In 2020, more than 40 candidates of Jamaican heritage ran for offices across the U.S. in both the primary and general elections. Most remarkable, was the election of Senator Kamala Harris, daughter of a Jamaican father and Indian mother, who made history as the nation's first female Vice President-elect to the highest office. Here is the breakdown of the winners:
Election Day 2020 is finally here. With many seats up for grabs, here is a list of 16 candidates of Jamaican descent on ballots across the country.
U.S. VICE PRESIDENT
The daughter of immigrants from Jamaica and India, U.S. Senator Kamala Harris is the Democratic vice presidential nominee for the 2020 election and the first woman of color on a major party ticket.