Rep. Steve Cohen was first elected to represent Tennessee’s 9th Congressional District in 2006. Before running for Congress, Rep. Cohen served in the Tennessee State Senate for over twenty years and served one term as a Shelby County commissioner. His family has lived in Memphis for four generations. Rep. Cohen, a six-time JStreetPAC endorsee, has been a strong friend of the pro-Israel, pro-peace movement. He has consistently supported J Street-backed initiatives in Congress and taken a leadership role in encouraging his colleagues to do the same.