Profile Photo
Kweisi MfumeDEMDemocrat United States Representative, MD-7
74
Years of Age
19
Years of Experience
MDResidence (state)

Kweisi Mfume (kwy-EE-see uum-FOO-may; born Frizzell Gerald Gray; October 24, 1948) is an American politician who is the U.S. representative for Maryland's 7th congressional district, first serving from 1987 to 1996 and again since 2020. A member of the Democratic Party, Mfume first left his seat to become the president and CEO of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), a position he held from 1996 to 2004. In 2006, he ran for the U.S. Senate seat that was being vacated by Paul Sarbanes, narrowly losing the Democratic primary to the eventual winner, Ben Cardin. Mfume returned to his former House seat in 2020 after it was left vacant by the death of Elijah Cummings.

Voterly's Issue Scores  (1 - 21 of 21)

Below lists the position this politician has taken on a political issue. The star rating represents the politician's prioritization and action on the issue based on data collected by relevant interest groups. Select an issue to view a more in-depth explanation of each rating.

Special Interest Group Ratings

Interest Groups That SUPPORT
Rating
Interest Groups That OPPOSE
Rating
Average Score

Disclaimer: A special interest group's positions on issues are gathered from various reputable sources including the organization's website, social media accounts, press releases, and other public communications. Special interest group politician ratings are provided by VoteSmart.org. Positions and ratings are subject to change and we may experience delays, interruptions, or errors, as a result. If you believe this information is inaccurate, please submit a problem report. Submit Report.

0 / 21
Education7 - 7 of 5
Morgan State University
Bachelor of Science
1976
Johns Hopkins University
Master of Arts
1984
Baltimore City Community College
Community College of Baltimore County
General Educational Development
Frederick Douglass High School
Past Positions1 - 13 of 13
Representative
United States House of Representatives, Maryland
2020 - Current
Representative
United States House of Representatives, Maryland
1986 - 1996
Member
Baltimore City Council
1979 - 1986
Vice Chairman of the Board
Research!America
2015 - 2020
Chief Health Equity Officer
Capital Technologies Information Systems (CTIS), Incorporated
2015 - 2018
Principal Investigator
Health Policy Research Consortium
2013 - 2018
Member
National Advisory Council of the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD)
2011 - 2014
Consultant
AT&T of North America
2011
Executive Director
National Medical Association
2010 - 2011
Principal Partner
The Mfume Group, Limited Liability Company
2009
President
NAACP
1996 - 2005
Adjunct Professor of Political Science and Communications
Morgan State University
Host
“The Remarkable Journey,” NBC/Hearst
Other Experience1 - 19 of 19
Member
Maryland Commission on African American History and Culture
2019 - Current
Chair
Morgan State University Board of Regents
2012 - Current
Member
The Johns Hopkins University Board of Trustees
1998 - 2010
Chair
Baltimore City Council Committee on Health Policy
Former Member
African American Advisory Board of PepsiCo
Former Member
Senior Advisory Committee of the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University
Former Member
Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Central Maryland
Former Member
National Advisory Council of Boy Scouts of America
Former Member
American Society of Association Executives
Former Member
Meyerhoff Scholars Advisory Board of the University of Maryland
Former Member
People for the American Way
Former Member
Board of Visitors of the United States Naval Academy
Member
Morgan State University Alumni Association
Member
Gamma Boulé Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity
Member
Omega Psi Phi Fraternity
Member
Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry
Member
Association of Former Members of Congress
Member
Johns Hopkins University Alumni Association
Original Member
American Enterprise Institute (AEI)/Brookings Institution Continuity of Government Commission