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Rep. Donna Edwards


Rep. Donna Edwards represents Maryland's 4th Congressional District comprising portions of Prince George's and Montgomery Counties. She was sworn in as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives in the 110th Congress in June 2008, and began her first full-term in the 111th Congress in 2009. Rep. Edwards serves on the following Congressional committees: Transportation and Infrastructure; Science and Technology; and Standards of Official Conduct.

Rep. Edwards has enjoyed a diverse career as a nonprofit public interest and in the private sector on NASA's Spacelab project. Just prior to serving in Congress, she was the executive director of the Arca Foundation in Washington, DC. She was the co-founder and executive director of the National Network to End Domestic Violence where she led the effort to pass The Violence Against Women Act of 1994 that was signed into law by President Bill Clinton.

Rep. Edwards completed undergraduate studies at Wake Forest University and received her Juris Doctor from the University of New Hampshire School of Law. She is the proud mother of a son, who recently graduated from college.

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