Frederica (Freddi) S. Wilson (D-USH24)
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Capitol: 202.225.4506
FAX: 202.226.0777
District: 954.989.2688
Representative
Room 2445 RHOB- Rayburn House Office Building 50 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20515-0924

Residence: Miami Gardens, FL
Elected: 2010    Next Election: 2022
DOB: 11/5/1942
Committee Assignments
ChairmanHouse Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Investment
Co-ChairFlorida Ports Caucus
Co-ChairCommission on the Social Status of Black Men and Boys Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Full Employment Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Israel Allies Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education
MemberHouse Committee on Education and Labor
SecretaryCongressional Black Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Peanut Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional My Brother's Keeper Caucus
FC MemberBipartisan Disaster Relief Caucus
FC MemberCongressional China Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Highways and Transit
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment
MemberHouse Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
FC MemberCongressional State Medicaid Expansion Caucus
FC MemberGerman-American Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Historically Black Colleges and Universities Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Kidney Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Children's Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Smart Cities
FC MemberCongressional Anti-Bullying Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Career and Technical Education Caucus (CTE)
FC MemberNextGen 9-1-1 Caucus
FC MemberCongressional HIV/AIDS Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Childhood Cancer Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on U.S.-Turkish Relations and Turkish Americans
FC MemberHouse National Service Caucus
FC MemberHouse Manufacturing Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Medicare for All Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Travel and Tourism Caucus
FC MemberTom Lantos Human Rights Commission
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Foster Youth
FC MemberCongressional Caucus for Women's Issues (House)
FC MemberCongressional Animal Protection Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Cystic Fibrosis Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Arts Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Progressive Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Diabetes Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBTQ+) Equality Caucus
Counties Representing
Broward

Bio

I was born in Overtown, raised in nearby Liberty City, and have called South Florida home my entire life.

I studied elementary education at Fisk University and served as a teacher and assistant educational coordinator for Head Start in Miami post-graduation. For a short time, I left the working world to raise my three children, but eventually returned to serve as the assistant principal of Skyway Elementary School (go Skyhawks!), later becoming the school's principal. The school is now named Dr. Frederica S. Wilson/Skyway Elementary School.

From 1992 to 1998, I served on the Miami-Dade County School Board, where I helped introduced an African-American history component into the teaching curriculum.

In 1993, I founded the 500 Role Models of Excellence Project, a dropout prevention and mentoring program, which paired young boys of color with caring, successful adult volunteers who provide guidance and educational assistance. Now known as the 5000 Role Models of Excellence Project, this nationally acclaimed initiative works with young males aged 9 to 19 and services 98 Miami-Dade County elementary, middle and senior high schools.

In 1998, I successfully ran for a seat in the Florida State House of Representatives, where I served until 2002. From 2002 to 2010, I served in the Florida State Senate, including terms as Minority Leader Pro Tempore and as Minority Lead Whip. I became known as the "Conscience of the Senate" for my willingness to tackle historically-ignored issues.

Today, I represent Florida's 24th District in the U.S. Congress, proudly serving Northern Miami-Dade and Southern Broward Counties. I am the founder and chair of the Florida Ports Caucus and serve on the Transportation and Infrastructure and Education and the Workforce House committees. In addition, I am the leader of the Bring Back Our Girls movement in the United States, which is part of a global initiative to secure the safe return of the Chibok schoolgirls who were kidnapped in 2014 by the Nigerian terrorist group Boko Haram.