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Steve CohenDEMDemocrat United States Representative, TN-9
73
Years of Age
28
Years of Experience
TNResidence (state)

Stephen Ira Cohen (born May 24, 1949) is an American attorney and politician serving as the U.S. representative from Tennessee's 9th congressional district since 2007. He is a member of the Democratic Party. The district includes the western three-fourths of Memphis. Cohen is Tennessee's first Jewish congressman.

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Campaign Funding

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$528,509
Total Raised
$404,320
Total Spent
$1,065,860
Cash on Hand

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Financial Data Source: Center for Responsive Politics
Education7 - 7 of 5
University of Memphis
Juris Doctor
1973
Vanderbilt University
Bachelor of Arts
1971
Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law
Coral Gables Senior High School
1967
Polytechnic School
Past Positions1 - 8 of 8
Regional Whip
United States House of Representatives
2008 - 2009
Representative
United States House of Representatives
2007 - Current
Senator
Tennessee State Senate
1982 - 2006
Commissioner
Shelby County
1978 - 1980
Practicing Lawyer
1978 - 2006
Interim Judge
Shelby County General Sessions Court
1980
Vice President
Tennessee Constitutional Convention
1977
Former Legal Advisor
Memphis Police Department
Other Experience1 - 144 of 144
Member
Memphis Alzheimer's Association
Current
Member
Shelby County Bar Association
Current
Member
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
Current
Member
Center for Southern Folklore
Current
Member
Memphis Bar Association
Current
Delegate
Democratic National Convention
1980
Delegate
Democratic National Convention
1992
Member
Memphis Zoological Council
2001 - 2006
Member
Memphis Redbirds Foundation
1998 - 2003
Member
Board of Trustees, Memphis College of Art
1988 - 2002
Delegate
Platform Committee, Democratic National Convention
2000
Member
Board of Directors, Memphis Zoological Society
1988 - 2000
Member
United States of America Japan Study Mission
1986
Member
Board of Directors, Circuit Playhouse Incorporated
1977 - Current
Member
Zeta Beta Tau Fraternity
Co-Chair
Congressional Tourette Syndrome Caucus
Current
Co-Chair
Congressional Azerbaijan Caucus
Current
Co-Chair
Congressional Biomedical Research Caucus
Current
Co-Chair
Congressional Iran Human Rights and Democracy Caucus
Current
Member
Congressional Collegiate Sports Caucus
Current
Member
Congressional Documentary Film and Book Caucus
Current
Member
Congressional Diabetes Caucus
Current
Member
Congressional Caucus on the Mississippi River
Current
Member
Congressional Caucus on Infant Health and Safety
Current
Member
Congressional Bike Caucus
Current
Member
Congressional Arts Caucus
Current
Member
Congressional Animal Protection Caucus
Current
Member
Latino-Jewish Congressional Caucus
Current
Member
Congressional Kidney Caucus
Current
Member
Congressional French Caucus
Current
Member
Congressional Green Schools Caucus
Current
Member
Congressional Caucus on Brazil
Current
Member
Memphis/Shelby County Center City Commission
Current
Member
Memphis/Shelby County Sports Authority
Current
Member
Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission
Current
Member
State Medicaid Expansion Caucus
Current
Member
Sustainable Energy & Environment Coalition
Current
Member
Sudan Caucus
Current
Member
Malaria and Neglected Tropical Diseases Caucus
Current
Member
Jobs NOW! Congressional Caucus
Current
Member
Human Trafficking Caucus
Current
Member
House Small Brewers Caucus
Current
Member
House Mississippi River Delta Caucus
Current
Member
House General Aviation Caucus
Current
Member
Friends of Thailand Caucus
Current
Member
Historic Preservation Caucus
Current
Member
Empowering Young Men of Color Caucus
Current
Member
Congressional Urban Caucus
Current
Member
Congressional Task Force on Tobacco and Health
Current
Member
Tennessee Valley Authority Congressional Caucus
Current
Member
Safe Climate Caucus
Current
Member
Recording Arts and Sciences Congressional Caucus
Current
Member
Populist Caucus
Current
Member
Out of Iraq Caucus
Current
Member
Military Sexual Assault Prevention Caucus
Current
Member
Library of Congress Congressional Caucus
Current
Member
International Conservation Caucus
Current
Member
House Nursing Caucus
Current
Member
Congressional Russia Caucus
Current
Member
Tunisia Caucus
Current
Member
Public Broadcasting Caucus
Current
Member
Passenger Rail Caucus
Current
Member
Out of Poverty Caucus
Current
Member
House Cancer Caucus
Current
Member
House Bipartisan Disabilities Caucus
Current
Member
Out of Afghanistan Caucus
Current
Member
Friends of Scotland Caucus
Current
Member
Congressional Zoo and Aquarium Caucus
Current
Member
Congressional TRIO Caucus
Current
Member
Congressional Trademark Caucus
Current
Member
Congressional Task Force on Alzheimer's Disease
Current
Member
Congressional Study Group on Europe
Current
Member
Congressional Stop DUI Caucus
Current
Member
Congressional Skin Cancer Caucus
Current
Member
Congressional Progressive Caucus
Current
Member
National Guard and Reserve Components Caucus
Current
Member
Congressional Human Rights Caucus & Anti-Semitism Task Force
Current
Member
Congressional Gaming Caucus
Current
Member
Congressional Full Employment Caucus
Current
Member
Job Corps Congressional Caucus
Current
Member
House Professional Sports Caucus
Current
Member
House Democratic Caucus Livable Communities Task Force
Current
Member
Friends of Iran Caucus
Current
Member
Crohn's & Colitis Caucus
Current
Member
Pediatric Cancer Caucus
Current
Member
Congressional Medical Technology Caucus
Current
Member
Congressional Humanities Caucus
Current
Member
Peace Corps Caucus
Current
Member
National Heritage Area Caucus
Current
Member
Historically Black Colleges and Universities Caucus
Current
Member
Congressional Victims' Rights Caucus
Current
Member
Congressional Navy and Marine Corps Caucus
Current
Member
Congressional HIV/AIDS Caucus
Current
Member
Congressional International Anti-Piracy Caucus
Current
Member
Congressional Steel Caucus
Current
Member
Congressional Songwriters Caucus
Current
Member
Congressional Pre-K Caucus
Current
Member
Congressional Osteoperosis Caucus
Current
Member
Congressional Friends of Animals Caucus
Current
Member
Congressional Caucus on Foster Youth
Current
Member
Congressional Algae Caucus
Current
Member
Congenital Heart Caucus
Current
Member
Coalition for Autism Research and Education (CARE)
Current
Member
Class of 2006 Caucus
Current
Member
21st Century Health Care Caucus
Current
Member
Congressional Caucus on Parkinsons Disease
Current
Member
Congressional Friends of Canada Caucus
Current
Member
Congressional EMS Caucus
Current
Member
Congressional Down Syndrome Caucus
Current
Member
Congressional Children's Health Care Caucus
Current
Member
Congressional Caucus on Turkey
Current
Member
Congressional Caucus on Black Men and Boys
Current
Member
Congressional Cancer Prevention Caucus
Current
Member
Bipartisan Pro Choice Caucus
Current
Member
Congressional Multiple Sclerosis Caucus
Current
Member
Congressional Community College Caucus
Current
Member
Congressional Cystic Fibrosis Caucus
Current
Member
Congressional Caucus on Multicultural Media
Current
Member
Congressional Caucus on Intellectual Property Promotion and Piracy Prevention
Current
Member
Congressional Baltic Caucus
Current
Member
Congressional Climate Change Caucus
Current
Member
Congressional Civil Legal Services Caucus
Current
Member
Congressional Childhood Cancer Caucus
Current
Member
Congressional Chemistry Caucus
Current
Member
Congressional Caucus on the Netherlands
Current
Member
Congressional Anti-Bullying Caucus
Current
Member
Congressional African Partnership for Economic Growth Caucus
Current
Member
Climate Solutions Caucus
Current
Member
Americans Abroad Caucus
Current
Member
Bicameral Congressional Caucus on Parkinson's Disease
Current
Members
Congressional Georgia Caucus
Current
Member
Tennessee Holocaust Commission
1984 - 2006
Member
Presidential Search Committee, University of Memphis
2000
Member
Football Coach Search Committee, University of Memphis
1994
Member
Shelby County Charter Commission
1984
Former Member
Subcommittee on Research and Technology, United States House of Representatives
Former Member
Executive Overreach Task Force, United States House of Representatives
Former Member
Subcommittee on Investigations and Oversight (Science, Space, and Technology), United States House of Representatives
Former Member
Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, United States House of Representatives
Former Member
Executive Committee, National Conference of State Legislatures
Former Member
Ethics Committee, United States House of Representatives
Former Member
Over Criminalization Task Force, United States House of Representatives
Former Ranking Member
The Constitution and Civil Justice Subcommittee, United States House of Representatives
Member
Congressional Progressive Caucus, present