Candidate Details

Bonnie Watson Coleman

House - Incumbent

Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman was first elected in 2014 to represent New Jersey’s 12th Congressional District. A lifelong public servant, she previously served eight terms in the New Jersey General Assembly, where she became the first African-American woman to serve as Majority Leader and championed reforms on prisoner reentry programs. She then became the first African American woman to represent New Jersey in Congress. In Congress, she sits on the Committees on Appropriations and Homeland Security. 

Congresswoman Watson Coleman has been a JStreetPAC endorsee since 2016 and is a champion of J Street’s priorities on the Hill. Last session, she supported the entire J Street legislative agenda, and this session she was an early cosponsor of H.Res. 326, which gets Congress on the record reaffirming support for the two-state solution and opposing annexation and settlement expansion.