Last updated on: 2/6/2015 | Author: ProCon.org

Frederica S. Wilson, MS Biography

Title:
US Representative (D-FL)
Position:
Pro to the question "Should Any Vaccines Be Required for Children?"
Reasoning:

“As a former elementary school principal, I know the importance of childhood vaccinations. Research has shown that vaccinations are effective; they keep children healthy, save lives, and protect future generations of Americans.

The health and safety of children should be our top priority. Children who are not vaccinated put themselves and others in danger of acquiring and spreading preventable diseases, particularly to those individuals who cannot receive vaccinations, such as infants, pregnant women, and individuals with compromised immune systems, including the elderly and those with diseases like HIV/AIDS and leukemia.

That is why I am introducing legislation mandating vaccinations for public school students.”

“Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson to File Legislation Mandating Vaccinations for Public School Students,” wilson.house.gov, Feb. 3, 2015

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
Experts
Individuals with advanced degrees in fields relevant to vaccines and healthcare. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to vaccines and healthcare.
Involvement and Affiliations:
  • US Representative, 2010-present
  • State Senator, Minority Leader Pro Tempore, and Minority Lead Whip, District 33, Florida State Senate, 2003-2010
  • State Representative and Minority Whip, 104th District, Florida House of
    Representatives, 1998-2002

  • Founder, 5000 Role Models of Excellence Project, 1993-present
  • Board Member, Miami-Dade County School Board, 1992-1998
  • Former Principal, Skyway Elementary School
  • Former Assistant Principal, Skyway Elementary School
  • Former Assistant Educational Coordinator, Head Start
  • Former Teacher
Education:
  • MS, Elementary Education, University of Miami, 1972
  • BS, Elementary Education, Fisk University, 1963
Contact Info:
Phone
202-225-4506
Email
Online Contact Form
Website
wilson.house.gov
Other:
  • Twitter handle: @RepWilson