Cori Bush

Born:July 21, 1976 (age 45)
Career:U.S. House of Representatives, 2021-present
State:Missouri
Party:Democratic
Education:R.N, Lutheran School of Nursing

Cori Bush assumed office as the U.S. representative for Missouri's 1st Congressional District on Jan. 3, 2021. She is the first African-American woman to serve in the U.S. House from Missouri.

Bush was born on July 21, 1976, in St. Louis, Missouri. She earned a diploma in nursing from the Lutheran School of Nursing. She is an ordained pastor and a registered nurse, a co-director of The Truth Telling Project, and an organizer of the St. Louis protest group Expect Us. She has spoken internationally on nonviolent conflict as a Nonviolence 365 ambassador with the King Center.

For information on Bush's policy subject areas, committee appointments and sponsored/co-sponsored legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives, please visit her profile on https://www.congress.gov.

Sources:

Ballotpedia (n.d.). Cori Bush. Retrieved on Nov. 18, 2020, from https://ballotpedia.org/Cori_Bush.

Vote Smart. (n.d.). Cori Bush's biography. Retrieved on Nov. 18, 2020, from https://justfacts.votesmart.org/candidate/biography/169020/cori-bush.