Yolanda Flowers is an Alabama-born politician who is also the first black nominee of a major party in the Alabama State gubernatorial election. After a successful career in vocational rehabilitation, she retired from the job and ran her small herbal tea business as a support system before entering fully into politics.
Although she has little or no experience in politics, she is so far Alabama’s democratic Party’s best shot at the gubernatorial election and would be hoping to end the winless strike of the democratic in Alabama since 1998 when Don Siegelman took to the office after winning the gubernatorial elections.
Here is a brief biography of Yolanda Flowers who is running for election as Governor of Alabama and will be on the ballot in the upcoming general election.
|Full Name||Yolanda Rochelle Robinson-Flower|
|Age||60 years old|
Yolanda Flowers Early Life and Education
Yolanda Rochelle Robinson-Flowers was born into a humble hardworking family in Birmingham, Alabama in 1961. She often recalled that the city of Alabama was special to her, and due to its nickname “The Magic City” it was also very magical to her.
She grew up in a good neighborhood with her siblings under her parents Mr. and Mrs. McConnell Robinson who taught her life values like hard work, honesty, and self-discipline which she still believes in today and has many times attributed to her great character and how far she’s come.
Yolanda also grew up in a religious family who Bielefeld in God and often went to church. She attended Birmingham Public School, where she finished her basic education up to high school level before moving to Tennessee where she attended Maryville College to study and get a bachelor’s degree.
After several years in school, she grew a bit weary and began to lack the focus and zeal she needed to continue studying, so she found Curtis Lynn Flowers, they married and started up a family, which led to her completely dropping out of school to face her family. They were happy together and gave birth to three children who in turn extended their family by blessing her with 12 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Yolanda Flowers Political Career
Yolanda has always acknowledged the fact that she has little or no background in the political space but knows that she possesses all the qualities required to take up a political position.
She started off as a Reading Instructor working for the Blount County School System. She then furthered her academic career by helping students at risk of failing school gain their feet back.
She then decided to go back to school and started off earning an Associate of Arts degree in Speech at Pellissippi State Technical Community College. This was just the beginning as she later got a Bachelor of Arts degree in Audiology, and went to the University of Tennessee of Knoxville to get a Master of Science degree in Rehabilitation Counseling.
With these degrees, she was able to work with students and teachers, creating an impact in the educational system through her strong communication skills which she used to teach Language, Speech, Assistant Pathology and many others in her field.
She has also worked as a vocational counselor. She then worked in the Birmingham school system between 2016 and 2019, before deciding to retire from the educational system and starting up her herbal tea business. She was later called to politics and took up the role of running for governor in her home city of Alabama.
There has been a lot of controversy around her position as the last running candidate of the Democratic Party for Alabama. It has been well over 15 years since a Democrat ruled the state, and till now only one out of the 12 seats in the Alabama state house is occupied by a Democrat, which has brought about questions on why they didn’t choose a stronger candidate to run this time around. Her.
Yolanda’s most controversial political strive so far has been when she uploaded a confusing post on Facebook that spiked that she did not support abortion rights, which is still yet to be cleared.