Diane E. Watson
Former Representative, United States Congress
Diane E. Watson Honored for Excellence in Governmental Leadership
Diane E. Watson represents the 33rd Congressional District in the U.S. Congress

WASHINGTON, DC, June 1, 2010, Diane E. Watson, U.S. Representative representing the 33rd Congressional District in the United States Congress, has been recognized by Cambridge Who’s Who® for demonstrating dedication, leadership and excellence in governmental leadership.


After serving for approximately 20 years as an educator and elected member of the Los Angeles Unified School District Board of Education, Diane E. Watson delved into the governmental arena. In 1978, she became an elected official of the California State Senate, advocating for health care, consumer protection, women and children, nationwide. Her accomplishments during this tenure included authoring the California Birth Defects Monitoring Program Act and the Residential Care Facilities Act, and 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.


In 1999, President William Jefferson Clinton appointed Congresswoman Watson to serve as the United States Ambassador to the Federated States of Micronesia. Watson served in this capacity until 2001, when she returned to California to run for Congress in a special election held on June 5, 2001, following the death of Congressman Julian Dixon. She was reelected on November 5, 2002 to a full two year term and has served in each succeeding Congress. Today, Ms. Watson celebrates eight years as a U.S. Representative of the 33rd Congressional District, advocating for Culver City, Hollywood, Careertown and Silver Lakes. She implements policies to improve the state of health care, social services, education and housing. She also oversees governmental and foreign affairs. At her post, Ms. Watson is distinguished by her goal-oriented nature and her strong academic background – she holds a Ph.D. in educational administration from Claremont Graduate University, a Master of Science from California State University at Los Angeles, a Bachelor of Arts in education and an Associate of Arts from Los Angeles Community College.


Ms. Watson is a proud member of 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 E. Watson
Former U.S. Representative
33rd Congressional District
Los Angeles, CA
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