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Senator Sharon Weston Broome  -  District 15

Senator Sharon Weston Broome - District 15

  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 two grandchildren.

 

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