American politician and lawyer Bakari Sellers (sometimes known as Bakari T. Sellers) is well-known. He served as the lower house representative for South Carolina’s 90th district in the state legislature from 2006 until 2014.
In order to run for Lieutenant Governor that year, he gave up his seat in the South Carolina House of Representatives, but he lost. In the executive branch, Justin T. Bamberg took his post. Additionally, Sellers serves as the Democratic Party of South Carolina’s first vice-chairman.
Bakari Sellers Age
Bakari was born on September 18, 1984, in the United States of America. As of 2019, he is 35 years old. Every year on September 18, he celebrates his birthday; he will turn 36 on that date in 2020.
Bakari Sellers Height and Weight
Although Bakari is a woman of medium height, from his images, he also gives the impression of being fairly tall. He is 1.80 meters tall, but he has not yet disclosed his body weight to the public. When he does, this information will be made available.
Bakari Sellers Education
Sellers attended Morehouse College, where he later earned a BA in African-American studies and served as the student body president. Later, he went to South Carolina University and earned a law degree there.
Bakari Sellers Parents
Cleveland Sellers, a professor and civil rights leader, and Gwen Sellers welcomed their son Bakari into the world.
Bakari Sellers Siblings
Along with his two siblings, Nosizwe Sellers and Cleveland L. Sellers III, Bakari was raised in Bamberg County, South Carolina.
Bakari Sellers Married and Wife
Bakari is a married man; they wed in the summer of 2015 to Ellen Rucker Carter. His wife is a chiropractor and a part-owner of the hair-care line Rucker Roots. The couple’s marriage to wife Ellen Rucker was kept a secret, and only the couple’s closest friends and family members were present.
Kids of Bakari Sellers
With his wife, Bakari is a delighted father of three children: his adorable twins, a girl and a boy, and Ellen’s daughter from a previous relationship.
Bakari Sellers Net Worth
When he served in the house of representatives, he amassed enormous money. He has, however, managed to keep details of his wealth out of the public eye. Career of Bakari Sellers
His unwavering dedication to public service and support for progressive policies to address issues like education and poverty as well as the avoidance of domestic violence and childhood obesity are examples of how he emulates his father, Dr. Cleveland Sellers, a leader in the civil rights movement. Additionally, he has done work for Shirley Franklin, a former mayor of Atlanta, and Congressman James Clyburn.
Along with his excellent early resume, Sellers participated in President Barack Obama’s South Carolina steering committee during the 2008 race. This, combined with his extraordinary ability to work across party lines, has earned him a number of honors, including inclusion on TIME Magazine’s “40 Under 40” list in 2010 and the “The Root 100” list of the country’s most prominent African Americans in 2014. Additionally a highly sought-after orator, Sellers has contributed political and social commentary and analysis to numerous important national news organizations.
As the youngest member of the South Carolina state legislature and the youngest elected African American in the country in 2006, Sellers broke records by defeating a 26-year-old incumbent State Representative. Sellers is widely regarded as a rising star in the Democratic Party and a significant voice for his generation. In 2014, he won the Democratic primary for lieutenant governor.
Additionally, he gave the opening keynote talk at the AIPAC Policy Conference in Washington in 2007 and has spoken at conferences for the National Education Association, NAACP, the 2008 Democratic National Convention, and College Democrats of America.
He currently contributes to CNN. Additionally, he is on the boards of Let America Vote and Level Brands, both of which are brand management companies (a voting rights organization founded by former Missouri Secretary of State Jason Kander).
Attorney Bakari Sellers
Sellers has worked as an attorney with the Strom Law Firm, L.L.C. in Columbia, South Carolina, since 2007. While acting as president of the student body at Morehouse College, he first went to the annual AIPAC conference. Since then, he has emerged as a leading African-American Zionist.
In 2016, he wrote a letter to the Democratic Platform Committee pleading with them to maintain the same language. The letter included the signatures of 60 other African-American politicians. He declined to add the claim that Israel is “occupying” Palestine, which was made in earlier Democratic platforms. Following this, pro-Palestinian individuals and organizations like Black Lives Matter criticized him for refusing to use the phrase “occupation.”
Bakari Sellers Politics
Sellers declared his support for U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris in the 2020 presidential race, giving the California Democrat one of the most visible endorsements to date in the crucial early primary state of South Carolina.
He praised Harris for advocating for higher federal teacher compensation, putting a premium on issues like tainted water and growing maternal mortality rates, and supporting historically Black Colleges and Universities.