President Barack Obama endorses Congresswoman Frederica Wilson
Submitted by Gwen Belton
MIAMI, FL – President Barack Obama released the following statement today supporting Congresswoman Frederica Wilson’s (D-Fla.) re-election to represent Florida’s 24th Congressional District.
“Congresswoman Wilson has brought decades of experience to the U.S. Congress and fights every day on behalf of hard-working families to create an economy built to last. We need to keep Representative Wilson in Congress to continue to put Floridians back to work and to protect critical investments and programs like education, Social Security, and Medicare. In stark contrast, Republicans in Congress will continue to pursue the failed policies of the past that crashed our economy and punished middle-class Americans. We cannot let them succeed, and that is why we need to re-elect Congresswoman Frederica Wilson,” President Obama said.
In response to the President’s endorsement, Congresswoman Wilson stated, “As an early and enthusiastic supporter of President Obama, I am extremely honored and humbled by President Obama’s support. President Obama provides us leadership that will move this country forward. He believes we must grow our economy from the middle-class out and has a vision to restore middle-class security by investing in education, energy, innovation and infrastructure, and reforming the tax code. His bold action to rescue the U.S. auto and financial industries saved millions of jobs and prevented another Great Depression, and the President’s healthcare reform means that thousands in my district have quality, affordable healthcare coverage they so desperately need.”
Rep. Wilson, who is seeking a second term in the House of Representatives, is a member of the House Foreign Affairs and Science Committees. She is a former school principal, Miami-Dade County School Board Member, and former Member of the Florida House and Senate.
“I have worked tirelessly on behalf of my constituents. I have earned a stellar reputation for working across party lines and will continue that legacy in Congress. I sincerely thank President Obama for his support,” Wilson said.