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Meet Dr. Cameron Webb, the Man on Track to Become the First Black Doctor in Congress

Saving lives and practicing politics seems to be Dr. Cameron Webb’s specialty. After winning two-thirds of the vote for the Democratic nomination for the U.S. House in Virginia this week, Webb is slated to go down in history as the first Black doctor to have a vote in Congress, Huffington Post reports . According to The New York Times , Webb won the primary election on Tuesday and is expected to face Republican Bob Good in the fall to represent the Republican-leaning district. If he wins, he will become a full-fledged voting member of Congress. “This is one of those moments where Virginia is standing up and speaking out, and we’re ready to go in a different direction — one focused on unity, inclusion and making sure everyone has opportunities to succeed,” Dr. Webb told The New York Times in a telephone interview. Webb defeated three other Democrats for the nomination, according to HuffPost , and stands to be a fresh face for the rural district. The 36-year-old doctor from...

Njera Perkins

Jun 25, 2020