Maxine Waters

Democrat for CA-US House, 43

First elected in 1990

Date of birth: 8/15/1938

Top issues: Affordable Housing, Poverty

Committees: Committee on Financial Services (Chair)

Former profession: Assistant teacher with the Head Start program in Watts, Los Angeles.

Education: B.A., C.S.U. Los Angeles

Election Outlook: Safe

Did you know?

Maxine was born into a family on welfare.