The first female Senator of Massachusetts and the Democratic Candidate for 2020 US President.
Elizabeth Ann Herring grew up in a lower-middle-class family in Oklahoma.
She excelled in debate and got a scholarship to George Washington University.
At 19, she paused her studies to start a family with her high school sweetheart and devoted herself to raising a daughter and a son.
Only later in life did she resume her career – got a Doctor of Law degree, started lecturing in Rutgers School of Law, University of Texas Law School, and University of Pennsylvania Law School. Warren became well known as Harvard Law School bankruptcy expert.
In her public work, she served as an adviser to the National Bankruptcy Review Commission and was appointed as a special adviser to the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
She published several books, including two popular volumes about middle-class economics, co-authored with her daughter. The two made the bold statement that “sending mothers to work has made families more vulnerable to financial disaster than ever before”.
In 2012 she ran for Senate and became the first female Senator from Massachusetts. She was re-elected in 2018.
In 2019 she declared herself as a candidate for president. The official launch of her campaign was made in Lawrence, Massachusetts. The location was chosen to reference the historic 1912 labor strike led by immigrant women textile workers.
Elizabeth Warren shaped her political agenda around wealth re-distributive policies: criticizing Wall Street after the financial crisis, proposing a wealth tax and free childcare.
She is one of the wealthiest presidency candidates with over $2.59 million worth.
“The word’s out: I’m a woman, and I’m going to have trouble backing off on that. I am what I am. I’ll go out and talk to people about what’s happening to their families, and when I do that, I’m a mother. I’m a grandmother”
More Interesting Anecdotes:
- After graduating from college, she worked as a speech pathologist in an elementary school.
- After 12 years of marriage to Jim Warren, she divorced and married her second husband, Bruce Mann.
- She provoked controversy when released a genetic ancestry test results revealing she has a Native American heritage.
- She was a registered Republican into her late 40s.
- Her presidential campaign has inspired a wide range of merchandise, including temporary tattoos and an action figure.