The State Of Illinois Elects First Haitian-American Attorney General ​

May 23, 2019
By Vania Andre:
Election night saw some big gains for the Democratic Party, including a historic win in Illinois with the election of Senator Kwame Raoul as the first Haitian American elected attorney general in the state.

Raoul won with about 60 percent of the vote, beating out Republican challenger Erika Harold by nearly 500,000 votes.

“Ever since my first year of law school, I’ve dreamed of this job. Today, people went to the polls to defend our healthcare, our rights, and the safety of our communities,” Raoul said on his victory. “I’m ready to step up and be your advocate.”

The state senator, who was born to Haitian parents in Chicago, was appointed to the Illinois General Assembly in 2004 to replace Barack Obama as he headed to the U.S. Senate.Read more


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