Jews in the politics


List of British Jewish politicians


List of Jewish-American politicians

List of British Jewish politicians







Paul Rose 1964-79 Labour M.P. and Oppostion frontbencher.


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"His beloved daughter Eleanor, however, who acted as his secretary, considered herself Jewish, took interest in her ancestors, and had a warm appreciation for the Jewish workers in the East End of London." Encyclopaedia Judaica, art. Marx, Karl Heinrich.


List of Jewish-American politicians


Presidents, prime ministers, other heads of state and government


Cabinet members and senior administration officials


Current Senators

  Name Party District Elected Note
  Carl Levin Democrat Michigan 1978  
  Arlen Specter Republican Pennsylvania 1980  
  Frank Lautenberg Democrat New Jersey 2002 Previously served 1982–2001
  Herb Kohl Democrat Wisconsin 1988  
  Joseph Lieberman Independent Democrat Connecticut 1988 Formerly a Democrat, but lost 2006 party primary; currently serves as an Independent Democrat caucusing with Democrats.
  Dianne Feinstein[1] Democrat California 1992  
  Barbara Boxer Democrat California 1992  
  Russ Feingold Democrat Wisconsin 1992  
  Ron Wyden Democrat Oregon 1996  
  Charles Schumer Democrat New York 1998  
  Norm Coleman Republican Minnesota 2002  
  Ben Cardin Democrat Maryland 2006
  Bernie Sanders Independent (Democratic Socialist) Vermont 2006 Sanders is a self-described "democratic socialist" and is a member of the Democratic Socialists of America, but because he does not belong to a formal political party he appears as an Independent on the ballot. Sanders caucuses with the Democratic Party and is counted as a Democrat for the purposes of committee assignments.


Former Senators


Current Representatives

  Name Party District Elected Note
  Henry Waxman[3] Democrat CA-30 1974  
  Barney Frank[4] Democrat MA-04 1980  
  Tom Lantos[5] Democrat CA-12 1980 Only Holocaust survivor to serve in Congress [citation needed]
  Gary Ackerman[6] Democrat NY-05 1982 Currently heads the International Council of Jewish Parliamentarians (ICJP)
  Howard Berman[7] Democrat CA-28 1982  
  Sander M. Levin[8] Democrat MI-12 1982  
  Eliot L. Engel[9] Democrat NY-17 1988  
  Nita Lowey[10] Democrat NY-18 1988 First female chairwoman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, which she chaired from 1991 to 1992
  Bob Filner[11] Democrat CA-51 1992  
  Jane Harman[12] Democrat CA-36 1992 Served 1993–1999 and 2001–Present
  Jerrold Nadler[13] Democrat NY-08 1992  
  Steve Rothman[14] Democrat NJ-09 1996  
  Robert Wexler[15] Democrat FL-19 1996  
  Shelley Berkley[16] Democrat NV-01 1998 First Jewish congresswoman from Nevada
  Jan Schakowsky[17] Democrat IL-09 1998  
  Brad Sherman[18] Democrat CA-27 1998  
  Anthony D. Weiner[19] Democrat NY-09 1998  
  Eric Cantor[20] Republican VA-07 2000  
  Susan Davis[21] Democrat CA-53 2000  
  Steve Israel[22] Democrat NY-02 2000  
  Adam Schiff[22] Democrat CA-29 2000  
  Rahm Emanuel[23] Democrat IL-05 2002 Former chair of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, Chair of the House Democratic Caucus
  Allyson Schwartz[24] Democrat PA-13 2004 Pennsylvania's first Jewish congresswoman
  Debbie Wasserman Schultz[25] Democrat FL-20 2004 First Jewish congresswoman from Florida
  Steve Cohen[26] Democrat TN-09 2006 Tennessee's first Jewish congressman[26]
  Gabrielle Giffords[27] Democrat AZ-08 2006 Arizona's first Jewish congresswoman
  Paul Hodes[28] Democrat NH-02 2006 New Hampshire's first Jewish Congressman
  Steve Kagen[29] Democrat WI-08 2006  
  Ron Klein[30] Democrat FL-22 2006  
  John Yarmuth[31] Democrat KY-03 2006 Kentucky's first Jewish congressman


Former Representatives

Prominent representatives only — for a full list see







Prominent mayors/major cities only.