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Biographical Details of Leadership
Contemporary Lens on Black Leadership
Historical Focus on Race
Gwen Moore was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives, serving Wisconsin’s 4th Congressional District, in 2004. She is the first African American and second woman to represent Wisconsin in Congress. Prior to her election to Congress, she worked as a city development specialist and as an organizer with Volunteers in Service to America. In 1989, she was elected to the Wisconsin Assembly, where she served two terms. Additionally, Moore served in the Wisconsin State Senate from 1993 through 2004. Moore is passionate about job creation, community development, expanded Medicaid funding, gender equity, and the removal of troops from Iraq. In recent years, Moore has held numerous committee assignments. Currently, she is serving as the Democratic Co-Chair of the Congressional Women’s Caucus.