Maxine Waters is a Representative from California. Born Maxine (Moore) Carr in St. Louis, MO, in 1938, she earned her B.A. from California State University in 1970.
She was a teacher and Head Start volunteer
coordinator, and served as a delegate to the Democratic National Conventions from 1972-1988. She was also a member of the California state assembly from 1977-1991.
She was elected to the 102nd and to the twelve succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1991-present).