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Birthdate: Feb. 22, 1953
Birth Place: Murrells Inlet, SC, United States
Residence: Conway, SC
Religion: African Methodist Episcopal
Gloria Bromell Tinubu was born in Murrells Inlet, S.C., the seventh of eight children in a family where the parents never received a high school education. She received a bachelor's degree from Howard University and a master's degree and doctorate from Clemson University.
Bromell Tinubu, the first black to receive a Ph.D. in applied economics from Clemson, teaches in the College of Business Administration at Coastal Carolina University. She also operates a business that specializes in community development.
She has been both a high school teacher and college professor and served in the Georgia House of Representatives. In 2001, she received the Winnie Mandela Humanitarian Award for Public Service.
Bromell Tinubu and her husband, Soji, have four children.
Gloria Bromell Tinubu has long been active in politics, having served in the Georgia House of Representatives and waged a campaign for the mayor of Atlanta. She also has been a member of the Atlanta City Council and the Georgia Board of Education.
She resigned her seat in the Georgia Legislature late last year and moved back to her native South Carolina. She is running for the state's new 7th Congressional District seat in the northeastern corner of the state, created after the 2010 census. She surprised political pundits by finishing first in the June 2012 primary, apparently winning the nomination outright without the need for a runoff.
The South Carolina Election Commission declared her the winner, but then a judge ruled that the votes cast for candidate Ted Vick, who dropped out of the race following a DUI arrest, must be counted. That dropped her below the 50 percent threshold needed to win. Two weeks later she trounced Myrtle Beach attorney Preston Brittain with 73 percent of the vote. Brittain had the endorsement of key Democratic leaders including U.S. Rep. Jim Clyburn and former Gov. Jim Hodges.
Bromell Tinubu faces Horry County Council Chairman Tom Rice in her bid to become the state's first black congresswoman. While the district on paper is strongly Republican in resort areas of Myrtle Beach along the coast, it actually is more diverse and has higher unemployment farther west in the Pee Dee region. The new district is about one third black.
Source: Associated Press
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