Winsome Sears is an American personality who has been working as a politician, businesswoman, and veteran, and lieutenant governor-elect of Virginia. She is an active member of the Republican Party. She served herself to be in the Virginia House of Delegates from 2002 to 2004. In 2021, she won the position of lieutenant governor and became the first woman, the first black woman, and the first person who belongs to Jamaican origin and was elected statewide.
Winsome Sears was born on 11th March 1964 in Kingston, Jamaica from where she immigrated to the United States when she was merely 6 years old. That time, her father arrived with just $1.75 in hand and took any job that he could do while continuing his education. She was brought up in Bronx, New York City. She also worked as an electrician in the United States Marines. Sears went to Tidewater Community College where she earned A.A. Later, she went to Old Dominion University from where she received her degree in B.A. in English with a minor in economics. Thereafter, she visited Regent University in Virginia Beach, Virginia where she attained her M.A. in organizational leadership.
Winsome Sears Career
Before working in the public office, Sears was running a homeless shelter. In November 2001, Sears became the 90th district seat survivor in Virginia’s House of Delegates where she upset the 20-year Democratic incumbent Billy Robinson. With this position, she became the first Jamaican female, first veteran, and first naturalized citizen delegate to serve in the house. In 2004, she challenged Democrat Bobby Scott for the 3rd congressional district seat but lost the seat while attaining only 31 percent of the votes. Later, she became the vice president Virginia Board of Education and started receiving presidential appointments as a part of her work. In September 2018, she entered the race of the U.S Senate and received less than 1 percent of votes. She stood as a write-in candidate.
In the recent year on 11th May 2021, Sears won the Republican nominations for lieutenant governor of Virginia while being on the fifth ballot and defeating the second-place finisher named Tim Hugo. On 2nd November 2021, Sears stood in the race of elections for lieutenant governor of Virginia where she won the race and became the first black woman elected statewide in Virginia. She is expected to inaugurate for the position of 42nd lieutenant governor of Virginia on 15th January 2022. In her victory speech, she said that she was still Jamaican when she joined the Marine Corps. The country had given her much more and she will of course die for the country.
Winsome Sears Biography
|Real Name||Winsome Earle Sears|
|Birth Date||March 11, 1964|
|Age (as of 2021)||57 Years|
|Birth Place||Kingston, Jamaica|
|Profession||Politician & Businesswoman|
|Height||in feet inches – 5’ 8” – in Centimeters – 173 cm|
|Weight||in Kilograms – 74 kg – in Pounds – 163 lbs|
|School||United States Marine Corp Engineer School|
|Who is her husband?||Terence Sears|
|Children||Three (Katie E, Janel C, and DeJon)|
Winsome Sears is married to Terence Sears who heads a plumbing and electrical company named Shenandoah Appliance Plumbing & Electric. The couple is said to meet when they both were too young and were living their ages somewhere in college or high school. They have been together since that time. Winsome Sears and Terence Sears both together live in Winchester, Virginia, and are deep believers in the Christian faith. They together have three daughters named Katie E, Janel C, and DeJon. DeJon is their first-born daughter who was tragically killed in a car accident. She was traveling with her two daughters named Victoria and Faith. All three were in the car together when DeJon met the accident and all three have died on 5th June 2012. Sears is also the mother of two stepchildren.
Winsome Sears Net Worth
Winsome Sears seems to have heavy pockets because of her political career. She is kind, soft-hearted, and has an amazing personality with an outstanding brain. She has managed her life with her career and family and has reached a successful point of life where she is called a businesswoman and veteran and as the lieutenant governor-elect of Virginia. Though she has not revealed much about her salary details, Winsome Sears is estimated to earn a net worth of around $5 million to $12 million.
- Before starting her career in politics, Winsome owed a homeless shelter.
- She stood in the race of elections for the House of Delegates.
- She won and became the vice president of the Virginia Board of Education.
- In November 2021, she became the first woman of Jamaican origin and the first black woman to be elected for the office of Virginia statewide.