Candidate Details

Janice Schakowsky

House - Incumbent

Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky was first elected to represent Illinois’ 9th Congressional District in 1998. Serving in the House Democratic Leadership as Chief Deputy Whip, Rep. Schakowsky has earned a reputation as a champion of progressive issues on Capitol Hill. She serves on the Energy and Commerce and Budget Committees.

The Congresswoman has traveled to Israel and the Palestinian Territories extensively and has been a longtime advocate of a two-state solution. During her time in Congress, Rep. Schakowsky has been one of J Street’s strongest allies, vocally advocating for pro-Israel, pro-peace causes across the board. She backed the JCPOA nuclear agreement with Iran, and most recently co-authored a letter with Represenatives Deutsch, Price, Schneider opposing Israeli annexation of the West Bank. She was one of the earliest cosponsors of House Resolution 326, which reaffirmed Congress’s commitment to two-state solution and opposed settlement expansion and annexation.