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Spelman Alumnae Garner Victorious 2020 Election Results

November 2020

Several Spelman alumnae made "a choice to change the world," and were victorious in their political campaigns during the 2020 election cycle.

From Texas to Alabama, Georgia and beyond, graduates of the College were elected to city councils and state Supreme Courts, and as distract attorneys.

In Chatham County, Georgia, Shalena Cook Jones, C’99, was the projected winner of the District Attorney’s race, beating out the incumbent Meg Heap.

Kim Brown, C’90, was elected judge of the 254th District Court in Dallas County, Texas. "I am so humbly thankful to God and appreciative of my family, friends, and voters for granting me this opportunity to serve Dallas County as your next Judge of the 254th District Court," Brown said via Facebook after the results were announced. "Now is when the real work begins... for children and families."

Spelman Alumnae Win Big in the 2020 Elections

In addition, Monica Purdy, C’89, was elected District Judge in the 95th Judicial District of Dallas County; Rhetta Andrews Bowers, C’89, was elected to represent District 113 in the Texas House of Representatives; and Te’iva Johnson Bell, C’2002, was elected judge of the 339th Criminal District Court in Houston.

This summer, Ciara C. Smith, C'2020, was victorious in her run for city council in her hometown of Anniston, Alabama, and in Georgia’s Fulton County, Magistrate Judge Melynee Leftridge Harris, C’88, won a seat on the Superior Court.

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