Tameika Isaac Devine was age 29 when she ran for office for the first time. She became the first African American female and the youngest person on the Columbia City Council. She recalls winning that election by less than 200 votes. “If those 200 people did not vote, I wouldn’t be here today.” Now some 18 years later, Tameika Isaac Devine continues in her 5th term on the Columbia City Council. She is the founding partner in her law firm, Jabber & Isaac, PA. She is also an author and public speaker. Isaac Devine launched The Possibilities Institute, a business through which she offers life coaching. She describes her personal passion as “helping working moms conquer overwhelm in order to perform their best at work and at home.” She also serves as Co-Chair of the National League of Cities’ Youth Education and Families Council, and as a board member for Women in Municipal Government and the national Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials.
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