Sharon Weston Broome

Sharon Weston Broome
Member of the Louisiana Senate
from the 15th district
Assumed office
December 2004
Preceded by Melvin Lee "Kip" Holden
Personal details
Born Chicago, Illinois
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Marvin Alonzo
Residence Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Alma mater University of Wisconsin–La Crosse,
Regent University
Occupation Communications
Religion Baptist

Sharon Weston Broome (born 1956) is a Democratic member of the Louisiana Senate, representing the 15th District ever since she won a special election in December 2004. She was the first African American woman to represent that district. Her predecessor was Baton Rouge Mayor-President Kip Holden.[1] She serves as President Pro Tempore of the state senate. In 2011, she was elected to her third Senate term without opposition.

Earlier she was a member of the Louisiana House of Representatives from 1991 through 2004, representing District 29. She was elected Speaker Pro Tempore of that House, the first woman to serve in that position. Broome is the first woman to serve in the number two leadership position in both chambers.

Before being elected to state office she served on the Baton Rouge Metro Council. She has two degrees in communications and worked as a reporter for WBRZ-TV for five years.[1]


External links

  • Louisiana State Senate – Sharon Weston Broome official government website

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