Our 2018 Candidate Slate: Nominated by You - American Possibilities

Together, in 2018, we endorsed a slate of 133 candidates. More than half of those endorsements were women. A quarter were people of color. Almost half of those candidates were under 50 years of age.

Through the course of the campaign, I traveled to 24 states in support of 65 of our candidates. In the final six days before November 7, I visited 13 different cities — helping to turn out the vote. And thanks to supporters everywhere, we were able to make a direct investment in these races. Altogether, we contributed more than $600,000 to candidates this cycle.

All that effort paid off — and helped some exceptional leaders win tough races.

Meet our 2018 candidates

Travels & Endorsements

  • Endorsed candidate
  • Traveled

Biden Travel Log

  • Birmingham, AL

    Senator Doug Jones

  • Minneapolis, MN

    NM State Convention

  • Pittsburgh, PA

    Conor Lamb

  • Helena, MT

    MT State Convention

  • Grand Forks, ND

    ND State Convention

  • Cincinnati, OH

    Cordray/Sutton

  • Owingsville, KY

    Amy McGrath

  • Hammond, IN

    Senator Joe Donnelly

  • Fullerton, CA

    Gil Cisneros; TJ Cox; Katie Porter; Harley Rouda; Mike Levin

  • Providence, RI

    Gov. Gina Raimondo; Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse

  • Southfield, MI

    Gretchen Whitmer

  • Montclair, NJ

    Mikie Sherrill

  • Charleston, SC

    James Smith, Joe Cunningham, and Rosalynn Glenn

  • Las Vegas, NV

    Rep. Jacky Rosen; Steve Sisolak; Nelson Araujo; Susan Lee; Steven Horsford; Aaron Ford; Rep. Dina Titus

  • Tampa, FL

    Sen. Bill Nelson and Andrew Gillum

  • Jacksonville, FL

    Sen. Bill Nelson and Gillum Rally

  • Tallahassee, FL

    Sen. Bill Nelson

  • Orlando, FL

    Sen. Bill Nelson and Rep. Stephanie Murphy

  • Buffalo, NY

    Nate McMurray

  • Albany, NY

    Antonio Delgado

  • Hartford, CT

    Jahana Hayes and Ned Lamont

Our 2018 Candidate Slate: Nominated by You

Last year, every single candidate endorsed was suggested by you — and nearly every single one of them won. At the beginning of this year, we made a pledge to each other — to do everything we could to help a new generation of Democratic leaders get elected all over the country.

Candidates for the Senate

Senator Tammy Baldwin, Wisconsin

Suggested by: Donald, Waukesha, WI
Donate to support Tammy

Born and raised in the Badger State, Tammy became Wisconsin’s first female member of Congress and America’s first openly-gay non-incumbent elected to Congress. In 2012, Tammy Baldwin ran for Senate and Wisconsin made history again. Tammy became the first woman Wisconsin sent to the Senate and the first openly LGBTQ Senator in history. In the Senate, Tammy is putting Wisconsin first and doing right by working families across the state. ...Read More Tammy is building a stronger Made in Wisconsin manufacturing economy by championing Buy American rules, confronting unfair trade deals, and helping create good-paying Wisconsin jobs. She is working across party lines to make sure our veterans are supported with the health care, jobs, and community support that they have earned and deserve. And when some in Washington pushed partisan repeal efforts that would have ripped health care away from millions of Americans, Tammy led the fight to protect our health care. Tammy will sit down with anyone, no matter their party, and she’ll take on anyone, no matter how powerful, if it means getting the job done for Wisconsinites. Read Less

Senator Sherrod Brown, Ohio

Suggested by: Pat, Milford, OH
Donate to support Sherrod

Senator Sherrod Brown is running for reelection to continue fighting for Ohio workers. Sherrod believes that our nation is strongest when our economy grows from the middle out, and when workers share in the growth they create. In Congress, he has stood up to unfair trade policies that put workers at a disadvantage; worked to protect and expand access to quality, affordable health care; and as ranking member of the Senate Banking Committee, Sherrod has led efforts to hold big banks and shady special interests accountable. If reelected, he will continue to stand up for working families in Ohio and across the country.

Senator Bob Casey, Pennsylvania

Suggested by: Rochelle, Devon, PA
Donate to support Bob

Bob has spent two terms representing the people of Pennsylvania in the Senate, fighting for good jobs, higher wages and fairer workplaces. He is a leader with proven results for workers, women, children, seniors and people with disabilities. He has the experience and record of successful service that Pennsylvanians deserve in their Senator. ...Read More From legislation cracking down on terrorists’ financing to a law that makes it easier for small businesses to expand, Bob has a wide range of accomplishments for the people of Pennsylvania. He is committed to raising wages and creating and retaining jobs across the state. A tireless advocate for middle-class families, workers and seniors, Bob is a voice for those who are threatened by Congressional Republicans’ tax cuts to the ultra-rich and recent attempts to undermine Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid. Read Less

Senator Joe Donnelly, Indiana

Suggested by: Scott, Demotte, IN
Donate to support Joe

Joe Donnelly understands what it means to be a Hoosier: a commitment to family, faith and hard work. As the owner of a small business and a member of the school board in the South Bend area where he and his wife Jill live, Joe realized that Hoosiers don't care whether an idea comes from the right or the left -- just if it's good or bad. He brought that same mindset to Washington, first as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from a right-leaning district, and then to the Senate when he was elected in 2012. ...Read More In the Senate, Joe has strived to be Indiana's hired help, putting Hoosiers and his country before any politician or political party. He was named the most bipartisan senator of the last 25 years still in office for his hard work and efforts to deliver results for Hoosiers that look out for the mental health of our service members, address the opioids crisis, and keep good-paying jobs in Indiana. Joe has consistently worked to strengthen his connection to Indiana, making it to every one of Indiana’s 92 counties each of the last four years and holding 544 in-state events in 2017 alone. Read Less

Senator Dianne Feinstein, California

Suggested by: Carole, San Rafael, CA
Donate to support Dianne

As California’s senior Senator, Dianne Feinstein has focused on solving problems facing California and our nation. Her accomplishments in the Senate include legislation increasing vehicle fuel economy standards; protecting amateur athletes from sexual abuse; preserving the Mojave Desert, Lake Tahoe and our forests; consumer protection, food safety and cyber security; drought relief; securing funding for critical projects; and commonsense gun laws, including the landmark assault weapons ban. ...Read More In June, she authored the Senate’s Keep Families Together Act, which was cosponsored by every Democratic Senator, to stop Trump’s policy of separating children from their families at the border. In 2017, Senator Feinstein became ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee and oversees judicial nominations and its investigation of Russia’s interference in the 2016 election and obstruction of justice. She also currently is a senior member of the Intelligence and Appropriations Committees. Running for reelection to the US Senate, in the June 2018 Primary election, she carried every county in California, won by more than 2 million votes statewide and won 70% of the Democratic vote. Read Less

Senator Heidi Heitkamp, North Dakota

Suggested by: Anne, Grand Forks, ND
Donate to support Heidi

A lifelong North Dakotan, Heidi grew up alongside her six brothers and sisters in the small, rural town of Mantador. Raised by a school-cook mom and a dad whose jobs ranged from volunteer firefighter to seasonal construction worker, Heidi was taught the values of hard work and service to her community from a young age. ...Read More And she has carried those values with her as she represents North Dakota in the U.S. Senate – helping to write and pass a strong Farm Bill, protect access to quality health care for seniors, veterans and rural residents, and strengthening our state’s energy industry. Heidi has a proven track record of reaching across the aisle and rising above Washington partisan infighting to get real results for hardworking North Dakotans. Read Less

Representative Jacky Rosen (NV-3), Senate Candidate in Nevada

Suggested by: Megan, Clark County, NV
Donate to support Jacky

Jacky Rosen has lived in Nevada for nearly 40 years. As the first in her family to graduate from college, Jacky worked two jobs and took out student loans to make ends meet. She waited tables over the summers, including at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, and she was a proud member of Culinary Workers Union Local 226. When Jacky started her career as a computer programmer and software developer, she broke barriers in the male-dominated tech industry, working for major companies in Nevada. ...Read More Since being elected to Congress in 2016, she’s been rated one of the most bipartisan freshmen. Jacky is a member of the Problem Solvers Caucus, working across party lines to try to find common ground and deliver results for Nevadans. Read Less

Representative Kyrsten Sinema (AZ-9), Senate Candidate in Arizona

Suggested by: Jaime, Maricopa, AZ
Donate to support Kyrsten

Kyrsten knows firsthand the challenges everyday families face. Born in Tucson, Kyrsten faced tough times as a kid, but through it all she learned the power of hard work and the importance of helping others. Education was Kyrsten’s ticket to a better life, and after graduating, she worked with students and families in Arizona who faced some of the same challenges she did. ...Read More Now Kyrsten works every day to deliver for Arizona families – expanding access to quality, affordable health care, helping veterans get the benefits they’ve earned, creating good-paying jobs for Arizonans, and keeping Americans safe at home and abroad. Ranked the third most independent member of Congress, Kyrsten is running to serve as an independent voice for Arizona. Kyrsten feels a duty to serve and give back to the communities and country that gave her so much. She got her shot at the American Dream, and she’ll keep working to make sure all Arizonans get theirs too. Read Less

Senator Jon Tester, Montana

Suggested by: Jean, Billings, MT
Donate to support Jon

Jon Tester is a third-generation Montana farmer and a former school teacher, who was first elected to the Senate in 2006. He’s an outspoken defender of Medicare and Social Security, and he’s an advocate for public education. More than anything, Jon is a guy who gets things done. Even in this polarized climate, two bills Jon wrote to support veterans were signed into law last year: the VA Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act and the Veterans Choice Improvement Act.

Candidates for the House of Representatives

Representative Cheri Bustos (IL-17)

Suggested by: Steve, Hampton, IL
Donate to support Cheri

Cheri Bustos is currently serving in her third term in Congress. She was recently elected by her colleagues to House Leadership as Co-Chair of the Democratic Policy and Communications Committee where she is shaping the party’s message to help promote our values. She is currently the only Midwesterner in elected Democratic House Leadership. ...Read More As one of only a handful of Democrats left in rural districts, Cheri was tapped as Chair of Heartland Engagement at the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee where she has been charged to mentor promising candidates in targeted districts to help Democrats reclaim the House. In Congress, Cheri is focused on ways to grow our economy and strengthen working families. A fierce advocate for the health and safety of families, she is proud of her work to replace lead pipes that were endangering children in her district. She is a member of the House Agriculture Committee and the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. A lifelong Illinois resident, Cheri followed her passion into journalism where she uncovered numerous stories of corruption in government and earned recognition for her work in the community. She went on to work for one of the nation’s largest non-profit, non-denominational health systems. Read Less

Jason Crow, US Congress (CO-6)

Suggested by: Theresa, Littleton, CO
Donate to support Jason

Jason Crow served three combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan with both conventional and special operations units, receiving a Bronze Star for his actions in battle. Since leaving the military, he has launched a successful legal career helping businesses comply with the law and has advised state and federal officials on national security, military, and veterans issues. ...Read More In 2012, Jason spoke at the Democratic National Convention in support of President Obama’s repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.” Crow chaired one of the veterans committees that helped bring the VA Hospital to Aurora. He has dedicated hundreds of hours mentoring individual veterans transitioning from military to civilian life, and helping expand programs in Colorado addressing veterans substance abuse. Read Less

Joe Cunningham, US Congress (SC-1)

Suggested by: Mount Pleasant, SC
Donate to support Joe

Joe Cunningham is the Democratic nominee for South Carolina's First Congressional District, winning the Democratic Primary with over 70% of the vote. Before becoming a construction attorney, Joe worked as an ocean engineer, ensuring the marine environment was protected during changing coastal conditions. ...Read More Joe is running for Congress to put country over party and bring about a new generation of common sense leadership to Washington. Cunningham has refused to accept contributions from special interests and PACs and has pledged to only serve three terms in Congress. He lives with his wife, Amanda, and their newborn son, Boone, in West Ashley. Read Less

Madeleine Dean, US Congress (PA-04)

Suggested by: Ryan, Philadelphia, PA
Donate to support Madeleine

As a state legislator, Madeleine Dean has built a reputation for getting things done in the legislature and for her constituents. After the Sandy Hook shooting, Madeleine formed the PA SAFE Caucus, a bi-partisan group of legislators dedicated to ending gun violence and saving lives. She has also worked to advocate for the rights of women in the state legislature, and is an appointed member of Governor Wolf’s Commission for Women. Madeleine has been an advocate for protecting health care, ensuring a woman’s right to choose, equal pay, and criminal justice reform, and robust education support. ...Read More In Congress Madeleine will fight for: access to healthcare for all, protecting our environment and water supply, and educating our children fully and fairly by working towards universal pre-k, investments in higher education and trade schools, and reducing college loan interest rates and debt. Read Less

Antonio Delgado, US Congress (NY-19)

Suggested by: Adam, Beacon, NY
Donate to support Antonio

Born and raised in Schenectady to a working class family, Antonio Delgado is a native of upstate New York. His parents worked for General Electric and worked hard to make the American Dream a reality. Antonio attended Colgate University, where he earned a Rhodes scholarship to Oxford. Afterwards, he went to law school at Harvard where he met his wife Lacey. He started his own company designed to empower young people to learn through music, and later became a successful attorney. Antonio and Lacey now live in Rhinebeck, where they are raising their young twin boys.

Dan Feehan, US Congress (MN-1)

Suggested by: Roger, Rochester, MN
Donate to support Dan

Born and raised in Red Wing, Minnesota, Dan Feehan was inspired by the public service of his parents and has since devoted his life to serving his community and country. While attending Georgetown University, Feehan witnessed the September 11, 2001 terrorist attack on the Pentagon and promptly signed up for Army ROTC. He went on to serve two combat tours in Iraq, defusing roadside bombs and capturing insurgents and was awarded the Bronze Star for Service, the Army Commendation Medal with Valor, and the Ranger Tab. After serving in the military, Feehan went to work teaching underserved students on the South Side of Chicago and in Gary, Indiana. ...Read More Most recently, Feehan served as an Acting Assistant Secretary of Defense in the Pentagon under President Barack Obama, where he worked to ensure that our millions of service members were ready to fight and that they had the tools to lead a quality life as veterans after their service was over. Now, Feehan is running for Congress in Minnesota's First Congressional District to continue his career of service and fight for universal health care, middle-class jobs, and sound national security policy. Read Less

Representative Abby Finkenauer (IA-1)

Suggested by: John, Poweshiek, IA
Donate to support Abby

Abby Finkenauer has a proven track record of standing up for hardworking Iowans and progressive causes. As a State Representative, Abby has fought for middle-class values, living wages, and equal rights. She hasn’t shied away from speaking up for ideals she believes in and the people she represents. Abby grew up a daughter of a Union Pipefitter Welder and a Dubuque Community Schools employee. ...Read More She was raised in a working-class household and was taught that when there was work to be done, you do it. If elected to Congress, Abby will take the values she learned from her family and her experiences growing up in a blue-collar community to Washington, where she will be the fighter that Iowa’s working families deserve. At age 29, Abby would bring a fresh generation of leadership to Congress. She is running to unseat an extreme GOP Freedom Caucus Member who is the most vulnerable incumbent in the House. IA-01 is one of the top targets for Democrats to pick up this cycle. Abby has been named to the DCCC’s Red to Blue list and she was one of EMILY’s List’s first challenger endorsements of the cycle. Read Less

Lizzie Fletcher, US Congress (TX-7)

Suggested by: Donna, Houston, TX
Donate to support Lizzie

Lizzie is a proud Houstonian. After graduating from Kenyon College, she worked for several years before earning a fellowship to attend William & Mary Law School in Virginia. While there, she served as editor-in-chief of the William & Mary Law Review and graduated in 2006. Her legal career began that year, and a few years later, she joined Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing (AZA), a 50-person firm based in Houston that focuses on high-stakes business litigation, where she became the firm’s first female partner in 2015. ...Read More Lizzie’s work as a lawyer has led to recognition as one of the Best Lawyers in America, but she is most proud that her work has helped improve the lives of many people in this community. For years, Lizzie has worked for Houstonians who need common-sense solutions—not platitudes or empty promises. This is true of her clients and members of her community. As a co-founder of Planned Parenthood Young Leaders in 2000, she recruited a new generation of leaders. As a volunteer lawyer, she has helped Texas Appleseed with critical research for dismantling the School-to-Prison Pipeline. Read Less

Representative Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5)

Suggested by: Jennifer, Allendale, NJ
Donate to support Josh

A first-term member, Josh Gottheimer represents New Jersey’s Fifth Congressional District in the northernmost part of the state. President Trump won his Republican-leaning District in 2016. Josh serves as Co-Chair of the bipartisan Problem Solvers Caucus, where he works across party lines to find areas of agreement on key issues, including gun safety, infrastructure, tax reform, and health care. Josh serves on the House Financial Services Committee and was recently named the most bipartisan freshman Democrat in Congress.

Ken Harbaugh, US Congress (OH-7)

Suggested by: Mark, Lorain, OH
Donate to support Ken

Ken Harbaugh has made public service his life's work. A former Navy pilot, Ken led classified reconnaissance missions off of North Korea and over the Middle East. Following his naval service, he earned a J.D. from Yale Law School and later taught at the university as a Guest Fellow. He is the co-founder of a leading Veterans Service Organization that empowers wounded veterans to continue to serve their communities, and his management experience includes two years with McKinsey and Company in Cleveland. ...Read More Ken is the author of Here be Dragons, and his writing on citizenship and service has appeared in The Atlantic, The New York Times, and on National Public Radio. Ken is the past president of Team Rubicon Global, an international disaster relief organization that has helped retrain more than 50,000 veterans to deploy as emergency responders. Now, more than ever, our nation needs leaders like Ken who are committed to country over party, service above self, and opportunity for all. Read Less

MJ Hegar, US Congress (TX-31)

Suggested by: Savannah, Round Rock, TX
Donate to support MJ

MJ Hegar served three tours in Afghanistan as a Combat Search and Rescue helicopter pilot. She received the Purple Heart for sustaining injuries after being shot down by enemy fire while protecting her crew and was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross with Valor for her heroism. ...Read More She then led the bipartisan effort to end the ban on women serving in combat roles, successfully ending the ban and helping military families. Now she's running for Congress as an independent voice who will work with both parties to clean up corruption and get things done for Texas families. In Congress, she'll fight to lower health care costs, support military families, and cut taxes for working people. Read Less

Steven Horsford, US Congress (NV-04)

Suggested by: Maxine, Las Vegas, NV
Donate to support Steven

Born and raised in Nevada, Steven Horsford has been fighting for working families for his entire career. He led the state’s largest nonprofit career training program helping thousands of workers find good jobs and made history as Nevada’s first African-American Senate Majority Leader. There, he worked across party lines to pass landmark legislation to create clean energy jobs and solve the worst budget crisis in state history. In 2012, Horsford ran and won this congressional seat and fought for legislation that protected seniors, veterans, and women. Steven is now a small business owner.

Chrissy Houlahan, US Congress (PA-6)

Suggested by: Sara, Philadelphia, PA
Donate to support Chrissy

Chrissy is the daughter of a Holocaust survivor and career naval officer. She earned her engineering degree from Stanford with an ROTC scholarship and received her M.S. in Technology and Policy from MIT. Chrissy served as a Captain in the USAFR; 3 years Active and 13 years Inactive Reserves. She also served as COO of AND1 Basketball, helping transform the company from a startup to a major apparel and footwear brand. ...Read More Chrissy also worked as a chemistry teacher in North Philadelphia and was a Teach for America Corps member. Most recently, Chrissy served as President and COO/CFO for Springboard Collaborative, a Philadelphia-based nonprofit focused on improving early childhood literacy in underserved communities country-wide. Chrissy is the mother of Molly and Carly, and lives with her husband, Bart, in Devon. Read Less

Brendan Kelly, US Congress (IL-12)

Suggested by: Barbara, Belleville, IL
Donate to support Brendan

The son of lifelong public servants, Brendan grew up in Southern Illinois. After serving in the Navy, he came home to raise his family. As the elected prosecutor of the largest county in the district, Brendan has fought corruption in both parties, prioritized prosecution of children’s sex assault, and successfully sued several of the nation’s biggest banks. ...Read More He was the first prosecutor in Illinois to file suit against big pharmaceutical companies for their role in the opioid crisis. Brendan is endorsed by Vice President Joe Biden, President Barack Obama, Representative Cheri Bustos, AFL-CIO, United Steelworkers, Blue Dog Caucus, and AFSCME, among others. Read Less

Andy Kim, US Congress (NJ-3)

Suggested by: Kate, Medford, NJ
Donate to support Andy

Andy Kim was born and raised in New Jersey’s Third Congressional District. He’s the son of immigrants and a former Rhodes Scholar. He became a diplomat at the State Department, where he worked to secure critical international alliances. He served as an advisor to Generals David Petraeus and John Allen in Afghanistan. In the Obama-Biden White House, he was the director for Iraq at the National Security Council. In Congress, he’ll bring a lifelong commitment to public service and a deep understanding of foreign policy and our military.

Dan Kohl, US Congress (WI-6)

Suggested by: Robin, Manitowoc, WI
Donate to support Dan

Dan Kohl is a third-generation Wisconsinite who grew up and raised his family in the 6th Congressional District. Dan devoted his career as a non-profit and business leader to advocating for children’s hospitals, mental health care for veterans, and educational opportunities for underserved students. ...Read More He also spent several years advancing U.S. diplomacy and advocating for peace in the Middle East. In Congress Dan will fight to increase wages and job training opportunities for Wisconsin workers and will make sure all Americans have access to quality and affordable health care. Read Less

Susie Lee, US Congress (NV-3)

Suggested by: Frank, Henderson, NV
Donate to support Susie

Susie Lee grew up in a working-class family in Canton, Ohio, graduated from public schools, and worked her way through Carnegie Mellon University with a combination of scholarships, loans and part-time jobs. ...Read More After moving to Las Vegas in 1993, Susie became the Founding Director of After-School All-Stars, which serves over 7,000 students every day after school. Beginning in 2010, Susie served as President of Communities In Schools of Nevada (CIS), a leading dropout prevention organization. Under Susie’s leadership, CIS has grown to serve over 60,000 students in 63 schools in Nevada. Read Less

Elaine Luria, US Congress (VA-2)

Suggested by: Courtney, Virginia Beach, VA
Donate to support Elaine

Elaine Luria is a small business owner and retired Navy commander running for Congress in Virginia’s 2nd District. Elaine served at sea on six ships as a nuclear-trained Surface Warfare Officer and culminated her 20-year Navy career by commanding a combat-ready unit of 400 sailors. ...Read More Elaine was one of the first women in the Navy’s nuclear power program and among the first women to serve the entirety of her career in combatant ships. Elaine transformed an idea into reality when creating her thriving retail and art business, Mermaid Factory, which now has two locations. Elaine graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy and received a Master’s in Engineering Management from Old Dominion University. Read Less

Tom Malinowski, US Congress (NJ-7)

Suggested by: Gail, Bridgewater, NJ
Donate to support Tom

Tom Malinowski is a nationally recognized human rights activist who served as Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor, and in the National Security Council. As a top representative of the United States, Tom stood up to dictators like Putin and Kim Jong Un, defended the rights of workers and women, and led our efforts to crack down on global corruption. ...Read More Tom and his mother fled communist Poland when Tom was 6 for a better life in America. He grew up in Princeton, attended public school, earned a Rhodes Scholarship, and went on to serve two presidents. He teamed up with Senator John McCain to ban the use of torture and has spent two decades working to protect America’s national security. Read Less

Kathy Manning, US Congress (NC-13)

Suggested by: Michael, Raleigh, NC
Donate to support Kathy

Kathy Manning, a local businesswoman, community leader, and mom, chaired one of the world’s largest charitable organizations. Kathy has brought people together to improve education and provide relief to people who lost jobs during the economic downturn including job retraining and mortgage assistance. ...Read More After serving as a partner in a top law firm, Kathy left to start her own business and became deeply involved with the United Way of Greater Greensboro, The Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro, and spearheaded major projects like building the Children's Museum of Greensboro, founding Triad Stage, and the creation of the new Greensboro Performing Arts Center. Kathy understands the importance of economic opportunity, good paying jobs, accessible and affordable health care, and the education and training necessary to prepare people for the jobs of the future. She has spent her life bringing people together to make our community a better place for all, and she is ready to take her skills and determination to Washington to fight for the people of our community and our country. As a U.S. Representative, Kathy will put party aside, put country first and focus on creating economic growth we all share. Read Less

Ben McAdams, US Congress (UT-4)

Suggested by: Ron, Sandy, UT
Donate to support Ben

Ben McAdams is the twice-elected mayor of Salt Lake County running against Rep. Mia Love (UT-04). Ben graduated from the University of Utah and Columbia Law School. As mayor, he has consistently brought Republicans and Democrats together to get things done. ...Read More Ben received national notoriety for his work to address homelessness, and for implementing a first of its kind pay-for-success model to improve education. McAdams will take these Utah values to Washington and work with parties on both sides of the aisle to support opportunities for all Utahns and find solutions to the nation’s challenges. Read Less

Dan McCready, US Congress (NC-09)

Suggested by: Tom, Charlotte, NC
Donate to support Dan

Dan is Marine Corps veteran, a father of four, and a solar energy entrepreneur who grew up in the district in Charlotte. He was blessed with so many opportunities growing up. But after 9/11 happened while he was in college, he wanted to give back, so Dan joined the Marines after graduation. It was in Iraq, leading a platoon of 65 Marines, where he learned what it truly means to serve. In Dan’s platoon, he had folks from all over the country, but the Marine Corps never cared about where people came from, or the color of their skin, or their political party. They were all on the same team. That’s what’s missing in Washington. ...Read More After returning home to North Carolina, Dan joined a fellow Marine in founding a small business dedicated to investing in solar energy. Together they helped build 36 solar farms in North Carolina and helped put hundreds of North Carolinians to work in good-paying clean energy jobs. They helped establish North Carolina as the #2 state in the nation for solar power. Dan lives in Charlotte with his wife, Laura McCready, who has worked as a children’s attorney at a local non-profit, and their four kids, Anna Glenn, Oliver, Charlie, and Eleanor. Read Less

Amy McGrath, US Congress (KY-6)

Suggested by: Nancy, Lexington, KY
Donate to support Amy

Amy graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1997 with a B.S. in Political Science. In the U.S. Marine Corps, she served as an F/A-18D Hornet Weapons Systems Officer and F/A-18 pilot. She completed tours in Afghanistan and Iraq, and became the first female Marine to fly a combat mission in an F/A-18. ...Read More Amy married U.S. Navy Lieutenant Commander Erik Henderson and they now have three children. She served as the Pentagon’s Marine Corps liaison to agencies including the State Department and USAID. Once earning Lieutenant Colonel, Amy taught at the U.S. Naval Academy. After serving 20 years, Amy retired in June 2017. Read Less

Debbie Mucarsel-Powell, US Congress (FL-26)

Suggested by: Michael, Redland, FL
Donate to support Debbie

Debbie Mucarsel-Powell immigrated to the United States from Ecuador as a young girl with her mother and sisters in search of opportunities to better their lives. Debbie has early memories of the one-room apartment they lived in when her mother worked double shifts as a home health care provider and attended school in the evenings and on the weekends to learn English. To help her family make ends meet, Debbie started working the early-morning shift at a doughnut shop starting when she was 15 years old. ...Read More Debbie has spent the last twenty years dedicated to improving the lives of underserved communities in Miami-Dade, working for non-profit organizations such as the Hope Center, Zoo Miami Foundation, and the Coral Restoration Foundation, and since 2003 at the College of Health at Florida International University and, since its inception, the Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine. Debbie has worked tirelessly to establish and grow the Green Family Foundation NeighborhoodHELP program at FIU and to improve health care access for more Floridians. As someone that has spent her life’s work on expanding access to quality health care – impacting the lives of thousands – she knows that it’s inconceivable that politicians in D.C. would consider ripping away health care access from our families. Debbie understands we must continue to improve on what’s working and fix what’s broken in our health care system, not abandon people who need it the most. Read Less

Representative Stephanie Murphy (FL-7)

Suggested by: Susan, Seminole, FL
Donate to support Stephanie

U.S. Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy proudly represents central Florida in the U.S. House of Representatives. She is a former educator, businesswoman, and national security specialist. Congresswoman Murphy is working to create jobs, strengthen our Armed Forces, and take care of our veterans as a member of the powerful House Armed Services Committee. ...Read More She is also vigorously promoting central Florida entrepreneurs and small businesses as a member of the House Small Business Committee. Previous to her service in Congress, Congresswoman Murphy was an educator at Rollins College and businesswoman in the private sector. She also previously served as a national security specialist in the Office of the U.S. Secretary of Defense where she received numerous awards for her distinguished service, including the Secretary of Defense Medal for Exceptional Civilian Service. She worked on a wide range of security issues from counterterrorism, foreign military relations to strategic planning for the department. Prior to her public service, Congresswoman Murphy was a strategy consultant at Deloitte Consulting. Read Less

Joe Neguse, US Congress (CO-2)

Suggested by: Frederick, Lyons, CO
Donate to support Joe

Joe Neguse is a 34-year-old son of African refugees and is the Democratic nominee for Colorado's 2nd Congressional District. He is an attorney, civic leader, and public servant who has spent his career fighting to expand opportunities for all Coloradans. After graduating from the University of Colorado Joe co-founded New Era Colorado, the state’s largest youth civic engagement nonprofit, which has since registered over 150,000 young people to vote. ...Read More Joe has represented the 2nd Congressional District for 6 years on the CU Board of Regents fighting to make higher education more affordable and accessible. Most recently Joe was the Executive Director of Colorado’s consumer protection and civil rights agency, where he lead the fight to expand economic opportunities by protecting the civil rights of every Coloradan. If Joe is elected, he would be one of the youngest members of Congress and the first African American member of Congress in Colorado's history. Read Less

Gina Ortiz Jones, US Congress (TX-23)

Suggested by: Carolina, Bexar, TX
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Gina Ortiz Jones is an Iraq War veteran, and she served as a U.S. Air Force intelligence officer under “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.” Gina advised on intelligence operations in Latin America and Africa, and would later advise on economic and national security issues in the Executive Office of the President. Having served in countries where the middle class was hollowed out, Gina is running for Congress, because she knows a strong middle class is key to our national security.

Max Rose, US Congress (NY-11)

Suggested by: Marvin, Brooklyn, NY
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Max Rose is a purple heart recipient, Staten Islander, and the first post 9/11 combat veteran to run for office in NYC history. He has rejected all contributions from federal lobbyists and corporate PACs and is running on a platform of rebuilding our infrastructure, combating the opioid epidemic, and ensuring every American has access to affordable health care. ...Read More Max Rose served as a Ranger Qualified Infantry Captain in the active duty Army as well as the Army National Guard. He deployed to Afghanistan where he was awarded a Purple Heart and Bronze Star. He is the former Chief of Staff for Brightpoint Health, where he helped deliver access to healthcare for citizens across New York City, including Staten Island and Brooklyn. Before that, he worked for the Brooklyn District Attorney’s office as Director of Public Engagement. Max earned a B.A. from Wesleyan University and an M.S.C. from the London School of Economics. Read Less

Mikie Sherrill, US Congress (NJ-11)

Suggested by: Connie, Montclair, NJ
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Mikie Sherrill is running for Congress in New Jersey to bring new leadership to Washington and to put the interests of New Jersey families ahead of partisan politics. She supports access to quality and affordable health care for each and every American, a tax plan that invests in American families, and an infrastructure plan that grows the economy and improves the quality of life in New Jersey. ...Read More Mikie Sherrill graduated from the United States Naval Academy and spent almost 10 years on active duty in the United States Navy as a Sea King Helicopter pilot and on her last tour served as a Russian policy officer. After leaving the Navy, Mikie attended law school, and eventually joined the U.S. Attorney’s Office in New Jersey. Mikie served as an Outreach and Reentry Coordinator, developing programs to help people leaving prison to gain employment, housing, and education in order to restart their lives. She then went on to serve as an Assistant U.S. Attorney, helping to keep illegal guns off the streets of New Jersey. Read Less

Elissa Slotkin, US Congress (MI-8)

Suggested by: Carolyn, Oakland, MI
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Elissa Slotkin is a third-generation Michigander who has spent her career in national service, serving three tours in Iraq alongside the U.S. military and working as a national security expert for both Democratic and Republican administrations. She has served at the White House and in top roles at the Pentagon, including as Acting Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs under the Obama Administration. ...Read More She is married to Dave Moore, a former Apache pilot, who retired as a colonel from the U.S. Army after 30 years of service. Slotkin ultimately decided to enter the Congressional race after she saw her opponent, Rep. Mike Bishop, celebrate his vote to repeal the Affordable Care Act. The issue especially hit home for Elissa because her mom, who had a pre-existing condition of breast cancer, died of ovarian cancer in 2011 after struggling for years to get affordable health insurance. Read Less

Xochitl Torres Small, US Congress (NM-2)

Suggested by: Mary, Socorro, NM
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Xochitl Torres Small is a water attorney and former staffer for Sen. Tom Udall. After attending college, she returned home to work on then Rep. Tom Udall’s successful run for the Senate. Following his victory, she helped to set up his southern New Mexico district office, which was responsible for serving much of the current 2nd Congressional District. ...Read More As a Field Representative for Sen. Udall, Xochitl worked on issues ranging from water conservation and infrastructure development to education and health care accessibility. Inspired by her work on water for Sen. Udall, Xochitl left his office to attend law school at the University of New Mexico (UNM), where she specialized in natural resources and conservation. Immediately after completing her degree, she clerked for a New Mexico federal judge with one of the heaviest criminal dockets in the country. Most recently, Xochitl practiced law at Kemp Smith focusing mostly on water law. Read Less

Haley Stevens, US Congress (MI-11)

Suggested by: Patricia, Highland, MI
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Haley Stevens is running for Congress in Michigan’s 11th District. Haley served as chief of staff on the Auto Task Force, the team responsible for returning the auto industry to financial stability and saving over 200,000 Michigan jobs. She has spent her career in economic and workforce development, creating jobs and bringing economic opportunity to communities throughout the Midwest. Most recently she led a job training program and created the country’s first online certification program for digital manufacturing, which is already changing lives.

State Senator Jennifer Wexton (VA-10)

Suggested by: Jane, Leesburg, VA
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Senator Jennifer Wexton has been serving the people of Northern Virginia for almost two decades, as a prosecutor, an advocate for children, and as a Virginia State Senator. From 2001 to 2005, Jennifer served as an Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney for Loudoun County, prosecuting felony and misdemeanor criminal and traffic cases in all of the Loudoun Courts. ...Read More Jennifer was elected to the Virginia Senate in January 2014 and since has since passed over 40 pieces of legislation all with bipartisan support. She lives in Leesburg with her husband, Andrew, sons Matthew and Jamie, and two rescued labrador retrievers. Read Less

Susan Wild, US Congress (PA-07)

Suggested by: Sandy, Allentown, PA
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Susan Wild has advocated her entire career for hardworking, middle-class families in the Lehigh Valley. She is an experienced, tough negotiator that can find common ground for compromise while never losing sight of the values that drive her. Susan will work tirelessly to create good-paying jobs, improve access to quality, affordable health care, and protect vital programs like Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid.

Gubernatorial Candidates

Stacey Abrams, Gubernatorial Candidate in Georgia

Suggested by: Patricia, Gwinnett, GA
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Democratic nominee for Governor of Georgia and former House Democratic Leader Stacey Abrams received degrees from Spelman College, the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas, and Yale Law School. Dedicated to civic engagement, she founded the New Georgia Project, which submitted more than 200,000 registrations from voters of color between 2014 and 2016. ...Read More Under the pen name Selena Montgomery, Stacey is the award-winning author of eight romantic suspense novels, which have sold more than 100,000 copies. As co-founder of NOW Account – a financial services firm that helps small businesses grow – Stacey has helped create and retain jobs in Georgia. And through her various business ventures, Stacey has helped employ even more Georgians, including hundreds of young people starting out. And as House Minority Leader, she has worked strategically to recruit, train, elect, and defend Democrats to prevent a Republican supermajority in the House, and has worked across the aisle on behalf of all Georgians. During her tenure, she has stopped legislation to raise taxes on the poor and middle class and to roll back reproductive healthcare. She has brokered compromises that led to progress on transportation, infrastructure, and education. Most recently, she passed legislation to improve the welfare of grandparents and other kin raising children and secured increased funding to support these families. Stacey and her five siblings grew up in Gulfport, Mississippi with three tenets: go to school, go to church, and take care of each other. Despite struggling to make ends meet for their family, her parents made service a way of life for their children – if someone was less fortunate, it was their job to serve that person. This ethic led the family to Georgia. Stacey’s parents attended Emory University to pursue graduate studies in Divinity and become United Methodist ministers. Stacey and her younger siblings attended DeKalb County Schools, and she graduated from Avondale High School. Read Less

Kate Brown, Gubernatorial Candidate in Oregon

Suggested by: Lynne, Mapleton, OR
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Kate loves Oregon, and she’ll never stop fighting for high quality healthcare, a strong education system, and good jobs for Oregon families. Prior to her career in elected office, Kate advocated for Oregon children and families as a family law attorney and women’s health advocate. Through this work, Kate gained an invaluable insight into what it means to truly fight for a healthy, prosperous life for Oregonians. ...Read More As Governor, Kate has expanded access to healthcare and reproductive services for hundreds of thousands of Oregonians and has stood strong against Republican attempts to roll back healthcare, including for people with pre-existing conditions. She has made record investments in education and was the first governor in the country to take action to end the use of coal power, putting Oregon at the forefront of the clean energy movement. Kate believes that your vote is your voice and that every voice matters, and that’s why as governor, that's why she led the way to pass the first in the nation Automatic Voter Registration through the DMV to increase access to the ballot. Kate lives in Salem with her husband Dan, and together, they raised Dan’s son and daughter who are now grown and living in Oregon. Read Less

Rich Cordray, Gubernatorial Candidate in Ohio

Suggested by: Denise, Olmstead, OH
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Richard Cordray is a lifelong Ohioan, born and raised in Grove City, where both of his parents dedicated their careers to working on behalf of people with disabilities. They taught Richard that there’s no higher calling than dedicating yourself to the service of others a lesson Richard has never forgotten. ...Read More Over the last five years, Cordray served as the first-ever director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, a position he was appointed to by President Obama, where he led an agency that was launched in the aftermath of the nation’s financial crisis, dedicated to defending families against Wall Street and corporate abuse. Under Cordray’s leadership, the CFPB brought actions against some of the nation’s largest financial institutions forcing them to pay nearly $12 billion to over 30 million Americans who were cheated or mistreated. Before serving our country at the Consumer Bureau, Cordray defended Ohioans as Attorney General, where he worked to hold Wall Street accountable by recovering more than $2 billion for Ohio’s public teachers and retirees who were victims of fraud and financial predators. Prior to serving as Attorney General, Cordray served as the Ohio Treasurer, where he protected taxpayer funds, managed the state’s bonded debt and investment accounts, expanded job growth by supporting small businesses with reduced-interest loans, and spearheaded financial literacy programs to empower Ohioans. Read Less

Christine Hallquist, Gubernatorial Candidate in Vermont

Suggested by: Noah, Brattleboro, VT
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Christine is running for governor to promote a just and equitable Vermont. Formerly the CEO of Vermont Electric Cooperative, Christine took a climate justice-centered approach to her leadership, making the Coop's electric grid 96% fossil-fuel free without raising rates on consumers. ...Read More Simultaneously, she brought the company from the brink of bankruptcy to an A+ rating with national recognition for innovative practices. Christine will take the same model of leadership to Vermont's governorship to successfully achieve what has previously been deemed impossible. She will enact universal health care, provide options for tuition-free higher education, connect every Vermont home and business with high speed fiber optic cable as part of a comprehensive rural economic development strategy, and will implement specific goals of 90% renewable by 2050 to address climate change. Read Less

Ben Jealous, Gubernatorial Candidate in Maryland

Suggested by: Sally, Rockville, MD
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Ben Jealous is a civil rights leader, community organizer, investor in startups for good, educator, and Rhodes Scholar who has spent his life bringing people together to get big things done. He was the youngest-ever National President & CEO of the NAACP where he worked in Maryland and around the country to abolish the death penalty and close the education achievement gap. ...Read More Ben is running for Governor of Maryland because he's watched Republicans block progressive initiatives like paid sick leave and price gouging by Big Pharma and he wants to do better for the people of his state. Ben has detailed plans to establish Medicare-for-All, fully fund public schools, and raise the minimum wage and he's been endorsed by Maryland's teachers, nurses, and business leaders. Read Less

Representative Michelle Lujan Grisham (NM-1), Gubernatorial Candidate in New Mexico

Suggested by: Victoria, Albuquerque, NM
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Congresswoman Michelle Lujan Grisham is a 12th-generation New Mexican who has dedicated her life to serving her community while fighting for families, seniors, and veterans, and building an economy that works for all New Mexicans. In her third term as US Congresswoman, she is currently serving as chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus and serves on the Budget Committee and the Agriculture Committee. ...Read More After providing free legal services for seniors with the state bar’s lawyer referral for the elderly program, Michelle served as director of the state agency on aging for 14 years, pioneering innovative practices now used nationwide, including undercover inspections of nursing home facilities. In 2004, Michelle was appointed Secretary of the Department of Health where she expanded the number of school-based health centers and instituted teen pregnancy prevention programs. In Congress, she has passed legislation to help local tribes, public schools and pay for training for law enforcement. She also took on the VA to increase veterans’ access to health care, convinced the Social Security Administration to hire more judges, and held bureaucrats accountable for cleaning up a jet-fuel spill that threatened Albuquerque’s drinking water. Michelle has two daughters, Taylor and Erin; one granddaughter, Avery; and a dog, Kiwi. Read Less

Gina Raimondo, Gubernatorial Candidate in Rhode Island

Suggested by: North Providence, RI
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As Rhode Island’s first female governor, Gina Raimondo is bringing change to Rhode Island. In four years, she's made unmistakable progress to rebuild the middle class and create opportunity for every Rhode Islander. ...Read More Since she became governor, Rhode Island cut the state deficit while making significant investments in economic development, job training, infrastructure and education. Because of Gina’s leadership, Rhode Island is now one of just five states to offer tuition-free access to community college and job training. Gina cut the tax on Social Security income for our seniors, cut the car tax, cut thousands of pages of regulations for small businesses and has repaired the most roads and bridges in a generation — creating good jobs in the process. Read Less

Gretchen Whitmer, Gubernatorial Candidate in Michigan

Suggested by: Julie, Dowling, MI
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Gretchen Whitmer is a mom, union member, former prosecutor, Senate Democratic Leader, and proud lifelong Michigander. As Senate Democratic Leader, Gretchen was the first woman to lead a caucus in the Michigan Senate where she negotiated with Republicans to expand Medicaid to more than 680,000 Michiganders. ...Read More Following her service to the state, Gretchen taught at the University of Michigan and Michigan State University. In 2016, she stepped up to serve as the prosecuting attorney of Ingham County, restoring integrity to the office after a scandal forced the elected prosecutor to resign. As governor, Gretchen will focus on fixing problems that will actually make a difference in people’s lives right now, like fixing the roads, making health care more affordable, cleaning up our drinking water, improving education and skills training, and repealing the retirement tax. Read Less

Attorneys General Candidates

January Contreras, Attorney General Candidate in Arizona

Suggested by: Joe, Tucson, AZ
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January Contreras envisions an Arizona where everyone feels safe, where constitutional and civil rights are protected, and where the powerful no longer get away with playing by their own set of rules. From her work as the Deputy County Attorney for the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office to her time as a criminal prosecutor, January earned a reputation for being tough and fair. ...Read More As Assistant Attorney General, January brought justice to victims and their families in elder abuse and exploitation crimes, and prosecuted fraud, waste, and abuse in the healthcare system. She founded Arizona Legal Women and Youth Services (ALWAYS), a nonprofit that ensures children and young adult survivors of trauma, homelessness, and the foster care system have access to lawyers who will fight for them. January also led the charge to establish the Council on Combating Violence Against Women at the Department of Homeland Security. Previously, January served on the White House Council on Women and Girls, contributed to the development of the U.S. National Action Plan on Women, Peace, and Security, and volunteered on the Board of Directors of the Arizona Coalition to End Sexual and Domestic Violence. January is a proud fourth-generation Arizonan and the daughter of postal workers. January earned her undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Arizona in Tucson. Read Less

Steve Dettelbach, Attorney General Candidate in Ohio

Suggested by: Ann, Cincinnati, OH
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Steve Dettelbach believes no one is above the law, no one is below the law and no one is beyond its reach. Born and raised in Ohio, Steve has stood before judges and juries to take on the tough cases and prosecute some of the worst criminals Ohio has ever seen. ...Read More As a federal prosecutor for over two decades, Steve put child abusers, drug dealers, and human traffickers away, and he secured convictions against both Democrats and Republicans who broke the law. A husband and father of two, Steve launched his campaign for Ohio Attorney General in the summer of 2017 after traveling Ohio for months and visiting places as diverse as Cleveland’s African American churches and Appalachia’s union halls. He heard a very similar theme across these different communities — a belief that politicians have rigged the system to benefit themselves and powerful special interests, neglecting the real problems Ohioans face. Steve will work to fix this broken system as Ohio Attorney General by standing up to politicians in both parties and protecting Ohio from violent crime, and public corruption. Read Less

State Senator Aaron Ford, Attorney General Candidate in Nevada

Suggested by: Aaron, Las Vegas, NV
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Aaron has legal experience before our courts and administrative tribunals, as a law clerk, in private practice, and as an elected official. Before taking elected office, Aaron was a law clerk for two judges. ...Read More In 2012, Aaron was elected to the Nevada State Senate. During his first legislative session, Aaron served as Chair of the Natural Resources Committee, Vice Chair of the Education Committee, and a member of the Judiciary Committee — and he was named 'Rookie of the Year' by the Reno Gazette Journal,'Freshman of the Year' by the Las Vegas Review Journal, and 'Senator of the Year' by the Nevada Conservation League. In the 2015 legislative session, Aaron led the fight against extreme policies that harmed working families as the State Senate's Minority Leader. In 2016, Aaron became Majority Leader and continued to pass legislation that kept Nevadans safe and strengthened the community. He passed legislation that combated elder abuse, increased transparency for big pharmaceutical companies, reduced recidivism and criminal-justice costs through improved educational, mental health and substance-abuse programs, and increased penalties for criminals who target our brave first responders. Read Less

Josh Kaul, Attorney General Candidate in Wisconsin

Suggested by: Barb, Monroe, WI
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As a federal prosecutor in Baltimore, Josh worked closely with law enforcement on complex investigations and prosecuted murderers, gang members, and drug traffickers. When Josh returned to Wisconsin with his family, he took on a new challenge: protecting the right to vote. Josh has gone to court and fought against laws passed by the state legislature that restrict access to the ballot box. ...Read More Josh was raised in Wisconsin by his mother, who was a prosecutor, and his stepfather, who was a police officer. He studied history and economics at Yale. Josh then attended Stanford Law School, where he served as President of the Stanford Law Review. Josh began his legal career as a law clerk to Judge Michael Boudin, who was then the Chief Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit. After his clerkship, Josh worked for Jenner & Block in Washington, D.C. Josh is the father of two young boys, Simon and Henry. Read Less

Dana Nessel, Attorney General Candidate in Michigan

Suggested by: Robert, Spring Lake, MI
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Dana began her legal career as an Assistant Prosecutor in the Wayne County Prosecutor's Office. For over a decade, she was assigned to a number of elite units within the office and handled some of Wayne County's most difficult cases. After leaving the Prosecutor's Office, Dana continued to vigorously defend the rights of indigent defendants on hundreds of criminal cases, from petty theft to first-degree murder. ...Read More She is also recognized as one of the premier litigators of LGBTQ issues in Michigan. In 2010, she brought the matter of Harmon v. Davis, in which a Michigan court, for the first time, held that a non-biological parent in a same-sex couple could establish custodial rights to the couple's children. Dana spearheaded the precedent-setting case, DeBoer v. Snyder, which challenged the bans on adoption and marriage for same-sex couples in Michigan and was later consolidated with its affiliated U.S. Sixth Circuit cases into Obergefell v. Hodges in the United States Supreme Court. She is the President and founder of the Fair Michigan Foundation, and helped create the Fair Michigan Justice Project, a first of its kind task force which investigates and prosecutes hate crimes committed against the LGBTQ community. Dana lives in southeast Michigan with her wife, Alanna Maguire, their twin sons, Alex and Zach, along with various cats. Read Less

Phil Weiser, Attorney General Candidate in Colorado

Suggested by: Jeff, Castle Rock, CO
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After graduating law school, Phil worked in Denver for Judge David Ebel on the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals, then went on to serve as a law clerk at the United States Supreme Court for Justices Byron White and Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Phil served in President Clinton's Department of Justice's Antitrust Division before returning to teach as a professor at the University of Colorado Law School. ...Read More There, he founded the Silicon Flatirons Center for Law, Technology, and Entrepreneurship, litigated civil rights cases, co-chaired Governor Bill Ritter's Innovation Council, and served on President Obama's Transition Team, overseeing the Federal Trade Commission. He served in the Obama Administration as a Deputy Assistant Attorney General in the U.S. Department of Justice, where he oversaw complex antitrust investigations, worked to strengthen the review of anticompetitive mergers, and spearheaded an effort to promote competition in agriculture. Phil also served President Obama in the White House as Senior Advisor for Technology and Innovation at the National Economic Council, spearheading what became a bipartisan effort to increase access to wireless spectrum and enable the deployment of an interoperable wireless broadband network for public safety. After returning to Colorado, Phil led the University of Colorado Law School as its Dean from 2011-16, where he held tuition steady and more than doubled student scholarships. He continues to serve as CU's Hatfield Professor of Law and Telecommunications, and Executive Director of the Silicon Flatirons Center for Law, Technology, and Entrepreneurship at the University of Colorado. Phil and his wife Heidi, a physician, live in Denver, where they are raising their two children, Aviva and Sammy. Read Less

Secretaries of State Candidates

Nelson Araujo, Secretary of State Candidate in Nevada

Suggested by: Aaron, Las Vegas, NV
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Nelson is a proud Nevada native, born in Las Vegas to parents who fled the civil war in El Salvador in the 1980s for a better life in the United States. His mother, who raised Nelson’s family in a single-parent household, worked long shifts as a hotel housekeeper and is a proud Culinary Workers Union Local 226 member to this day. Nelson is the first in his immediate family to graduate high school and college. ...Read More As Assemblyman, Nelson Araujo has always stood up for everyday Nevadans. He protected small businesses from unnecessary tax increases, aided first responders suffering health issues, and protected foster care children. As Secretary of State, he will defend the fundamental right to free, fair, and secure elections. Read Less

Jocelyn Benson, Secretary of State Candidate in Michigan

Suggested by: Joan, Bath, MI
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Jocelyn Benson wrote the book on Secretaries of State — literally. She is the author of Secretaries of State: Guardians of the Democratic Process — the first major book on the role of the Secretary of State in enforcing election and campaign finance laws — and has more than a decade of experience as a national leader in election law and administration. ...Read More As the former dean of Wayne State University Law School, she froze tuition, expanded access to scholarship funds for all students, and bolstered the school’s reputation and bar passage rates. She also established programs to promote government oversight, provide free legal services for veterans, and help aspiring entrepreneurs participate in the economic revival of Detroit. As Michigan’s next Secretary of State, she’ll put her wealth of experience toward promoting fair, accessible, and secure elections. Read Less

Kathleen Clyde, Secretary of State Candidate in Ohio

Suggested by: Meg, Mount Vernon, OH
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Growing up in the working-class town of Garrettsville, Ohio, Kathleen learned how special it is to grow up in a country where everyone has the right and opportunity to make their voice heard. As a State Representative in Ohio’s 75th district, Kathleen fought to restore the busiest days of early voting and extend early voting days and hours. ...Read More She introduced legislation for automatic voting registration that will ensure Ohioans are added to the rolls when they do everyday things like get a driver’s license, seek disability services, or simply turn eighteen. Now, she wants to take her life’s work to the Ohio Secretary of State’s Office to secure and modernize Ohio elections so every Ohioan’s vote counts. Read Less

Jena Griswold, Secretary of State Candidate in Colorado

Suggested by: Ben, Greeley, CO
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Jena Griswold is a lawyer and small business owner who has spent her career fighting for justice and fairness. Growing up working-class, Jena realized that she wanted to help even the playing field for Coloradans. That’s why, after law school, Jena left her law firm to work to protect Coloradans’ voting rights as part of President Barack Obama’s 2012 campaign. ...Read More During that election, she saw firsthand how the Secretary of State’s policies affect the right to vote. Jena is running for Secretary of State to ensure that every Coloradan can exercise his or her constitutional right to vote, to increase campaign finance transparency, and to make government easier for Coloradans. Jena has the knowledge, experience, and backbone Coloradans need in this important office. Read Less

Local Candidates

Nathan Fletcher, Candidate for San Diego, CA County Council

Suggested by: Jonathan, La Mesa, CA
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Nathan Fletcher is running to be the first Democrat elected to the San Diego County Board of Supervisors where he will fight for immigrants, common sense gun measures to reduce gun violence and help and assist those most in need. Nathan Fletcher is a decorated combat veteran of the United States Marine Corps who continued a spirit of service in the California State Assembly where he authored Chelsea’s Law, a landmark public safety bill to protect children from violent sexual predators. ...Read More Fletcher is a Veterans advocate who has worked to tackle the stigma surrounding Post-Traumatic Stress and has fought successfully to bring immigrant veterans who had been deported back to the United States. Currently a Professor at UCSD, Fletcher lives in the City Heights neighborhood of San Diego with his wife, Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher, and their four children. Read Less

Organizations

High School Democrats of America

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High School Democrats of America (HSDA) is a national political organization that serves as an entry point to Democratic politics for youth activists from across the country. Thousands of our members work at the state and local level to advance the ideals of the Democratic Party, engage fellow students to become active within the American political system, and elect Democratic candidates to public office. ...Read More With our vast network of resources and chapters, we aim to provide a powerful and collective voice for politically-active high school students. HSDA is entirely student run and dedicated members from all walks of life have the chance to open new doors through their involvement in projects and events. Recognized as the largest and most credible Democratic high school organization in the country, HSDA dedicates its time to three primary sectors of engagement: informing, participating, and organizing. Currently, HSDA maintains a presence in 45 states and territories, including the District of Columbia, as well as extending to Democrats abroad. By creating a platform for youth involvement in politics across the country, HSDA is shaping the future leaders of the Democratic party. Read Less

Let America Vote

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Led by Jason Kander, the first millennial in the country to be elected to statewide office, Let America Vote launched in February 2017 to help fight back against proposals across the country that make it harder for eligible voters to cast a ballot. Today, through online and grassroots organizing, an aggressive earned media strategy, and advertising, they’re playing a key role in the network of organizations fighting for voting rights.

Run for Something

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Run for Something recruits and supports young, diverse, progressives running for local office. We lower the barrier to entry and connect passionate candidates with coaching, mentorship, resources, and a strong community of other millennials who are ready to take their seat at the table. ...Read More We're changing the national conversation around seeking public office and building the Democratic bench; since launching just over one year ago, we've tapped more than 18,000 young people who want to run. Read Less