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 opportunity 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 was elected to represent Kansas’ Third District, becoming one of the first two Native American women ever to serve in Congress. She has spent her first term 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.
Sharice is committed to putting Kansans first and creating opportunity for all.
Quick Facts About Sharice
- Sharice was raised by a single mom, who spent more than 20 years in the Army followed by a career in civil service at the US Post Office.
- Sharice graduated from Leavenworth High School. She attended Haskell Indian Nations University and the University of Kansas before graduating from Johnson County Community College and later the University of Missouri-Kansas City. She went on to earn a law degree from Cornell Law School.
- Sharice calls herself a “former” first generation college student, since her mom earned a degree in history from UMKC in 2016.
- Sharice is a member of the Ho-Chunk Nation, a Native American tribe in Wisconsin.
- Sharice is highly trained in martial arts and has competed as both an amateur and professional in Mixed Martial Arts (MMA).
- Sharice was one of 16 selected to participate in the prestigious White House Fellowship program (2016-2017).
- Sharice has lived and worked on Native American reservations, working with tribes to create economic development opportunities, programs, and initiatives.
- Sharice regularly speaks at conferences as a nationally recognized expert on economic and community development in Native communities.
- Sharice, along with her brother, created Starty Pants – a video podcast that highlights entrepreneurs in the Greater Kansas City area with a focus on women, people of color and LGBTQ founders.