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Frederica Wilson's Biography

Office:

On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for U.S. House (FL) - District 24

Contact Information

West Park City Hall
1965 South State Road 7
West Park, FL 33023

18425 Northwest 2nd Avenue
Suite 355
Miami Gardens, FL 33169

2080 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515

Full Name:

Frederica S. Wilson

Gender:

Female

Family:

Widowed: Paul; 3 Children: Nicole, Kesha, Paul

Birth Date:

11/05/1942

Birth Place:

Miami, FL

Home City:

Miami Gardens, FL

Religion:

Episcopalian

MS, Elementary Education, University of Miami, 1972

BS, Elementary Education, Fisk University, 1963

Minority Leader Pro Tempore, Florida State Senate

Former Member, House Committee on Education and Labor

Candidate, United States House of Representatives, Florida, District 24, 2022

Representative, United States House of Representatives, Florida, District 17, 2011-2013

Representative, United States House of Representatives, Florida, District 24, 2013-Present

Minority Whip, Florida State Senate, 2008-2011

Senator, Florida State Senate, 2003-2010

Democratic Whip, Florida State Senate, 2002-2004

Representative, Florida State House of Representatives, 1998-2002

Member, Congressional Algae Caucus, Present

Member, Congressional Arts Caucus, Present

Member, Congressional Black Caucus, Present

Member, Congressional Caucus on Foster Youth, Present

Member, Congressional China Caucus, Present

Member, Congressional Creative Rights Caucus, Present

Member, Congressional Disaster Relief Caucus, Present

Member, Congressional Full Employment Caucus, Present

Member, Congressional German-American Caucus, Present

Member, Congressional HIV/AIDS Bipartisan Congressional Caucus, Present

Member, Congressional Human Trafficking Caucus, Present

Member, Congressional Kidney Caucus, Present

Member, Congressional Maritime Caucus

Member, Congressional National Marine Sanctuary Caucus, Present

Member, Congressional Philanthropy Caucus, Present

Member, Congressional Ports Caucus, Present

Member, Congressional Small Business Caucus, Present

Member, Congressional Sugar Caucus, Present

Member, Congressional Taiwan Caucus, Present

Member, Congressional Travel & Tourism Caucus, Present

Member, Congressional United States-China Working Group, Present

Member, Congressional Urban Caucus, Present

Member, Congressional Women’s Caucus, Present

Chair, Education and the Workforce Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Investment, United States House of Representatives

Former Member, House Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Highways and Transit

Member, National Service Congressional Caucus, Present

Former Ranking Minority Member, Subcommittee on Workforce Protections, United States House of Representatives

Member, Education and the Workforce Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary and Secondary Education, United States House of Representatives, 2013-2014, 2021-Present

Member, Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Highways and Transit, United States House of Representatives, 2021-Present

Member, Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials, United States House of Representatives, 2021-Present

Member, Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment, United States House of Representatives, 2021-Present

Member, Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, United States House of Representatives, 2017-Present

Member, Education and the Workforce Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions, United States House of Representatives, 2013-2016

Ranking Member, Education and the Workforce Subcommittee on Workforce Protections, Elementary and Secondary Education, United States House of Representatives, 2015-2016

Member, Science, Space, and Technology Committee, United States House of Representatives, 2011-2016

Member, Science, Space, and Technology Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics, United States House of Representatives, 2011-2014

Ranking Member, Science, Space, and Technology Subcommittee on Technology and Innovation, United States House of Representatives, 2011-2014

Member, Education and the Workforce Committee, United States House of Representatives, 2013-Present

Member, Foreign Affairs Committee, United States House of Representatives, 2011-2012

Member, Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific, United States House of Representatives, 2011-2012

Member, Minority Certification Task Force, 1992-1998

Assistant Educational Coordinator, Head Start Miami

Former Teacher/Assistant Educational Coordinator, Miami-Dade County Public Schools Head Start program

Former Executive Director, Office of Alternative Education and Dropout Prevention, Miami-Dade County Schools

Former Assistant Principal, Skyway Elementary School

Former Principal, Skyway Elementary School

Founder, 5000 Role Models of Excellence Incorporated

South Atlantic Regional Director, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated

Member, National Association of Black School Educators

Founder, Stop Day, Enough is Enough

Member, The Links Incorporated

Member, Cervical Cancer Elimination Task Force, 2004

Board Member, Women's Action for New Directions Educational Fund, 2004

Board Member, Miami-Dade County School Board, 1992-1998

Miami Delegate, President's Summit for America's Future, 1997

Member, Government Accountability to the People Commission, 1992-1994

Father's Name:

Thirlee Smith, Sr

Favorite Book:

I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings

Favorite Movie:

The Color Purple

Favorite Quote:

"It takes a village to raise a child." - African proverb

Favorite TV Shows:

Jeopardy

Favorite Type of Music:

Motown

Mother's Name:

Beulah Finley Smith

Number of Grandchildren:

5

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