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Bonnie Watson Coleman's Biography

Office:

Contact Information

850 Bear Tavern Road, Suite 201
Ewing, NJ 08628

168 Cannon House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515

Full Name:

Bonnie Watson Coleman

Gender:

Female

Family:

Husband: William; 3 Children: Troy, William, Jared

Birth Date:

02/06/1945

Birth Place:

Camden, NJ

Home City:

Ewing Township, NJ

Religion:

Baptist

Attended, Political Science, Rutgers University

BA, Thomas Edison State College, 1985

Representative, United States House of Representatives, District 12, 2014-present

Candidate, United States House of Representatives, District 12, 2020

Assembly Member, New Jersey General Assembly, District 15, 1998-2014

Majority Leader, New Jersey General Assembly, 2006-2009

Co-Founder, Congressional Caucus on Black Women and Girls, United States House of Representatives, 2016-present

Member, Congressional Black Caucus, United States Congress, present

Member, Congressional Caucus for Women's Issues, United States Congress, present

Member, Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus, United States Congress, present

Member, Congressional Progressive Caucus, United States Congress, present

Ranking Member, Homeland Security Committee, United States House of Representatives, present

Ranking Member, Subcommittee on Transportation and Protective Security, United States House of Representatives, present

Ranking Member, Task Force on Denying Terrorist Entry into the United States, United States House of Representatives, present

Former Member, Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Communications Subcommittee, United States House of Representatives

Former Member, Government Operations Subcommittee, United States House of Representatives

Former Member, Healthcare, Benefits, and Administrative Rules Subcommittee, United States House of Representatives

Former Member, Oversight and Management Efficiency Subcommittee, United States House of Representatives

Former Member, Oversight and Reform Committee, United States House of Representatives

Former Member, Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies, United States House of Representatives

Former Member, Subcommittee on Oversight, Management, and Accountability, United States House of Representatives

Former Member, Subcommittee on Transportation and Public Assets, United States House of Representatives

Former Ranking Member, Transportation and Protective Security Subcommittee, United States House of Representatives

Assistant Commissioner, New Jersey Department of Community Affairs, 1992

Bureau Chief, New Jersey Department of Community Affairs, 1980

Director, New Jersey Department of Transportation, 1974-1980

Member, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, present

Honorary Member, Girl Scouts of America, present

Chair, Appropriations Committee, New Jersey State Democratic Committee

Former Deaconess, Shiloh Baptist Church

Member/Chair, Board of Trustees, Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, 1981-1998

Board Member, New Jersey Governing Boards Association of State Colleges, 1987-1998

Board Member, Ewing Township Planning Board, 1996-1997

Chair, New Jersey Governing Boards Association of State Colleges, 1991-1993

Names of Grandchildren:

William, Kamryn

Number of Grandchildren:

2

Reason for Seeking Public Office:

Now more than ever, we need bold progressive leaders to stand up to Koch brother-backed Tea Party obstructionists as they spend millions of dollars to combat progressive causes to spread gridlock and animosity.

I will work with President Obama to advance his agenda for civil rights; on increasing a minimum wage so it represents a living wage; on supporting gun safety measure and on fighting for strong education funding. For our future - we need policies that lift us up for the better, whether that's ensuring a sustainable energy plan, secure access for women's healthcare, and protecting Social Security and Medicare.

We need principled Democrats leaders in Congress to accomplish that.

I truly believe that today must be better than yesterday, and tomorrow must better than today.

I humbly ask for and hope I can earn your support.

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