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In one county in Texas, nineteen Black women are making political history.
The ladies are running for judge in the upcoming election and together “make up the largest number seen on the ballot in Harris County history.” It also marks the first time in history that 19 Black women are running for judicial seats in one county, which happens to be the third largest county in the United States. The group marked the historic moment with a photo featuring all of the candidates.
“I’ve waited for the reveal of this photo of 19 judicial candidates for several weeks – 19 Black women running for judge in Harris County, Houston, TX,” LaShawn Williams wrote in a Facebook post. “This entire time I’ve thought of what I’d say the day we were able to share this moment in history with everyone. But really I’m humbled. Never did I imagine that the day I decided to run to be judge, I’d become a part of a club of phenomenal Black women, sisters-in-law, gifted, brilliant, strong – everything I hope to be! It is with great pride and excitement that I share this ‘Black Girl Magic’ with you! Congratulations – you are truly Black girl magic!”
Check out the candidates below and click here to see what position they’re running for.
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UPDATE: All 19 women won their respective races for judicial seats in Harris County, Texas. It’s been reported as the single biggest victory for Black women in the county’s history.
Congratulations, ladies on blazing a trail and making history!