us to believe we are back in 1963 when my father came.
“In case you haven’t noticed, I am black, and I have been black all my life.”
She also said: “When I joined the Marine Corp I was still a Jamaican but this country had done so much for me that I was willing, willing to die for this country.”
Sears promised to get right to business: “What we are going to do now is be about the business of the Commonwealth. We have things to tend to. We are going to fully fund our historically Black colleges and universities. We’re going to have safer neighborhoods, safer communities, and our children are going to get a good education.”DONATE
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