Candidate name: Bonnie Watson Coleman State: New Jersey Bio: Bonnie Watson Coleman knows politics inside out.  Prior to being elected to serve in New Jersey’s 12th Congressional District in 2015, Watson Coleman served eight consecutive terms in the New Jersey General Assembly. She is also the daughter of a former legislator, John S. Watson. Throughout her tenure, Watson Coleman has shattered several ceilings, becoming the first Black woman to serve as Majority Leader of the New Jersey General Assembly. When she was elected into the U.S. House of Representatives, she became the first Black woman to represent New Jersey in Congress. Coleman has made it her mission to advocate for women and other minority populations, building her platform on issues surrounding healthcare, immigration, justice and civil rights and more. For more information:  Website Facebook Twitter Instagram TOPICS: