Tom Malinowski is the Democratic nominee running to retire Rep. Leonard Lance in New Jersey’s 7th Congressional District, which includes six counties in North Central New Jersey. Tom is a former diplomat and human rights activist, having served most recently as Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor under President Obama. He also served on President Clinton’s National Security Council and as the Washington Director for Human Rights Watch.
As a former diplomat, Tom has a deep understanding of the key issues related to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The first speech he wrote for President Clinton in his role on the National Security Council was delivered in Tel Aviv in 1998. Tom supported then and continues to support now the decades-old bipartisan commitment to a two-state solution. Tom also supports full implementation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action and understands that unilaterally walking away from the agreement would be a historic mistake for the United States, serving only to distance us from our allies.