Helen Meyner (March 5, 1929; Queens County, New York - November 2, 1997; Captiva Island, Florida) was a Democratic U.S. Representative from New Jersey from 1975 through 1978.
Helen Stevenson Meyner was the daughter of Olympic gold-medalist and ambassador William Stevenson, wife of New Jersey Governor Robert B. Meyner, and distant cousin of Democratic candidate for President Adlai Stevenson. In 1972, Meyner ran as the Democratic nominee for Representative from New Jersey's newly redistricted 13th Congressional District. She lost in the Republican-leaning district, to the Republican candidate, Joseph J. Maraziti. In 1974, with the Watergate scandal leading to Democratic congressional gains throughout the country, Meyner ran for the seat again, this time beating Maraziti. She won a second term in the 1976 elections, but lost her bid for a third term in 1978 to Republican James A. Courter.
Meyner's work before entering politics included a career as a print and television journalist and work for the American Red Cross.
This article incorporates facts obtained from the public domain Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
Preceded by: Joseph J. Maraziti U.S. House of Representatives 13th District of New Jersey 1975-1978 Succeeded by: James A. Courter