2016 Candidates

Our 2016 Endorsements

Susannah Randolph FL-09

  • Alan Grayson's District Director, progressive organizer
  • Supports wage increases for the middle class, fighting to protect collective bargaining rights
  • Work in Congress towards making college debt free
  • Strong advocate for women's rights
  • Endorsed by the Progressive Change Campaign Committee

Carol Shea-Porter NH-01

  • Strong record of advocating for progressive change
  • Sponsored extensive legislation fighting for veteran's rights
  • Dedicated to ending voter disenfranchisement and supports extensive campaign finance reform
  • Co-sponsored a bill to raise the minimum wage

Mike Honda CA-17

  • Currently represents Silicon Valley in Congress
  • Former high school teacher, principal, and school board member
  • Champion of economic opportunity for all
  • Introduced legislation to create a publicly funded campaign finance system
  • Vice Chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus

Emily Cain ME-02

  • Established record of progressive leadership in Maine legislature
  • Tireless advocate for economic opportunity
  • Committed to making Congress work for all Americans
  • Youngest female Minority Leader of Maine House of Representatives

Steve Santarsiero PA-08

  • Left career in law to teach high school social studies
  • Served in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives since 2008
  • Proposed “No Budget, No Pay” legislation
  • Advocates investment in education as key to alleviating income inequality

Val Demings FL-10

  • First woman appointed Orlando Chief of Police
  • During her leadership as Chief, violent crime in Orlando decreased by 40%
  • Champion of criminal justice reform and improving access to quality education
  • Spent her life devoted to making a difference for others

Victoria Steele AZ-02

  • Served in the Arizona House of Representatives for two terms
  • Worked to increase economic opportunity, strengthen public education
  • Co-founded the Coalition to Protect Women’s Reproductive Rights caucus in AZ legislature
  • Committed to creating good-paying jobs by making smart investment

Ami Bera CA-07

  • Currently represents part of Sacramento County in Congress
  • Former doctor, served as Chief Medical Officer for Sacramento County
  • Only member to receive 2015 Planned Parenthood's Champions for Women's Health Award
  • Proposed “No Budget, No Pay” legislation in response to government shut-down

DuWayne Gregory NY-02

  • Currently serves as Presiding Officer of the Suffolk County Legislature
  • Veteran of the United States Army
  • Passed balanced budgets without raising property taxes in county legislature
  • Will work to ensure that every American has a fighting chance to improve her or his conditions

Pete Gallego TX-23

  • Former Congressman for Texas's 23rd Congressional District
  • Served as an assistant attorney general in Texas and a local felony prosecutor
  • First Hispanic elected to represent his Texas House district
  • Will bring common-sense change to Congress

Michael Eggman

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