The mothers, the millennials, and the mavens. Changing our communities.
This is our seventh annual unveiling of 50 amazing women who are raising the bar in their communities, serving as beacons of light in their industries, and forcing change for the greater good. Meet this West Virginia Wonder Woman, Sammi Brown, and many more that are creating a better West Virginia with their can-do attitudes and Mountain State spirit.
Carry Their Voice
When Sammi Brown was a strategic communications major at Shepherd University, she was also the producer of a Washington, D.C., morning radio show. She never imagined she would later carry the voice of others as delegate of West Virginia’s 65th House District, which serves the community that raised her.
A native of Charles Town, Brown ran for the House of Delegates in 2016. She was elected in 2018 in what was the largest comeback in state history. As a delegate, she strives to create laws that provide racial and economic equality for all citizens of West Virginia.
Brown is the president of the Eastern Panhandle Labor Council, through which she played a supporting role in the 2018 West Virginia teachers’ strike, and she’s been recognized as a lawmaker to watch by progressive organizations such as Run for Something, VoteRunLead, and the Progressive Change Campaign Committee. She is proud of her work surrounding criminal justice reform, including Ban the Box, and firmly believes in the Martin Luther King, Jr., quote, “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”