Elizabeth Warren is 69 years old and currently maintains a position in the U.S. Senate. She was first elected in 2012, before which she worked under the Secretary of the Treasury as a special advisory and assistant.
Not only is Elizabeth the first in her family to enter the U.S. Senate, but she was also the first to successfully complete college. Elizabeth studied at the University of Houston and Rutgers University to earn her law degree and eventually moved on to teaching law. Warren spent many years teaching at various different universities and practicing law out of her own home. Elizabeth was particularly skilled in bankruptcy law and her expertise was eventually recognized throughout the industry.
The National Bankruptcy Review Commission elected Elizabeth to take up leadership in 1995, which marked the beginning of her political career, or at least her interest in developing one. Elizabeth owned this role for many years until Barrack Obama made her an assistant in 2010. She also began working on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau as a special advisor to the Secretary of the Treasury.
In 2012, Elizabeth Warren decided to step down from her position and officially announced that she would be running to take the position as Senator of Massachusetts. Also in the running at the time was Republican Senator Scott Brown. Despite going up against the current Senator, Elizabeth ran her campaign well and managed to gather even greater support through several speeches, one of which blew up on YouTube with a massive amount of views.
The controversy that is created by the press is an inevitable part of being in politics, and Elizabeth Warren has faced her fair share of negative exposure from controversies that spread during her run for candidacy. Regardless, Elizabeth ran a tight race with Scott, and by late 2012, she was only 5 points below him. Within just a single month, Elizabeth was able to take the lead after speaking at the Democratic National Convention, putting her in the lead over Scott by roughly six percent. Not only did Elizabeth win her campaign for Senator, but she also became the first woman to become a Massachusetts Senator.
The Democratic Policy and Communications Committee created a new position in 2014 known as Strategic Advisor, and they asked Elizabeth Warren to be the first to try her hand at it given her expertise. In her new position, Elizabeth was responsible for restructuring the groups’ current priorities in the Democratic Party as well as the new direction it would take moving forward. This position sparked some debate that Elizabeth might be looking to enter in the run for president for 2016, but this wasn’t actually the case.
Elizabeth Warren might not have been looking to run for president in 2016, but she announced that she would be running as a candidate for president in the 2020 elections through a video message at the end of last year. Elizabeth has taken a stance behind protecting consumers financially and fighting the bad or near illegal practices of major corporations.
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