Senator Sharon Weston Broome has spent her life and career in dedicated service to others and as a proud champion of the communities she represents. Prior to her election to the Louisiana State Senate in 2004, Senator Weston Broome spent twelve years in the Louisiana House of Representatives, where she was elected Speaker Pro Tempore.
A trailblazer in her field, Senator Weston Broome is the first African American woman elected to represent District 15 in the Louisiana State Senate, and was the first African American woman to be elected to the Louisiana House of Representatives by both the East and West parishes of Baton Rouge.
In addition to her legislative duties in her home state, Senator Weston Broome is the President of the National Organization of Black Elected Legislative Women (NOBEL/Women), the nation’s premier membership organization of black women legislators across the country. As President of NOBEL/Women, Senator Weston Broome presides over more than 223 black women state legislators, appointed and elected officials, and represents the public policy interests of urban, rural and suburban communities of diverse constituencies. In this capacity, President Weston Broome has been instrumental in developing advanced communications policies related to closing the digital divide and increasing online literacy for minority communities. She is also an active member of NOBEL/Women’s African American Women’s Technology Caucus and has worked hand in hand with leadership from the National Foundation for Women Legislators, the National Black Caucus of State Legislators, the National Conference of Black Mayors and the National Association of Black County Officials to ensure that women policymakers are given a seat at the table to actively engage in the policy discussions that most impact our communities and country.
Senator Weston Broome is a nationally recognized speaker and communications consultant, and is the President of Sharon Broome Communications, Inc. She speaks briefly about her work below: