Congresswoman Gwen Moore was elected to represent Wisconsin’s 4th Congressional District in 2004, making her the first African American elected to Congress from the state of Wisconsin. She is a member of the prestigious House Committee on Financial Services, which has jurisdiction over the banking, insurance and housing industries. She serves as the Ranking Member on the Financial Services’ Monetary Policy and Trade Subcommittee, which oversees domestic monetary policy as well as the U.S.’s relationship with multilateral development and finance organizations like the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund. Congresswoman Moore also is a member of the Housing and Insurance Subcommittee, which is responsible for federal insurance regulation, the Department of Housing and Urban Development, and the Government National Mortgage Association.
Congresswoman Moore earned a B.A. in Political Science from Marquette University, and went on to serve as a community leader spearheading the start-up of a community credit union as a VISTA volunteer for which she earned the national “VISTA Volunteer of the Decade” award from 1976-1986. She was also a member of the Wisconsin State Assembly and Senate before serving in Congress.
She served in the Wisconsin State Senate from 1993-2004. Prior to her election to the Senate, she served two consecutive terms in the Wisconsin State Assembly from 1989-1992. In 2000, she earned a Harvard University Certificate for Senior Executives in State and Local Government.