State Senator Sharon Weston Broome is
the first African-American female elected to represent District 15 in the
Louisiana State Senate. Her role as a public servant has spanned over two
decades. On September 8, 2011 she was re-elected to her third term to the
Louisiana State Senate without opposition. 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.
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, Saturday Academy
Program, Kinship Care Subsidy Program, Social Work Practice Act, Arts in
Education - 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.
Senator Broome is an active member at
Star Hill Church. She is actively involved in a number of community
organizations including the Tyrus Thomas, Inc., Louisiana State University
Manship School Board of Visitors, Urban Restoration Enhancement Corporation,
the North Baton Rouge Women's Help Center and Quota Club International.
With two degrees in communications,
Sharon has established herself as a nationally recognized speaker and
communications consultant. She is the president of Sharon Broome
Communications, Inc. Weston Broome has made various national television
appearances including Court’s TV’s "Your Turn," PBS’ "Debates Debates" and
the "Montel Williams Show." In addition, she served for five years as the "2
On Your Side" reporter for WBRZ-TV (ABC-Baton Rouge).
Senator Broome is happily married to
Marvin Alonzo Broome, and they are the proud parents of three children and