* Last night…
* Press release…
I wanted to share some big personal news that Sen. Kwame Raoul, Democratic candidate for Attorney General, just tweeted.
Kwame proposed to Dr. Lisa Moore this morning at St. John AME Church in Aurora, her parents’ church, after addressing the congregation. She was completely surprised!
Lisa is an anesthesiologist at St. Joseph Hospital. They each have two children; Kwame’s son and daughter are both in college. Lisa has one child in high school and one in college.
Kwame and Lisa started dating two months prior to his prostate cancer diagnosis three years ago. She guided him through the experience.
Earlier this evening, they attended a campaign meet-and-greet with the LGBTQ community in Lakeview, where Kwame shared the happy news with supporters. He reemphasized his commitment to defending marriage equality and said,
“We’re here tonight to celebrate love! Love is love. Everyone should have the rights that Lisa and I have, and nothing less.”
* The happy couple…
Sometimes we can forget that candidates are human beings. This is a helpful reminder.