Donna Edwards

Born:June 28, 1958 (age 65)
Career:U.S. House of Representatives, 2008-2017
Education:B.A., Wake Forest University
J.D., University of New Hampshire, School of Law

Donna Edwards represented Maryland's 4th District in the U.S. House of Representatives from 2008-2017. She ran for U.S. Senate in 2016 to replace retiring Sen. Barbara Mikulski instead of running for re-election to her Congressional seat, but was defeated in the primary. In 2022, she ran for her old congressional seat, losing in the primary.

Edwards was born June 28, 1958. She graduated from Wake Forest University and received her Juris Doctorate from the University of New Hampshire School of Law. During the 1980s, she worked as a clerk for Albert Wynn, a member of the Maryland House of Delegates. She was the co-founder and executive director of National Network to End Domestic Violence, and worked to pass the Violence Against Women Act of 1994, which was signed into law by President Bill Clinton.

For information on Edwards's policy subject areas, committee appointments and sponsored/co-sponsored legislation during her time in the U.S. House of Representatives, please visit her profile on


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