Lucia “Lucy” McBath mother of slain teen Jordan Davis has won the Democratic nomination in Georgia’s 6th Congressional District after winning a runoff election on Tuesday. She joins the list of a growing number of black women who want to shake up Washington.
McBath stepped onto the national stage at the 2016 Democratic National Convention, joining eight other mothers whose Black children were killed by cops or gun violence.
Jordan Davis, was the 17-year-old who was shot to death at a gas station in Jacksonville, Florida, in 2012 when a white man opened fire into the car he was sitting in with friends after he complained about their loud music.
I am at a loss for words. Thank you to my supporters, friends & family. And I want to thank my dear Jordan, my rock & inspiration. We deserve better representation in DC, and I intend to show the good people of #GA06 what a tough, determined mother can do. On to November! pic.twitter.com/OqXCbw53cu
— Lucy McBath (@LucyWins2018) July 25, 2018