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Sheila Jackson Lee's Biography

Office: U.S. House (TX) - District 18, Democratic

On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for U.S. House (TX) - District 18

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4412 Almeda Road
Houston, TX 77004

1919 Smith Street
Suite 1180
Houston, TX 77002

420 West 19th Street
Houston, TX 77008

6719 West Montgomery
Suite 204
Houston, TX 77091

4300 Lyons Avenue
Houston, TX 77020

2079 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515

Full Name:

Sheila Jackson Lee

Gender:

Female

Family:

Husband: Elwyn; 2 Children: Erica, Jason

Birth Date:

01/12/1950

Birth Place:

Jamaica, NY

Home City:

Houston, TX

Religion:

Seventh Day Adventist

JD, School of Law, University of Virginia, 1975

BA, Political Science, Yale University, 1972

Representative, United States House of Representatives, District 18, 1994-present

Democratic At-Large Whip, United States House of Representatives

Candidate, United States House of Representatives, District 18, 2018, 2020

Member, Houston City Council, 1990-1994

Member, 9/11 Commission Caucus

Co-Founder, Afghan Caucus

Chair, Airport and Cable Committees

Member, Bipartisan Congressional Refugee Caucus

Former Member, Border and Maritime Security Subcommittee, United States House of Representatives

Member, Building a Better America Caucus

Member, Children and Families Task Force

Co-Chair, Congressional Algeria Caucus

Member, Congressional Arts Caucus

Former First Vice Chair, Congressional Black Caucus

Whip, Congressional Black Caucus

Member, Congressional Caucus for Women’s Issues

Member, Congressional Caucus on Ethiopia and Ethiopian-Americans

Member, Congressional Caucus on India and Indian Americans

Member, Congressional Caucus on Nigeria

Member, Congressional Caucus on the Judicial Branch

Member, Congressional Caucus to Fight and Control Methamphetamine

Founder, Congressional Children's Caucus

Co-Chair, Congressional Children's Caucus

Member, Congressional Children's Caucus

Member, Congressional Coastal Caucus

Member, Congressional Diabetes Caucus

Member, Congressional Entertainment Industries Caucus

Member, Congressional Fire Services Caucus

Member, Congressional French Caucus

Member, Congressional Gulf of Mexico Caucus

Member, Congressional Human Rights Caucus

Member, Congressional Internet Caucus

Member, Congressional Labor and Working Families Caucus

Member, Congressional Missing and Exploited Children's Caucus

Member, Congressional Native American Caucus

Founder, Congressional Pakistan Caucus

Co-Chair, Congressional Pakistan Caucus

Member, Congressional Port Security Caucus

Vice Chair, Congressional Progressive Caucus

Member, Congressional Recycling Caucus

Member, Congressional Tri-Caucus

Member, Congressional United Services Organization (USO) Caucus

Member, Congressional Urban Caucus

Member, Congressional Victim's Rights Caucus

Member, Congressional Vision Caucus

Member, Congressional Wireless Caucus

Former Ranking Member, Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations Subcommittee, United States House of Representatives

Former Member, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Protection Subcommittee, United States House of Representatives

Senior Whip, Democratic Caucus

Co-Chair, Democratic Caucus' Task Force on Children

Member, Democratic Homeland Security Task Force

Co-Chair, Democratic Outreach Task Force

Member, Democratic Study Group

Former Chair, Energy Task Force

Member, Faith and Values in Politics Task Force

Member, Friends of Norway Caucus

Member, High Tech Caucus

Former Chair, Homeland Security Subcommittee on Transportation Security and Infrastructure Protection, United States House of Representatives

Member, House Democratic Caucus

Member, House Democratic Steering Committee

Member, House Hunger Caucus

Chair, Human Relations Committee

Former Member, Immigration and Border Security Subcommittee, United States House of Representatives

Member, Immigration Task Force

Member, Interstate 69 Caucus

Member, Katrina Task Force

Member, Law Enforcement Caucus

Member, National Guard and Reserve Components Congressional Members Organization

Member, Out of Iraq Caucus

Former Co-Chair, Redistricting Task Force, 112th Congress

Member, Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Caucus

Member, Songwriters Caucus

Member, TEX-21 Congressional Caucus

Co-Chair, United States-Afghanistan Caucus

Associate Municipal Court Judge, City of Houston, 1987-1989

Democratic Nominee, Texas District Court Judge, 1988

Staff Counsel, Select Committee on Assassinations, United States House of Representatives, 1977-1978

Member, American Leadership Forum

Former Chair, Black Women Lawyers Association

Former President, Houston Lawyers Association

Member, Leadership Houston

Member, State Bar Association of Justice Committee

Member, Texas Municipal Judges Association

Member, Texas State Bar

Member, United Way

Astrological Sign:

Capricorn

Awards:

Texas Democratic Women (TDW) Proclamation, 1998

United States Department of Commerce Bureau Of the Census, Certificate of Recognition, 2000

HFD, Dennis Holder Scholarship Fund, 2004

Transportation Security Administration, Certificate of Appreciation, 2008

25 of the Worlds Most Inspiring Women By Essence Magazine, 2006

Texas Association for Home Care People's Choice Award, 1998

Texas NAACP, Texas Heroes 2004

Texas Coalition Of Black Democrats, Courage Award, 1995

National Women's History Month, 2009

World Africa Nobel Award, 2005

Hope-Ward, Scholarship Fund & EAP, 1998

United States Africa Legislation Leadership Award, 1997

Houston Black Firefighter 12th Annual Scholarship Ball, 1994

Outstanding Young Houstonian, Houston Chamber of Commerce

Ebony 100 Most Influential Black American, 2006

United State Department of Agriculture, Certificate of Appreciation, 2000

Rising Star of Texas, Texas Business Magazine, 1983

Texas Southern University, Doctor of Human Letters, 2004

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