Born: August 15, 1938 in St. Louis, Missouri
Married: Sidney Williams (m. ~1956)
Children: Karen* and Edward K.
1972: Delegate, Democratic National Convention
1976: Delegate, Democratic National Convention
1980: Delegate, Democratic National Convention
1984: Delegate, Democratic National Convention
1984-1990: Majority Caucus Chair, California State Assembly
1988: Delegate, Democratic National Convention
2000: Proponent, Proposition 36 [Drug treatment programs] (Passed; 60.9%)
2004-Present: Member, Progressive Democrats of America Advisory Board
2008: Delegate, Democratic National Convention
2016: Delegate, Democratic National Convention
- Karen Waters was a Presidential Elector in 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012 and 2016.
- Since 2007, Waters' Chief of Staff has been her grandson, Mikael Moore.
- QUOTABLE: "This is a tough game. You can't be intimidated. You can't be frightened. And as far as I'm concerned, the 'tea party' can go straight to hell."
Source: California Legislature Handbook (1981), (1989)
Source: "L.A. congresswoman attacks tea party" by PolitiCal Blog (8/20/2011)
Source: "Working for Grandma Waters on Capitol Hill" by Lisa Mascaro, Los Angeles Times (8/12/2010)