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.
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
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
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).
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.
January 6, 2005