Chairman Adam Smith has represented Washington’s Ninth Congressional District since 1997. He first ran for office in 1990, when he was elected at 25 and became the youngest state senator in the country. While serving in the state senate, he worked as a prosecutor and judge. In 1996, Rep. Smith won election to the House of Representatives by defeating an incumbent Republican and has represented the district ever since. He is the Chairman of the powerful House Armed Services Committee.
A JStreetPAC endorsee since 2012, Rep. Smith has been a longtime champion of the two-state solution and a pro-diplomacy approach to foreign policy. In the last Congress, he was an early cosponsor of H.Res. 326, which put Congress on the record reaffirming support for the two-state solution and opposing annexation and settlement expansion.