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Senator Sharon Weston Broome - District 15

Louisiana State Senator

State Senator Sharon Weston Broome was the first African American female elected to the Louisiana State Senate from East Baton Rouge Parish representing Senate District 15.  She was elected to the State Senate in December 2004 with no opposition. 

Senator Broome served in the Louisiana House of Representatives for 12 years and was the first female elected as Speaker Pro Tempore of the Louisiana House of Representatives.  Senator Broome was also the first African American female elected to the Louisiana State Legislature for East and West Baton Rouge Parishes, representing House District 29.  In addition to serving in the number two position in the House of Representatives as Speaker Pro Tempore, Broome served as a member of the Health and Welfare Committee and House Executive Committee.

            During her tenure in the Legislature, Senator Broome has authored significant Legislation such as: The Children’s Trust Fund Bill, Saturday Academy Program, Kinship Care Subsidy Program, Social Work Practice Act, and the Louisiana Commission on Marriage and Family.

            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.”

            Senator Broome is a ministry advisor and member of Life Changers Christian Center Church in Baton Rouge under the pastoral leadership of Dr. Tommy O. Linton, Jr.  She is actively involved in a number of community organizations such as the North Baton Rouge Women’s Help Center, Louisiana State University Manship School Board of Visitors, and the YWCA-Encore Plus just to name a few.

            A native of Chicago, Illinois, Senator Broome received her B.A. degree from the University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse and her M.A. degree from Regent University in Virginia.  Both degrees are in communication.  She is a Public Affairs Manager at Georgia Gulf Corporation in Plaquemine, Louisiana.  Currently she is also an Adjunct Instructor at the Manship School of Mass Communication at Louisiana State University and at Southern University.  A nationally recognized speaker, Sharon Weston Broome has made various television appearances including “The 700 Club,” Court’s TV’s “Your Turn,” “CTN Live”, and PBS’ “Debates Debates.”  In addition, she served for five years as the “2 On Your Side” reporter for WBRZ-TV (ABC-Baton Rouge).

She is happily married to Marvin Alonzo Broome, and they are the proud parents of three children: David, Sarah, and Daniel, and one granddaughter Sydney Martina.

Revised January 6, 2005

 


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