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Meet Winsome Sears, Virginia’s next Lieutenant Governor



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VIRGINIA – Winsome Sears, a conservative Republican, was chosen by Virginians serve alongside Republican winner Glenn Youngkin, who won Tuesday's 2021 governor's race in the blue state.

She's breaking barriers as the first female and the first woman of color in the office Virginia's 400-year legislative history..

Sears, who was born in Jamaica, is the first Black Republican woman to be elected to the Virginia General Assembly, representing the 90th district from 2002 for one term.
She is also a Marine veteran, former vice president of the Virginia Board of Education and owner of an appliance business. She is a wife and mother of three daughters, one of which was killed in a car accident, along with two of Sears' grandchildren in 2012. 
Sears is quoted by CNN as saying "There is no Census Bureau category called 'of color.' I am Black. Virginians are ready for strong, principled and sensible leaders who will serve them — no matter one's color," she said. 
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