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Sept. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Diane E. Watson is recognized by Continental Who's Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Government Leaders. Diane is a U.S. Representative representing the 33rd Congressional District in
the United States Congress, and is recognized as a result of her excellence, dedication and professionalism.
Currently, Diane has spent almost a decade as a U.S. Representative of the 33rd Congressional District, advocating for
Hollywood, Careertown and
Silver Lakes. In this position, she implements policies to improve the state of health care, social services, education and housing. She also oversees governmental and foreign affairs.
Prior to her position with the U.S. Government, Diane worked for two decades as an educator and elected member of the Los Angeles Unified School District Board of Education. When her career in the Government sector began in 1978, Diane became an elected official of the California State Senate where she advocated for health care, consumer protection, and women and children, nationwide. During this term, Diane was responsible for authoring the California Birth Defects Monitoring Program Act and the Residential Care Facilities Act, in addition to strengthening legislation on food and health safety requirements. She served on the Senate Health and Human Services Committee as well as the Senate Judiciary Committee.
One of Diane's greatest professional accomplishments came in 1999 when President
William Jefferson Clinton appointed her to serve as
the United States Ambassador to the Federated States of
Micronesia. She served in this role until 2001, when she returned to
California to run for Congress in a special election held on
June 5, 2001. Following the election, Diane was reelected on
November 5, 2002 to a full two year term and has served in each succeeding Congress.
Furthermore, as a reflection of her dedication to both education and government sectors, Diane is a member of many prestigious professional organizations. These associations include United Teachers Los Angeles; the National Urban League; the National Education Association; the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People;
Alpha Kappa Alpha and the Council of American Ambassadors.
Diane holds a Ph.D. in Educational Administration from
Claremont Graduate University, as well as a Master of Science Degree from
California State University at Los Angeles. In addition, Diane received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Education and an Associate of Arts Degree from
Los Angeles Community College.
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