Sen Frederica Wilson Has Several Issues To Tackle As New Head Of Miamidades Legislative Delegation
Written by Miami Today on January 11, 2007
The Florida Legislature will begin a special session Tuesday ahead of its regular session due to begin in March. Leading the 25-member bipartisan Miami-Dade County delegation as chairwoman as the new Legislature begins work is Sen. Frederica S. Wilson.
The session has been called by Gov. Charlie Crist in an effort to restructure the state’s property-insurance market to provide relief for residents and businesses hit bmy dramatic increases in premiums in the past year. For Sen. Wilson, a Democrat representing District 33, it is a major concern.
A grandmother who grew up in Opa-locka and whose background is in education, Sen. Wilson has devoted much of her life in public service to helping young, at-risk people, particularly African Americans. She spoke of her passions in an interview with Miami Today international editor Michael Hayes as she prepared for the upcoming special session in Tallahassee. This is an excerpt from the weekly profile article published in Miami Today. To read the entire article in full, order this issue or subscribe to the print edition of Miami Today.