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Who is Maxine Waters?

Maxine Waters is an American politician, an adherent of the Democratic Party, who is perhaps best known for being the member of the US House of Representatives for California’s 43rd congressional district. Since 2012, Maxine had represented California’s districts 29th as well as the 35th.

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Maxine Waters’ Bio: Early Childhood and Education

Maxine Moore Carr was born on the 15th August 1938, in St. Louis, Missouri USA, the fifth of 13 children of Velma Lee and Remus Carr. She was raised alongside her siblings by her single mother after their father abandoned the family at a very early age. Maxine is of American nationality, African-American ethnicity while her zodiac sign is Leo. After matriculating from Vashon High School in her home town, alongside her family, in 1961 Maxine relocated to Los Angeles, California, where she landed a job at a local garment factory. Later she became a telephone operator, before taking ajob as an assistant teacher with the US Department of Health and Human Services’ Head Start program. In the late 1960s, Maxine enrolled at Los Angeles College (currently referred to as California State University, Los Angeles) from which she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in sociology.

Maxine Waters’ Early Political Career

Maxine dived into the world of politics in 1973, when she began serving as a chief deputy of Los Angeles’ City Councilman David S. Cunningham Jr. In 1976, she was elected to the California State Assembly, where in the course of the next 14 years, she eventually climbed the ladder and was appointed to the Democratic Caucus Chair.

U.S. House of Representatives

After winning more than 79% of the votes at the US House of Representatives elections in 1990, Maxine Waters was appointed as California’s 29th Congressional district representative. In 1992 she was re-elected, this time for the 35th district, while since 2012 she has been the representative of the 43rd District.

To a greater prominence Waters came in 1994 when she disrupted Representative Peter King to the point where she was suspended from the House. As one of the national Democratic Party’s leaders, she served within the Democratic National Committee during 1996, throughout the presidency of Bill Clinton while between 1997 and 1998 she served as the chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus.

In 2012, Waters joined the House of Financial Services Committee as a ranking member, while in 2014 she presented the draft of the Housing Opportunities Move the Economy Forward Act.

Maxine Waters’ Other Political Acts

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Apart from all those already mentioned above, in Maxine Waters’ professional portfolio there are also accolades such as founding the Community Build project, as well as co-founding the nonprofit organization – Black Women’s Forum – which currently gathers more than 1,200 women of African-American ethnicity in the Los Angeles’ area.

Through her 45-year-long career in politics, Maxine Waters has strongly advocated for justice and human rights, as well as for democracy, peace and economic development. In 2002 she was against the Iraq (War) Resolution, while in 2004 she strongly opposed the Haitian coup d’état. In 2008 she introduced the Stop VULTURE Funds Act, while in 2011 she vigorously criticized the Republican Party’s Tea Party movement. Besides all these, Waters has also criticized some aspects of George H. W. Bush’s political acts, as well as the political behavior of his successors – Barack Obama and Donald Trump.

Maxine Water’s Accolades

For her political efforts and distinctive beliefs, as well as for her supportive acts towards members of the African-American community, Maxine Waters has been honored several times, such as being named as one of the leaders of the International Women’s Conference, the Candace Award in 1992, and the Black Award in 2005. She has also received honorary doctorates from several high education institutions including Spelman College and North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University. She also received the Bruce F. Vento award, while the Preparation Center in Watts, California, is named after her.

Maxine Waters’ Salary & Net Worth

Have you ever wondered how much wealth this veteran American politician has accumulated so far? How rich Maxine Waters is? According to authoritative sources, it is estimated that the total of Maxine Waters’ net worth, as of mid-2018, revolves around the sum of $5 million – with an estimated annual of nearly $170,000 – primarily acquired through her professional career in the world of politics that has been active since the 1990s.

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Is Maxine Waters married? What is her marital status?

Curious about Maxine Waters’ love life? Well, she is a married woman – since 1977 Maxine has been married to Sidney Williams, a former professional American Football player, widely recognized not only for being a linebacker for the National Football League’s Cleveland Browns and Baltimore Colts, but also a former US Ambassador to the Commonwealth of the Bahamas. Prior to this marriage, between 1956 and 1972, Maxine was married to Edward Waters with whom she welcomed a son named Edward and a daughter named Karen.

Maxine Waters is quite active on Twitter social media network, where her official – @MaxineWaters account has been followed by more than 25,000 fans. Alongside her husband, she currently resides in Los Angeles, California.

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