Sharice was the first out LGBTQ member of Congress from Kansas and one of the first Native American women elected to the U.S. Congress!
Sharice Davids is currently serving Kansas’ Third Congressional District in Congress. Sharice was raised by a single mom who spent more than 20 years serving in the US Army. A proud graduate of Leavenworth High School, Sharice was the first person in her family to attend college. She worked her way from Johnson County Community College to Cornell Law School, juggling multiple jobs to put herself through school. Sharice went on to work in economic and community development on Native American reservations, helping tribes to create programs and initiatives for growth. This work inspired her to apply for the prestigious White House Fellowship program, where she served under President Barack Obama and continued to create economic opportunities for others. Sharice ran for Congress to give Kansans a voice who represents our values and interests, and to make sure everyone has the same opportunities to achieve their goals that she did. In 2018, Sharice ran for office to give Kansans a voice that represented their values in Congress. In flipping this seat from red to blue, she became one of the first two Native American women ever to serve in Congress and the first LGBTQ+ Native American elected to Congress. She has spent her time in office working tirelessly to tackle the issues most important to Kansas families, including strengthening our public schools, lowering the cost of healthcare and prescription drugs, and making sure the government is working for the people — not special interests.