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Donna Edwards' Biography

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Full Name:

Donna F. Edwards

Gender:

Female

Family:

Divorced; 1 Child: Jared

Birth Date:

06/28/1958

Birth Place:

Yancyville, NC

Home City:

Fort Washington, MD

JD, Franklin Pierce Law Center, University of New Hampshire, 1989

BA, English and Spanish, Wake Forest University, 1980

Member, Maryland Democratic Party, present

Representative, United States House of Representatives, District 4, 2008-2016

Candidate, United States Senate, Maryland, 2016

Won Special Election, Representative, United States House of Representatives, District 4, June 17, 2008

Candidate, United States House of Representatives, 2006

Co-Chair, Bipartisan Congressional Women’s Caucus, present

Member, Congressional Black Caucus, present

Member, Congressional Populist Caucus, present

Member, Congressional Progressive Caucus, present

Co-Chair, Democratic Steering and Policy Committee, present

Chair, Democratic Women’s Working Group, present

Member, Diversity Leadership Council, Maryland Democratic Party, present

Member, Task Force on Election Reform, present

Former Member, Executive Committee, Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission

Former Chair, Recruitment Committee, Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC)

Former Member, Science, Space, and Technology Committee, United States House of Representatives

Former Member, Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency Management, United States House of Representatives

Former Member, Subcommittee on Environment, United States House of Representatives

Former Member, Subcommittee on Highways and Transit, United States House of Representatives

Former Ranking Member, Subcommittee on Space, United States House of Representatives

Former Member, Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment, United States House of Representatives

Former Member, Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, United States House of Representatives

Attorney

Executive Director, The Arca Foundation, 2000-2008

Executive Director, National Network to End Domestic Violence, 1996-1999

Executive Director, Center for a New Democracy, 1994-1996

Clerk, District of Columbia Superior Court Judge, 1989-1990

Writer, Goddard Space Flight Center, Lockheed Corporation, 1982-1986

Assistant Director, Development Forum, Department of Economic and Social Information, United Nations Development Program, 1980-1982

Volunteer, Public Citizen

Co-Founder, National Network to End Domestic Violence, 1996-1999

Reason for Seeking Public Office:

When her son decided on a college, Donna decided it was time to become a member of the institution whose policies she has worked so hard to change, the U.S. House of Representatives. "I ran for Congress because I believe I represent the hopes and values that are the core of the Democratic Party -- for workers, for families, for our country. It is an honor to represent Maryland's 4th Congressional District and I believe much more work remains to be done to ensure that the voices of ordinary people are heard throughout our government."

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