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A list of famous Jewish Democrats, with photos. These are important Jews who take part in running the United States government. There was a time when an American Jewish politician was rare or even unheard of. Today, although still a minority, the concept of "Jews in politics", a Jew seeking public office, is hardly unusual. Although less than 2.5% of the US population is Jewish, 10% of the US Senate follow the Judaic faith, and almost 7% of the House of Representatives. We can take heart that the antisemitism of the past is falling aside to more modern ideals. As a world, we have come a long way since the Holocaust.
Bernie Sanders is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Jewish Democrats
age 78
Bernard "Bernie" Sanders is an American politician and the junior United States Senator from Vermont. Before serving in the Senate, he represented Vermont's at-large congressional ...more
Dianne Feinstein is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Jewish Democrats
age 86
Dianne Goldman Berman Feinstein, born Dianne Emiel Goldman, is the senior United States Senator from California. A member of the Democratic Party, she has served in the Senate since 1992. She ...more
Barbara Boxer is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Jewish Democrats
age 79
Barbara Levy Boxer is the junior United States Senator from California. A member of the Democratic Party, she previously served in the U.S. House of Representatives. Born in Brooklyn, New York, ...more
Al Franken is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Jewish Democrats
age 68
Alan Stuart Franken (born May 21, 1951) is an American comedian, writer, producer, author, and politician who served as a United States Senator from Minnesota from 2009 to 2018. He became well ...more
Rahm Emanuel is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Jewish Democrats
age 60
Rahm Israel Emanuel is an American politician who serves as the 55th Mayor of Chicago. A member of the Democratic Party, Emanuel was elected in 2011, becoming Chicago's first Jewish mayor. He ...more
Chuck Schumer is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Jewish Democrats
age 69
Charles Ellis "Chuck" Schumer is the senior United States Senator from New York and a member of the Democratic Party. First elected in 1998, he defeated three-term Republican incumbent ...more
Arlen Specter is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Jewish Democrats
Dec. at 82 (1930-2012)
Arlen Specter was a United States Senator from Pennsylvania. Specter was a Democrat from 1951 to 1965, then a Republican from 1965 until 2009, when he switched back to the Democratic Party. ...more
Joe Lieberman is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Jewish Democrats
age 77
Joseph Isadore "Joe" Lieberman is an American politician and former United States Senator from Connecticut. A former member of the Democratic Party, he was the party's nominee for Vice ...more
Ed Koch is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Jewish Democrats
Dec. at 89 (1924-2013)
Edward Irving "Ed" Koch was an American lawyer, politician, political commentator, movie critic and reality television arbitrator. He served in the United States House of ...more
Debbie Wasserman Schultz is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Jewish Democrats
age 53
Debbie Wasserman Schultz is an American politician. She is the U.S. Representative for Florida's 23rd congressional district, a member of the Democratic Party and the Chair of the Democratic ...more
Steve Cohen is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Jewish Democrats
age 70
Stephen Ira "Steve" Cohen is the U.S. Representative for Tennessee's 9th congressional district, serving since 2007. He is a member of the Democratic Party. Tennessee's 9th district ...more
Carl Levin is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Jewish Democrats
age 85
Carl Milton Levin was a United States Senator from Michigan from 1979 to 2015. He was the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Armed Services, and is a member of the Democratic Party. Born in ...more
Ron Wyden is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Jewish Democrats
age 70
Ronald Lee "Ron" Wyden is the senior United States Senator for Oregon, serving since 1996, and a member of the Democratic Party. He previously served in the United States House of ...more
Ben Cardin is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Jewish Democrats
age 76
Benjamin Louis "Ben" Cardin is an American politician and member of the Democratic Party who serves as the junior United States Senator from Maryland, in office since 2007. Before his ...more
Richard Blumenthal is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Jewish Democrats
age 73
Richard Blumenthal is the senior United States Senator from Connecticut and a member of the Democratic Party. Previously, he served as Attorney General of Connecticut. Born in Brooklyn, New ...more
Michael Bennet is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Jewish Democrats
age 55
Michael Farrand Bennet is an American businessman, lawyer, and Democratic politician. He is the senior senator from Colorado. He became senior senator when Mark Udall was defeated in the 2014 ...more
Anthony D. Weiner is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Jewish Democrats
age 55
Anthony David Weiner is an American politician and former U.S. representative who served New York's 9th congressional district from January 1999 until June 2011. A member of the Democratic ...more
Jane Harman is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Jewish Democrats
age 74
Jane Margaret Lakes Harman is the former U.S. Representative for California's 36th congressional district, serving from 1993 to 1999, and from 2001 to 2011; she is a member of the Democratic ...more
David Emanuel is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Jewish Democrats
Died at 64 (1744-1808)
David Emanuel became 24th Governor of Georgia on March 3, 1801 upon the resignation of James Jackson to become U.S. Senator from Georgia. Emanuel served until November 7, 1801, the remainder of ...more
Herb Kohl is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Jewish Democrats
age 83
Herbert H. "Herb" Kohl is an American businessman and politician. He is a former United States Senator from Wisconsin and a member of the Democratic Party. He is also a philanthropist ...more
Ernest Gruening is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Jewish Democrats
Died at 87 (1887-1974)
Ernest Henry Gruening was an American journalist and Democrat who was the Governor of the Alaska Territory from 1939 until 1953, and a United States Senator from Alaska from 1959 until 1969.
Paul Wellstone is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Jewish Democrats
Died at 58 (1944-2002)
Paul David Wellstone was an American academic and politician who represented Minnesota in the United States Senate from 1991 until his death in a plane crash in 2002. A member of the Democratic ...more
Russ Feingold is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Jewish Democrats
age 66
Russell Dana "Russ" Feingold is a lawyer and politician from the U.S. state of Wisconsin. He served as a Democratic party member of the U.S. Senate from January 3, 1993 to January 3, ...more
Neil Goldschmidt is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Jewish Democrats
age 78
Neil Edward Goldschmidt is an American businessman and former Democratic politician from Oregon who held local, state and federal offices over three decades. After serving as the governor of ...more
Bella Abzug is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Jewish Democrats
Died at 78 (1920-1998)
Bella Savitsky Abzug, nicknamed "Battling Bella", was an American lawyer, U.S. Representative, social activist and a leader of the Women's Movement. In 1971, Abzug joined other leading ...more