Candidate Details

Sanford Bishop

House - Incumbent

Since 1993, Congressman Sanford Bishop has represented Georgia’s 2nd Congressional District. Congressman Bishop sits on the influential House Appropriations Committee. Rep. Bishop was a member of the Georgia House of Representatives for 14 years and Georgia State Senate for 2 years before running for Congress in 1992. After receiving an honorable discharge from the US Army, Rep. Bishop had his own law firm.

Congressman Bishop has been a reliable source of support in Congress for pro-Israel, pro-peace Americans. A consistent ally of the two-state solution, Rep. Bishop was a cosponsor on H. Res. 365, a resolution commending the Kerry Initiative. Congressman Bishop was also a vocal advocate of the Obama administration’s efforts to find a diplomatic solution with the Iranians over their nuclear program. Before voting in favor of the JCPOA, he  signed onto legislative vehicles urging a diplomacy-first approach to dealing with Iran. In the last Congress, he was an early cosponsor of House Resolution 326, which reaffirms Congress’s commitment to two-state solution and opposes settlement expansion and annexation.