Running for:

U.S. House Non-Voting Delegate District of Columbia

Current Position:

U.S. House (D-DC) Incumbent

Party Affiliation:

Democrat

Eleanor Norton

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Washington

Eleanor Holmes Norton, now in her 15th term as the Congresswoman for the District of Columbia, is the Chair of the House Subcommittee on Highways and Transit. Before her congressional service, President Jimmy Carter appointed Norton to serve as the first woman to chair the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. She came to Congress as a national figure who had been a civil rights and feminist leader, tenured professor of law, and board member at three Fortune 500 companies. Norton has been named one of the 100 most important American women in one survey and one of the most powerful women in Washington in another. She is a graduate of Yale University Law School.