Former Madisonian Stacey Abrams easily defeated Stacey Evans in the Georgia Democratic gubernatorial primary Tuesday and now will attempt to make history by becoming the first black female governor in the United States.
American voters chose a black woman as nominee for state governor for the first time last night. With a victory in the upcoming general election in November, Abrams would also become Georgia’s first woman governor.
“We are writing the next chapter of Georgia history, where no one is unseen, no one is unheard and no one is uninspired,” Abrams told supporters in Atlanta Tuesday night at her victory party. “Now let’s go get it done.”
Abrams, one of six siblings, was born to Robert and Carolyn Abrams in Madison and raised in Gulfport, Mississippi.