Who is Winsome Sears' husband? First Black female Lt guv runs a successful business
A Marine Corps veteran, a businesswoman, and an advocate for children's education, Winsome Sears becomes is the first woman ever to become Lt Gov
Winsome Sears has been elected Virginia's lieutenant governor in the morning on November 3. She became the first woman, and woman of color to be elected to office becoming the first woman to win any statewide election. In her winning speech, Sears said, "I'm telling you that what you are looking at is the American dream." The Jamaican-born Sears was greeted with the crowd chanting "Winsome! Winsome! Winsome!"
Se said, "When I joined the Marine Corps, I was still a Jamaican. But this country had done so much for me, I was willing, willing, to die for this country." She then led the crowd to join her in a "USA" chant. Continuing her patriotic speech, Sears said, "In case you haven't noticed, I am Black. And I have been Black all my life, but that's not what this is about," she continued. "What we are going to do now is be about the business of the Commonwealth," she said. "We have things to tend to. We are going to fully fund our historically Black colleges and universities. We’re going to have safer neighborhoods, safer communities, and our children are going to get a good education," she added.
Who is Winsome Sears's husband?
It isn't clear when Winsome Sears married her husband Terence. However, a report states the couple met when they were young and have been together ever since. The couple belongs to the Christian faith which helped them when times were tough. They live in Winchester, Virginia with their family which includes Winsome's daughters Katia E. and Janel C. from her previous weddings. She had three daughters but the eldest passed away. Winsome had become involved with politics early on in life but put her career on hold after her eldest DeJon Williams was diagnosed with bipolar disorder.
Both Terence and Winsome decided to move to Shenandoah, a more rural area in Winchester which was better suited to DeJon's needs. However, at 27, DeJon stopped taking her medication and died after being involved in a multiple-vehicle collision. DeJon was a mother of two daughters Victoria and Faith who also died in the accident dated June 5, 2012.
Apart from being a politician, Winsome is also an entrepreneur. She successfully built an electrical and plumbing company called Shenandoah Appliance Plumbing & Electric which Terence is in charge of. Along with juggling her political career and overseeing the business, Winsome also holds the position of director of a local homeless shelter.