Maxine Moore Waters a.k.a. Maxine Waters is an American politician who serves as the U.S representative for California 43rd congressional district as well as is the most senior of the 12th black women in the United States Congress. Not only this, but the prominent politician has also worked as the U.S. Representative for California’s 35th and 29th districts and a former chair of the Congressional Black Caucus. Additionally, she was a part of the California Assembly.
Maxine Waters' early life and education
Maxine Waters born as Maxine Moore Waters is a native of St. Louis, Missouri and was born on August 15, 1938. Born to Remus Carr and Velma Lee, she was raised alongside her twelve siblings. By nationality, she is an American and belongs to Afro-American ethnicity.
Waters enrolled at Vashon High School. Waters earned a bachelor’s degree in sociology from California State University, Los Angeles.
Maxine Waters' career
Following her graduation, she relocated to Los Angeles, California, with her family, where she eventually began working in a garment factory and as a telephone operator before being hired as an assistant teacher at Watts.
At the age of 35, Waters started off her first professional job as a chief deputy to City Councilman David S. Cunningham, Jr. Later, she entered the California State Assembly where she worked for the divestment of state pension funds. After her good impression to heads, she was ascended to the position of Democratic Caucus Chair for the Assembly.
Following the retirement of Augustus F. Hawkins, Maxine got elected with over 79 percent of the popular vote to the United States House of Representatives for California’s 29th congressional districts.
Maxine Waters maintained the position being reelected consistently from the districts, renumbered as the 35th and 43rd in 1992 and 2012 respectively, with no less than 70% of the vote.
Further, Maxine came to public attention when she frequently interrupted a speech by Peter King. Eventually, at the age of 59, she became the chair of the Congressional Black Caucus.
In 2005, Waters confirmed at the U.S House Committee on education and the Workforce, highlighting the American College of Medical Technology.
The following year, she had a controversial debate over King-Drew Medical Center, where she criticized media coverage of the hospital and asked the Federal Communications to refuse a waiver of the cross-ownership ban. Once again, she hit the national headlines when she aid delivers relief supplies in Watts and demanded the resumption of vital services.
In August 2011, Water came out claiming President Barack Obama was insufficiently supportive of the black community. She also added, African and American members of Congress were reluctant to criticizing Obama because Y'all love the President.
Two months later, her criticism went on a new level by confronting the White House with racial issues it had worked hard to avoid. Besides, she also expressed a sense of frustration that Obama’s election as a president had not resulted in any sweeping changes.
After Obama, she criticized President Donald Trump calling him “a bully, an egotistical maniac, a liar leading himself, and someone who didn’t deserve to be President”.
Likewise, she also texted an allegation on Twitter about the Trump White House, “Trump has made it clear – it is now the White Supremacist’ House”, concerning President Trump to the violence which exploded at a white nationalist remonstration rally in Charlottesville.
Additionally, she too characterized President George H. W. Bush as “a racist” and said that he “Polarized the races in this country”.
Similarly, she also worked in several campaigns like Woman in Motion, along with Michael Dorn, Ashley Eckstein, Aristide, and the Endless Revolution, alongside George. W Bush, Standing-n-Truth Breaking the Silence and Why We Laugh: Black Comedians on Black Comedy.
Maxine Waters' Awards
Talking about her achievements, Waters has received several honors and award for her work. She is a recipient of Candace Award and Bruce F. Vento. Furthermore, she is a co-founder of Black Women’s Forum and Community Build.
Maxine Waters' personal life
Moving into her personal life, Maxine Waters has married twice. Together with her first husband Edward Waters, she is blessed with two children: Edward Waters and Karen Waters. However, the couple parted ways after leading a 16 years long married life.
After 5 years of her divorce, she tied the wedding knot with Sid Williams, a former NFL footballer and former U.S. Ambassador to the Bahamas under the Clinton Administration. The couple is living a blissful life without any news and rumors of extra-marital affairs, conflict, and divorce in their marital relationship.
Maxine Waters' net worth
Moving on, Maxine Waters has earned her wealth widely from her professional career as a politician. She gets paid $170,000 per annum as her salary. It is estimated that her current net worth is around $5.5 million. Currently, she resides in a luxurious mansion in Los Angles whose present real estate value is $ 4.5 million.
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