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U.S. Senate

Cheri Beasley (D-NC)
Elected to the North Carolina Court of Appeals in 2008, after serving as a public defender and district judge. She was elected to the state Supreme Court in 2014, and made history by becoming the first African American woman to serve as Chief Justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court. She has devoted her life to public service and is now running to represent North Carolina in the Senate. She is a strong proponent of JAC's issues and we look forward to helping elect her. Click here to read more about Cheri Beasley.
Sen. Michael Bennet (D-CO)
Sen. Michael Bennet has served in the U.S. Senate since his appointment in 2009. He is a fierce proponent for JAC's issues, cosponsoring the U.S.-Israel Strategic Partnership Act, as well as a strong defender of women's reproductive rights. He currently serves on the Senate Finance, Agriculture, Nutrition & Forestry, and Intelligence Committees. Widely recognized as a pragmatic and independent thinker, he strongly believes in the obligation to create more opportunity for the next generation. We need to keep him in the Senate. Click here for more about Michael Bennet.
Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT)
Sen. Blumenthal served an unprecedented five terms as Connecticut's Attorney General prior to election to the U.S. Senate in 2010. His aggressive law enforcement for consumer protection, environmental stewardship, labor rights, and personal privacy helped to reshape the role of state attorneys general nationally. He is a strong proponent of JAC's issues and a good friend to JAC. Help keep him in the Senate in 2022. Click here for more about Richard Blumenthal.
Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV)
Sen. Cortez Masto is a strong advocate for JAC's issues. She is the first woman from Nevada and the first Latina elected to the U.S. Senate. She is a strong advocate for women and women's health care, is working to fix our immigration system, is a cosponsor of the DREAM Act. Prior to serving in the Senate, she served two terms as Attorney General of Nevada, where she became known as an advocate for seniors, women, and children. We need to keep her in the Senate. Click here to learn more about Sen. Cortez Masto.
Rep. Val Demings (D-FL)
Representative Val Demings has been a strong advocate for Israel and Choice in her short time in Congress. She is now running for the U.S. Senate against GOP Sen Marco Rubio. As the first ever African American to serve as Chief of the Orlando Police Department, Val led a 40% drop in violent crime and has been an advocate for police safety, including gun safety, making her one of Florida’s foremost gun control advocates in congress. She served as an impeachment manager during the impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump. She is also dedicated to increasing high school graduation rates and making college affordable for all Americans, and is a fierce defender of JAC's issues. Click here for more about Val Demings.
Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-IL)
An Iraq War Veteran, Purple Heart recipient, former Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, former House member, and mom, Sen. Duckworth was elected to the U.S. Senate in 2016. In the Senate, she advocates for practical, common-sense solutions to move our nation forward. She is a strong proponent of JAC's issues and we need to keep her in the Senate. Click here to read more about Tammy Duckworth.
Sen. Maggie Hassan (D-NH)
Sen. Hassan was elected to represent New Hampshire in the U.S. Senate in 2016 in a tight race. She became the second woman to be elected as both Governor and Senator. She is an independent leader and strong supporter of JAC's issues. A recipient of the Bipartisan Policy Center's Legislative Action Award, she is known for working across the party line to pass necessary legislation. This race is expected to be very competitive and we need to keep Maggie in the Senate. Click here to learn more about Maggie Hassan.
Sen. Mark Kelly (D-AZ)
Sen. Kelly won a special election to the Senate in 2020 to unseat former GOP Senator Martha McSally, and is now running for a full Senate term. Mark Kelly is a former astronaut and Captain in U.S. Navy, as well as husband to former Congresswoman Gabby Giffords. He is a strong proponent of JAC's issues, including reproductive rights and gun violence prevention. Following the attack on Rep. Giffords by a constituent, the two founded the Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence, and are committed to achieving gunsense in America. Click here to learn more about Mark Kelly.
Sen. Alex Padilla (D-CA)
Sen. Padilla was appointed to the Senate in 2021 by California Governor Gavin Newsom to fill the seat vacated by Vice President Harris. He is running for reelection in 2022. Alex is a strong defender of JAC's issues and a valuable ally in the Senate. We need to keep Sen. Padilla in the Senate. Click here for more about Alex Padilla.
Rep. Tim Ryan (D-OH)
Rep. Tim Ryan has served in the U.S. House of Representatives since 2003. He has long supported-JAC's issues and is now running for the open Senate seat of retiring GOP Senator Rob Portman. His fierce defense of reproductive rights, belief in a strong U.S.-Israel relationship, and more will make him a strong proponent of our issues in the U.S. Senate. Click here for more about Tim Ryan.
Sen. Raphael Warnock (D-GA)
Sen. Warnock won a tight and historic run-off election for the Senate seat, defeating appointed incumbent GOP Sen. Kelly Loeffler in 2020. That race resulted in Georgia having two Democratic Senators and pushed control of the Senate to the Democrats. He is running for the full term in what will be a hotly contested race. Warnock is the Senior Pastor of the iconic Ebenezar Baptist Church, the pulpit of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. As Senator he has focuses on equality, affordable healthcare, supporting reproductive rights, fighting BDS, supporting a strong U.S-Israel relationship, and making sure every voice is heard. He is a strong supporter of JAC's issues. Click here for more about Sen. Warnock.
Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR)
 
JAC was an early supporter of Sen. Ron Wyden during the beginning of his political career.  He has consistently shown his commitment to the U.S.-Israel relationship.  As an avid environmentalist, Sen. Wyden turned this passion to encouraging better cooperation between the U.S. and Israel on energy-related issues. He is a strong defender of all of JAC's issues. JAC is proud to call Wyden a friend. Click here for more about Ron Wyden.
 
 
U.S. House of Representatives
Rep. Colin Allred (TX-32)
Colin flipped his district blue in 2018, but with the GOP seeking to curb voting rights and controlling redistricting, he faces a difficult reelection. As the first Member of Congress to take paid paternity leave, he is pushing for it nationally. On the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, Colin stands strong on Israel’s right to exist and self-defense. He is a strong advocate for JAC’s issues and we will need to work hard to keep him in Congress. Click here for more information about Colin Allred.
Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-3)
Rep. Cindy Axne was elected to serve Iowa's 3rd district in 2018. She is a small business owner, parent, community activist and 5th generation Iowan. She is a supporter of JAC's issues and a strong advocate in Congress. She is committed to working with all Congressional colleagues toward bipartisan solutions for the many issues facing our country and her district. She is a strong supporter of Planned Parenthood and believes that Washington politicians should stay out of women's doctors' offices. Click here for more about Cindy Axne.
Rep. Shontel Brown (OH-11)
Rep. Shontel Brown was elected in 2022 to fill the seat vacated by former-Rep. Marcia Fudge, who was appointed Secretary of Housing & Urban Development by President Biden. She was a dedicated member of the Cuyahoga County Council, where she served for the past six years. During that time, she dedicated herself to the wellbeing, economic and otherwise, of her constituents – championing voting rights initiatives, engaging young people in political activism via her High School engagement initiatives, and funding Health and Human Service programs focusing on supporting seniors. She is committed to common sense gun legislation, a strong Covid recovery, and voting rights. Click here for more about Shontel Brown.
Nikki Budzinski (IL-13)
A life-long public servant, Nikki Budzinski is running for the seat of retiring GOP Rep. Rodney Davis in Illinois. She has a track record of working with labor unions and organizations to ensure living wages while fighting for workers and working families. She worked with Illinois Gov JB Pritzker to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour, and served on the advisory council to expand broadband internet access across Illinois. She also worked as Chief of Staff for President Biden's Office of Management & Budget, helping to implement the American Rescue Plan. She is a strong supporter of JAC's issues and will work in Congress to defend them. Click here to read more about Nikki Budzinski.
Rep. Sean Casten (IL-6)
Representative Casten is a respected scientist, clean energy advocate, and entrepreneur who has dedicated his career to building businesses that reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Casten ran for Illinois’s 6th congressional district after criticizing both President Trump and his Republican opponent’s environmental policies that put millions of people’s lives and health at risk. Casten has promised to fight for every woman’s right to make her own reproductive health care decisions, and for affordable healthcare access for all Americans. Click here for more about Sean Casten.
Rep. David Cicilline (RI-1)
Representative David Cicilline was the first openly gay mayor of a U.S. State Capital, breaking major barriers for the LGBTQ+ community. David has since been a advocate for progressive civil rights policy and the “Make It In America” agenda, encouraging American made goods. Cicilline was a founding member of Mayors Against Illegal guns with NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg and is staunchly pro-choice and pro-Israel. Click here for more about David Cicilline.
Rep. Angie Craig (MN-2)
Angie is seeking a third term in Congress, representing a majority  Trump district. Redistricting will make her seat even tougher to hold in 2022. Angie is a much needed pro-choice voice in Congress and a strong proponent of JAC’s issues. As a gay woman who faced adoption challenges of her own, she introduced the “Every Child Deserves a Family Act” to end adoption discrimination. Click here to learn more about Angie Craig.
Rep. Jason Crow (CO-6)
Representative Jason Crow served in the Army's 82nd Airborne Division, where he led a platoon of paratroopers during the invasion of Iraq and earned the Bronze Star for his combat actions. He also served in the Joint Special Operations Task Force in Afghanistan. Jason is a leader who has always put selfless service above politics and isn't afraid to fight for what's right. He is a strong supporter of JAC's issues. Click here for more about Jason Crow.
 
Rep. Sharice Davids (KS-3)
The GOP wants Sharice’s seat back, which she turned blue in 2018. As the only Democrat in the Kansas Congressional delegation, this seat will be highly contested in 2022. Sharice is the first LGBTQ+ Kansas Representative and is one of two Native American women elected to the House — the only one still serving in Congress after Rep. Deb Haaland was appointed to U.S. Sec. of Interior by President Biden. She is a strong supporter of all JAC’s issues. Click here to learn more about Sharice Davids.
Rep. Antonio Delgado (NY-19)
Rep. Antonio Delgado was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2018. Prior to representing NY's 19th District, he was a lawyer who committed significant pro bono work toward criminal justice reform, and was a hip hop musician focused on empowering young people through music. He earned a Rhodes Scholarship while attending Colgate University and went on to Harvard Law School. He is committed to JAC's issues and a strong friend in Congress. Click here for more about Antonio Delgado.
Rep. Lizzie Fletcher (TX-7)
A native of Houston, Lizzie Fletcher began her career in law in 2006. Her work led to recognition as on of the Best Lawyers in America. A co-founder of Planned Parenthood Young Leaders, she helped recruit a new generation of leaders to fight for reproductive rights. She has also worked to dismantle the school-to-prison pipeline, and help young people find their voices through dance and writing. She is a strong advocate for JAC's issues. Click here for more about Lizzie Fletcher.
Rep. Lois Frankel (FL-21)
Rep. Lois Frankel has spent her life delivering positive change to her community as a civic leader, state legislator, mayor, and now Member of Congress. She sits on the House Appropriations committee and the Committee on Veteran's Affairs. She became a leading force to improve economic conditions for families and seniors, to protect human rights & women's reproductive freedom. She co-chairs the Democratic Women's Caucus, and is a fierce defender of all of JAC's issues. Click here for more about Lois Frankel.
Rep. Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5)
Representative Josh Gottheimer entered the political scene as the youngest speech writer in history for President Bill Clinton’s White House.  Since then Josh has been a key ally on JAC issues. He strongly supports Israel’s continued survival and strong relationship with the U.S. Josh has been unequivocally pro-choice, supporting safe access to all services at Planned Parenthood. Josh is strongly committed to job security and small businesses as well as strong infrastructure across the U.S. Click here for more about Josh Gottheimer.
Rep. Josh Harder (CA-10)
Rep. Josh Harder was elected to Congress in 2018 by defeating incumbent GOP Rep. Jeff Denham, one of 7  Congressional freshmen to flip their districts blue. He is a fierce advocate of a woman's access to reproductive health, supports a two-state solution in the Middle East, wants to reduce gun violence, and supports JAC's issues. Prior to his public service, Harder worked as a venture capitalist and, later, taught business at Modesto Community College. Click here for more about Josh Harder.
Rep. Steven Horsford (NV-4)
In 2018, Representative Steven Horsford returned to the seat he held from 2013-2015. He lost his father to gun violence when he was young, and made it a mission of his that people feel safe from gun violence in our communities and schools. He is also a strong proponent of women's reproductive rights, strongly believes in Israel's right to exist and supports a continued vibrant U.S.-Israel relationship. Click here for more about Steven Horsford.
Rep. Chrissy Houlahan (PA-6)
Elected to Congress in 2018, Representative Chrissy Houlahan is a former Air Force officer and daughter of a Holocaust survivor, whose ideals align with JAC’s core beliefs and make her a powerful voice in Washington. Her cousin-in law was one of the EMTs responding to the Sandy Hook tragedy, so she has a personal connection to the gun violence epidemic. She wants to push for common sense gun legislation, as well as ensuring that women’s health care decisions are made between her and her doctor. Click here for more about Chrissy Houlahan.
Steve Irwin - Candidate for PA-12
With over 30 years experience working in the policy work at the local, state, and federal levels, Steve Irwin brings a history of making a difference in the lives of the people around him. He is running for U.S. Congress to represent the newly redrawn 12th district, an open seat of retiring Michael Boyle. He is a fierce proponent of JAC's issues, as well as deeply involved with the Anti-Defamation League. He will bring a strong record of leadership to the Congress. Click here for more about Steve Irwin.
Rep. Andy Kim (NJ-3)
Representative Andy Kim was elected to Congress in 2018. A proud son of Korean immigrants, Andy began his career as a public servant under both Democrats and Republicans. He served at USAID, the Pentagon, the State Department, the White House National Security Council and in Afghanistan as an advisor to Generals Petraeus and Allen. He is a strong advocate for JAC's issues. Click here for more about Andy Kim.
Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi (IL-8)
Representative Krishnamoorthi is dedicated to women’s reproductive freedom, seeing it as one of his key issues in supporting the disappearing middle class America.  Raja is dedicated to supporting the strong U.S. relationship with Israel, seeing it as key to national security.  Raja has also been a strong advocate for clean and renewable defense technology, starting his own non-profit, InSPIRE, that provides training on solar technology. Click here for more about Raja Krishnamoorthi. 
Rep. Susie Lee (NV-3)
Susie has worked hard in Congress on behalf of JAC’s issues. Susie believes in working across the aisle and bringing people together to solve problems, which is why she joined the bipartisan Problem Solvers Caucus. She has helped pass the Climate Action Now Act, the first vote Congress has taken in decades to address climate change. Well-funded GOP candidates are vying to run against Susie in this swing district that Biden won by .02 points. Click here to learn more about Susie Lee.
Rep. Andy Levin (MI-9)
Representative Andy Levin took over his seat following the retirement of his father, Michigan Congressman Sandy Levin. Raised in a Jewish family, he has always cared deeply about Israel. He is the president of his synagogue, and has taken these passions for the Israeli state to Capitol Hill. He is also a strong defender against attacks against women’s reproductive rights. Click here for more about Andy Levin.
Rep. Mike Levin (CA-49)
Representative Mike Levin vows to fight for women’s rights. He promises to defend Planned Parenthood and a woman’s right to choose. He is committed to solving the gun violence epidemic and supports the assault weapon ban and expanding Brady background checks. He continues to emphasize his support for a two-state solution, and engaging Jewish voters who care about peace in the Middle East. Click here for more information about Mike Levin.
Rep. Ted Lieu (CA-33)
Elected to Congress in 2014, Representative Ted Lieu is a fierce champion of JAC's issues. He has said that denying women the opportunity to make their own medical decisions is an assault on their fundamental rights. Prior to Congress, Ted served as a military prosecutor in the U.S. Air Force. He serves on the Foreign Affairs and Judiciary Committees. Click here for more about Ted Lieu.
Rep. Elaine Luria (VA-2)
Elaine is a pro-choice champion. She serves on the House Task Force Combating Anti-Semitism. She is a former military veteran with a 20-year career in the U.S. Navy and knows what it’s like to fight for what she believes in. She was named to the Select Committee to investigate the January 6th attack on the Capitol. Elaine won her last two elections with 51% of the vote. Her 2022 race will be more contentious with redistricting. Click here for more information about Elaine Luria.
Rep. Tom Malinowski (NJ-7)
Prior to Congress, Tom served as a Senior Director on President Clinton’s National Security Council, where he worked to end conflict around the globe. The House passed Tom’s bill to ensure the U.S. Strategic National Stockpile is adequately stocked for the next major pandemic. He won his reelection in 2020 by only 1.2 points —the closest margin of any Democratic Member of Congress. He faces the same opponent in 2020. Click here for more information about Tom Malinowski. 
Rep. Kathy Manning (NC-6)
Representative Kathy Manning was elected to Congress in 2020. Before serving in Congress, Kathy worked to expand access to early childhood education, college scholarships, workforce development, and assistance to those in need through nonprofit organizations including the United Way, the National Conference for Community & Justice, and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She was the first woman to chair the Board of the Jewish Federations of North America. She is a strong advocate for JAC's issues. Click here for more about Kathy Manning.
Rep. Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11)
A Navy pilot and former federal prosecutor, Representative Mikie Sherill ran for Congress in an effort to bring new leadership to Washington that will fight for a positive future in America.  Mikie is committed to supporting Israel’s relationship with the U.S. and will fight for Roe V. Wade and sufficient funding for Planned Parenthood.  Mikie is also a key advocate for gun violence prevention. Click here for more about Mikie Sherrill.
 
Rep. Tom O'Halleran (AZ-1)
Tom O'Halleran began his public service as an officer in the Chicago Police Department, where he rose to sergeant, and later was commissioned to be one of the youngest homicide investigators in the city's history. He later became a member of the Chicago Board of Trade, becoming the vice chare of the Exchange's finance, floor operations, and planning committees. Upon retirement, he and his wife moved to Arizona, where he was elected to the House of Representatives for three terms, one term in the State Senate, and was elected to the U.S. House in 2018. He is strong defender of JAC's issues. Click here for more about Rep. O'Halleran.
Rep. Jamie Raskin (MA-8)
Representative Jamie Raskin is one of congress’s strongest supporters of the separation of religion and state noting that those in government swear an allegiance to the constitution, not to the bible.  Jamie has fought for women to be able to make their own health care decisions, earning him a 100% rating from Planned Parenthood. Jamie is also a strong supporter of the State of Israel and has vowed to support it’s continued security. Click here for more about Jamie Raskin.
Rep. Deborah Ross (NC-2)
Representative Deborah Ross was elected to Congress in 2020. A civil rights advocate, clean energy champion, and lawyer, she grew up with the strong belief that with opportunity comes responsibility, and that through public service she could help others and make a difference. She began her career in public service when she was elected to the North Carolina House of Representatives in 2002, where she served for over 10 years. She was noted for her ability to work across the aisle. As a civil rights lawyer, she fought for fairness and justice, working to pass the South's first anti-racial profiling law and juvenile justice reform. She is a strong advocate for JAC's issues. Click here for more about Deborah Ross.
Max Rose (NY-11)
Rep. Max Rose was elected to represent Staten Island and Brooklyn in 2018, but was unseated by his GOP opponent in 2020 in this very tightly contested district.. A former platoon leader in Afghanistan, he brings a dedication to working for the public to his role in Congress. He is a strong proponent of JAC's issues. In January of 2021, he was sworn in as special assistant to the U.S. Secretary of Defense for COVID19. Following his service in the Army, he worked at a nonprofit operator of medical clinics around New York. Click here for more about Max Rose.  
Rep. Mary Gay Scanlon (PA-5)
Elected to Congress in 2018, Representative Mary Gay Scanlon, a former attorney, understands the importance of legal precedence. She has cited many important landmark Supreme Court cases to support JAC’s core ideals of protecting women’s reproductive rights and the separation of church and state. She vows to continue the fight for those rights in Washington D.C.  Click here for more about Mary Gay Scanlon.
Rep. Jan Schakowsky (IL-9)
Representative Jan Schakowsky has been one of JAC’s greatest allies throughout her time in Congress.  As the daughter of Jewish immigrants, Jan has staunchly supported Israel and has been a key pro-choice ally, supporting an end to Hyde Amendment restrictions.  Jan’s top priority has been quality affordable healthcare for all Americans. Click here for more about Jan Schakowsky.
Rep. Kim Schrier (WA-8)
Representative Kim Schrier was elected to Congress in 2018, and is the first and only pediatrician currently serving in Congress. Her father, an engineer, instilled in her a love for science, which led her to a degree in Astrophysics at UC Berkley, and then later to medical school. Before medical school, she spent a year working at the EPA. She is a strong defender of JAC's issues. Click here for more about Kim Schrier.
Rep. Elissa Slotkin (MI-8)

Prior to her election to the house, Elissa Slotkin spent her career in Defense, working as Assistant Defense Secretary from 2015-2017 following a 5-year career in the CIA.  In that time Elissa gained experience facilitating Israeli defense policy, reaffirming her support for Israel.  Elissa even worked as a writer for a feminist center in Haifa, which reaffirmed her commitment to women’s reproductive rights and gained her an endorsement by Emily’s List. Click here for more about Elissa Slotkin.

Rep. Abigail Spanberger (VA-7)
Abigail has vast experience in foreign affairs having served in the CIA. Her deep understanding of the Middle East makes her a vital asset in Congress. She promotes responsible gun ownership and common-sense gun legislation. Her district went for Trump in 2016 but narrowly chose Biden in 2020. She won her last two races by less than 2 points, and redistricting could make her 2022 race even more competitive. Click here for more information about Abigail Spanberger.
Rep. Greg Stanton (AZ-9)
Rep. Greg Stanton is the former Mayor of Phoenix who spent his term forging better relationships with Israel and women. He traveled to Israel multiple times and forged an economic partnership between Israel and Phoenix that has led to 13 years of economic and cultural exchange. Domestically, he has worked closely with women to help better their access to reproductive and healthcare services. His belief that Church and State must always be separated makes him a valuable voice for JAC’s issues in Congress. Click here for more about Greg Stanton.
Rep. Haley Stevens (MI-11)
Born and raised in the Detroit area, Rep. Stevens was elected to Congress in 2018 to represent Michigan's 11th district. During the Great Recession, she served as chief of staff on the Auto Rescue, which helped return the auto industry to financial stability. After working in the Obama Administration, she worked in a manufacturing research lab. She is a strong proponent of JAC's issues, working to protect women's reproductive rights and more. Click here for more information about Haley Stevens.
Rep. Dina Titus (NV-1)
A professor of U.S. and Nevada history, Rep. Dina Titus is a fierce defender of democracy, as well as JAC's issue. She represented NV-3 district from 2008-2012, before losing her seat in a contentious race. She was reelected to Congress to represent NV-3. She is seen as an expert on atomic testing, having published "Bombs in the Backyard: Atomic Testing & American Politics in 2001. She is a long-time friend of JAC and we need her to remain in the House to defend our issues. Click here for more about Rep. Titus.
Rep. Jennifer Wexton (VA-10)
Rep. Jennifer Wexton served almost two decades, as a prosecutor, an advocate for children, and as a legislator focusing on issues of concern to families. In Congress, Jennifer is a true advocate for women. She supports legislation that expands women’s access to quality, affordable healthcare, family planning services, and contraception, establishes paid family and medical leave programs, ends violence against women, promotes women’s involvement in STEM and political fields, and ratifies the Equal Rights Amendment in the U.S. Constitution. Click here for more about Jennifer Wexton.
Rep. Susan Wild (PA-7)
Susan serves on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, where she plays an important role in strengthening the U.S.-Israel relationship. Her commitment to women’s rights makes her a target of the GOP. “From the right to have control over what a woman does with her body, to equal rights . . . I will always be an advocate for women.” Pennsylvania lacks a bipartisan commission overseeing redistricting, so her race will be extremely competitive. Click here for more information about Susan Wild.