In Congress

Rep. Donna F. Edwards became the first African American woman from Maryland to serve in Congress after being elected in a special election to the 110th Congress in June 2008. She began her first full-term in the 111th Congress in 2009.  To read more about Donna in Congress, click here.


When her son decided on a college, Donna decided it was time to become a member of the institution whose policies she has worked so hard to change, the U.S. House of Representatives. “I ran for Congress because I believe I represent the hopes and values that are the core of the Democratic Party — for workers, for families, for our country. It is an honor to represent Maryland’s 4th Congressional District and I believe much more work remains to be done to ensure that the voices of ordinary people are heard throughout our government.” To read more about Donna’s Background, click here.