Frederica Wilson is headed to Congress as the elected representative for Florida’s District 17. She beat out a slew of candidates for the seat and continues to do what she has always done --- shake things up. She’s jokingly referred to as The Mad-Hatter in some articles because of her penchant for wearing hats. Unfortunately, or maybe not, for Wilson much media coverage has been devoted to her desire to change the rules and wear her signature hats in the House chamber.
There are two camps of people on this issue: one group fully supports Wilson who calls the current rules sexist and there are the other folks who find the hat wearing issue a ridiculous waste of time. Either way you look at the situation, Wilson is one of the best-known members of the congressional freshman class. Perhaps there really is no such thing as bad publicity.
Wilson was successful at changing the no hat rule at the State level; will she be able to do the same in Washington, DC?