Tom Malinowski

Tom Malinowski



RACE: Won his reelection in 2020 with the closest margin - 1.2 percent - of any Democratic member of Congress.

VOTING RECORD:, Project VoteSmart


PARTY: Democrat

AGE: 55

EDUCATION: University of California, Berkley - BA, St. Anthony's College, Oxford - MPhil

OCCUPATION: Asst Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights, & Labor, U.S. Dept. of State (2014-2017); Washington Director, Human Rights Watch (2001-2013)

FAMILY: 1 child


  • United States House of Representatives, District 7-NJ, 2019-Present
  • Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights & Labor, U.S. StatesDepartment of State, 2014-2017
  • Senior Director, National Security Council, 1998-2001
  • Speechwriter/Policy Planning Staff, U.S. Department of State, 1994-1998
  • Special Assistant, U.S. Senator Daniel P. Moynihan (D-NY), 1988-1989


  • Committee on Foreign Affairs
  • Subcommittee on the Middle East, North Africa, & International Terrorism
  • Committee on Homeland Security
  • Subcommittee on Intelligence & Counterterrorism
  • Committee on Transportation & Infrastructure




  • Believes the U.S.-Israel relationship must remain strong.
  • Committed to a two-state solution, and believes the U.S. plays a critical role in that process.
  • Committed to a strong U.S.-Israel relationship.
  • Supports the continued implementation of the JCPOA (Iran Nuclear Deal).

  • Will unequicovally defend a woman's right to choose and Roe v Wade as legal precedent.
  • Has been an uncompromising advocate for women through the course of his long career in public service.
  • Supports Planned Parenthood.
  • Endorsd by Planned Parenthood Action Fund & NARAL Pro-Choice America
In His Own Words

"With Roe at risk, it becomes more critical than ever that our elected representatives protect choice, privacy, and a woman's autonomy over her own body," said Malinowski. 1 

"I believe the United States must continue to stand by Israel, and that we should work with our allies to maintain pressure on Iran to dismantle its nuclear program, while increasing pressure to stop Iran's support for terrorism and missile development.  2

SOURCES: 1) Project Vote Smart   2) 2018 Position Papers

Interesting Facts

Born in Communist Poland and immigrated to the U.S. with his mother at the age of 6

Served as Senior Director on President Clinton's National Security Council, working to end conflicts around the world

Served as chief advocate for Human Rights Watch, where he led the bipartisan campaign to end the use of torture by the Bush Administration

Served as the Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights, & Labor under the Obama Administration

Led a successful campaign to restore funding to protect the U.S. from domestic terrorism, including antisemetic violence, that was cut by the Trump Administration