Debbie Mucarsel-Powell

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U.S. REPRESENTATIVE
DEBBIE MUCARSEL-POWELL
D-FLORIDA 26TH DISTRICT
 
RACE SUMMARY: Debbie Mucarsel-Powell was elected to Congress in 2018, and is running for re-election in 2020.
 
 
BIOGRAPHY
POLITICAL CAREER
PARTY: Democrat
 
BORN: 1/18/1971
 
EDUCATION: Pitzer College (BA), Claremont Graduate University (MA)
 
OCCUPATION: Worked at Florida International University College of Medicine
 
FAMILY: Married, 2 children
 
RELIGION: Christian
CAREER:
  • United States House of Representatives (FL-26) (2019-present)
COMMITTEES:
  • Judiciary
  • Transportation and Infrastructure
ELECTED: 2018
 
ISRAEL

  • Supports a two-state solution
  • Committed to maintaining Israel's military edge
  • Will work to strengthen the bond between the U.S. and Israel
 
CHOICE

  • Supports Roe v. Wade
  • Stands with Planned Parenthood
 
In Her Own Words
"As a mother, sister, and daughter, I will fight for women’s rights, especially for women of color who face additional barriers to full equality. In Congress, I’m working to ensure paid maternity leave, pass child care legislation, and protect reproductive freedom. And I will always stand with Planned Parenthood." 1 
 
"I lost my father at the age of 24 to gun violence. I know what it’s like to receive that devastating phone call that changes your life forever, so you’ll never have to wonder where I stand on passing common-sense gun reform that will protect our children and our communities." 2
 
 
Interesting Facts

She immigrated to the United States from Ecuador as a young girl with her mother and sisters in search of better opportunities. 
 
She is endorsed by EMILY's List, NARAL Pro-Choice America, and Planned Parenthood Action Fund.