NEW LEADERSHIP DELIVERING RESULTS FOR OUR COMMUNITY
Supervisor Margaret Angela Franklin was elected to the Prince William Board of County Supervisors on November 5, 2019. She, along with Supervisor Andrea Bailey, are the first African American women to serve on the Prince William Board of Supervisors. She was also elected to serve as Chair Pro Temp and Chair of OmniRide. She is a member of the Coalition of 100 Black Women, Prince William County Chapter and African American Women on the Hill. She also serves on the University of Tennessee Board of Advisors for the Political Science Department.
Margaret Angela Franklin is currently Vice President at Fulcrum DC and the former Legislative Director for Congressman Al Lawson and the former Senior Legislative Assistant to Congresswoman Alma Adams of North Carolina and Senator Kirsten Gillibrand of New York. She previously served as President of the Senate Black Legislative Staff Caucus (SBLSC) where she implemented a monthly Speaker Series that eatured Senators Tim Scott, Cory Booker, and Kirsten Gillibrand along with national public policy figures and media personalities including Karen Finney of CNN and Mona Sutphen, Former Deputy Chief of Staff to President Obama.
As President of SBLSC, she also collaborated with other congressional staff associations to host a dialogue on community policing that included DC Police Chief Cathy Lanier, CNN Contributor Angela Rye, NAACP Vice Chair Hilary Shelton, and Senior Counsel to the House Judiciary Committee Keenan Keller. She also helped to organize a vigil of over 200 minority congressional staffers on the steps of the U.S. Capitol featuring the Chaplain of the U.S. Senate along with several Members of the Congressional Black Caucus to protest the killing of Michael Brown.
She is on the planning committee for African American Women on the Hill, the Board of Advisors for the Department of Political Science at the University of Tennessee and serves as a Commissioner to the Potomac and Rappahannock Transportation Commission for Prince William County, Virginia. A native of Memphis, Tennessee, Margaret received her Master’s Degree from Howard University in Public Administration and a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. She currently resides in Woodbridge, Virginia where her passion is working to create public policy initiatives that have a positive and lasting impact on diverse communities.