For those who would like more information after her presentation at our last meeting, here is the background information about Supervisor Margared Franklin
Supervisor Margaret Angela Franklin is currently the Legislative Director for Congressman Al Lawson of Florida and the former Senior Legislative Assistant to Congresswoman Alma Adams of North Carolina and Senator
Kirsten Gillibrand of New York.
She previously served as President of the Senate Black Legislative Staff Caucus (SBLSC) where she implemented a monthly Speaker Series that featured Senators Tim Scott, Cory Booker, and Kirsten Gillibrand along with national public policy figures and media personalities including Karen Finney of CNN and Mona Sutphen, Former Deputy Chief of Staff to President Obama.
As President of SBLSC, Supervisor Franklin also collaborated with other congressional staff associations to host a dialogue on community policing that included DC Police Chief Cathy Lanier, CNN Contributor Angela Rye, NAACP Vice Chair Hilary Shelton, and Senior Counsel to the House Judiciary Committee Keenan Keller. She also helped to organize a vigil of over 200 minority congressional staffers on the steps of the U.S. Capitol featuring the Chaplain of the U.S. Senate along with several Members of the Congressional Black Caucus to protest the killing of Michael Brown.
Supervisor Franklin is on the planning committee for African American Women on the Hill, the Board of Advisors for the Department of Political Science at the University of Tennessee and serves as a Commissioner to the Potomac and Rappahannock Transportation Commission.
A native of Memphis, Tennessee, Supervisor Franklin received her Master’s Degree from Howard University in Public Administration and a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. She currently resides in Woodbridge, where her passion is working to create public policy initiatives that have a positive and lasting impact on diverse communities.