Candidate Details

Barbara Lee

House - Incumbent

Rep. Barbara Lee has represented California’s 9th Congressional District since 1998 and won election to represent California’s new 13th District, which encompasses Oakland and Berkeley, in 2012. Rep. Lee has distinguished herself as a bold progressive in the House, helping to found the Out of Poverty Caucus and vocally opposing the Iraq War. A strong ally of the pro-Israel, pro-peace movement, Rep. Lee has promoted continued aid to the Palestinian Authority and Israel and introduced a resolution promoting a diplomatic approach toward preventing Iran from becoming a nuclear power. Her extensive travel in Israel and the West Bank informs her passionate advocacy on behalf of a two-state solution.