Tom Malinowski

District 7

Tom was born in Communist Poland at the height of the Cold War, where he lived with his mother until he was 6 years old. One of his earliest memories is of his mom paying off a corrupt official to get the passports that would allow them to come to America.  As young as he was, he understood he was living in a place where some people had all the power and could do whatever they pleased to people who had none. That’s a feeling he's never forgotten.

Tom grew up in Central Jersey, going to public schools, playing baseball and hockey, and hoping that someday he could give something back to the country that gave him his freedom.  As a kid, he was inspired by his dad, a journalist and champion of progressive causes, and his aunt, Anne Martindell, a breaker of glass ceilings who served parts of Hunterdon and Morris Counties in the New Jersey Senate. Public service was expected in the Malinowski family and it is the path he has been privileged to pursue.

Tom served President Clinton on his National Security Council working to end some of the 20th Century’s bloodiest humanitarian crises. As the chief advocate for Human Rights Watch, he led a bipartisan effort to end the Bush Administration’s use of torture. Most recently, as an Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights, and labor under President Obama, he helped lead our global fight to defend the human rights of women and LGBTQ people, to protect workers in our trade agreements, to safeguard our privacy on the internet, to root out corruption, and to stand up to dictators like Putin and Kim Jong-Un.

Tom Malinowski is running for Congress because everything he has worked for on behalf of our country is now under attack by our own President and his Republican enablers. Trump may have won an election; he doesn’t want him to win the argument about who we are as a nation.

His priorities inclue: repeal and replace the Republican tax bill that is so harmful to the district, fight for affordable health care, protect our environment, invest in our infrastructure, advance women’s rights, and defend democracy at home, and making sure that the people of the 7th District are heard in town halls, in the grocery store... this district deserves a Congressman that answers to them.

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