Frederica Wilson

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Frederica Wilson
U.S. Representative from Florida's 17th District
From: January 3, 2013 - present
Predecessor Sandy Adams
Successor Incumbent (no successor)
U.S. Representative from Florida's 17th District
From: January 3, 2011 - January 3, 2013
Predecessor Kendrick Meek
Successor Tom Rooney
Party Democratic
Spouse(s) widowed
Religion Episcopalian

Frederica Wilson (born November 5, 1942), a Democrat, is the United States Representative from Florida's 24th congressional district. She was first elected to the House in 2010 to represent the 17th district, succeeding Kendrick Meek, who retired to run for the U.S. Senate. Before that, Wilson was a member of the Florida Senate and the Florida House of Representatives.

Early Life and Education

Wilson was born to Beulah Finley and Thirlee Smith in Overtown, a community near Miami, Florida, and raised in Liberty City.[1]

Private sector

Political career

Florida State House of Representatives

Florida State Senate

U.S. House of Representatives

Political views

Public criticism

Personal life


  1. Biography