Psychoanalyst and ordained rabbi, Dennis Shulman is running for United States Congressional seat in New Jersey’s Fifth District. Shulman is seeking to win against Republican, incumbent Scott Garett. Recently he won in the primary elections on June 3, 2008.
Shulman is a Democrat, bridging together Jewish and Democratic values. He says that he is running, “not as a career politician but as a concerned citizen.” Some issues he supports are protecting reproductive rights, developing a greener economy, and his website claims on national security he wants to be “strong while being smart.” If elected, Shulman would be the first rabbi to serve in Congress.
Highly educated and motivated, Shulman graduated magna cum laude from Brandeis University and has his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology and Public Practice from Harvard University.
Running on the platform to diversify the voices in Congress, Shulman brings his unique experience as a blind man to the public. As a child growing up in a working class family, he brings a special voice to represent working families as well as people with disabilities.
Winning the election in November would bring a fresh, Jewish Democratic voice to Congress.