Amy Kennedy

Ben Cardin

AMY KENNEDY
CANDIDATE FOR U.S HOUSE
D-NEW JERSEY 2ND DISTRICT
 
 

 

RACE SUMMARY: Amy is running against an incumbent that was elected as a Democrat but switched parties when he refused to vote for Trump’s
impeachment.
 
VOTING RECORD: Project VoteSmart
 
BIOGRAPHY
POLITICAL CAREER
PARTY: Democrat
 
BORN: 11/20/1978
 
EDUCATION: Pennsylvania State University (BS), Nova Southeastern University (MS)
 
OCCUPATION: Educator
 
FAMILY: Married, 5 children
 
CAREER:
  • Public School History Teacher at Northfield Community Schools
  • Education Director at the Kennedy Center 
  • Candidate, United States House of Representatives (NJ-2) (2020) 
 
 
ISRAEL

  • Believes the US-Israel relationship is integral to maintaining peace in the Middle East 
  • Supports a two-state solution 
  • Strongly opposes BDS
 
CHOICE

  • Supports and protects a woman's right to choose 
  • Will fight for equal pay for women and fair maternity leave policies 
  • Supports the ability of all women to access safe, confidential, and affordable reproductive health care
 
In Her Own Words

"Congress needs to invest to ensure all women have early access to local, high-quality prenatal care, providing the federal support necessary to open more material medicine centers in communities like South Jersey. " 1

"This pandemic is a great example of why we can’t operate just on our own, independently. That we need to continue to build relationships and reach out to our allies [Israel]." 2

 
Interesting Facts

Amy used to teach middle school history in the New Jersey Public School system. 
 
Amy is on the board of directors for Mental Health America and advocates for universal access to mental health resources.