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Illinois Lt Governor Stratton is the first Black woman elected chair of NLGA

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Lt. Gov. Stratton
IL Lt. Gov. Juliana Stratton receiving the gavel as the new chair of the NLGA on July 22, 2022.

Illinois Lt. Governor Juliana Stratton has become the first Black woman to chair the National Lieutenant Governors Association.

She was named to the post at Friday’s annual meeting in Chicago.

Stratton was elected by a bi-partisan vote of her peers and service begins immediately and will run through August 2023.

She also made history as the first Black woman elected to a constitutional office in Illinois.

The National Lt. Governors Association was formed in 1962 as the professional and educational association for the elected officials who are first in line of succession to the governors of the 50 states and five territorial jurisdictions.

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