Candidate name: Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson State: Texas Bio: Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson was first elected to the House of Representatives in 1992 and has been advocating for women her entire political career. In 2010 Johnson became the first African-American and first female ranking member of the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology. She recently introduced the Combating Sexual Harassment in Science Act of 2018. From her House website: “Recently there have been a disturbing number of sexual harassment allegations emerging across our society, including in the scientific workforce and academia. This is by no means a new phenomenon, but this troubling behavior is now beginning to receive the attention it deserves. The academic workplace, when compared to the military, private sector, and government, has the second-highest rate of sexual harassment, with 58% of women in academia experiencing sexual harassment. This behavior undermines career advancement for women in critical STEM fields, and many women report leaving promising careers in academic research due to sexual harassment. Women of color are even more likely to experience sexual harassment and to feel unsafe at work.” For more information: