Meet JAC's 2024 Candidates

Meet the Candidates JAC is Supporting for 2024

If you have a candidate you believe JAC should support, please email us at info@jacpac.org. If you are a candidate seeking JAC support, please email your position papers on the U.S.-Israel relationship, reproductive rights, separation of religion & state, and gun violence prevention, along with contact information to info@jacpac.org.

Candidates for the U.S. Senate

Rep. Colin Allred (D-TX)
Colin flipped his district blue in 2018, and has announced he will challenge GOP-incumbent Sen. Ted Cruz for his seat in 2024. 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 send him to the Senate. Click here for more information about Colin Allred.
Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI)
 
Tammy Baldwin has a strong connection to the State of Israel, growing up in a Jewish home and visiting for the first time at the age of 6. Since being elected to the U.S. Senate, she has supported a strong U.S.-Israel relationship. She is also a fierce advocate for women's reproductive rights, sponsoring several influential bills that have earned her 100% ratings from both NARAL Pro-Choice America and Planned Parenthood. Click here to learn more about Tammy Baldwin.
Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH)
Sherrod Brown has a perfect record on JAC issues. He won his Senate seat in 2006 with one of the largest margins over an incumbent in U.S. history. During his tenure in the U.S. Senate, and before that in the U.S. Congress, he has worked hard to protect women's reproductive rights and to strengthen the U.S.-Israel relationship. He has said, "None of us is powerless. It's past time that we start a sensible dialogue about gun safety in our communities." Click here for more information about Sherrod Brown.
Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-WA)
 
Maria Cantwell has been a fierce JAC ally in her nearly 20 years in the Senate. She has been unwavering in her support for Israel during her time in the U.S. House and Senate. She is a champion of reproductive rights, supporting contraception coverage in the ACA, increasing funding for Title X programs, and cosponsoring bills that would allow employers to determine what insurance coverage to provide based on the employer's religious beliefs. Click here to learn more about Maria Cantwell.
Sen. Bob Casey (D-PA)
Bob Casey is a longtime JAC friend and has been a strong advocate for crucial U.S.-Israel relations, vigorously supporting the survival and security of the State of Israel as a Jewish and democratic state. He cosponsored the Combatting BDS Act of 2016, and has signed onto various policies to pressure other countries in the Middle East to end their boycotts of Israel. He has also been an advocate for women's rights in the workplace and access to contraceptive care. Click here for more information about Bob Casey.
Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-AZ)
Ruben Gallego has served in the House representing Arizona's 3rd Congressional District, including the Phoenix areas since 2014. After graduating from Harvard, he joined the Marines and deployed to Iraq in 2000. His military service motivated him to become involved in politics, serving as Chief of Staff for a Phoenix City Councilman and later was elected to the Arizona State House. He believes that the right to choose is a 'fundamental, sacred right.' and is proud to defend the right to choose. He is a staunch supporter of a strong U.S.-Israel relationship and believes that Israel has an absolute right to defend itself. He is a strong advocate for all of JAC's issues and someone we need in the Senate. 
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY)
Kirsten Gillibrand has been a fierce advocate for women's reproductive rights, earning a 100% rating from NARAL Pro-Choice America and Planned Parenthood. She fought for contraceptive insurance coverage and sponsored the Protect Women's Health from Corporate Interference Act, which would prohibit employers from using their religious beliefs to deny healthcare coverage for contraceptives. She has been championed for her notable efforts to combat sexual harassment, particularly in the public sector. Click here for more information about Kirsten Gillibrand.
Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-NM)
Martin Heinrich is a long-time JAC friend and supporter of our issues. He believes in the 'unbreakable bond' between the U.S. and Israel and believes the U.S. has an integral role in negotiating a two-state solution. He is a strong supporter of a woman's right to make decisions about her own health, earning a 100% rating from NARAL Pro-Choice America. Click here for more information about Martin Heinrich.
Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-HI)
Mazie Hirono is running for reelection to the U.S. Senate as a strong friend to JAC. After being diagnosed with kidney cancer in 2017, Hirono understands the importance of access to quality and affordable healthcare. During her time in office, she worked to pass the Affordable Care Act and has continuously fought to protect a woman’s right to choose. Hirono is endorsed by both EMILY’s List and Planned Parenthood. Click here for more information about Mazie Hirono.
Sen. Tim Kaine (D-VA)
 
Tim Kaine served for four years as the governor of Virginia before being elected to the U.S. Senate in 2011. He is one of just 20 Americans to serve as Mayor, Governor, and Senator of their community. Since his election to the Senate, Senator Kaine has been a strong supporter of JAC's issues, cosponsoring legislation to reaffirm U.S.-Israel relations and activities, as well as holding 100% rating from both NARAL Pro-Choice America and Planned ParenthoodClick here for more information about Tim. Kaine.
Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN)
Amy Klobuchar was the first woman to be elected as a Senator from Minnesota. Since her election in 2007, she has continued to be a champion for women and our right to make our own reproductive decisions. She has also been a vital voice for the protection of Israel as a Jewish and Democratic State. She constantly votes down harmful gun legislation, and stands strongly behind any bills that help rid our country of gun violence.  JAC strongly supports this long-time JAC friend for Senate. Click here for more about Amy Klobuchar.
Sen. Chris Murphy (D-CT)
Senator Murphy has been a good friend of JAC and a strong supporter of our issues. He is committed to a strong U.S.-Israel relationship and supports a two-state solution. He strongly supports reproductive rights and has voted against legislation that would have banned abortion. He is also a strong proponent of common sense gun violence prevention legislation and has introduced a number of bills since the shooting at Sandy Hook in his home state of Connecticut. Click here to learn more.
Sen. Jacky Rosen (D-NV)
Jacky Rosen was the first Jewish woman to win her Congressional race to represent Nevada's 3rd district. She is now in the Senate, having defeated one of the most anti-choice Senators. She served as former president of Nevada's largest synagogue. Jacky strongly believes that women's health care decisions are personal, and that government has no place in deciding what's best for a woman and her family. Click here for more information about Jacky Rosen.
Rep. Elissa Slotkin
MI-7
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. She is now running for the U.S. Senate to replace retiring Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-MI). Click here for more about Elissa Slotkin.
Sen. Jon Tester (D-MT)
Jon Tester has been a great friend to JAC, showing strong support and committment to the U.S.-Israel relationship, including introducing a resolution to strengthen the U.S.-Israel economic relationship. He has been a passionate advocate for women's reproductive rights, including cosponsoring the Women's Health Protection Act. He has stood up for women in the private and public sectors, noting that equal work should have equal worth. Click here for more information about Jon Tester.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA)
Elizabeth Warren was the first woman from the state of Massachusetts to be elected to the U.S. Senate. Warren has consistently fought for women's reproductive rights, gaining her a 100% ratings from both Planned Parenthood and NARAL Pro-Choice America. She has vowed to protect the U.S. and Israel's vital relationship and has been a passionate advocate for greater accountability in weapons sales and the passage of common sense gun legislation. Click here for more information about Elizabeth Warren.
Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI)
 
Sheldon Whitehouse has been a strong JAC ally, supporting our core issues throughout his time in the Senate. He has vigorously supported a strong relationship with Israel in a variety of areas that benefit both the U.S. and Israel. He has been a key advocate for women's reproductive liberties, gaining him a 100% rating from both NARAL Pro-Choice America and Planned Parenthood. Click here to learn more about Sheldon Whitehouse.
 
 
Candidates for U.S. House of Representatives
 
Rep. Becca Ballint  
VT-AL
Rep. Becca Balint became the first woman to represent Vermont in Congress in 2022. Prior to Congress, she served as President Pro Tempore of the Vermont State Senate. She is a strong supporter of JAC's issues and believes that Congress can do great things to support our country, including passing an assault weapons ban and codifying reproductive rights.  Click here for more about Becca Ballint.
Rep. Ami Bera 
CA-6
Rep. Ami Bera has spent over two decades in the medical field, so he understands that a woman's health decisions should be between her and her doctor. He stands with Planned Parenthood's important role in providing health care to women. His position on the Foreign Affairs committee allows him to play an integral role in strengthening our relationship with Israel. He also uses his medical background to address the issue of gun violence as a national public health crisis. Click here for more about Ami Bera.
Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester
DE-AL
The first woman and person of color sent to Congress to represent Delaware in Congress, Lisa Blunt Rochester brought her years of problem-solving and advocacy with her to address issues important to JAC. Her background includes working for then-Rep. Tom Carper as a case worker, serving in the cabinets of 2 Delaware governors as Secretary of Labor, and Deputy Secretary of Health & Human Services, and State Personnel Director. Click here for more about Lisa Blunt Rochester.
Representative Shontel Brown 
OH-11
Representative Shontel Brown was elected in a special election to replace former Rep. Marcia Fudge following her appointment by President Biden to the Cabinet. Prior to election to Congress, she was a dedicated member of the Cuyahoga County Council, where she served for 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. In Congress, she has been a fierce champion of common sense gun legislation, a strong Covid recovery, and voting rights. Click here for more about Candidate Shontel Brown.
Rep. Julia Brownley
CA-26
Representative Julia Brownley began her career in government because she wanted to help children and families receive better resources in local schools; for the past 15 years, Julia has been a powerful advocate for people both in and out of her home state of California.  Julia is strongly pro-choice and has been one of Congress’s foremost advocates for women. Most recently her bill to protect female veterans passed on the house floor.  Julia has also sponsored and supported a number of bills on Israel, protecting their military advantage. Click here for more information on Julia Brownley.
Rep. Yadira Caraveo
CO-8
Representative Yadira Caraveo became Colorado's first Latina Congressional Representative in 2022, after serving in the State House. She is a strong supporter of JAC's issues, believing we must protect access to reproductive rights across the nation to protect the freedom of all women. She is a pediatrician, and has worked to lower prescription costs in Colorado. Click here for more about Yadira Caraveo.
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. Joaquin Castro  
TX-20
Representative Joaquin Castro is proud to be part of a new class of Latino leaders emerging across the country, being named one of the top 50 politicians to watch in the U.S. He feels that he is truly representative of the American dream, as a second generation American. Joaquin wants to continue this legacy, building what he calls the Infrastructure of Opportunity, focusing on the American school system and healthcare system. Joaquin is a key ally on women’s reproductive care and defends U.S. support of Israel. Click here for more about Joaquin Castro.
Rep. Katherine Clark
MA-5
Elected to Congress in 2013, Katherine Clark began her career as an attorney in several states before moving to Massachusetts and working in state government. She was elected in the special election to replace Rep. Ed Markey, when he was elected to the U.S. Senate. She is the House Minority Whip and Assistant House Democratic Leader. She is also strong supporter of JAC's issues. Click here for more about Katherine Clark.
Rep. Angie Craig
MN-2
Elected to Congress in 2018, Angie Craig began her career as a newspaper reporter, and later worked her way up over 20 years to lead a Minnesota manufacturer with over 16,000 employees. There she started 'the Women in Business' program to support and mentor women in their career choices. She believes no one should come between a woman and her doctor when making medical decisions, including contraception and reproductive freedom. She is a strong supporter of JAC's issues. Click here for 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
Representative Sharice Davids is a strong advocate for women’s reproductive health and justice. She is supported by NARAL pro-choice America and EMILY’s list. Davids is cosponsoring a bill opposing the delegitimization of Israel through the BDS movement, and went on a trip to Israel in August 2019. Sharice Davids is one of two Native American women to be elected to the House of Representatives, as well as Kansas’s first gay representative in the House who is committed to fighting for the rights of the LGBTQ community. Click here for more about Sharice Davids.
Rep. Madeleine Dean
PA-4
Representative Madeleine Dean transitioned from State Representative to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2018. She brought with her a strong voice for JAC's values to Washington. She pledged her unequivocal support to women in the fight for reproductive rights. She also stands with Israel and vows to vote for legislation that secures the safety of Israel. She has also co-founded a gun safety group following the school shooting at Sandy Hook, and is committed to gun violence prevention. Click here for more about Madeleine Dean.
Rep. Diana DeGette
CO-1
Representative Diana DeGette is seeking reelection to serve her 14th term in the U.S. House of Representatives. Throughout her long career in the House, she has been a strong supporter of Israel and the two-state solution. She has been adamant in her support for women's reproductive rights and has always spoken out against the anti-choice agenda in Washington, DC. She has used her position on the Energy & Commerce committee to make sure solving the gun violence epidemic always stays on the agenda. Click here for more about Diana DeGette.
Rep. Debbie Dingell
MI-12
Representative Debbie Dingell’s family has years of experience with congresspeople, her late husband being former Congressman John Dingell, Jr., but Debbie’s had amazing congressional success in her own right, sponsoring a variety of legislation.  Debbie is a staunch supporter of Israel and an even bigger supporter of women’s reproductive freedom, founding the National Women’s Health Resource Center. Click here for more about Debbie Dingell.
Rep. Lizzie Fletcher   
TX-7
A native of Houston, Lizzie Fletcher began her career in law in 2006. Her work led to recognition as one 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. Bill Foster
IL -11
Rep. Bill Foster was elected to Congress in 2008 and served the IL-14 District until boundaries were redrawn in 2011. The only 'rocket scientist' in Congress, he worked in particle physics for over 25 years prior to his election. He is a strong believer in JAC's issues and vows to protect reproductive rights, combat gun violence, and more. Click here for more about Bill Foster.
Adam Frisch
Candidate CO-3
Adam Frisch is running to unseat MAGA GOP Rep. Lauren Bobert. He came close in 2022, and is determined to do so in 2024. He is a former city councilman in Colorado and has a long history of public service and fiscal responsibility. He is a strong believer in JAC's issues and vows to protect reproductive rights, combat gun violence, and more. Click here for more about Adam Frisch.
Rep. Robert Garcia
CA-42
Representative Robert Garcia is a career educator who served two terms as the Mayor of Long Beach, California before being elected to Congress. He immigrated to the U.S. as a young child and was raised in Southern California. He is a strong defender and proponent of JAC's issues. 
Rep. Daniel Goldman
NY-10
Representative Dan Goldman came to prominence as the lead counsel for the impeachment investigation of President Trump. Before that he served 10 years as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Southern District of New York. He was elected to Congress in 2022. He is a strong defender of JAC's issues. Click here for more about Dan Goldman.
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-9
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.
Rep. Sara Jacobs
CA-51
Representative Sara Jacobs was elected to Congress in 2020. Prior to being elected, she founded San Diego for Every Child, a coalition dedicated to ending the experience of child poverty in San Diego County. Earlier she served as the Scholar in Residence at the Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies at the University of San Diego, and as the founding CEO of Project Connect, and international education nonprofit dedicated to connecting students around the world to the internet. She also served in the Buereau of Conflict & Stabilization Operations at the U.S. State Department, and as foreign policy advisor to Secretary Hillary Clinton during the 2016 presidential campaign. Click here for more on Sara Jacobs.
Rep. Jeff Jackson
NC-14
Representative Jeff Jackson was elected to Congress in 2022 to represent NC-14, after serving in the State Senate since 2014. Prior to serving elected office, he served as a Major in the Army National Guard; he is currently in his 19th year of military service, following serving in Afghanistan. He is a strong defender of JAC's issues, has led the fight against gerrymandering in NC, and worked to defeat discriminatory legislation. Click here for more about Jeff Jackson.
Rep. Robin Kelly
IL-2
Representative Robin Kelly has been an activist her whole life, beginning her career fighting for social and economic justice, her main focus was eradicating urban food deserts in the state of Illinois.  Now, as a Representative, Robin has pushed for the same agendas, including standing up to the NRA, fighting for women’s reproductive health through staunch support of the ACA, and working to strengthen relations between the U.S. and Israel. Click here for more about Robin Kelly.
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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. Greg Landsman
OH-1
Representative Greg Landsman was elected to Congress in 2022. He is a public school teacher and advocate. He was appointed Ohio Director of FaithBased & Community Initiatives. He was elected to the Cincinatti City Council in 2017. He is a fierce advocate for reproductive rights, common sense gun laws, and a strong U.S.-Israel relationship. Click here for more about Greg Landsman.
Rep. Susie Lee
NV-3
Representative Susie Lee was a committed community leader in Las Vegas for the past 20 years, prior to being elected to Congress. She has served as the president of Communities in Schools of Nevada (CIS), the leading organization for school dropout prevention. She is the Founding Director of After-School All-Stars and is dedicated to improving the public education system. Susie is devoted to the fight for pay equality and immigration reform is a top priority for her. She is an advocate for national background check legislation and gun control. Click here for more about Susie Lee.
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. Seth Magaziner
RI-2
Representative Seth Magaziner was elected to Congress in 2022. Before serving in Congress, he served as Rhode Island's General Treasurer since 2015, and worked as Chair of the state's school building task force, launched innovative clean energy financing programs, and helped pass the Reproductive Privacy Act in 2019, codifying the protections of Roe v Wade into state law. He is a strong advocate for JAC's issues. Click here for more about Seth Magaziner.
Rep. Lucy McBath
GA-7
Rep. Lucy McBath was elected to represent Georgia's 6th district in 2018, defeating incumbent GOP Rep. Karen Handel. She worked for 30 years as a flight attendant until her son, Jordan Davis, was shot and killed in what has become known as the "loud music shooting." Following his death, she devoted her life to activism and preventing other families from experiencing what hers did. She is a fierce supporter of women's reproductive freedom and JAC's issues. Click here to learn more about Lucy McBath.
Rep. Frank Mrvan
IN-1
Representative Frank Mrvan was elected to Congress in 2020. Before serving in Congress, Frank was the North Township Trustee for 15 years, where he learned the value of being a trusted resource and how to help people when they need it. He is a strong advocate for JAC's issues. Click here for more about Frank Mrvan.
Rep. Wiley Nickel
NC-13
Representative Wiley Nickel was elected to Congress in 2022. Prior to his election to Congress, he served as a NC State Senator. He also worked for two White House administrations, including that of President Obama. He is a strong supporter of JAC's issues. Click here for more information about Wiley Nickel.
Rep. Nancy Pelosi
CA-11
JAC has supported Speaker Emerita Pelosi since her first run for Congress 2006, and has maintained a relationship with her as she rose through House leadership to become Speaker of the House twice. JAC has too by her since her first race for Congress - she is a strong proponent of JAC's issues.  Click here for more about Nancy Pelosi.
Rep. Mary Peltola
AK-AL
Representative Mary Peltola was elected to Congress in 2022 in a special general election to fill the seat of long-time incumbent Don Young - defeating Sarah Palin in the process. She is the first Alaska Native member of Congress and the first woman to represent Alaska in Congress. Prior to her election to Congress, she served in the Alaska House of Representatives, served as a judge on the Orutsaramiut Native Council's tribal court. She is a strong supporter of JAC's issues. Click here for more information about Mary Peltola.
Rep. Brittany Pettersen
CO-7
Representative Brittany Pettersen ran for the open seat of retiring Representative Perlmutter in 2022. Prior to running for Congress she served in the Colorado State House of Representatives as the Majority Whip, and later in the State Senate. She also worked in the nonprofit sector working to increase youth participation in politics and the government process. She is a strong supporter of JAC's issues. Click here for more about Brittany Pettersen.
Rep. Katie Porter
CA-47
Representative Katie Porter spent nearly 20 years fighting powerful special interests and Wall Street banks on behalf of consumers and families. A national leader in consumer protection, she has won big victories against financial institutions who cheat consumers. She was one of the first to sound the alarm prior to the housing bubble burst. She served under CA Attorney General Kamala Harris as CA's bank watchdog. She is a fierce advocate of JAC's issues and committed to making Congress work for the people. Click here for more about Katie Porter.
Rep. Mike Quigley
IL-5
Representative Mike Quigley began his career in politics to help the environment, but soon found that there were significantly more issues that he was passionate about.  Quigley is not only a strong advocate for Women’s Reproductive health, as well as a trusted ally to Israel, but he is one of Illinois's foremost politicians fighting for sensible gun control.  Quigley has introduced legislation to end family separation at the border and election security.  Click here for more about Mike Quigley.
Rep. Jamie Raskin
MD-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.
Rep. Raul Ruiz
CA-25
Representative and former emergency room doctor, Raul Ruiz began his career in advocacy by starting a pre-medical mentorship program in the Coachella Valley due to a physician shortage in the region.  After the program created a lasting impact, Raul knew he could make a change in Congress. Raul has been a strong advocate for Israel and has 100% ratings from both NARAL and Planned Parenthood. Click here for more about Raul Ruiz.
Rep. Pat Ryan
NY-19
Representative Pat Ryan was elected to Congress in 2022. He is a decorated combat veteran and small business owner, who also held the position of County Executive in Ulster County. He also served as an intelligence officer in the U.S. Army. He is a strong supporter of JAC's issues. Click here for more about Pat Ryan.
Rep. Linda Sanchez
CA-38
Linda Sanchez has been a champion of JAC’s ideas in Congress for over a decade. She has consistently voted down legislation that is harmful to both Israel and women’s reproductive rights. She stands up to any harmful attacks on both of these two important topics. Congress needs more voices like hers, and JAC is proud to support her. Click here for more about Linda Sanchez.
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. Brad Schneider
IL-10
Representative Brad Schneider has been an ally to Israel and to pro-choice Americans, being a fierce advocate for women’s reproductive freedom throughout his time in Congress.  Brad is an active member of pro-Israel communities, being a strong supporter of the JUF and with it, Israel.  Brad is a strong advocate of the LGBTQ+ community and has been instrumental in the drafting of progressive and sensical gun legislation. Click for more information about Brad Schneider.
Rep. Hillary Scholten
MI-3
Representative Hillary Scholten was elected to Congress in 2022, becoming the first Democrat to represent her district since 1982. Prior to serving in Congress, she was a judicial law clerk and attorney adviser for the Board of Immigration and Appeals, and later a staff attorney for the Michigan Immigrant Rights Center. She is a fierce proponent of JAC's issues. Click here for more about Hillary Scholten.
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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. 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. Eric Sorensen
IL-17
A former chief meteorologist in Rockford, Illinois, Rep. Eric Sorensen was elected to Congress in 2022. He is a fierce advocate of JAC's issues and equity in the LGBTQ+ community, and is the first openly gay member of Congress from Illinois. Click here for more about Eric Sorensen.
Rep. Abigail Spanberger
VA-7
Rep. Abigail Spanberger is a former CIA operative who brings a special viewpoint to politics. As a former federal agent, she carried a gun with her to work. She promotes responsible gun ownership, while also promoting common sense gun legislation. She also has vast experience in foreign affairs. Her deep understanding of the Middle East makes her a much needed asset in the fight for a safe Israel – free from the threat of nuclear Iran.   Click here for more about Abigail Spanberger.
Rep. Greg Stanton   
AZ-4
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 about Haley Stevens.
Rep. Eric Swalwell
CA-15
Eric Swalwell is seeking reelection in order to continue to fight for common sense gun legislation. He understands the need for immediate change, and has cosponsored over a dozen gun violence prevention bills in the last three Congressional sessions. Along with his commitment to protecting the people from gun violence, he is also committed to protecting women’s reproductive rights. He consistently introduces legislation aimed to improve women’s access to abortions, contraceptives, and equal pay. His understanding of the importance of the U.S.’s relationship with Israel makes him an important voice in Congress. Click here for more about Eric Swalwell.
Rep. Emilia Sykes
OH-13
Representative Emilia Sykes was elected in 2022 to Congress. Prior to serving the OH-13th district, she served eight years in the OH House of Representatives, with 3 years as the Minority Leader. Before serving in elected office, she served as the Administrative Staff Advisor at the Summit County Fiscal Office and as a Law Clerk to the Chief Judge of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in the Northern District of Georgia. She is a strong proponent of JAC's issues. Click here for more about Emilia Sykes.
Rep. Lauren Underwood
IL-14
Representative Lauren Underwood was elected to Congress in 2018 by defeating a four-term GOP incumbent. She was the first person of color, first woman, and first millennial elected to represent her district and became the youngest Black woman to serve in Congress. A registered nurse and public health expert, she brings critical experience and perspective to Congress. She is a strong supporter of JAC's issues. Click here for more about Lauren Underwood.
Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz
FL-25
Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz has been one of JAC’s biggest allies throughout her time in Congress.  As a staunch supporter of the State of Israel, Debbie has been on the forefront of fighting for the rights of the Jewish State.  As a member of the Pro-Choice House Caucus, Debbie has also been a longtime defender of women’s reproductive freedom. Click here for more about Debbie Wasserman Schultz.
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
Representative Susan Wild received her B.A. from American University and her J.D. from George Washington University, and went on to work as an attorney. She supports a strong U.S.- Israel relationship and a two-state solution. She also is committed to fighting for a woman’s right to choose. In addition to her support for women’s rights and for Israel, she would like to see change regarding the gun violence plaguing our nation. She seeks to do this through an assault weapon ban and background checks. Click here to learn more about Susan Wild.