Rep. Cori Bush has made history in the state of Missouri. Bush will become the first woman to represent the state of Missouri in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Bush defeated Republican challenger Anthony Rogers and Libertarian opponent Alex Furman. As a result, Bush will represent the state's first congressional district.
Prior to her election, Bush attended Harris-Stowe State University before earning a degree from the Lutheran School of Nursing. After earning he degree, Bush entered in to a faith-based career as a pastor of a local church. However, her life changed in the summer of 2014 when she began doing community work in the Ferguson, Missouri following the killing of Michael Brown.
"Since 2014, I’ve fought for justice in our communities, and I’m ready to bring the fight from protest to politics. We are living through a history-making moment. When we face unprecedented challenges, we must respond with bold solutions and fearless leadership," she stated.
Bush's work has been recognized by many across the country. Nonprofits like Justice Democracy have pushed their support for candidates like Bush and Jamaal Bowman to the forefront in recent months.
"It's official. The first-ever recruited Justice Democrat candidate Cori Bush is going to Congress. Six years ago, police officers maced Cori in Ferguson as she helped spark a global movement. Three months from now she’ll be holding police accountable as a member of Congress," the organization tweeted.
Bush will make her way to nation's capital next year.
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