Sheila Cherfilus-McCormick

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Sheila Cherfilus-McCormick
Rep. Sheila Cherfilus-McCormick - 117th Congress.jpg
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Florida's 20th district
Assumed office
January 18, 2022
Preceded byAlcee Hastings
Personal details
Sheila Cherfilus

(1979-01-25) January 25, 1979 (age 43)
Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Corlie McCormick (m. 2017)
EducationHoward University (BA)
St. Thomas University (JD)
WebsiteCampaign website

Sheila Cherfilus-McCormick (born January 25, 1979)[1] is an American lawyer, businesswoman and politician. She is a member of the Democratic Party. She is a member of the United States House of Representatives for Florida's 20th congressional district since 2022. She ran for the same seat against then-incumbent Alcee Hastings two times in 2018 and 2020.[2]

She is the only Haitian-American Democrat in Congress and the second overall after Republican Mia Love of Utah.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Sheila Cherfilus-McCormick's Biography". Vote Smart. Retrieved 2021-11-06.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  2. "Florida Primary Election Results 2020". NPR. May 1, 2020. Retrieved November 13, 2021.
  3. Rivero, Daniel; Brutus, Wilkine; Switalski Muñnoz, Caitie (November 3, 2021). "South Florida could soon have its first Haitian or Jamaican-American Congress member. But first, a recount". WLRN-FM. Retrieved November 13, 2021.