Stacy Abrams, Minority Leader of the Georgia General Assembly since 2010, will tell Glynn County Democrats and their guests to “Stand Up, Speak Up, Show Up” when she keynotes the annual Glynn County Democratic Dinner on November 14. The dinner will be held at the Comfort Inn Conference Center at 5308 New Jessup Road (I-95 at Exit 36B) in Brunswick.
Abrams is the first woman to lead either party in the Georgia General Assembly and the first African-American leader in the House of Representatives to which she was first elected in 2006 and where she serves on the Appropriations, Ethics, Judiciary Non-Civil, Rules, and Ways & Means committees.
A magna cum laude graduate of Spelman College she also received a Masters from the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas, Austin and a J.D. from Yale Law School. She co-founded and serves as Senior Vice President at NOW Corporation, a financial services firm that specializes in providing access to capital for small businesses.
In 2012, Stacey received the prestigious John F. Kennedy New Frontier Award, which honors an elected official under 40 whose work demonstrates the impact of elective public services as a way to address public challenges and has been recognized nationally as one of the 2014 Public Officials of the Year by Governing magazine. In April 2014, Abrams was the first recipient of the Gabrielle Giffords Rising Star Award from EMILY’s List and was recently named to The Root 100 for the second consecutive year.
Other noted guests attending the event, which will be catered by Matthew Raiford, chef of the Farmer and Larder restaurant, are State Democratic Party Chair Dubose Porter, himself a former Georgia House Minority leader, Brunswick Mayor Cornell Harvey and a number of Brunswick City, state party, and Glynn County officials Tickets are available on-line at www.GlynnCountyDemocrats.org or by calling 912- 208-2357.