Broome’s role as a public servant has spanned over two decades. She was first elected to the Louisiana Senate in December 2004 with no opposition, and was re-elected in 2007 with an overwhelming 80 percent of the vote. She was elected by her peers to the position of President Pro Tempore of the Louisiana State Senate. Broome served in the Louisiana House of Representatives (District 29) for 12 years and was the first female elected as Speaker Pro Tempore of the Louisiana House of Representatives.
During her tenure in the Legislature, Broome has been a vocal advocate for issues surrounding children and families, consumer protection and technological advancement. Prior to serving in state government, Broome served on the Baton Rouge Metro Council. Senator Broome was cited by the Baton Rouge Business Report as one of the “Top 25 Most Influential Women – Leading the Way in the Capital City.” In addition, she is the recipient of the prestigious Morehouse College’s Gandhi, King, Ikeda Award. Broome has received two degrees in communications, establishing herself as a nationally recognized speaker and communications consultant. She is the president of Sharon Broome Communications Inc. Broome is happily married to Marvin Alonzo Broome, and they are the proud parents of three children and two grandchildren.