Black Excellence: Laphonza Butler

Laphonza Romanique Butler (born 1978/1979)[2] is an American politician who currently is a United States senator-designate. She has served as president of EMILY’s List since 2021. On October 1, 2023, California Governor Gavin Newsom announced that he had chosen Butler to fill the U.S. Senate seat left vacant by the death of Dianne Feinstein.[3]