2024 Endorsements

JDCA endorses candidates who share our Jewish and Democratic values. Every race is unique and we consider each race on its own merits. In general, JDCA’s endorsement process considers many factors, such as the size of the Jewish population and the extent to which Jewish voters can impact the outcome of the election; whether candidates face strong challengers; and the candidates’ positions on issues of concern to Jewish voters and JDCA.

National
Vice President Kamala Harris
As Vice President, Kamala Harris has worked to bring people together to advance opportunity, deliver for families, and protect fundamental freedoms across the country. She has led the fight for the freedom of women to make decisions about their own bodies, the freedom to live safe from gun violence, the freedom to vote, and the freedom to drink clean water and breathe clean air. Vice President Harris has repeatedly called for eliminating the threat Hamas poses to Israel and has said that Hamas cannot control Gaza. She continuously reiterates that “the onus is on Hamas” to accept the proposed ceasefire deal and release the hostages and played a critical role in the passage of the National Security Supplemental Aid package, which provided $15 billion in aid to Israel. Vice President Harris and Second Gentleman Douglas Emhoff also played a key role in drafting the first-ever National Strategy to Counter Antisemitism. The strategy mobilizes over two dozen federal agencies and contains over 100 specific, actionable steps to end this scourge of hate and prevent antisemitic attacks.
Alaska
Rep. Mary Peltola (AK-AL)
Representative Mary Peltola is a former member of the Alaska State Legislature and the first Democrat to represent Alaska in the House of Representatives in 50 years. In the Alaska State Legislature, she served as a consistent advocate for the needs of rural Alaskans and ensured that they had a seat at the table in important budgeting decisions. Following her tenure in state government, she took on critical roles in promoting sustainability in Alaska’s robust mining and fishing industries. Rep. Peltola is the first Alaskan Native to serve in the House and has spent her career working to better the lives of indigenous communities as a member of the Kuskokwim River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission and Orutsararmiut Native Council Tribal Court. She is committed to combatting antisemitism, extremism, and white nationalism. When elected to a full term this November, Rep. Peltola will continue to fight for working Americans, represent the needs of Alaskans, and protect reproductive freedom in the House. We are proud to endorse her.
Arizona
Rep. Ruben Gallego (AZ-Sen)
Rep. Gallego, the son of Latino immigrants, grew up in Chicago and was raised by his single mother. He worked throughout school to support his family and became the first in his family to attend college. After graduating from Harvard, he enlisted in the Marine Corps and served in Iraq in 2005. He served in the Arizona House of Representatives from 2010 - 2014, where he worked to expand Medicaid and secure in-state tuition for veterans. He was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2014 and has focused on military and veteran policy, conservation and access to public lands, broadband investment, Indigenous community protections, and national security. He is a staunch supporter of the Jewish community and our key issues and has a Jewish son.
Kirsten Engel (AZ-06)
State Rep. Kirsten Engel is a former Arizona State Legislator and environmental attorney, and she has worked at the MA Office of Attorney General and EPA. In the Arizona legislature, State Rep. Engel fought to fully fund public schools and universities, build technical education programs and workforce development programs, and implement environmental protections. Additionally, Engel advocated for criminal justice reforms such as drug treatment and improved prison oversight, while standing up to Republican legislatures who attacked abortion rights and voting rights. Her policy priorities include a smart water policy, lowering the cost of prescription drugs and healthcare, and abortion rights. 
California
Rep. Adam Schiff (CA-Sen)
Rep. Adam Schiff has a long history of defending democracy and representing the Jewish community and our values on the national stage. In Congress, Schiff has focused his efforts on protecting democracy; he served as lead impeachment manager during the Senate impeachment trial of President Trump, Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, authored The Protecting our Democracy Act, and was a member of the January 6th Committee. Prior to being elected to Congress in 2001, he worked as an assistant U.S. Attorney in LA and CA State Senator. His priorities as a Senate candidate include strengthening the economy, safeguarding democracy, and protecting the planet. JDCA endorsed him in 2020 for his Congressional race and now endorses him again as he runs for the open California Senate seat. 
Adam Gray (CA-13)
Assemblymember Adam Gray has served as a California assembly member since 2012. Prior, he worked as an aide in the state legislature and as an educator, teaching classes on state politics and policymaking at UC Merced. Assemblymember Gray is focused on key local issues in the district he is running to represent, including water and agriculture, education, and public safety. JDCA endorsed Assemblymember Gray in his 2022 race and we endorse him again in 2024.
Rep. Sara Jacobs (CA-51)

Congresswoman Sara Jacobs represents California’s 51st Congressional District – including the Cities of San Diego, El Cajon, La Mesa, Lemon Grove, and the unincorporated communities of Spring Valley and La Presa. First elected in 2020, she is currently running for her third term. Congresswoman Jacobs sits on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, where she is the Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Africa, and also on the House Armed Services Committee and the Committee's Quality of Life Panel. At 35, she is the youngest member of House leadership, where she directly advocates for San Diego in the rooms where decisions are made. She also gives San Diegans a voice on some of the most important issues facing the world today, as Co-Chair on the Protection of Civilians in Conflict Caucus, a member of the Bipartisan Task Force on Artificial Intelligence, and as Vice Chair of the Congressional Equality Caucus, where she also serves as Co-Chair of the Transgender Equality Task Force. Prior to her time in Congress, She served in policy positions at the U.S. State Department during the Obama Administration, UNICEF, and the United Nations, and as a Scholar in Residence at the Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies at the University of San Diego.

Rep. Sydney Kamlager Dove (CA-37)
Congresswoman Kamlager-Dove spent her career advocating for communities and families. In 2013, Rep. Kamlager-Dove was appointed to the Los Angeles County Commission on Children and Families and in 2015, she was elected to the Los Angeles Community College Board. During her time on the board, she fought to make higher education and career training affordable and accessible to everyone, with a special focus on underserved communities and students who were previously in the foster care system or incarcerated. Congresswoman Kamlager-Dove successfully ran for California State Assembly in 2018 and California State Senate in 2021. While in the California State Legislature, Rep. Kamlager-Dove got her bill, the CRISES Act. As a Freshman Member of the U.S. House of Representatives, Congresswoman Kamlager-Dove carries with her the experience of serving the people of Los Angeles. She will always be a strong voice for justice and our most vulnerable community members as she continues her commitment in the House of Representatives.
Joe Kerr (CA-40)
Joe Kerr is a firefighter and served as president of the Orange County Professional Firefighters Association for 17 years. He also served as Vice President of California Professional Firefighters and Vice President of Orange County Central Labor Council (AFL-CIO). He advocated for and helped pass over 200 bills and initiatives focused on advancing public safety, fighting climate change, and supporting workers. Kerr is running to protect reproductive freedoms, curb gun violence, advocate for the LGBTQ+ community, combat climate change, and create an economy and safety net that works for all.
Dave Min (CA-47)
State Senator Dave Min is a first-generation Korean American who has worked as an enforcement attorney at Securities and Exchange Commission, economic policy advisor to Sen. Schumer, and economic policy director at Center for American Progress. In his career prior to holding office, he focused on banking and housing policy and testified before Congress multiple times on those topics. In the CA State Senate, he advocated for progressive issues such as climate action, reproductive rights, and gun violence prevention. He led bills successfully signed into law that ban gun shows on state property, end offshore oil drilling, and combat AAPI hate. State Senator Min stands for our Jewish and Democratic values and JDCA endorses his 2024 campaign.
Jessica Morse (CA-03)
Jessica Morse is a fifth-generation North Californian with experience in national security and wildlife prevention. She is the former deputy secretary for the California Natural Resources Agency and has spent a decade in national security roles in the State and Defense Departments, in addition to being deployed to Iraq with the U.S. Agency for International Development. In addition to advocating for climate action, she is dedicated to protecting reproductive rights, expanding access to affordable healthcare, and safeguarding democracy. Her opponent, is an election-denier, a “MAGA champion” and has ties to insurrectionists.
Rep. Kevin Mullin (CA-15)

Congressman Kevin Mullin was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2022. He began his public service as a South San Francisco City Councilmember and Mayor, before being elected to the California State Assembly, where he served as Speaker pro Tempore. In the California Assembly, he authored more than 60 of bills that were signed into law including landmark legislation pioneering all vote-by-mail elections and combating dark money in state campaigns. Expanding access to the ballot box and strengthening our democracy was one of Kevin’s top priorities in the Assembly. In Congress, he will continue to defend our democracy from those who ignore the will of the people and the rule of law. 

Rep. Mike Levin (CA-49)
Representative Mike Levin is running for reelection in California’s 49th District after winning key races in 2018 and 2020. From the start, Rep. Levin has been a strong leader on critical issues to our community. Before joining Congress, he spent years tackling the issue of climate change, working in the clean energy industry to improve both transportation and electric generation. He also spent several years on the board at the Center for Sustainable Energy. Rep. Levin has continued that fight in Congress, serving on the House Committee on Natural Resources and the Select Committee on the Climate Crisis. He supports providing quality healthcare to all Americans, supporting bills that would provide dental and vision coverage under Medicare and improve healthcare outcomes for mothers and babies on Medicaid and in the CHIP program. Rep. Levin is a strong advocate for the U.S.-Israel relationship and a co-sponsor of H.R. 326, which reaffirmed Congressional support for a two-state solution.
Will Rollins (CA-41)
Will Rollins, a former federal prosecutor, has experience working in the Department of Justice’s Terrorism and Export Crimes Section where he prosecuted various cases, including charging an electrical engineer for conspiring to send microchips with missile guidance applications to China and pursuing Iranian nationals for violating U.S. sanctions on Tehran. Additionally, Rollins played a role in prosecuting individuals responsible for the insurrection in the U.S. Capitol on January 6. In his current campaign, Rollins aims to protect reproductive freedom, propose comprehensive immigration reform, promote gun safety laws, and as a member of the LGBTQ community, is committed to supporting the passage of the Equality Act. In 2022, Rollins overperformed in the district and came closer to unseating the 30-year incumbent than any Democratic candidate has in the past decade. JDCA endorsed Rollins in 2022 and we endorse him again in 2024.
Rudy Salas (CA-22)
Rudy Salas has served five terms in the California State Assembly. In 2012, Salas flipped the seat which represents Bakersfield. Prior, Salas was the first Latino in the Bakersfield City Council. Salas’ story is emblematic of the American Dream -growing up as a field worker with his father, Salas prioritized public safety, clean drinking water, small business success, healthcare, workforce development, and expanding educational opportunities in the state assembly. During his final term, Salas successfully secured $50 million of investments for projects to expand local nursing programs, and secured millions of dollars for local schools and colleges. JDCA endorsed Salas in 2022, and we endorse him again in 2024. 
Derek Tran (CA-45)
Derek Tran is an army veteran, consumer rights attorney, city commissioner, and small business owner. His parents fled Vietnam and moved to Southern California where they opened a corner market where Derek worked throughout school. He enlisted in the army at age 18, after which he went to law school and opened a small business to support immigrants, survivors of sexual harassment, consumers, and workers. He also served on the Orange Traffic Commission to help with transportation and highway planning. Now, he sits on the board of Consumers of Attorneys of California, mentors at-risk youth, and runs a pharmacy with his wife. His priorities include infrastructure investment to boost clean energy jobs, affordable health care and prescription drug prices, and the right to choose.
Colorado
Rep. Yadira Caraveo (CO-08)
Rep. Yadira Caraveo was elected to Congress in 2022. As a State Representative, she served her community as a member of the Colorado State House of Representatives from 2018-2022. In the State House, State Rep. Caraveo has passed trailblazing legislation that lowered the cost of prescription drugs, expanded preschool funding, limited pollution and prevented evictions during the pandemic. She would build on this critical work in Congress and prioritize healthcare reform, bringing down the cost of housing, fighting back against GOP attacks on voting rights, and combating the effects of climate change. State Rep. Caraveo has been a crucial voice for Democratic values in Colorado and we are proud to endorse her.
Adam Frisch (CO-03)
As a businessman and a former city councilman, Adam Frisch has worked to improve housing opportunities, increase childcare subsidies, and secure long-term water rights for his community. His priorities include promoting local energy production, protecting Colorado’s natural resources, expanding access to health care and defending reproductive freedom, and creating jobs. Frisch continues to emphasize economic issues like fighting inflation and creating jobs. In 2022, Frisch received JDCA’s endorsement as well and came within 550 votes of unseating Lauren Boebert. JDCA endorses Adam Frish, a Jewish candidate, for his 2024 race.
Rep. Brittany Pettersen (CO-07)
Representative Brittany Pettersen was first elected in 2022. Prior, she served in the Colorado state legislature for a decade. Pettersen is the first in her family to graduate both high school and college, and in Colorado, she helped pass the country’s strongest Equal Pay for Equal Work law and advocated for greater investments in mental health and substance use disorder treatment programs. Her legislative priorities include gun safety, fair wages, reproductive healthcare, and the opioid epidemic.
Connecticut
Sen. Chris Murphy (CT)
Chris Murphy has dedicated his career to serving the people of Connecticut. Elected to the Senate in 2012, Chris is a leading voice in the fight to create jobs, make sure all Americans have good health care they can afford, and keep our kids safe from gun violence. Chris has earned a reputation as a serious legislator who is willing to stand up for his principles and reach across the aisle. After the Sandy Hook Shooting, he became a leading voice on gun control and filibustered on the Senate floor for 15 hours to force a vote on gun violence measures. On issues ranging from transportation and manufacturing to fixing our broken mental health system and combating the opioid crisis, Chris listens to his constituents and works hard with both Democrats and Republicans to get things done.
Rep. Jahana Hayes (CT-05)
Representative Jahana Hayes was first elected to Congress in 2018 and was re-elected in 2020. She is the first African-American Congresswoman from Connecticut. Prior, she worked as a teacher and was recognized as National Teacher of the Year by President Obama in 2016. In her capacity as Teacher of the Year, she traveled the country and the world to empower public educators and worked on policies designed to improve outcomes for students. Rep. Hayes is firmly aligned with our values, which has been showcased by her tireless advocacy in Congress. She currently sits on the full House committees of Education, Labor, and Agriculture.
Florida
Rep. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell (FL-Sen)
Debbie Mucarsel-Powell is a former member of Congress and a first-generation immigrant who moved to the US from Ecuador with her mother and three sisters as a teenager. She worked through high school to help her family make ends meet, and earned a BA from Pitzer College in Political Science and a Master’s in International Political Economy from Claremont. Mucarsel-Powell has spent the last twenty years working for non-profit organizations such as the Hope Center, Zoo Miami Foundation, and the Coral Restoration Foundation, as well as in the College of Health at Florida International University. She served in the House of Representatives from 2019 to 2021 and was endorsed by JDCA. Mucarsel-Powell is running on protecting reproductive rights, ensuring a social safety net, and securing democracies around the world. She also advocates for gun safety measures, an issue important to her as her dad died due to gun violence. JDCA endorses her again in 2024 as she challenges Rick Scott to be Florida’s next Senator.
Rep. Sheila Cherfilus-McCormick (FL-20)

Representative Sheila Cherfilus-McCormick was first elected in 2021 and is the first Haitian American Democrat elected to Congress. She was elected in a special election to replace the late Rep. Alcee Hastings. Prior to serving in Congress, she worked as CEO of a healthcare company and advocated for healthcare reform on Capitol Hill. During COVID, she led her company in vaccinating Floridians. She has also worked with non-profit and outreach programs to provide resources for community members in need and support small businesses. She has worked in Congress to expand access to quality healthcare, strengthen the economy, and grow affordable housing options.

Rep. Lois Frankel (FL-22)
Lois Frankel has represented Palm Beach County in Congress since 2013. Prior, she served 14 years in the Florida state legislature, where she became the first woman Democratic Minority Leader, and was Mayor of West Palm Beach. She became a leading force to improve the economic condition of families and seniors, and to protect human rights and women's reproductive freedom - fights she continues today in Congress as Chair of the Democratic Women's Caucus. Rep. Frankel’s priorities also include standing by Israel and combating antisemitism. Since October 7th, she has been a leading voice in calling for the immediate release of hostages, security assistance to Israel, and aid to civilians in Gaza, and condemnation of the use of sexual violence. She was the lead sponsor of H. Res. 966 Condemning rape and sexual violence committed by Hamas in its war against Israel.
Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-25)
Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz was first elected in 2005 and is Florida’s first Jewish Congresswoman. Prior, she served as the youngest woman elected to the Florida State legislature and advocated for issues such as economic equity and reproductive freedom. In Congress, she has prioritized expanding health care, improving quality of life for children and families, protecting reproductive rights, and safeguarding the social safety net. Rep. Wasserman Schultz is known for working across the aisle to secure legislative wins and is a member of the New Democrat Coalition and on the Bipartisan Task Force for Combating Antisemitism. Rep. Wasserman Schultz has joined JDCA for numerous events throughout the years.
Georgia
Rep. Nikema Williams (GA-05)
Representative Nikema Williams was first elected to Congress in 2020 to succeed Congressman John Lewis. Prior, she served as a Georgia State Senator. She is committed to Congressman Lewis’s memory by continuing to fight to secure our democracy and protect voting rights and was arrested at the State Capitol for peacefully protesting the voter suppression rampant in the 2018 Georgia elections. Other legislative priorities include reproductive justice, economic justice, and healthcare. She served as Freshman Class President for the 117th Congress and is a member of the New Democrat Coalition and Congressional Progressive Caucus. Williams co-chairs the Black-Jewish Relations Caucus.
Hawaii
Sen. Mazie Hirono (HI)
Mazie Hirono was first elected to the Senate in 2012 as the first elected female Senator from Hawaii and the first Asian-American woman elected to the Senate. Her personal background as an immigrant from Japan and unique path to the Senate has guided her work. Prior to serving in the Senate, Hirono served three terms in the U.S. House of Representatives and was the Lieutenant Governor of Hawaii. She is a staunch supporter of Medicare for All and has a 100% pro-choice rating from NARAL. She has worked in the Senate to support small businesses, invest in transition programs for veterans, and fund public schools.  
Illinois
Rep. Nikki Budzinski (IL-13)
Nikki Budzinski has been fighting for working families for her entire adult life. After graduating college, she went on to work with a number of labor unions nationwide and stood up for collective bargaining and ensured union members were getting all the benefits they were entitled to. As an advisor to Illinois Governor JB Pritzker, Budzinski was a key player in raising the Illinois minimum wage to $15 an hour and also helped expand broadband access across the state. She built on this important work in the Biden administration as Chief of Staff for Biden’s Office of Management and Budget, where she oversaw the implementation of the American Rescue Plan. She was elected to Congress in 2022, where she advocatse for workers and the people of Illinois in Congress.
Rep. Sean Casten (IL-06)
Representative Sean Casten is running for reelection in the Illinois 6th Congressional District after winning his first race in 2018 and again in 2020, becoming the first Democrat to represent the district since 1949.  Before coming to Congress, Rep. Casten worked as a clean energy consultant and as CEO of the Turbostream Corporation, focusing on reducing greenhouse gas emissions and helping to lead the way forward on climate change.  He has taken that same spirit of activism to Congress where he sits on the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee, as a member of the Subcommittee on Energy and the Environment. As a member of the New Democrat Healthcare Task Force, Rep. Casten is committed to expanding American’s access to quality, affordable healthcare by protecting and expanding the Affordable Care Act.  He’s targeted overpriced prescription drugs, worked to stop insurance companies from selling junk healthcare plans, and protect those with preexisting conditions. Rep. Casten is also committed to protecting women’s access to healthcare options, including the right to choose, and has worked on legislation to help reduce the pay gap between men and women. Rep. Casten understands the special relationship between Israel and the United States and supports continued aid for Israel, the Iran Nuclear Deal, and a two-state solution.  He co-sponsored House Resolution 326 which reaffirmed congressional support for a two-state solution.
Rep. Brad Schneider (IL-10)
Representative Brad Schneider has been serving his community from as early as 2013 as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives, representing Illinois’s 10th District from 2013-2015 and 2017-present. In the House, Rep. Schneider has been a strong voice for entrepreneurs and small business owners, using his position on the House Small Business Committee to advocate for policies that clear up red tape and spur innovation. On the Ways and Means Committee, Rep. Schneider has fought to protect Social Security and Medicare from Republican attacks and bring down taxes for working families. Rep. Schneider is a Jewish candidate and has worn his Jewish values on his sleeve as a trustee of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and a proud advocate for Jewish issues in Illinois. He has been an effective legislator in the House and we are proud to endorse him for reelection.
Rep. Eric Sorensen (IL-17)
Eric Sorensen was elected to Congress in 2022. Before his time in Congress, Rep. Sorensen worked as a weatherman for 22 years. He sees it as a service to his community, and that work has helped him build a relationship and high name recognition with his viewers. As a weatherman, Sorensen has been an especially important voice on climate change in his local community. He began incorporating climate coverage into his meteorology early in his career, long before the practice became mainstream. In addition to climate change, Sorensen shares our values on a host of key issues, including creating a public option for health care, investing in public education, and creating good-paying sustainable jobs. 
Iowa
Lanon Baccam (IA-03)
A first-generation American, Baccam is a combat veteran and former USDA employee who has worked to implement high-speed internet access to rural America and expand job pathways to veterans transitioning to agricultural careers. Baccam enlisted in the Iowa National Guard at age 17 and served in Afghanistan in 2004 as a combat engineer. At the USDA, Baccam has helped implement investments to create good-paying jobs and lower costs across the country. His priorities include affordable health care, women’s reproductive freedoms, and strengthening the economy. IA-03 covers the southern quadrant of the state, including the Des Moines metropolitan area.
Christina Bohannan (IA-01)
Christina Bohannan, a law professor, engineer, and former state legislator, grew up in a mobile home in a rural small town with working-class parents. She was the first in her family to finish college and graduated first in her law school class. In 2020, Bohannan defeated a 20-year incumbent to serve in the Iowa House. Bohannan’s priorities include strengthening technical and vocational training for high-wage jobs, investing in schools, protecting working class families, ensuring protections for voting rights, and increasing access to quality, affordable health care. Healthcare is personal to her; while she was in high school, her father grew ill and his health insurance was canceled, forcing them to choose between paying for his medicine and bills. JDCA endorsed Bohannan in 2022 and endorse her again in 2024.
Kansas
Rep. Sharice Davids (KS-03)
Representative Sharice Davids is running for re-election in the Kansas 3rd Congressional District. In 2018, Rep. Davids made history as the first LGBTQ+ Native American member of Congress. In just two terms, Rep. Davids has proven herself to be a leader on issues on combating antisemitism, supporting a House resolution that condemned antisemitism and bigotry. Davids also recognizes the importance of the strong relationship between the United States and Israel, supports reentering the Iran Nuclear Deal, and opposes the BDS movement.  On healthcare, Rep. Davids wants to expand and protect the Affordable Care Act, lower the price of prescription drugs, improve the quality of care and protect individuals with preexisting conditions from being denied coverage. Davids supports comprehensive immigration reform that secures our border in smart, effective ways, while also providing a pathway to citizenship for Dreamers. Before Congress, she served in the Department of Transportation in the Obama and Trump administrations. She has cosponsored many pro-Israel bills, including the Israel Relations Normalization Act of 2021, which promotes normalization agreements between Israel and Arab states, as well as legislation condemning BDS.
Maine
Sen. Angus King (ME)
Angus King was first elected to the Senate in 2012. Prior to his election, King served as Governor of Maine. King is one of three Independents in the Senate but caucuses with the Democratic Party and supports Democratic policy issues such as abortion rights, the Affordable Care Act, and expanding background checks for gun sales.
Rep. Jared Golden (ME-02)
Rep. Golden was born and raised in Maine’s Second Congressional District. Following the September 11th attacks, he enlisted in the Marine Corps and served combat tours in Afghanistan and Iraq. After returning home, Jared had three jobs, working nights and weekends. Golden’s issue priorities include veterans issues, campaign finance reform and anti-corruption measures, and labor. Upon returning, he sometimes held down three jobs — from stretching pizza dough to pushing a broom — to make ends meet. The congressman went on to complete college on the GI Bill before returning to Afghanistan as a civilian to help establish schools for young Afghans. He also served as a policy advisor on the U.S. Senate Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs Committee before running to represent Lewiston in the Maine State Legislature.
Maryland
Angela Alsobrooks (MD-Sen)
Angela Alsobrooks is the current County Executive of Prince George’s County, the first woman to hold this position and the first African American female county executive in Maryland history. Prior, she served as the State’s Attorney and Prince George’s County’s first full-time domestic violence prosecutor. In these roles, she has focused on creating jobs and growing economic opportunity, investing in education and breaking ground on 10 new schools, expanding access to health care, mental health and addiction treatment, youth outreach and making sure people are safe. If elected to the U.S. Senate, she will be the first black woman to represent Maryland in the Senate. Alsobrooks’ priorities include public safety, abortion access and reproductive freedom, and lowering healthcare costs. Alsobrooks will be a strong supporter of Israel and understand the need to eliminate Hamas while simultaneously addressing the humanitarian crisis. She believes Hamas must release the hostages and supports all efforts to bring them home.
Rep. Glenn Ivey (MD-04)
Representative Glenn Ivey was elected to Congress in 2022. Prior, he served two terms as the Prince George's County Attorney. Ivey is passionate about the power of public service, and as state attorney, he established the first-ever Domestic Violence Prevention Unit and a mortgage fraud unit to fight for homeowners who lost out when the real estate market suffered. Ivey is an advocate for gun safety, reproductive rights, criminal justice reform, education, and environmental protection. He is especially adamant about social justice reform, focusing on race and health equity. Ivey is a member of the New Democrat Coalition. JDCA endorsed Ivey in 2022.
Rep. Jamie Raskin (MD-08)
Congressman Jamie Raskin is running for reelection in the Maryland 8th Congressional District. Rep. Raskin believes that providing quality healthcare is an essential requirement of a modern society and is working to ensure that every American is able to access affordable and quality healthcare.  Rap Raskin is also a leader in the fight against climate change.  Rep. Raskin was chosen by the Democratic Caucus to be the Ranking Member of the House Committee on Oversight and Accountability in the 118th Congress. This is his fourth term serving on the Oversight Committee. Rep. Raskin was the lead impeachment manager in the second impeachment trial of former president Donald Trump and served on the Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the United States Capitol. As a Maryland State Senator, he wrote the Green Maryland Act and was an original cosponsor of the Green New Deal in Congress.  He has also worked extensively on gun control, and wants to provide for universal background checks, red flag laws, close gun sale loopholes, and ban assault weapons and high capacity magazines.  Jamie is a supporter of a two-state solution and opposes the BDS movement, believing that dialogue is the best way forward to ensuring a lasting and equitable peace between Israelis and Palestinians. 
Massachusetts
Rep. Jake Auchincloss (MA-04)
Representative Jake Auchincloss was first elected in 2020 and is in his second term in Congress. Prior to serving in the House, Auchincloss joined the Marines and commanded infantry in Afghanistan and special operations in Panama, served on the Newton City Council, and ran product development at a Fortune 100 insurance company and cybersecurity startup. In Congress, he has focused on health care, clean energy, gun violence, and building a strong middle class. He is also an advocate for smarter, not bigger, Pentagon spending to maintain a strong military and avoid Forever Wars.
Michigan
Rep. Elissa Slotkin (MI-Sen)
Rep. Elissa Slotkin was first elected to Congress in 2018, flipping a district that had been represented by Republicans since 2001. Now, she is running for the open Michigan Senate seat to replace the retiring Senator Debbie Stabenow, who has endorsed Rep. Slotkin. Prior to her election to Congress, Slotkin served in various capacities in the CIA, the National Security Council, the Department of State, and the Department of Defense. With her national security background, she has been a strong pro-Israel advocate in the House. JDCA endorsed Rep. Slotkin in 2018, 2020, and 2022, and she has been a great friend to our organization, having joined us for multiple events.
Curtis Hertel, Jr. (MI-07)
Curtis Hertel began his public service as Ingham County Commissioner in 2001. He has since worked as Constituent Relations Director for the House Democratic Caucus and Ingham County Register of Deeds, State Senator for Lansing and East Lansing, and Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s Director of Legislative Affairs. Throughout his career, he has been an avid supporter of abortion rights; he was a key leader in repealing Michigan’s 1931 extreme abortion ban. Curtis Hertel knows that cutting taxes for retirees and working people, restoring vital manufacturing jobs, and protecting our rights and safety are all critical to Mid-Michigan, and he will prioritize these in office.
Rep. Hillary Scholten (MI-03)
Hillary Scholten has been creating change in her community since she began her career as a caseworker for the Aids Action Committee, where she worked to shield members of the LGBTQ+ community from housing discrimination. From there, she clerked for the U.S Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and later went on to work for the Department of Justice under the Obama administration. At the DOJ, she focused on reforming American immigration policies and ensuring that immigrants were being treated fairly throughout the immigration process. Since then, Scholten has taken on roles at the Times Up Legal Defense Fund and the Michigan Immigrant Rights Center to provide legal assistance to those who need it most. She will continue to fight for the people of Western Michigan in Congress by defending the Affordable Care Act, investing in public education, and securing funding for infrastructure projects. 
Rep. Haley Stevens (MI-11)
Representative Haley Stevens has brought energy and effectiveness to Congress and is running for reelection this November for Michigan’s 11th district. She has passed multiple pieces of legislation advancing American manufacturing, developing STEM education, and protecting Americans. Rep. Stevens believes we must implement a public option for the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and allow those aged 55-65 to buy into Medicare. She believes in promoting a clean energy future and securing the “Pure Michigan” her constituents deserve. Rep. Stevens believes we must pass comprehensive immigration reform that recognizes human dignity and work to solutions that close the loopholes in our gun control laws. On Israel, Rep. Stevens believes that the U.S. and Israel share a special relationship bound to common values and that the U.S.-Israel relationship must not be politicized. Rep. Stevens stands firmly against the BDS movement and believes in Israel’s fundamental right to self-defense.
Minnesota
Sen. Amy Klobuchar (MN)
As the granddaughter of an iron ore miner, the daughter of a teacher and a newspaperman and the first woman elected to the United States Senate from her state, Amy understands that we live in a country of shared dreams -- that no matter where you come from, or who you are, or the color of your skin, or how much money you have, or where you worship, or who you are, you should be able to make it in the United States of America. Prior to her election to the Senate, Klobuchar served as County Attorney of Hennepin County. She was ranked the “most effective” Democratic senator in the 115th Congress and has worked to advance key legislation, leading efforts to end human trafficking, combat the opioid epidemic, and consumer product safety legislation. She also spearheaded the Freedom to Vote Act in the Senate. Klobuchar currently chairs the Senate Democratic Steering and Outreach Committee.
Rep. Angie Craig (MN-02)
Representative Angie Craig was elected to represent Minnesota’s 2nd district in 2018 and is running for a third term this November. Coming from humble beginnings, she has established herself as a champion of the people with a unique ability to break through partisan politics and get things done. For example, she has pushed for healthcare reform in fighting to lower health insurance premiums and prescription drug prices. If re-elected, Rep. Craig will continue to push for increased access to affordable and quality healthcare, while ensuring that all Americans and families can receive care when sick.  Rep. Craig believes in science and will work to address the effects of climate change with lasting solutions. Rep. Craig supports positioning the United States as a leading power in a global green economy. Rep. Craig is also committed to protecting veterans and their benefits, fighting for civil rights, and working towards establishing a country that is safe from gun violence. Rep. Craig believes that Israel is our greatest ally in the Middle East and wants to ensure our long-lasting partnership is preserved. She supports a two-state solution to the Israel-Palestinian conflict and opposes the BDS movement. Rep. Craig is also committed to fighting antisemitism, xenophobia, and the rise of hate crimes. Rep. Craig made history by becoming the first LGBTQ individual elected to Congress from Minnesota. Before running for Congress, she was a reporter and worked at a medical device company.
Missouri
Wesley Bell (MO-01)
Wesley Bell currently serves as St. Louis County Prosecutor, where he has led a variety of initiatives focused on making law enforcement more effective and accountable. He established a violent crimes unit that focused on domestic violence and invested in programs to support offenders who struggled with substance abuse disorder and mental health issues, an initiative with a nearly 90% success rate. His record includes diverting 2,200 low-level, nonviolent defendants to job training and health care programs and ending death penalty prosecutions in the county. Bell also advocates for strengthening the economy through job and skills training, reinvesting in rural communities, expanding access to health insurance, lowering prescription drug costs, defending reproductive rights, fighting climate change, raising the federal minimum wage, and believes a strong middle class comes from strong unions. Bell also supports a two-state solution and opposes conditioning aid to Israel. 
Montana
Sen. Jon Tester (MT)
Senator Jon Tester was first elected to the Senate in 2006. Prior to his election, Sen. Tester was a member of the Montana Senate and served as its president. He is the only Democrat to hold statewide political office in Montana and supports the Respect for Marriage Act and the Affordable Care Act, as well as abortion rights.
Monica Tranel (MT-01)
Monica Tranel is a lawyer and former Olympic rower. She grew up on a ranch in eastern Montana and has worked for Montana business owners and ranchers. As an attorney, Tranel took on billionaires and corporate monopolies to protect working families, including by winning cases against NorthWestern Energy, a New York Hedge fund, and out-of-state corporations attempting to steal land from local ranchers. Tranel believes in raising wages, passing the PRO Act, and increasing taxes on the wealthy and corporations. JDCA endorsed Tranel in 2022 and endorses her again in 2024 as she continues to fight for Montanans.
North Carolina
Rep. Don Davis (NC-01)
Representative Don Davis was elected to the House in 2022 in a highly competitive election. Prior to serving in Congress, Davis served in the Air Force for 8 years and taught as an assistant professor of Aerospace Studies at Eastern Carolina University. He worked as an educator for over 20 years. He became the youngest Mayor of Snow Hill, NC, at age 29 and worked to rebuild the economy and invest in high-speed internet and road infrastructure. In 2008, he was elected State Senator and continued his work fighting for rural communities, raising teacher pay, and expanding access to quality health care. State Sen. Davis has consistently fought for the people of North Carolina and we are proud to endorse him.
Rep. Valerie Foushee (NC-04)
Representative Valerie Foushee has been serving her community since her election to the North Carolina House of Representatives in 2012, subsequent appointment to the State Senate in 2013, and in Congress since 2022. Prior to entering the State Legislature, State Sen. Foushee worked in law enforcement and held positions on the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City School Board as well as the Orange County Board of Commissioners. As a State Senator, she has worked to increase access to healthcare and end the practice of child marriage. She has also stood up to Republicans when they sought to pass bills targeting immigrants, restricting abortion access, and limiting voting rights. In Congress, she has focused on reforming the criminal justice system, addressing climate change, and combating systemic racism. Rep. Foushee is a proven fighter for Democratic values and we are proud to endorse her.
Rep. Deborah Ross (NC-02)
 Representative Deborah Ross has served in the House since 2021. Prior, She served as a member of the North Carolina House of Representatives and was the Director and lead attorney of the North Carolina ACLU. As a civil rights lawyer, Ross advocated for fairness and justice, and in private practice, Ross has led the charge to promote a cleaner and greener energy future. She served as both Majority and Minority Whip in the NC House, where she focused on protecting voting rights, increasing access to affordable housing, and raising the minimum wage for state employees. In Congress, her priorities include lowering prescription drug prices, protecting Social Security, investing in infrastructure, and pushing for racial justice. She consistently fights for our values.
Josh Stein (NC-Gov)
Josh Stein, current NC Attorney General, grew up in North Carolina and attended Harvard Law School and Harvard Kennedy School. Prior to serving as Attorney General, he was a state senator where he defended access to reproductive health care, quality public education, and opioid addiction treatment and recovery services. As Attorney General, he took on Duke Energy and other large corporations to protect the environment. Stein’s priorities include building a strong workforce and strengthening the economy, improving North Carolina’s education, addressing housing affordability, and supporting small businesses. His opponent, Mark Robinson, gained national attention after securing the Republican nomination with antisemitic, anti-LGBTQ+, and Christian nationalist comments. If elected, Josh Stein would be the first Jewish Governor of North Carolina.
Nebraska
Tony Vargas (NE-02)
Tony Vargas, a son of working-class Peruvian immigrants, has served as a state senator of Nebraska since 2016. Previously, he was a teacher and school board member. In the state legislature, he championed efforts to strengthen public schools, improve access to health care, encourage technology and innovation, and improve consumer protections. As part of his fight to improve health care, Vargas fought to expand Medicaid through the Affordable Care Act. In Congress, Vargas hopes to build on the ACA by creating a public option and lowering the costs of prescription drug prices. JDCA endorsed Vargas in 2022 and endorse him again in 2024 as he runs to unseat a Republican and defend our values. 
Nevada
Sen. Jacky Rosen (NV)
Senator Jacky Rosen was first elected to the Senate in 2018, defeating an incumbent Republican. Prior to her election, Rosen served for two years in the U.S. House. Rosen supports an assault weapons ban and a $15 minimum wage, and is an avid defender of abortion rights. She is Jewish, a strong advocate for the Jewish American community, and has led numerous pieces of legislation to combat antisemitism and support Israel.
Rep. Steven Horsford (NV-04)
Representative Steven Horsford was first elected to Congress in 2012. He lost re-election in 2014 before returning to Congress in 2018, and he has served ever since. Prior, he was a member of the Nevada Senate, where he was Majority Leader from 2009 to 2013.  Rep. Horsford frequently cosponsors pro-Israel legislation, including the Israel Relations Normalization Act of 2021, which promotes normalization agreements between Israel and Arab states, as well as legislation condemning BDS. Rep. Horsford is active in efforts to remove statues of antisemites from Nevada and the US Capitol. He supports the JCPOA and believes it is the best way to limit Iran’s nuclear program.
Rep. Susie Lee (NV-03)
Representative Susie Lee’s experience advocating on behalf of education throughout her career has carried over into Congress, where she is a champion for working people in her district. She is committed to continuing to expand on the Affordable Care Act by creating a public healthcare option, working to lower prescription drug prices, increasing price transparency for all healthcare-related costs, and protecting individuals with pre-existing conditions from being denied coverage.  In addition, Rep. Lee is a champion for improving education, women’s reproductive rights, and protecting the environment from the effects of climate change. Rep. Lee wants to create clean-energy jobs that will transform the economy and the environment to survive for future generations to come. Rep. Lee is committed to fighting antisemitism both domestically and globally. She supports a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, opposes the BDS movement, and supports the Iran Nuclear Deal. Before her election, Rep. Lee worked with several nonprofits focused on education and youth services.
Rep. Dina Titus (NV-01)
Representative Dina Titus was first elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2008. She joined Congress after teaching government at University of Nevada, Las Vegas for 34 years. Additionally, she was the Senate Minority Leader in the state legislature from 1993-2008. Rep. Titus has devoted her life to education, both as a teacher and in her work in Congress. Titus has also emerged as a prominent voice against gun violence. She supports comprehensive immigration reform, protecting persons with disabilities, and expanding protections for seniors. Titus is a supporter of Israel and a two-state solution. 
New Hampshire
Rep. Chris Pappas (NH-01)
Representative Chris Pappas was first elected to Congress in 2018 and has been an advocate for the people of New Hampshire’s 1st district throughout his service. Prior, he served in the New Hampshire Executive Council. Rep. Pappas is the first openly gay man to represent New Hampshire in Congress. He has worked tirelessly on issues such as the opioid epidemic and increasing access to affordable health care. He is committed to lowering the cost of prescription drugs by fighting to end special tax breaks for pharmaceutical companies, increasing healthcare-related cost transparency, improving access to low-income seniors, and allowing Medicare to negotiate drug prices. He has vowed to protect the Affordable Care Act, protect individuals with pre-existing conditions from being denied coverage, standing up for female reproductive rights and healthcare.  Rep. Pappas wants to increase funding for public education, make college more affordable, protect small businesses, expand career and technical and education programs, support paid family leave, increase the federal minimum wage, protect the LGBTQ+ community, enact stricter EPA regulations to protect access to clean drinking water and preserve the environment, and is committed to ending gun violence in the United States. Pappas supports a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. He supported the Iran Nuclear Deal, opposes the BDS movement, is committed to continuing to provide aid to Israel, and believes that Israel has a right to exist as a Jewish and democratic state.
New Jersey
Sue Altman (NJ-07)
Sue hails from NJ-07. She grew up in Clinton, attended public school, and still calls Hunterdon County home. After playing college and professional basketball, Sue went on to become a teacher and successful basketball coach in Warren County, leading two teams to championships. As a longtime advocate, Sue became a leader in the movement to fight for New Jersey’s public education when she stood up to then-Governor Chris Christie in order to protect teachers and fight against cuts to our public schools. Sue spent years fighting corruption and the waste of taxpayer dollars in Trenton – taking on both parties to put everyday New Jerseyans ahead of partisan politics. Now, she’s running for Congress to take this same fight to Washington – working to lower costs for working families, protect our natural environment, and secure New Jerseyans’ reproductive rights and fundamental freedoms.
Rep. Rob Menendez (NJ-08)
Rep. Rob Menendez was born and raised in Hudson County and proudly serves New Jersey’s Eighth Congressional District in the House of Representatives. He is running for re-election to represent this diverse district and the common values that our communities share: respect and tolerance, hard work, New Jersey common sense, and the unshakeable idea that everyone should have the opportunity and tools to succeed. Representative Rob Menendez was first elected in 2022. Prior, he served as Commissioner of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey where he assisted in the completion of several critical infrastructure projects, including some of the Port Authority's largest investments benefitting New Jersey commuters. He has also worked as an attorney in finance and technology spaces. His legislative priorities include affordable housing, combating gun violence, tackling climate change, and investing in transit and transportation infrastructure.
Rep. Bill Pascrell (NJ-09)
Bill Pascrell is running for reelection to represent New Jersey’s 9th congressional district. Throughout his time in Congress, he has been a longtime friend of Israel and the Jewish community. He is a strong proponent of a two-state solution and has stood against the BDS movement. He has fought tirelessly for senior citizens, clean energy, and a strong middle class. For seniors, he has worked to ensure that Medicare and Social Security are protected and remain viable into the future. He helped write the Affordable Care Act and has defended it against multiple attacks from the Republican Party. He supports the implementation of clean and renewable energy to work to lower our reliance on fossil fuels. Bill has been a strong Democratic voice throughout his time in Congress and will continue to lead into the future.
New Mexico
Sen. Martin Heinrich (NM)
The son of an immigrant lineman and a factory worker, Martin Heinrich is a natural problem solver committed to helping others. Martin is working to build a safer and more prosperous New Mexico. Martin Heinrich was first elected to the Senate in 2012. Prior, Heinrich served two terms in the U.S. House of Representatives. He has professional experience in energy technology and wildlife services. He is an adamant supporter of the Affordable Care Act, gun control, and lower taxes on the middle class. He championed the DREAM Act and introduced legislation to grant Puerto Rico statehood. He is also a key advocate for clean energy and conservation, as well as a strong education pipeline into STEM careers.
Rep. Teresa Leger Fernandez (NM-03)
Representative Teresa Leger Fernandez has been serving her community as a member of the House of Representatives since 2021. Prior to entering elected office, Rep. Fernandez worked in the Department of Housing and Urban Development and advocated for bolstered access to health clinics and affordable housing. In Congress, she has focused on investing in clean energy, upgrading our nation’s infrastructure, environmental conservation, and improving educational outcomes for children in New Mexico. When re-elected, Rep. Fernandez will build on this work and continue to push for progress and development in New Mexico and across the country. We are proud to endorse her for re-election.
Rep. Gabe Vasquez (NM-02)
Before becoming a member of Congress in 2022, Rep. Vasquez served his community as a member of the Las Cruces City Council since 2017. Prior to entering elected office, he worked in public lands conservation as well as serving as a policy advocate for child welfare. On the City Council, Councilmember Vasquez has secured millions of dollars in investments for parks and infrastructure, as well as crafted a development plan that lifted families in the region out of poverty. In Congress, he will focus on expanding voting rights, supporting unions, and investing in clean energy. Councilmember Vasquez has been a strong voice for Democratic values in Las Cruces and we are proud to endorse him.
New York
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (NY)
Kirsten grew up in upstate New York in a family of women with a tradition of public service. She learned about campaigning and organizing from her political powerhouse grandmother, and her mother’s legal work taught her the importance of advocating for communities who are too often overlooked. Kirsten followed their lead, first working as a lawyer, then finding her own path to public service. Kirsten Gillibrand filled the Senate seat vacated by Hillary Clinton in 2009. Prior, she served one term in the House where she became the first member of Congress to post a daily report of official meetings and personal financial disclosures.
Laura Gillen (NY-04)
Laura Gillen served as the Supervisor of the Town of Hempstead from 2017 to 2019 and was the first Democrat elected to this position in over a century. During her tenure, Gillen managed a $500 million dollar budget and led initiatives to modernize Hempstead’s infrastructure, create the town’s first sustainability panel, and pass the town’s first multi-year capital spending plan. Prior to serving as Supervisor, Gillen worked as a lawyer and an adjunct professor of law at Hofstra University and supported various community service roles and projects. Her priorities include protecting abortion rights, enacting gun safety measures like an assault weapons ban, combating climate change, and expanding voting rights. Gillen is a proud supporter of Israel and fully supports Israel’s right to defend itself. She supports aid to Israel, supports the Abraham Accords, and will work in Congress to combat antisemitism.
Rep. Dan Goldman (NY-10)
Representative Dan Goldman has served the NY-10 Congressional District since 2022. Prior, he worked as an attorney and served as lead counsel in the first impeachment of former President Donald Trump and for the House Impeachment Managers during the Senate trial of Donald Trump. He worked for 10 years as an Assistant US Attorney in New York, where he prosecuted gun trafficking, corporate fraud cases, Russian organized crime, and violent gangs. In Congress, he has worked to combat gun violence, uphold democracy and freedom, and address border security. Goldman sits on the Congressional Progressive Caucus and the Bipartisan Task Force for Combating Antisemitism. He has joined JDCA for phonebanks and other events to energize our volunteers.
George Latimer (NY-16)
George Latimer is currently a County Executive of Westchester County and has previously served as Rye City Council and a member of the New York State Senate. As the first Democratic Chair of the County Legislature, Latimer cut property taxes for three consecutive years while passing ground-breaking legislation. He has created Westchester’s Human Rights Commission, and championed Democratic policy issues such as environmental protections, marriage equality, the right to choose, and gun control. He cosponsored the New York Health Act to expand health care coverage. As County Executive, he supported social justice reforms on policing and wage policy and advocated for black maternal health care and investments in affordable housing and transit. Shortly before announcing his candidacy for Congress in 2024, Latimer toured Israel, visited a kibbutz targeted on October 7, and met with President Herzog.
Mondaire Jones (NY-17)
Mondaire Jones served in Congress from 2020 until 2022. Prior, he served in the Office of Legal Policy at the Department of Justice under the Obama administration, where he helped to oversee the nomination of Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan, and as a litigator in the Westchester County Attorney’s Office, where he advanced gun control measures. Jones was named the most legislatively active freshman in Congress in 2020. He helped ensure the passage of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, lowered prescription drug prices, and prioritized fighting climate change. Jones was raised in Section 8 housing by a single mom who struggled with mental illness, which shaped his approach to public policy and his priority on the poor and middle class. JDCA endorsed Jones in 2020 and we endorse him again in 2024 because he continues to advocate for our values.
Rep. Jerry Nadler (NY-12)
Representative Jerry Nadler has served in the House of Representatives since 1992. Prior, he served in the New York State Assembly. Rep. Nadler is among the highest-ranking Jews in Congress and leads the unofficial Jewish House Caucus. As such, Rep. Nadler plays a key role in mediating between Jewish members of Congress. In addition, he is the Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee and has played a crucial role in the impeachment proceedings of Donald Trump, tamping down on white supremacism and antisemitism, protecting abortion rights, and implementing criminal justice reform. Rep. Nadler has cosponsored numerous pieces of pro-Israel and anti-BDS legislation. He has been a friend of JDCA since our founding, and we are proud to endorse him.
Josh Riley (NY-19)
Josh Riley is an attorney with experience working as a Hill aide under Rep. Maurice Hinchey, Sen. Ted Kennedy, and Sen. Al Franken. He was also a policy analyst in the Department of Labor. In these roles, he has worked to raise the minimum wage, secure worker protections, and strengthen social safety nets. As an attorney, he has fought to ensure access to healthcare for low-income families, restore the Voting Rights Act and overturn Citizens United, support Dreamers, and ratify the Equal Rights Amendment. Riley’s priorities include strengthening the middle class, protecting Medicare and Social Security, and defending democracy. JDCA endorsed Riley in 2022 and endorse him again in 2024 as he works to flip NY-19 from red to blue.
Rep. Pat Ryan (NY-18)
Congressman Pat Ryan is a decorated combat veteran, small business owner, and County Executive. Ryan recently won a special election to complete the rest of Antonio Delgado’s term. He attended West Point and served two tours in Afghanistan and Iraq. Following his military service, Ryan founded a technology company that employed 150 people and focused on providing job training for veterans. In 2019, he was elected to be Ulster County Executive where he provided financial relief to small businesses and residents, built supportive and affordable housing, and invested in mental health services. In Congress, Ryan is focusing on leveling the playing field. He wants the wealthy to pay their fair share, provide relief to the middle class, raise wages, and protect organized labor. This district will be crucial to holding our House majority. We are excited to endorse him.
Rep. Tom Suozzi (NY-03)
Tom Suozzi, trained as an attorney and CPA, and served as the Congressman for New York’s 3rd Congressional District from 2017-2023 before giving up his seat in the 2022 election to run for Governor. Tom also served as Nassau County Executive, and Mayor of Glen Cove. Tom has committed his 30-year public service career to delivering for his constituents. His philosophy of working with anyone who shares his goal of solving problems and delivering for his constituents has guided his career and led to notable accomplishments on issues including protecting the environment, common-sense gun safety, full access to reproductive health care, immigration, caring for our veterans, affordable healthcare, and fiscal responsibility.
Rep. Ritchie Torres (NY-15)
Ritchie Torres has represented NY-15 since 2020 where he has been a champion for our values. Prior, Torres became New York City’s youngest elected official and the first openly LGBTQ person elected to office in the Bronx at age 25. He was raised single-handedly by his mother in a public housing project and governs from a place of lived experience. During his seven-year tenure, he passed over forty pieces of legislation, including legislation protecting the City’s affordable housing stock and tackling the city’s opioid epidemic. In Congress, he has introduced legislation to reduce gun violence and uphold democracy. Torres introduced the Antisemitism Inclusion in DEI Act to require companies to combat antisemitism and advocated for federal action to combat antisemitism on college campuses. He supports a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and is opposed to conditioning aid to Israel. He is a cosponsor of H. Res. 771, Standing with Israel as it defends itself against the barbaric war launched by Hamas and other terrorists. 
Ohio
Sen. Sherrod Brown (OH)
Senator Sherrod Brown was first elected to the Senate in 2006, defeating a two-term Republican incumbent. Prior to his election, Sen. Brown served for 14 years in the U.S. House. He currently serves as the chair of the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs. Some of his top issues in Congress include labor and worker rights, affordable health care, and supporting farmers. JDCA endorsed him in 2018 and is proud to support his re-election in 2024.
Rep. Shontel Brown (OH-11)
Representative Shontel Brown was first elected to Congress in 2020 to fill Secretary Marcia Fudge’s seat in OH-11. Prior, she served as Cuyahoga County Council Rep. and Chair of the Cuyahoga County Democratic Party. She worked in Ohio to declare racism a public health crisis, expand economic development projects, and improve countywide human services. In Congress, she has already introduced legislation to expand access to school meals and improve veteran health. Her priorities include ending gun violence, improving healthcare, and promoting justice, all of which directly align with our values. Rep. Brown is a proven and dedicated friend to Israel and Jewish Americans, and thanks to our work, the Jewish vote played a crucial role in her election.
Rep. Marcy Kaptur (OH-09)
Congresswoman Kaptur, a native Toledoan, lives in the same modest house where she grew up. She is a Polish-American with humble, working class roots. Her family operated a small grocery store and her mother later served on the original organizing committee of a trade union at the Champion Spark Plug factory in Toledo. After graduating from St. Ursula Academy, she became the first member of her family to attend college, earning a bachelor's degree in history from the University of Wisconsin (1968) and later a master's degree in urban planning from the University of Michigan. After working for 15 years as a city and regional planner, primarily in Toledo and Chicago, she accepted an appointment as a domestic policy advisor to President Jimmy Carter. During his Administration, she helped maneuver 17 housing and neighborhood revitalization bills through Congress.
Rep. Greg Landsman (OH-01)
Before being elected to Congress in 2022, Greg Landsman served his community as a member of the Cincinnati City Council since 2018. Prior to entering politics, Councilmember Landsman worked as a non-profit leader and a public educator. He is a Jewish candidate and has worked with the Tauber/Rashi Rise Together Initiative, an organization that works in Israeli cities to invest in young people. On the Cincinnati City Council, Councilmember Landsman has secured historic investments in transit and infrastructure in the Cincinnati area and has fought to ensure that Cincinnati children are provided with two years of quality preschool. In Congress, he will build on this important work and advocate for Democratic values. 
Rep. Emilia Sykes (OH-13)
Before being elected to Congress in 2022, Rep. Emilia Sykes served her community as a State Representative for Ohio’s 34th District since 2014. In the state House, she has spent four years in Democratic leadership and shown her ability to deliver on legislative goals, even in a Republican-controlled House. She has fought for tax cuts for working families, increased access to high-speed internet, and stood up for victims of domestic abuse. State Rep. Sykes believes in a strong U.S.-Israel relationship and has attended a Trade Development Mission with the Jewish Federation of Cleveland aimed at promoting partnerships between Ohio and Israeli companies. In Congress, She will work to bring down the cost of higher education, increase access to quality healthcare, and deliver results for the people of Northeast Ohio. 
Oregon
Janelle Bynum (OR-05)
Janelle Bynum is currently serving her fourth term as a State Representative in the Oregon State Legislature. She is also a small business owner and operates her family's four local restaurants. In office, she has spearheaded legislation expanding access to mental health, improving youth voter engagement, and supporting women of color in the workplace. Bynum's campaign priorities include lowering the cost of housing, ending homelessness, and expanding access to healthcare. Bynum understands the importance of supporting our allies, including Israel, and supports robust funding for programs like the Nonprofit Security Grant Program and other programs to keep Jewish communal spaces safe. 
Rep. Val Hoyle (OR-04)
Representative Val Hoyle was first elected to Congress in 2022. Prior, she served as Oregon’s Labor Commissioner, a state representative, and a local community leader. Hoyle has spent her career fighting climate change, raising wages, and passing reforms like paid family leave. She has spent her career fighting climate change, raising wages for workers, and passing reforms like paid family leave. Hoyle hopes to continue fighting climate change by moving America to a 100% Clean Electricity standard, increasing the minimum wage to $15 an hour, and passing the PRO Act to strengthen workers’ rights.
Rep. Andrea Salinas (OR-06)
Before being elected to Congress in 2022, Rep. Andrea Salinas was an Oregon House Representative and worked as an aide for Senator Harry Reid and other Democratic members of Congress. She also served as the legislative director for the Oregon Environmental Council and worked as a political consultant. Salinas is especially proud of her work in the state legislature, where she helped pass some of the nation’s most progressive reproductive health care policies, raised the minimum wage, lowered prescription drug prices, and fought to reduce carbon emissions – all of which she plans to prioritize in Congress. This seat was newly created when Oregon gained a seat in redistricting. Salinas shares our values, and we are excited to endorse her.
Pennsylvania
Sen. Bob Casey (PA)
Senator Bob Casey was first elected to the Senate in 2006. Prior to his election, Sen. Casey served as the Pennsylvania Auditor General and the Pennsylvania Treasurer. In 2018, he became the first Pennsylvania Senate Democrat to win a third consecutive term. Sen. Casey is outspoken on issues relating to gun control, climate change, and abortion. JDCA endorsed him in 2018 and is proud to support his re-election in 2024.
Rep. Matt Cartwright (PA-08)
Representative Matt Cartwright was first elected to Congress in 2012 and has been an effective legislator throughout his time in the House. Prior, he worked as a lawyer. He has won reelection every year since, despite representing a district that Trump won by 10 points in 2016; Cartwright won the district by 7 points that same year. Rep. Cartwright chose to run for Congress because of his Democratic incumbent’s opposition to the Affordable Care Act, and has spent his tenure fighting to preserve and expand on the landmark legislation and protect patients with pre-existing conditions. He has been a strong supporter of the LGBTQ+ community and is a consistent supporter of reproductive freedom. Additionally, Rep. Cartwright has spearheaded efforts to combat climate change and invest in a clean, renewable energy future. Rep. Cartwright has advocated for a strong U.S.-Israel relationship and supports a two-state solution. Rep. Cartwright has also spearheaded bipartisan efforts to condemn anti-Semitism in America and abroad.
Rep. Chris Deluzio (PA-17)
Rep. Chris Deluzio is a veteran and voting rights attorney from Pittsburgh, PA. He has worked to protect voting rights throughout his career, both as the Policy Director at Pitt Cyber and through his work at the Brennan Center for Justice. In Congress, Deluzio would focus on voting rights and electoral reform, as well as protecting reproductive rights, supporting unions, and increasing access to healthcare. Deluzio has fought tirelessly in support of Democratic values in Pennsylvania and we are proud to endorse him.
Ashley Ehasz (PA-01)
Ashley Ehasz is a West Point grad and veteran. She cites the insurrection on January 6 as the key reason she chose to run for office. In her own words, she “knew that politics as usual was no longer an option.” Ehasz joined the U.S. Army following September 11 and went on to serve in Kuwait and Iraq. She strongly supports the Build Back Better Act, efforts to strengthen labor unions, raising the minimum wage, and other priorities to help the middle class and build a stronger economy.
Janelle Stelson (PA-10)
Janelle Stelson is a broadcast journalist whose show on Pennsylvania’s biggest station has some of the highest ratings in the region. Protecting abortion rights is one of Stelson’s top priorities, as well as lowering costs for Pennsylvanians and government reforms to fight corruption in Congress. For nearly 40 years, she’s been listening to and advocating for her communities as a TV news anchor and reporter. Now, with our basic rights and democracy under attack, she’s running for Congress to fight for our freedoms and work hard to make life more affordable for middle-class families. Stelson is a proud supporter of Israel and supports Israel’s right to defend itself from Hamas and other threats. She supports aid to Israel, supports the Abraham Accords, and will work to implement the National Strategy to Counter Antisemitism.
Rep. Susan Wild (PA-07)
Representative Susan Wild was first elected to Congress in 2018 and was re-elected in 2020. Prior, she worked as a lawyer and as Solicitor of Allentown where she focused on accountability and transparency in local government. In Congress, she has focused on lowering prescription drug prices, which she calls her highest priority. She believes that health care is a human right, and has fought to increase access to care, make prescription drugs more affordable, and increase funding for mental healthcare. Rep. Wild is pro-choice, supports the passage of the Equality Act, and advocates for a revolutionized energy system that prioritizes combatting climate change. She strongly supports Israel and is committed to combatting antisemitism.
Rhode Island
Rep. Gabe Amo (RI-01)
Representative Gabe Amo was first elected to Congress in the 2023 special election to replace outgoing Rep. David Cicilline. Prior, he worked in the Biden administration as a special assistant and deputy director of the White House Office of Intergovernmental Affairs, working as the principal liaison to mayors and local elected officials. Amo also served as then-Governor Gina Raimondo's principal advisor on outreach to Rhode Island's local government, business, and faith communities. Amo's campaign focused on protecting Social Security, Medicare, and abortion rights, while tackling gun violence and climate change. Amo serves in the House Bipartisan Task Force For Combating Antisemitism.
Rep. Seth Magaziner (RI-02)
Representative Seth Magaziner was first elected to Congress in 2022. Prior, he served as Rhode Island’s General Treasurer where he invested in education, job creation, and clean energy infrastructure. When he chaired the state’s school building task force, Magaziner led a statewide school construction initiative that created over 28,000 jobs and repaired over 200 schools. He launched an innovative clean energy financing program that helped cities and towns build out solar, wind, and climate resiliency projects. He also helped pass the Reproductive Privacy Act in 2019 as well as common-sense gun measures like banning guns on school grounds and a red flag law. In Congress, his top priorities include protecting democracy, combating gun violence, expanding the ACA, and more.
Texas
Rep. Colin Allred (TX-Sen)
Former NFL Linebacker Allred, 36, is a civil rights attorney and North Dallas native. A fourth-generation Texan, Allred was born and raised in Dallas by a single mom, who was a public school teacher and often worked two jobs to make ends meet. After law school, Allred worked alongside then-HUD Secretary Julian Castro as a special assistant and later worked at the Perkins Coie law firm as a counselor and as a litigator on voting rights issues. With JDCA support, Rep. Allred flipped his district red to blue in 2018. This seat was previously held by a member of the Republican leadership for 22 years. Since taking office, Allred has co-sponsored legislation consistent with JDCA’s values and policy priorities, and he has received JDCA’s endorsements for his house races in 2018 and 2020. 
Rep. Jasmine Crockett (TX-30)
Representative Jasmine Crockett was first elected to Congress in 2022. Prior, she served in the Texas House of Representatives and worked as a Civil Rights and Criminal Defense Attorney. She was a founding member of the Texas Progressive Caucus and served as the Treasurer of the Texas Caucus on Climate, Energy, and the Environment. She gained national attention as a lead architect of the Texas democrat’s quorum break which temporarily blocked far-right bills regarding voting rights, transgender student-athletes, abortion, and critical race theory. Following this, she traveled to DC to lobby members of Congress to pass the John Lewis Voting Rights Act and the For the People Act. In Congress, she has continued to fight for our values.
Michelle Vallejo (TX-15)
Michelle Vallejo is a small business owner who owns and operates a flea market with her father. Both of her parents grew up in northern Mexico, and they worked multiple jobs and long hours to support their family. Along with economic development, Vallejo credits her past as motivation in her fight for affordable, high-quality health care. Vallejo’s mother fought MS for many years, traveling across the border to receive care due to the lack of healthcare options in South Texas. Vallejo’s priorities also include creating good–paying jobs and a thriving economy and protecting and expanding social security and Medicare. Vallejo will continue to stand up for our values in Congress.
Virginia
Sen. Tim Kaine (VA)
Tim Kaine has dedicated his life to helping others as a missionary, civil rights lawyer, and public servant. Tim Kaine was first elected to the Senate in 2012. Prior to his election, Kaine served as the Governor of Virginia, civil rights lawyer, and teacher. In 2016, Kaine was the Democratic nominee for Vice President and served as Chairman of the DNC from 2009-2011 where he focused on securing support for the passage of the Affordable Care Act. His top priorities include boosting job opportunities, expanding access to affordable healthcare, and protecting LGBTQ+ rights.
Rep. Jennifer McClellan (VA-04)
Representative Jenn McClellan was first elected in a 2023 special election following the passing of Rep. Donald McEachin. Prior, she served in the VA Senate and House of Delegates. In Virginia, she helped pass landmark laws to protect voting rights, safeguard abortion access, tackle climate change, rebuild crumbling schools, expand Obamacare in Virginia, protect workers' rights, and reform Virginia’s criminal justice system. Rep. McClellan has also been a leader in addressing Virginia’s painful history of racial inequity. As chair of the Virginia Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Commission, she promotes Dr. King’s legacy and continues his work, particularly racial healing, economic and social justice, and community engagement.
Missy Cotter Smasal (VA-02)
Missy Cotter Smasal is a Navy veteran and former small business owner. She now runs a nonprofit organization that honors service women and serves as the Virginia Citizen representative on the Chesapeake Bay Commission, a bipartisan commission focused on Bay restoration. As an active volunteer in the Virginia Beach community, she has led a successful charge for safer public schools, producing a plan to implement technology that advances school safety. She also advocated for the city’s ERA resolution and organized Clean the Bay Day events. Her priorities include supporting military families and veterans, protecting the right to choose, and revitalizing the economy. 
Vermont
Rep. Becca Balint (VT-AL)
Representative Becca Balint made history as the first woman and openly LGBTQ person to represent Vermont. She worked as a teacher for 14 years before being elected to State Senator and served as President Pro Tempore in 2021. As Majority Leader, Balint passed the first gun safety laws in the state’s history, protected reproductive rights, and invested in affordable housing. Her legislative priorities include defending democracy and protecting vulnerable communities. Balint is a Jewish member of Congress and frequently speaks about members of her family killed by Nazis.
Washington
Rep. Marie Gluesenkamp Perez (WA-03)
Rep. Marie Gluesenkamp Perez is a small business owner running for re-election in Washington’s 3rd Congressional District. As the owner of a local auto repair shop, Perez has had to grapple with the pressing issues of inflation and the high cost of living. Because of this, she is dedicated to clearing red tape for small businesses and raising wages for working Americans. Additionally, Perez is committed to making childcare affordable to remove barriers for people who would like to join the workforce but are unable to find or pay for childcare. In Congress, Perez will also fight for key Democratic priorities like reproductive freedom and reducing the cost of healthcare. She will be a voice for Washingtonians and Democratic values in Congress.
Rep. Kim Schrier (WA-08)
Representative Kim Schrier was first elected to Congress in 2018. Before her election, Rep. Schrier worked as a pediatrician. Drawing from both personal experience and professional expertise, Rep. Schrier’s top priority is health care; she entered politics because her representative worked to repeal the Affordable Care Act. She has cosponsored numerous pieces of pro-Israel legislation, including the Israel Relations Normalization Act of 2021, which promotes normalization agreements between Israel and Arab states, as well as legislation condemning BDS. Rep. Schrier is a proud Jewish Dem and was endorsed by JDCA in 2020.
Wisconsin
Sen. Tammy Baldwin (WI)
Senator Tammy Baldwin was first elected to the Senate in 2012. Prior to her election, Baldwin served for three terms in the Wisconsin State Assembly and seven in the U.S. House. She is the first openly gay woman to serve in the House and the Senate, and the first woman from Wisconsin to serve in both chambers. She has consistently voted to expand healthcare access and various gun control measures. Baldwin is one of the leading Democratic voices in the Senate on abortion rights and is the lead sponsor of the Women’s Health Protection Act. JDCA endorsed her in 2018 and is proud to support her re-election in 2024.
Rebecca Cooke (WI-03)
As a small business owner and nonprofit leader, Rebecca Cooke has focused her career on building community and serving others. Born and raised on an Eau Claire dairy farm and appointed by Governor Tony Evers to the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation, Rebecca knows the economic and social challenges facing the small towns and rural communities for which she’s fiercely advocated for, from the kitchen table to the board room. Cooke is focused on rural issues, including the Farm Bill, as well as health care and abortion access.

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