2018 Candidates

U.S. House & Senate Candidates

U.S. House & Senate Candidates

ALABAMA

ALASKA

ARIZONA

  • Mary Matiella (D)
    Mary Matiella (D)

    https://www.matiellaforcongress.com/
    Mary is running in the 2nd District for Congress.

  • Joan Greene (PD)
    Joan Greene (PD)

    http://joangreeneaz.com/
    Joan is running for the House in the 5th District.

  • Garrick McFadden (D)
    Garrick McFadden (D)

    https://www.electgarrick.com/
    Garrick is running from the 6th district and his statement on healthcare is one of the most unique.

  • Augie Beyer (I)

    https://augieforcongress.com/
    Augie is an Independent running for the House in the 8th District. Trent Franks, one of the worst Republicans, is the incumbent in his district. Not only is there a Republican challenging him, but three Democrats (none as progressive as Augie) join him in hoping to unseat Franks. Unfortunately, his photo wouldn't download.

  • Scott Menor (I)
    Scott Menor (I)

    https://smenor.com/
    Though it's only petition time right now (October 2017), Scott is an Independent running for Congress in the 9th District and is smart enough to put his stand on major issues in a paragraph on his one-page website, including his support for single-payer.

ARKANSAS

  • Paul Spencer (D)
    Paul Spencer (D)

    http://www.paulspencer2018.com/
    Paul is running for Congress in the 2nd District - he's a solid supporter of Medicare for All.

  • Robb Ryerse (PR) !
    Robb Ryerse (PR) !

    https://www.crowdpac.com/campaigns/244359/robb-ryerse-for-congress
    Before you faint, yes, Virginia, there IS a Progressive Republican and he's running in the Arkansas 3rd! Brand New Congress found him first and we were...skeptical. But Robb reached out to us and Sue asked him some hard questions. After some email exchange, we were reassured by his answers (he believes in separation of church and state; while pro-life personally, he doesn't believe the government should tell a woman what she can and can't do reproductively and won't try to repeal Roe v. Wade; and he is a solid supporter of Medicare for All)

  • Lee McQueen (I)
    Lee McQueen (I)

    https://mcqueen4congress.wordpress.com/
    Lee is running for the House from District 4 as an Independent. The majority of her positions are progressive, as is her stance on healthcare, but her approach is to present it as fiscally responsible which will appeal to the more conservative voters in her district.

CALIFORNIA

COLORADO

CONNECTICUT

DELAWARE

FLORIDA

  • Chardo Richardson (PD)
    Chardo Richardson (PD)

    https://chardo2018.com/
    Chardo is running in Florida's 7th district. He's endorsed by Brand New Congress and Justice Democrats. Not his fault that they have turned both their websites into money-first/info-later devices. Chardo, get your own website where people can read about YOU, not be blocked by ActBlue begging!

  • Michael Hepburn (PD)
    Michael Hepburn (PD)

    http://www.michaelhepburn.com/
    Michael is running for the House from the FL 27th. He is a Justice Democrat and also part of a Brand New Congress!

GEORGIA

HAWAII

IDAHO

ILLINOIS

  • Matt Tomkowiak (I)
    Matt Tomkowiak (I)

    https://sites.google.com/view/tomkowiak/home?authuser=0
    Matt is an Independent running for Congress in the 3rd District. He has a PhD from Princeton and his dissertation was on "the nature, historical origins and policy consequences of health politics in America." On his website, he says, "If elected, I will fight with every fiber of my being for single payer." He'll be up against machine Dem Dan Lipinski, so if you want a smart, single-payer activist in office, send him some money, volunteer, and VOTE for him!

  • David Gill (PD)
    David Gill (PD)

    https://www.davidgill2018.com/platform
    David is running for Congress in the 13th District and is the first candidate to earn DUH's endorsement for 2018! An ER doc and family medicine practitioner, he's seen the harm the current system can do. David has been endorsed by Justice Democrats and Brand New Congress.

  • Anthony Clark (PD)
    Anthony Clark (PD)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eCHPg4BxSqo
    Anthony is running to unseat long-time corporate Democrat Danny Davis in Illinois' 7th district in Chicago. He is a Justice Democrats and Brand New Congress candidate.

INDIANA

IOWA

  • Courtney Rowe (PD)
    Courtney Rowe (PD)

    www.courtneyroweforcongress.org/
    Courtney is running for the House from Iowa's 1st district. She is a Justice Democrats candidate and would replace Tammy Baldwin, now a senator, as the only openly lesbian member of the House.

  • Paul Knupp, Jr. (PD)
    Paul Knupp, Jr. (PD)

    https://knuppforcongress.org/issues.html
    Paul is running for the House in Iowa's 3rd. Medicare for All is the first thing on his issues page and he has an interesting idea about how to fund it.

KANSAS

LOUISIANA

MAINE

MASSACHUSETTS

MICHIGAN

  • Rob Davidson (D)
    Rob Davidson (D)

    https://www.robforthesecond.com/
    Dr. Rob Davidson, like the vast majority of ER doctors, is a strong advocate for NIMA. He's running from Michigan's 2nd district with the intent to push H.R. 676 further toward passage. Rob is a Justice Democrats candidate.

  • Mark Bignell (PD)
    Mark Bignell (PD)

    https://www.facebook.com/BigMarkForCongress/
    Mark is running in the 4th District. He has quite a story and healthcare is a deeply personal issue to him. He's a man of the People!

  • David Benac (PD)
    David Benac (PD)

    https://benacforcongress.com/
    David is running from the 6th district. He is endorsed by Justice Democrats and Brand New Congress. DUH is impressed by his connection of health to other issues - he obviously sees the big picture!

MISSOURI

  • Cori Bush (PD)
    Cori Bush (PD)

    http://brandnewcongress.org/cori-bush/
    As evidenced by the URL, Cori has the support of Brand New Congress. She's also been endorsed by Justice Democrats. She's running from Missouri's 1st district.

NEVADA

  • Reuben D'Silva (PD)
    Reuben D'Silva (PD)

    http://www.reubendsilva.com/healthcare
    Reuben is running Congress in Nevada's 1st District. He is the only candidate who advocates for single-payer.

  • Amy Vilela (PD)
    Amy Vilela (PD)

    https://amy4thepeople.com/
    Amy is running for the House in Nevada's 4th District. She and her husband have become healthcare activists after losing their daughter because she was denied access to the medical care she needed.

    Note to Amy: You might want to put your last name on at least the Home page of your website!

NEW JERSEY

  • Lisa McCormick (PD)
    Lisa McCormick (PD)

    http://www.lisamccormick.org
    Lisa is running for the Senate against embattled Democratic incumbent Bob Menendez. She is a true progressive and her stance on abortion is the most courageous we've seen from a politician in a long time.

  • Peter Jacob (PD)
    Peter Jacob (PD)

    http://www.jacob2018.com/
    Peter is running from New Jersey's 7th district and has the endorsement of Justice Democrats.

NEW MEXICO

  • Pat Davis (PD)
    Pat Davis (PD)

    www.patfornm.com
    Pat is running for New Mexico's 1st District seat. A former police officer, executive director of ProgressNowNM, and an Albuquerque City Councilman, Pat would be NM's first openly gay Representative.

NEW YORK

NORTH CAROLINA

  • Wendy May (D)
    Wendy May (D)

    http://wendymayforcongress.com
    Wendy is running in NC' 2nd District and is the first LGBTQ candidate from that area. She's a disabled vet and has done a lot of work within the Democratic structure - now she has a chance to effect more change from within.

  • Gerald Wong (PD)
    Gerald Wong (PD)

    https://wongforcongress.com
    Gerald is running in the 6th District and we were impressed by his statement on healthcare and we loved his tag line - Make America Create Again! But he got Sue with two things - his ink (they both have snake tattoos, though his is way more dramatic) and his great story of overcoming the opposing forces in his life by being open to possibility.

OHIO

OREGON

  • Jim Crary (PD)
    Jim Crary (PD)

    https://crary4congress.com
    Jim is running in Oregon's 2nd District. His strong statement on healthcare includes details about what Medicare for All would cover and how people in his district would be affected.

PENNSYLVANIA

  • Jess King (PD)
    Jess King (PD)

    https://jesskingforcongress.com/
    Jess King is another Justice Democrats candidate running from the PA 16th. We like her slogan, "America is for all of us."

TENNESSEE

TEXAS

  • Rick Trevino (PD)
    Rick Trevino (PD)

    https://rickfor23.com/
    After working for the Sanders campaign in 2016, Rick is now running for the House from the Texas 23rd district. He has the endorsement of Justice Democrats.

  • Todd Maternowski (PD)
    Todd Maternowski (PD)

    http://www.toddfortexas.com
    Todd is running in the 32nd District. We haveheardthe battlecry, "Every in. Nobody out!" for years. But Todd got us not only with his words abouthealthcare, but by his "Texasizing" of that cry to, "Everybody ropes. Everybody rides." We LOVE it!

  • Will Fisher (PD)
    Will Fisher (PD)

    http://willfisherforcongress.com
    Will is running in the 26th District and is endorsed by former gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis

UTAH

VERMONT

WASHINGTON

  • Dorothy Gasque (PD)
    Dorothy Gasque (PD)

    http://dorothyforcongress.com/
    Dorothy is running from Washington state's 3rd district and has a trifecta of endorsements - Brand New Congress, Justice Democrats and DUH! She also has a kick-ass website (not to candidates using social media only - GET A WEBSITE like hers so people seeking to endorse you can see where you stand on the issues!)

  • Sarah Smith (PD)
    Sarah Smith (PD)

    http://brandnewcongress.org/sarah-smith/
    As indicated, Sarah is another Brand New Congress candidate. Her story about Medicare saving her father's life, as well as her statement on healthcare as a right earns her DUH's endorsement. She also made a kick-ass video about the DNC denying her and other progressive candidates access to a crucial tool used to activate likely Democratic voters. Watch! https://www.facebook.com/pg/humanistreport/videos/?ref=page_internal

  • Christine Brown (D)
    Christine Brown (D)

    http://christinebrowncongress.com/
    Christine may turn out to be a party-line Dem, but DUH liked her thoughtful and pragmatic examination of the history and controversy of healthcare in this country. She's the only challenger to Republican incumbent Dan Newhouse and we suspect she's a fighter!

WEST VIRGINIA

  • Paula Jean Swearengin (PD)
    Paula Jean Swearengin (PD)

    https://www.paulajean2018.com/
    This is the biggest smile we've seen on Paula Jean's face and that's fine with us because she's a fighter who's serious about saving W. Virginia's water, Appalachian families, and making sure everyone, especially the coal miners, has the healthcare they need. She is challenging Joe Manchin for his Senate seat and she will take no shit once she's there.

WISCONSIN

  • Randy Bryce (PD)
    Randy Bryce (PD)

    https://randybryceforcongress.com/
    Randy is running for Congress from the Wisconsin 1st against the reviled Paul Ryan, Speaker of the House and co-author of the cruel American Health Care Act. Randy is a vet, a cancer survivor, and an iron worker. Paul Ryan is a...well, you can fill that in.

  • Tom Palzewicz (D)
    Tom Palzewicz (D)

    https://www.tomforwi.com/issues/
    Tom is running in the 5th District, the seat Jim Sensenbrenner now occupies. It would be great if a progressive Democrat could replace that Republican!

WYOMING

MARYLAND

MINNESOTA

MISSISSIPPI

MONTANA

NEBRASKA

NEW HAMPSHIRE

NORTH DAKOTA

RHODE ISLAND

SOUTH CAROLINA

SOUTH DAKOTA