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Maxine Waters
Maxine Waters

Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from California's 35th district
Incumbent
Assumed office 
January 3, 1991
Preceded by Augustus Hawkins
Succeeded by Incumbent

Born August 15, 1938 (1938-08-15) (age 69)
St. Louis, Missouri
Political party Democratic
Spouse Sidney Williams
Religion Non-denominational Protestant

Maxine Waters (born Maxine Moore Carr on August 15, 1938) has served as a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives since 1991, representing the 35th District of California (map). She resides in South Los Angeles, in the Vermont Square district approximately six miles south of downtown. Image File history File linksMetadata No higher resolution available. ... The United States House of Representatives (or simply the House) is one of the two chambers of the United States Congress; the other is the Senate. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Largest metro area Greater Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ... California congressional districts since 2003. ... For the ecclesiastical office, see Incumbent (ecclesiastical). ... is the 3rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the 1991 Gregorian calendar). ... Augustus Freeman Hawkins (born August 31, 1907), a prominent U.S. figure in Civil Rights and Organized Labor history. ... is the 227th day of the year (228th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1938 (MCMXXXVIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ... Nickname: Location in the state of Missouri Coordinates: , Country State County Independent City Government  - Mayor Francis G. Slay (D) Area  - City  66. ... Protestantism is a general grouping of denominations within Christianity. ... is the 227th day of the year (228th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1938 (MCMXXXVIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ... The United States House of Representatives (or simply the House) is one of the two chambers of the United States Congress; the other is the Senate. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Largest metro area Greater Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Vermont Square is a district in the South Los Angeles region of Los Angeles, California. ... Skyline of downtown Los Angeles Downtown Los Angeles is the central business district of Los Angeles, California, located close to the geographic center of the metropolitan area. ...


Her husband, Sidney Williams, is a former U.S. Ambassador to the Bahamas. The Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Bahamas, usually simply called U.S. Ambassador to the Bahamas, is an official position and title appointed by the President of the United States and confirmed by the U.S. Senate by majority vote. ...

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Background

Born in St. Louis, Missouri, Waters graduated from Vashon High School in St. Louis and attended Los Angeles State College (now California State University, Los Angeles). Prior to her entry into politics, she was a teacher and a volunteer coordinator in the Head Start program. Waters entered the California State Assembly in 1976. Upon the retirement of Augustus F. Hawkins in 1990, Waters was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives for the 29th Congressional District. (The district was renumbered the 35th District in 1992 after California gained seven additional seats in the House after the 1990 U.S. census.) Nickname: Location in the state of Missouri Coordinates: , Country State County Independent City Government  - Mayor Francis G. Slay (D) Area  - City  66. ... California State University, Los Angeles (also known as Cal State L.A., CSULA, or CSLA) is a public university, part of the California State University system. ... Head Start is a program of the United States Department of Health and Human Services that focuses on assisting children from low-income families. ... The California State Assembly chamber California State Assembly Chamber in the State Capitol The California State Assembly is the lower house of the California State Legislature. ... Augustus Freeman Hawkins (born August 31, 1907), a prominent U.S. figure in Civil Rights and Organized Labor history. ... The U.S. Census is mandated by the United States Constitution. ...


Political career

In addition to her service on the House Banking and Judiciary committees, Waters has served as chair of the Congressional Black Caucus (of which she remains a member). She is also a member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus. Waters is a co-sponsor of the House resolution to impeach Dick Cheney.[1] The Congressional Black Caucus is an organization representing African American members of the Congress of the United States. ... The Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC) the single largest caucus in the United States House of Representatives, and works together to advance progressive issues and causes. ... The House of Representatives is the larger of two houses that make up the U.S. Congress, the other being the United States Senate. ... Richard Bruce Dick Cheney (born January 30, 1941), is the 46th and current Vice President of the United States, serving under President George W. Bush. ...


She was one of the 31 who voted in the House against counting the electoral votes from Ohio in the United States presidential election, 2004. [1] The United States Electoral College is the electoral college which chooses the President and Vice President of the United States at the conclusion of each Presidential election. ... Official language(s) English de facto Capital Columbus Largest city Columbus Largest metro area Cleveland Area  Ranked 34th  - Total 44,825 sq mi (116,096 km²)  - Width 220 miles (355 km)  - Length 220 miles (355 km)  - % water 8. ... Presidential election results map. ...


Controversies

Waters was named in 2005[2] and 2006[3] as one of the "most corrupt" members of congress by Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington. They said, "Her ethics issues arise from her exercise of this power to financially benefit her daughter, husband and son." They said that Waters' daughter Karen charges other politicians to appear on mailers sent to constituents in Los Angeles showing her mother's support for the politician. Karen has received $450,000 in fees from this endeavor and Waters' son Edward has received $115,000. Waters' husband Sidney benefited from his wife's connections with his hiring as a political consultant by a firm, Siebert, Brandford, & Shank, seeking government investment. Sidney Williams earned $500,000 from this consulting, which consisted of introducing Siebert to politicians his wife had supported. Sidney and Edward Williams also benefitted when they won a contract to run a Los Angeles golf course, with the decision made by a county supervisor who had won a close race after Waters' endorsement and from which they made financial gain of between $140,000 and $400,000.[4] Citizens for Ethics says this violates House ethics rules for family members' financial gains. Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) is a Washington, DC-based advocacy organization which professes to fight corruption by U.S. government officials. ...


In 2006 Rolling Stone Magazine also named Waters one of the Top 10 corrupt members of Congress.[citation needed] This article is about the music magazine. ...


References

  1. ^ http://washingtontimes.com/national/20070613-113033-5031r.htm
  2. ^ http://www.citizensforethics.org/node/24122
  3. ^ http://www.citizensforethics.org/node/19007
  4. ^ http://www.beyonddelay.org/summaries/waters.php

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Maxine Waters
Preceded by
Augustus F. Hawkins
United States Representative for the 29th District of California
1991–1992
Succeeded by
Henry Waxman
Preceded by
Jerry Lewis
United States Representative for the 35th District of California
1992–Present
Succeeded by
Incumbent

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Maxine Waters (born August 15, 1938), United States politician, has been a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives since 1991, representing the 35th District of California (map).
Upon the retirement of Augustus F. Hawkins in 1990, Waters was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives for the 29th Congressional District.
Waters has been accused of aiding convicted murderer Assata Shakur to remain in Cuba, where she is receiving political asylum.
Maxine Waters (766 words)
Maxine Waters was born in St. Louis, and resides in Los Angeles.
Waters was elected to the U.S. House in 1990, and was re-elected to five consecutive terms.
Maxine Waters was elected to the U.S. House in 1990 with 80 percent of the vote, defeating Republican Bill DeWitt.
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