Bonnie Watson Coleman was first elected in 2014 to represent Trenton and western Central Jersey.
A lifelong public servant, Watson Coleman previously served eight terms in the New Jersey General Assembly, where she became the first African-American woman to serve as Majority Leader and championed reforms on prisoner reentry programs. She then became the first African American woman to represent New Jersey in Congress. In Congress, she sits on the Committees on Appropriations and Homeland Security.
Congresswoman Watson Coleman has been a JStreetPAC endorsee since 2016 and is a champion of J Street’s priorities on the Hill. She was an original co-sponsor of H.R. 5344, the Two State Solution Act — a milestone piece of legislation which presented various mechanisms for bringing about an eventual peace. She also signed the Carson-Correa-Pascrell letter which called for a US investigation into the death of Palestinian-American journalist Shireen Abu Akleh.