Gwen Moore, Gwendolynne Sophia Moore

Congresswoman Gwen Moore (1951–    ), born as Gwendolynne Sophia Moore in Racine, Wisconsin, grew up in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She was first elected in 2004 to the U.S. House of Representatives as a Democrat representing Wisconsin's 4th congressional district. She was the first African American from Wisconsin elected to the U.S. Congress. She is a member of the House Committee on Financial Services and is the ranking member of the Financial Services Subcommittee on Monetary Policy and Trade. She serves on two additional Financial Services subcommittees: Oversight and Investigations and Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit. In 2016, her colleagues elected her as Caucus Whip for the Congressional Black Caucus. She is also a member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, LGBT Equality Caucus, the Great Lakes Caucus, and the Democratic Steering and Policy Committee. She champions improving economic and employment conditions in low-income communities and improving the status of women. She earned a bachelor's degree in political science from Marquette University and a Harvard University Certificate for Senior Executives in State and Local Government. She previously served in the Wisconsin State Assembly and Senate.

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