WUFPAC Endorses Heather McTeer in Mississippi’s 2nd Congressional District
Today the Women Under Forty Political Action Committee (WUFPAC) announced its endorsement of Heather McTeer, candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives to represent Mississippi’s 2nd congressional district.
Heather currently serves as the Mayor of Greenville, Mississippi, a position she has held since 2003. She is the first African American and first woman to serve in this role. Mayor McTeer will challenge incumbent Congressman Bennie Thompson in the Democratic primary, which will take place on Tuesday, March 13, 2012.
WUFPAC President Katie Vlietstra stated, “Mayor McTeer has dedicated her life to serving her community and the people of Mississippi. We are thrilled she is running for Congress and believe she will be an excellent advocate for her hometown district in Washington. Additionally, her election will have significant historical context, as she will be the first woman to represent a congressional seat from Mississippi.”
McTeer was born and raised in Greenville, Mississippi. She earned her B.A. in Sociology from Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia, and earned her J.D. from Tulane University Law School.
In 2010, Mayor McTeer was appointed to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Local Government Advisory Committee. This independent committee of elected and appointed officials advises the agency on a range of environment issues affecting local communities.
WUFPAC is dedicated to electing more young women to public office so that young women have an equal voice in shaping public policy, and building the seniority of women in Congress by electing women at a young age. WUFPAC supports candidates who are committed to empowering young women to succeed.
For more information about Heather McTeer and to donate directly to her campaign, please visit www.heathermcteer.com.