Frederica (Freddi) S. Wilson (D-24)

US Representative Frederica Wilson

Frederica (Freddi) S. Wilson (D-24)
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Capitol: 202.225.4506
FAX: 202.226.0777
District: 305.690.5905
Room 2080 RHOB- Rayburn House Office Building 50 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20515-0924
18425 NW Second Avenue
Miami Gardens, FL 33169-4532
Residence:Miami Gardens, FL

Committee Assignments

RM MemberHouse Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Investment
Co-ChairFlorida Ports Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Sugar Reform Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials
Co-ChairCongressional Full Employment Caucus
Co-ChairCommission on the Social Status of Black Men and Boys Caucus
SecretaryCongressional Black Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment
FC MemberCongressional Peanut Caucus
FC MemberBipartisan Disaster Relief Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education
MemberHouse Committee on Education and the Workforce
FC MemberCongressional China Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional My Brother's Keeper Caucus
FC MemberCongressional International Basic Education Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Israel Allies Caucus
MemberHouse Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
FC MemberGerman-American Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Human Trafficking
FC MemberCongressional State Medicaid Expansion Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Aviation
FC MemberCongressional Children's Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Children's Health Care Caucus
FC MemberNextGen 9-1-1 Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Planetary Science Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Smart Cities
FC MemberCongressional Historically Black Colleges and Universities Caucus (HBCU)
FC MemberCongressional Anti-Bullying Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Kidney Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Lupus Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on U.S.-Turkish Relations and Turkish Americans
FC MemberCongressional Italian American Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Childhood Cancer Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Nursing Caucus
FC MemberHouse National Service Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Heart and Stroke Coalition
FC MemberCongressional HIV/AIDS Caucus
FC MemberHouse Manufacturing Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Travel and Tourism Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Manufactured Housing Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Career and Technical Education Caucus (CTE)
FC MemberCongressional Ports Opportunity, Renewal, Trade, and Security [P.O.R.T.S.] Caucus
FC MemberTom Lantos Human Rights Commission
FC MemberCongressional Cystic Fibrosis Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Medicare for All Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus for Women's Issues (House)
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Foster Youth
FC MemberCoalition for Autism Research and Education (CARE)
FC MemberCongressional Arts Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Progressive Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Labor Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Animal Protection Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Diabetes Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Gun Violence Prevention Task Force
FC MemberCongressional Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBTQ+) Equality Caucus


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.

Election / Personal Info

First Elected: 2010    Next Election: 2024
DOB: 11/5/1942
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