US House of Representatives, Representing California's 5th District
Congresswoman Doris O. Matsui has been representing the community of Sacramento in Congress. A member of the Energy & Commerce and Rules Committees, she has focused her efforts on expanding access to mass transit, increasing flood protection, supporting seniors, and transforming the Sacramento region into a clean-tech capital.
Before becoming a Member of Congress, she served as one of eight members of President Clinton's transition board during his first term and later as Deputy Assistant to the President in the White House Office of Public Liaison for six years. During that time, she served on numerous advisory boards, community organizations, and honorary committees including KVIE public television (where she was chair of the Board) the Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento Children's Home, Meridian International Center, Arena Stage, and Woodrow Wilson Center Board of Trustees.
Congresswoman Matsui has maintained this commitment to civic involvement while serving in Congress. She has been named a Co-Chair of the National Service Caucus. A member of the Smithsonian Institution's Board of Regents, she serves as the Chair of the Strategic Planning Committee for the Smithsonian, on the Board's Governance Committee, the Council of the American History Museum, and the Council for the National Museum of African American History and Culture, which is scheduled to open on the National Mall in 2015. Congresswoman Matsui was also recently named as a Board Member of the National Symphony Orchestra.
A native of California's Central Valley, Congresswoman Matsui earned her Bachelor's Degree from the University of California at Berkeley.
Congresswoman Matsui serves as an Honorary Member of the Board of Advisors.