Candidate name: Rep. Frederica Wilson State: Florida Bio: Known for her embellished hats, Congresswoman Frederica Wilson is serious about serving her constituents. The Miami, Florida native has worked at nearly every level of government, from the Miami-Dade County School Board and Florida House of Representatives to the Sunshine State’s Senate. In 2010, Wilson won her Congressional bid and embarked on the next phase of her career. A former educator, Wilson adamantly believes in the importance of investing in young people. She’s the founder of the 5000 Role Models of Excellence Project, a program aimed at helping at-risk young men beat the odds and succeed. She also led two fact-finding missions — and holds weekly demonstrations —to Nigeria after 219 school girls were abducted by terrorist group, Boko Haram. “People know me as a voice for the children,” Wilson told the SunSentinel. And if she wins another term in November. Wilson will no doubt continue to work on behalf of the most vulnerable. For more information: Website  Twitter  Instagram Facebook 

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