Maxine Waters
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Maxine Waters

Democrat

United States House of Representatives CA-43

California
(202) 225-7854

Addresses

  (1 - 2 of 4)  
Long Beach
249 E Ocean Blvd
Long Beach, CA. 90802
Washington, D.C.
2221 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC. 20515
Hawthorne District Office
2851 West 120th Street Suite H
Hawthorne, CA. 90250
Los Angeles
10124 South Broadway Suite 1
Los Angeles, CA. 90003
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Maxine Waters

United States House of Representatives CA-43
Summary
Experience
Funding
82
Years of Age
44
Years of Experience
CAResidence (state)

Maxine Moore Waters (née Carr; August 15, 1938) is an American politician serving as the U.S. Representative for California's 43rd congressional district since 1991. The district, numbered as the 29th district from 1991 to 1993 and as the 35th district from 1993 to 2013, includes much of southern Los Angeles, as well as portions of Gardena, Inglewood and Torrance. A member of the Democratic Party, Waters is currently in her 15th term in the House. She is the most senior of the twelve black women currently serving in Congress, and she chaired the Congressional Black Caucus from 1997 to 1999. She is the second most senior member of the California congressional delegation after Nancy Pelosi. She is currently the chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee. Before becoming a U.S. Representative, Waters served in the California State Assembly, to which she was first elected in 1976. As an assemblywoman, she advocated divestment from South Africa's apartheid regime. In Congress, she was an outspoken opponent of the Iraq War and has sharply criticized Republican Presidents George H. W. Bush, George W. Bush, and Donald Trump, as well as Democratic President Barack Obama.Waters was included in Time magazine's 100 Most Influential People of 2018.

Experience

Education

  (1 - 2 of 2)  
California State University, Los Angeles
Bachelor of Arts
1970
Vashon High School

Past Positions

  (1 - 2 of 10)  
Representative
United States House of Representatives
2013 - Current
Representative
United States House of Representatives
1993 - 2013
Representative
United States House of Representatives
1991 - 1993
Chief Deputy Whip
United States House of Representatives
1990 - Current
Assembly Member
California State Assembly
1977 - 1990
Campaign Manager
David S. Cunningham for City Council
1973
Former Chief Deputy
Office of City Councilor David S. Cunningham
Former Employee
Senator Alan Cranston
Former Employee
Office of Mayor Tom Bradley
Former Employee
Office of Mervyn M. Dymally

Other Experience

  (1 - 2 of 40)  
Member
Los Angeles Women's Foundation
Current
Volunteer
Bill Clinton Presidential Campaign
1992
Volunteer
Bill Clinton Presidential Campaign
1996
Delegate
Democratic National Conventions
1972 - 1988
Volunteer
Jesse Jackson Presidential Campaign
1984
Volunteer
Jesse Jackson Presidential Campaign
1988
Volunteer
Edward Kennedy Presidential Campaign
1980
Founder
Free South Africa Movement
Founder
Maxine Waters Employment Preparation Center
Co-Founder
Black Women's Forum
Former Co-Chair
Democratic Steering Committee
Former Member
National Committee for Economic Conversion and Disarmament
Former Member
National Development and Voting Rights Institute
Former Member
California Peer Counseling Association
Former Member
Center for the Study of Sport in Society
Former Member
Bhopal Justice Campaign
Former Volunteer Coordinator
Head Start Program
Founder
Community Build
Founder
Project Build
Member
Democratic National Committee
Co-Chair
Congressional Task Force on Alzheimer’s Disease
Current
Member
Congressional Black Caucus
Current
Member
Congressional Diabetes Caucus
Current
Member
Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission
Current
Chair
Congressional Black Caucus
1997 - 1998
Co-Founder
Congressional Progressive Caucus
Former Chair
Special Committee on Election Reform, Democratic Caucus
Former Chair
Out of Iraq Congressional Caucus
Former Chair
Democratic Caucus, California State Assembly
Former Member
Monetary Policy and Trade Subcommittee, United States House of Representatives
Former Member
Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee, United States House of Representatives
Former Member
Subcommittee on Insurance, Housing and Community Opportunity, United States House of Representatives
Former Member
Task Force to Investigate Terrorism Financing, United States House of Representatives
Former Member
Terrorism and Illicit Finance Subcommittee, United States House of Representatives
Former Member
Capital Markets, Securities, & Investment Subcommittee, United States House of Representatives
Former Member
Subcommittee on Immigration Policy and Enforcement, United States House of Representatives
Former Member
Congressional Children's Working Group
Former Member
Subcommittee on Intellectual Property, Competition, and the Internet, United States House of Representatives
Former Member
Financial Institution and Consumer Credit Subcommittee, United States House of Representatives
Founder
Out of Iraq Congressional Caucus

Campaign Funding

2018
2016
2014
2012
20
18
$1,591,392
Total Raised
$1,385,228
Total Spent
$395,533
Cash on Hand

Top Industries

Direct campaign contributions grouped by the industry industry of each donor/PAC.

Largest Contributors

Funding generally from an organization's PAC or its members/employees. Organizations did not donate directly.
Financial Data Source: Center for Responsive Politics