Democratic incumbent for U.S. House District 6.
Occupation: Member of Congress
Education: Bachelor's degree from South Carolina State College (now University)
Experience in Political or Related Positions:
Served nearly 20 years in the U.S. House of Representatives (January 1993-present)
Leadership roles: Co-President of the Freshman Class (1993-94)
Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus (1999-2001)
Vice Chair of the House Democratic Caucus (2003-2005)
Chair of the House Democrats Faith Working Group (2004-present)
Chair of the House Democratic Caucus (2005-2007)
House Majority Whip (2007-2010)
Assistant Democratic Leader (2011-present)
Served nearly 18 years as South Carolina Human Affairs Commissioner (1972-1992)
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