Winsome Sears

Lieutenant Governor of Virginia since 2022

Winsome Earle Sears (born March 11, 1964) is an American politician who is the 42nd and current Lieutenant Governor of Virginia. She is a Republican. She was a member of the Virginia House of Delegates from 2002 to 2004.

Winsome Sears
42nd Lieutenant Governor of Virginia
Assumed office
January 15, 2022
GovernorGlenn Youngkin
Preceded byJustin Fairfax
Member of the Virginia House of Delegates
from the 90th district
In office
January 13, 2002 – January 14, 2004
Preceded byBilly Robinson
Succeeded byAlgie Howell
Personal details
Winsome Earle

(1964-03-11) March 11, 1964 (age 60)
Kingston, Jamaica
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Terence Sears
EducationTidewater Community College (AA)
Old Dominion University (BA)
Regent University (MA)
Military service
Allegiance United States
Branch/service United States Marine Corps
Years of service1983–1986

In September 2018, she ran for U.S. Senate as a Republican write-in.

Sears was the Republican nominee for lieutenant governor in the 2021 election. She won the election; becoming the first black woman to be elected in a statewide office in Virginia.[1]

On January 15, 2022, Sears was sworn in as the 42nd Lieutenant Governor of Virginia.

References change

  1. Panetta, Grace; Seddiq, Oma (November 2, 2021). "Republican Winsome Sears defeats Hala Ayala in Virginia lieutenant governor's race". Business Insider. Retrieved 3 November 2021.