Frederica Wilson

Born:November 5, 1942 (age 81)
Career:U.S. House of Representatives, 2011-present
Florida State Senate, 2003-2010
Florida House of Representatives, 1998-2002
Education:B.S., Fisk University
M.S., University of Miami

Frederica Wilson assumed office in 2011 to represent Florida's 17th Congressional District in the United States House of Representatives. In redistricting, most of the old 17th District was renumbered as the 24th District.

Wilson was born November 5, 1942, in Miami, Florida. She graduated from Fisk University with a Bachelor of Science degree in 1963 and from the University of Miami with a Master of Science degree in 1972. Following graduation, Wilson served as a school principal of Skyway Elementary School in Miami. She also served on the Miami-Dade County School Board from 1992 to 1998.

In 1998, she ran for the position of Florida State Representative representing District 104, a seat she assumed in 1999 and held until 2002. In 2003, she was elected to the Florida State Senate for the 33rd District, where she served until 2010.

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