Last updated on: 2/6/2015 | Author:

Frederica S. Wilson, MS Biography

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

“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,”, Feb. 3, 2015

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
  • MS, Elementary Education, University of Miami, 1972
  • BS, Elementary Education, Fisk University, 1963
  • Twitter handle: @RepWilson