The chief deputy whip of the National Democratic Party visited Gadsden County Sunday to address education issues.
Congresswoman Maxine Waters is helping to raise money for the Innovation Church and School that burned down last month in Tallahassee.
At a reception held in her honor Sunday afternoon, she says she also came to recognize the educational improvements made in Gadsden County.
Waters says, "Education should be the number one issue in this country, and certainly I think every community is desirous of having an education system that will teach our children, that will make sure they graduate, that they get on to college and that they become competitive adults."
Quincy and Gadsden County residents and leaders thanked Waters for her years of service in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Waters is currently serving her eighth term in Congress and is the co-chair of the House Democratic Steering Committee.