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Frederica S. Wilson

U.S. Representative and CSSBMB Commissioner



Commissioner Wilson has distinguished herself as a fierce advocate for hardworking families to ensure equal access to ladders of opportunity. She is an influential and passionate voice in the fight for sensible gun control measures. The Florida lawmaker introduced the Commission on the Social Status Act and fought relentlessly for this landmark legislation to become law. As a former elementary school principal, board member, state legislator, and founder of the 5000 Role Models of Excellence Project, Congresswoman Wilson has earned a reputation as a “Voice for the Voiceless.” Still, the voices of Black men and boys have resonated the loudest for her. Commissioner Wilson founded the 5000 Role Models of Excellence Project 30 years ago to nurture and encourage Black boys to believe in themselves and realize their enormous potential. She has sent thousands of young men to college and other post-secondary opportunities and raised millions for scholarships.