Bonnie Watson Coleman

Democrat for NJ-US House, 12

First elected in 2014

Date of birth: 2/6/1945

Top issues: Voting Rights, Education, Reproductive Health, Immigration Reform, Gun Control, Entitlement Programs

Committees: Committee on Homeland Security—Subcommittee on Oversight, Management, and Accountability; Committee on Transporation and Maritime Security; Committee on Appropriations— Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies; Subcommittee on Labor, Health, and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies; Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing, Urban Development, and Related Agencies.

Former profession: Department of Transportation and Department of Community Affairs

Education: B.A., Thomas Edison State College; Rutgers University

Election Outlook: Safe

Did you know?

Bonnie was the first African American woman to lead the State party in New Jersey.