Featured Member: Frederica Wilson
In 1998, Congresswoman Wilson successfully ran for the 104th District in the Florida House of Representatives, where she served as Minority Whip until 2002. From 2003 to 2010, she represented District 33 in the Florida State Senate, serving as Minority Leader Pro Tempore and Minority Lead Whip. She soon became known as the “Conscience of the Senate” for her willingness to tackle historically ignored issues.
In 2010, Wilson emerged from a competitive nine person primary to win election overwhelmingly to represent the 17th District of Florida in the United States House of Representatives. The 17th District includes Northern Miami-Dade and Southeast Broward Counties.
In the 112th Congress, Congresswoman Wilson worked hard to represent the needs of underserved and vulnerable people. The Congresswoman visited Israel, reaffirming the importance of the U.S.-Israel relationship and enabling her to learn first-hand the complexities of the region.
Congresswoman Wilson earned a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from Fisk University in 1963 and a Master of Science in Elementary Education from the University of Miami in 1972. After graduating, she served as a teacher and as assistant educational coordinator for Head Start in Miami and later, as Assistant Principal and Principal of Skyway Elementary School.
Congresswoman Wilson is the proud mother of three children, Nicole, Kesha, and Paul, and five beautiful grandchildren.
Wilson Reaffirms Unbreakable Bond Between U.S. and Israel - “Israel is and always has been a staunch friend and ally of the United States. In turn, we must continue standing by Israel through thick and thin. Our bond with Israel is unbreakable..." “For over six decades, Israel has faced existential threats to its security and relentless violence against its citizens. Given this hostility, Israel has an undeniable right to self-defense."
Wilson's Response to the Rocket Attacks - "I stand in support of Israel’s right to self-defense against rocket attacks or any other acts of aggression. Israel is one of our greatest allies and has my full support."