RESEARCH

There is more work to do in the Midwest and throughout the United States.  Less than 75 Black women are represented in Congress and statewide elected offices in the Midwest in 2019.  These women are listed here.  If you are a current office holder, previous office holder, candidate or you have an interest in seeking public office, please complete our Midwest Black Women in Politics Directory.  

2021 U.S. EXECUTIVE BRANCH AND HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

INDIANA

KANSAS

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Rep. Valdenia C. Winn 
(D - 34)

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Rep. Barbara W. Ballard 
(D - 44)

Rep. Gail Finney
 (D - 84)

MICHIGAN

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Sen. Sylvia Santana 
(D - 03)

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Sen. Betty Jean Alexander 
(D - 05)

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Sen. Erika Geiss 
(D - 06)

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Rep. Tenisha Yancey 
(D -01)

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Rep. Cynthia A. Johnson 
(D - 05)

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Rep. LaTanya Garrett 
(D - 07)

 

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Rep. Karen Whitsett 
(D - 09)

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Rep. Sherry Gay-Dagnono 
(D -08)

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Rep. Leslie Love 
(D - 10)

 

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Rep. Kyra Harris Bolden 
(D - 35)

Rep. Sarah Anthony 
(D-68)

MINNESOTA

Rep. Ruth Richardson 
(D - 52B)

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Rep. Hodan Hassan 
(D - 62A)

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Rep. Rena Moran 
(DFL - 65A)

WISCONSIN

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Sen. Lena C. Taylor 
(D-04)

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