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Incumbent Candidates up for Reelection in 2024
Elected to the U.S. House in 2016 and then the U.S. Senate in 2018, when she defeated GOP incumbent Senator Dean Heller with 50.8% of the vote, Senator Jacky Rosen is the second woman to serve Nevada in the U.S. Senate, alongside fellow Senator Catherine Cortez Masto. Jacky is known as one of the more bipartisan Senators in the chamber, and is committed to building relationships and working across the aisle. In 2021, she helped write and pass the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law as part of the bipartisan group of Senators who negotiated the final landmark package, which now delivers good-paying jobs to Nevada while improving the state’s roads and highways, modernizing its airports, and making high-speed internet faster and more affordable. Jacky also served as chair of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee’s Women’s Senate Network for the 2022 election cycle. Jacky's 2024 reelection is ranked in the Top 5 most challenged races this cycle. She must be reelected to maintain the Democratic Senate majority.
Jacky sits on four Senate Committees: Armed Services; Commerce, Science, and Transportation; Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs; and Small Business and Entrepreneurship.
Amy Klobuchar is the first woman elected to represent the State of Minnesota in the United States Senate. Throughout her public service, Amy has built a reputation of putting partisanship aside to help strengthen the economy and support families, workers, and businesses. Since arriving in the Senate, she led the effort to pass legislation to end human trafficking and combat the opioid and fentanyl epidemic. She worked to pass consumer product safety legislation, keeping foreign toxic products out of the ocean and out of consumer products. Amy also pushed cell phone companies to enact more consumer-friendly policies. She spearheaded the Freedom to Vote Act in the U.S. Senate and continues to lead on multiple voting issues, including spearheading the work to pass the bipartisan Electoral Count Reform Act. Amy has also led efforts to improve election security and prevent foreign interference in our democracy and successfully secured $1.2 billion to strengthen states’ election infrastructure and help protect them from future attacks by foreign adversaries.
Amy serves as a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Joint Economic Committee, the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, and the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry. She is Chairwoman of the Senate Committee on Rules and Administration, chairwoman of the Joint Committee on Printing, and vice chairwoman of the Joint Committee on the Library.
Elected to the U.S. Senate in 2012, Tammy was Wisconsin's first woman to serve in the U.S. Senate and the first openly gay member elected to the U.S. Senate. She was reelected in 2018 with 55.4% of the vote. Tammy is committed to strengthening economic security for working families through investments in education and workforce readiness, building a strong Made in Wisconsin manufacturing and agriculture economy, quality healthcare for all Americans, and protecting the retirement security of today’s seniors and future generations. Tammy has also made addressing the student debt crisis and college affordability a top priority, and introduced the America’s College Promise Act to make the skills and credentials necessary for success in today’s economy attainable for all Americans, regardless of socio-economic status. Tammy most recently played a key role in passing the Respect for Marriage Act to protect marriage equality across the U.S.
Tammy sits on the following Senate Committees: Appropriations; Health, Education, Labor and Pensions; Commerce, Science, and Transportation. She is Chairwoman of the Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies.
Kirsten has represented the state of New York in the U.S. Senate since 2009. In her first term, she led the effort to repeal the discriminatory “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy, which had banned LGBTQ+ people from serving openly in the military. She passed the 9/11 health bill, which ensured that first responders and 9/11 survivors received the necessary care. More recently, she passed major legislation to give benefits to veterans exposed to toxic burn pits overseas, passed the first federal law making domestic gun trafficking a crime, and reformed the military justice system on behalf of U.S. service members. She also wrote and passed the STOCK Act to ban members of Congress and their families from insider trading. Kirsten was also the first member of Congress to post a daily report listing her official meetings, earmark requests, and personal financial disclosures online for public consumption.
She serves as a member of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, Select Committee on Intelligence, Special Committee on Aging, the Committee on Armed Services, and is Chairwoman of the Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities.
Maria currently serves as a United States Senator for the State of Washington. With the help of Pell Grants, Maria was the first member of her family to graduate college. Later, a successful businesswoman in Washington's hi-tech industry, she helped build a company that created hundreds of high-paying jobs from the ground up. Maria was elected to the U.S. Senate in 2000, 2006, 2012, and again in 2018. She is working to create affordable opportunities for consumers, businesses and families, foster innovation for tomorrow, and to stand with parents as they educate and care for their children. When Enron officials attempted to charge Washington ratepayers for millions of dollars in undelivered electricity, Maria led the effort that successfully stopped them. She is currently leading efforts in the Senate to make America more energy independent, and has been an advocate for educational opportunities for children and less expensive, more accessible health care for families.
Maria serves as Chairwoman of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, and is a member of the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, Committee on Finance, Committee on Indian Affairs, Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, and the Joint Committee on Taxation.
Mazie was elected to the Senate in 2012 and sworn in as Hawaii’s first female senator and the country’s first Asian-American woman senator. Throughout her time in the Senate, Mazie has fought on behalf of Hawaii families and communities whose voices are not often heard in Congress. Born in Fukushima, Japan, Mazie was nearly eight years old when her mother brought her and her siblings to Hawaii. She served in the Hawaii House of Representatives from 1981 to 1994 and earned a reputation as an advocate for consumers and workers. After being elected as Hawaii’s lieutenant governor in 1994, she led efforts to support Hawaii's tourism industry through visa reform. Voters in Hawaii’s second congressional district elected Hirono to serve in the U.S. House of Representatives in 2006.
Mazie serves as a member of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, Committee on the Judiciary, Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, the Committee on Armed Services, and is Chairwoman of the Subcommittee on Readiness and Management Support.
New Candidates for U.S. Senate
Elissa Slotkin worked as a Middle East analyst for the CIA, during which time she worked alongside the U.S. military for 3 tours in Iraq. After returning to the U.S., she served in various national security and intelligence positions under Presidents Bush and Obama and served in a high-ranking position at the Pentagon. As a U.S. Representative for Michigan's 7th district, she serves on the Armed Forces Committee and Homeland Security Committee. Elissa recently sponsored the Short-Term Detention Standards Act to improve the basic requirements for immigrants. In 2018, she defeated her Republican opponent by 3.8% of the vote. On February 27, 2023, Elissa announced her 2024 Senate campaign.
Lisa Blunt Rochester
Lisa Blunt Rochester has served as the U.S. Representative for Delaware’s District At Large since 2017. As a widow, mother, grandmother, and public servant, Lisa understands the importance of economic security and greater opportunities for families. She decided to run for Congress and commit herself to public service after the sudden and unexpected loss of her husband. Her election in 2016 marked the first time Delaware elected a woman or person of color to Congress. In Congress, she has pushed to lower seniors’ healthcare costs, passed legislation to create domestic manufacturing jobs, improve infrastructure and expand internet service to rural Delaware. Lisa also had a major role in creating safer communities and expanding access to cleaner air and water. Now, Lisa is running for the U.S. Senate to create jobs, protect senior citizens, and secure and protect women's reproductive freedoms and voting rights.
U.S. House of Representatives
*Frontline (listed as one of the most challenged races in 2024)
Shontel made history as the first woman and the first Black person to serve as a Chairwoman of the Cuyahoga County Democratic Party in 2017. Shontel's primary issues are ending gun violence, a plan for COVID recovery and relief, lower health care costs and broader coverage, ending poverty, and advancing criminal justice reform. Shantel was first elected to the House of Representatives in 2021 and was sworn in on November 4, 2021.
Shontel is a permanent member of the House Agriculture Committee. She also serves on the House Committee on Oversight and Reform. She is an active member of several Congressional Caucuses, including the Congressional Black Caucus, the New Democrat Coalition, and the Congressional Progressive Caucus.
Nikki Budzinski has spent her life fighting for workers and working families. She believes in the American Dream and will bring people together to level the playing field and rebuild the middle class so families have a shot to get ahead.
As Governor JB Pritzker’s senior advisor on labor issues, Nikki successfully led the charge to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour. By bringing workers, small businesses, and elected officials to the negotiating table Nikki worked to make sure that all working families across Illinois can maintain a decent standard of living. Also in the Governor’s office, Nikki served as the Chair of Broadband Advisory Council that expanded high-speed “broadband” internet across Illinois.
Yadira represents Colorado’s 8th Congressional District. Prior to her election to Congress in 2022, Yadira served families across the North Denver metro area as a pediatrician and spent nearly a decade treating families and children and understanding struggles they faced such as low wages, high cost of housing, and expensive medication. In the state legislature, Yadira has worked to take on special interests and advocate for the needs of Colorado families.
Yadira is a member of the House Committee on Agriculture and the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology.
MA-05, Democrat Minority Whip
Democratic Whip Katherine Clark serves Massachusetts’ 5th District. Throughout her career, she has been an advocate for ending wage discrimination, protecting women’s health care, access to affordable, high-quality child care, paid family leave, safer schools, and other reforms to address the challenges women and families face. In Congress, she brings her experience as a state senator, state representative, general counsel for the Massachusetts Office of Child Care Services, and policy chief for the state attorney general. In fall 2022, she was elected by her colleagues to serve as Democratic Whip of the 118th Congress after serving as the Assistant Speaker during the previous session.
Rosa DeLauro represents Connecticut’s 3rd Congressional District. At the core of her work is her fight for America’s working families. Rosa believes that the nation’s minimum wage must increase, and all employees should have access to paid sick days, paid family and medical leave, and ensure equal pay for equal work. She supports tax cuts for working and middle class families, has fought to expand the Child Tax Credit to provide tax relief to millions of families, and introduced the Young Child Tax Credit to give families with young children an economic lift. Rosa has also fought to stop trade agreements that lower wages and ship jobs overseas, while also protecting the rights of employees and unions. Rosa is a leader in fighting to improve and expand federal support for child nutrition and for modernizing the U.S. food safety system. Rosa is a member of the House Appropriations Committee, of which she was previously Chair.
Congresswoman Lois Frankel has spent her lifetime delivering positive change to her community as a civic leader, state legislator, mayor, and now Member of the United States House of Representatives. Currently, she sits on the House Appropriations Committee and as of this session, on the House Committee on Veteran's Affairs, which is personal to her as a proud mom of a brave Marine war veteran. A trailblazer in the Florida State Legislature, Lois served as the first woman Democratic minority leader. She became a leading force to improve the economic condition of families and seniors and protect human rights and women's reproductive freedom - fights she continues today in Congress as co-chair of the Democratic Women's Caucus. Prior to her election to Congress, Lois served as Mayor of West Palm Beach, raising her city to a new vitality and earning a reputation as an innovative problem solver.
Angie Craig represents Minnesota’s 2nd Congressional District. Her key issues include a future with lower health care costs and opportunities for career skills and technical training for 21st century jobs. In Congress, Rep. Craig is fighting to make sure career skills and technical education is an option for every young person; to lower the cost of healthcare, and to work toward a solution that expands health care to many more Americans; for infrastructure investments that benefit our communities. Her policies are focused on rewarding people for their hard work – especially family farmers and small business owners. Her committee appointments include; the House Committees on Agriculture, Energy and Commerce and Small Business. Angie holds regular town hall meetings in the district to hear from Minnesotans.
WA-01, DCCC Chair 2023-2024
Congresswoman DelBene has represented Washington’s 1st Congressional District since she was sworn into office in 2012. She is a leader on several key issues in Congress and her District, including technology, healthcare, trade, taxes, and environmental conservation. In December 2022, House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries announced Congresswoman DelBene would become the new Chair of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, bringing her “sharp political instinct, proven fundraising ability and serious management and operational experience.” Congresswoman DelBene serves as Chair of the New Democrat Coalition, Co Chair of the Women's High-Tech Coalition, Kidney Caucus, and MedTech Caucus. She is also a member of the Pro-Choice Caucus and Congressional Equality Caucus (formerly the Congressional LGBTQ+ Caucus).
Rep. Hayes is the first African-American woman and first African-American Democrat to represent Connecticut in Congress. She was a public school teacher for 15 years and earned the distinction of 2016 National Teacher of the Year. Rep. Hayes is a strong advocate for equitable access to quality education and sits on the Education and Labor Committee and the Agriculture Committee. She recently introduced bicameral legislation to combat food insecurity for college students. In 2018, she defeated her Republican opponent with 11.8% of the vote, but already has 2 Republican challengers, one of whom is a former assistant U.S. Attorney.
Rep. Davids is one of the first two Native American women to be elected to Congress (the other, Debra Haaland NM-1, was also elected in 2018). Prior to serving in congress, Rep. Davids was an attorney, worked in community development at Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, and served as a White House Fellow at the Department of Transportation during the Obama Administration. She serves on the Small Business Committee and the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. Recently, she has introduced two new bills, that if passed, will remove hidden fees from student loans and help students scammed by faulty loans. In 2018, Rep. Davids defeated her Republican opponent by 9.7% of the vote.
Rep. Fletcher is an attorney, who, prior to her election, represented Houstonians in court on a variety of issues from international law to litigation. Her district is entirely within the city of Houston and where she has been a resident her whole life. Rep. Fletcher sits on the Transportation & Infrastructure Committee and Science, Space, & Technology Committee. In the House, she has focused on bringing relief to Houston after Hurricane Harvey and ensuring her district and the nation is more prepared for future natural disasters. In 2018, she defeated her Republican opponent by 4.5% of the vote. Currently, there are already 2 Republicans running for her seat in 2020.
Chrissy Houlahan is an Air Force veteran, engineer, entrepreneur, and educator who has represented Pennsylvania’s 6th Congressional District since 2019. She is committed to fighting for access to quality, affordable healthcare, common sense gun safety, government accountability and transparency, and working to build a strong, stable economy with good jobs and good benefits for everyone. Since becoming a member of Congress, she has been awarded the Abraham Lincoln Leadership for America Award and three Congressional Management Foundation Democracy Awards.
Chrissy is a member of the House Committee on Armed Services and the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.
Sara Jacobs is a former foreign policy advisor to Hillary Clinton during the 2016 presidential election and has worked in various policy positions at the State Department during Obama’s administration, UNICEF and the United Nation. She is also a Scholar in Residence at the Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies at the University of San Diego. Jacobs is the founder and chairwoman of San Diego for Every Child: The Coalition to End Child Poverty, and the founding CEO of Project Connect – an education non-profit that is now a flagship part of UNICEF’s work around the world. Sara represents California's 53rd Congressional District.
Teresa Leger Fernández
Congresswoman Teresa Leger Fernández represents New Mexico’s 3rd Congressional District. Born in Las Vegas, Tersa is a 17th generation Northern New Mexican. After graduating from Stanford Law School, Tersa worked as an attorney and advocate and won important legal battles to advance voting rights, promote tribal sovereignty, and protect the local environment and acequia waters. She also served as an acequia commissioner. As a public interest lawyer, she has helped secure nearly $1 billion to build schools, rural health clinics, broadband, businesses, affordable housing, and infrastructure for New Mexico. She has worked to protect voting rights and create a more inclusive democracy. Teresa was a Clinton and Obama presidential appointee and worked as a White House Fellow on housing issues and as Vice Chair of the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation.
From 2006-2017, Jennifer served the greater Richmond, Virginia area in the General Assembly as a State Delegate and a Virginia State Senator since 2017, where she was Vice Chair of the Virginia Legislative Black Caucus. On February 21, 2023, Jennifer won a special election to become a U.S. House Representative for Virginia’s 4th Congressional District. Throughout her career, she has passed laws to protect voting rights, safeguard abortion access, tackle climate change, rebuild schools, expand Obamacare in the state, and reform Virginia’s criminal justice system. Jennifer has also been a leader in addressing Virginia’s history of racial inequality, and as Chair of the Virginia Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Commission, she aims to promote Dr. King’s legacy.
NC - 02
Deborah Ross. a civil rights lawyer and a former representative of the North Carolina General Assembly (2003-2013) representing the 38th and 34th House District. As a representative, she served both Majority and Minority Whip and chaired the Judiciary, Ethics and Election Laws Committees. Her career also includes being the state director for the American Civil Liberties Union of North Carolina in 1994, a legal counsel for Triangle Transit. She is a supporter of the Equal Pay Act. In 2016, she was the Democratic nominee in the Senate election in NC but loss slightly to the incumbent Republican, Rep. Richard Burr, who won with just 51% of the vote. In the March 2020 Democratic primaries, she won and is the district’s Democratic candidate and in November, she will be challenging Rep. Alan Swain. Since her district is blue, she has the likelihood to win the general election.
VA - 07
Prior to being elected, Rep. Spanberger worked as a federal investigator for the U.S. Postal Service investigating money laundering and narcotics cases. She then served as case officer in the CIA, both in the U.S. and abroad, to ensure our national security. Rep. Spanberger serves on the Agriculture Committee and Foreign Affairs Committee. In the House, she has worked to protect healthcare for all Americans. Recently, her resolution to block the sale of certain dangerous weapons to Saudi Arabia passed the House with bipartisan support. She is the first Democrat to represent her district in 49 years and in 2018, she defeated her Republican opponent by just 1.9% of the vote. Currently, there is one Republican running for her seat in 2020.
OH - 09
Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur represents the working people of Ohio's 9th Congressional District. She is currently the longest serving woman in the history of the U.S. House of Representatives and ranks among the most senior Members of the 117th Congress. In 1981, while pursuing a doctorate in urban planning and development finance at MIT, she was recruited by the Lucas County Democratic Party to run for Congress against a first-term Republican. Although she was outspent by a 3-to-1 margin, Kaptur parlayed a strong economic message during the 1982 recession to stage a nationally-recognized upset. In Washington, Kaptur fought to win a seat on the House Appropriations Committee, where she remains a member today. In 2021, she was named to the House Select Committee on Economic Disparity and Fairness in Growth, which she is focused on highlighting the plight of the hardworking men and women of the Industrial Heartland who have too often been left behind.
Kathy Manning is the first woman to chair the Jewish Federations of North America, a Greensboro attorney, small business owner, and a well-known philanthropist in the 6th District. As an avid community and nonprofit leader who held various position such as in United Way, Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro, the National Conference for Community Justice and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, she worked to provide retraining, mortgage assistance, food and health care for people who lost their jobs due to the great recession. She has placed the Black Economic Alliance (BEA) policy agenda at the center of her campaign and pledges to introduce or co-sponsor legislation geared towards expanding employment opportunities for Black Americans, funding for prisoner education and reentry program and launching infrastructure in lower-income communities. In the 2020 democratic primaries election, she won with 48.4% by a vote in a highly Democratic district.
Grace Meng is serving her sixth term in the House, representing New York’s 6th Congressional District. She serves as the First Vice-Chair of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus, co-Chair of the House Bipartisan Task Force for Combatting Antisemitism, and as a Vice-Chair of the LGBTQ+ Equality Caucus. Grace has pushed forward a number of pieces of legislation supporting religious freedom, protecting public housing residents from inadequate living conditions, and expanding internet access for students across the country. Additionally, Grace helped pass the COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act into law. Grace serves as New York’s senior member of the House Appropriations Committee.
WA – 08
Rep. Schrier is the only female doctor in Congress and the first Democrat to represent her district since its creation in 1983. She spent her career working as a renowned pediatrician in the Greater Seattle area. As a physician who also lives with Type 1 diabetes, she has a unique dual perspective on the healthcare needs of Americans. She sits on the Agriculture Committee and the Education & Workforce Committee. Recently, Rep. Schrier’s bill to strengthen and reauthorize the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act passed the House with bipartisan support. In 2018, she defeated her Republican opponent by 4.4% of the vote.
NM – 01
Melanie Stansbury is a scientist who proudly serves New Mexico's 1st congressional district since 2021. The district includes most of Albuquerque, along with most of its suburbs. Stansbury was formerly a member of the New Mexico House of Representatives from the 28th district. Congresswoman Stansbury sits on the House Committee on Natural Resources as well as the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology. She is on the Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United State and the Subcommittee on Water, Oceans, and Wildlife. She is part of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, the Congressional LGBTQ+ Equality Caucus, and the Democratic Women's Caucus. She is up for reelection in 2022 and will be running against both Democratic and Republican candidates.
NV-03, Women's Caucus Co-Chair
Prior to her election, Rep. Lee had a diverse career focused on improving the lives of others. She has worked as a campaign policy advisor to Las Vegas Mayor Jan Laverty Jones, founded a homeless shelter for parents and children in need, and was the president of the board of Communities In Schools of Nevada, a program that seeks to lower high school dropout rates. Rep. Lee took over the seat from Rep. Jacky Rosen (D) in January 2019 and serves on the Education & the Workforce Committee and Veterans’ Affairs Members Committee. Recently, she has successfully introduced and passed 3 amendments that will increase the efficiency of medical care at the VA and DOD. In 2018, she beat her Republican opponent by 9% of the vote. So far, she has one Republican challenger in 2020 – former Nevada state treasurer Dan Schwartz – who has attacked her affiliation with Nancy Pelosi in the media.
After losing her son to gun violence in 2012, Lucy left her 30-year career as a flight attendant at Delta Airlines to become the National Spokesperson and Faith and Outreach Leader for Everytown for Gun Safety and Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America. Representing Georgia’s 7th Congressional district since 2019, Lucy continues to seek bipartisan solutions to end gun violence, uplift small businesses, protect and serve veterans, and lower the cost of healthcare and prescription drugs. She partnered with Senator Raphael Warnock to introduce a bill that would cap insulin costs at $35 a month for seniors on Medicare. The legislation was signed into law by President Biden and went into effect in 2023. Lucy serves on the House Education and the Workforce Committee and the House Judiciary Committee.
Stacey Plaskett is a Delegate to the United States House of Representatives from the United States Virgin Islands at-large congressional district. Plaskett has practiced law in New York City, Washington, D.C., and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Plaskett served as a House manager during the second impeachment trial of Donald Trump, the first non-voting member of the House of Representatives to do so. Stacey currently serves on the House Ways and Means Committee, the House Budget Committee and the House Committee on Agriculture where she serves as the Chair of the Subcommittee on Biotechnology, Horticulture and Research. She is up for re-election in 2022.
NJ – 11
Congresswoman Mikie Sherrill proudly represents New Jersey’s 11th Congressional District. After graduating from the United States Naval Academy in 1994, Congresswoman Sherrill spent almost 10 years on active duty in the United States Navy. Congresswoman Sherrill sits on the House Armed Services Committee, the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee, and the House Education and Labor Committee. She also serves on the Blue Dog Coalition as well as the New Democrat coalition for both Democratic and Centrist caucuses. Sherrill was elected on November 6, 2018, defeating Republican Jay Webber. She was reelected in 2020 by a slightly narrower margin. She is up for re-election in 2022 and is running against 7 Republican candidates.
MI – 11
Rep. Stevens is the former Chief of Staff to the U.S. Auto Rescue Task Force, the federal initiative under President Obama that saved the jobs of 200,000 Michigan residents. She also set up the Office of Recovery for Automotive Communities and Workers and the White House Office of Manufacturing policy. Rep. Stevens sits on the Education & Labor Committee and the Science, Space, & Technology Committee and was elected co-president of the freshman Democratic class. Her priorities in the House include manufacturing and environmental sustainability. In 2018, she defeated her Republican opponent by 6.6% of the vote.
NV – 01
Serving the First Congressional District of Nevada, Dina has built a strong record of achievement as both an educator and a public servant. In 1988, Dina was elected to represent the people of District Seven in the Nevada State Senate, serving as the Democratic Minority Leader from 1993 to 2008. During her service in the Legislature, Dina was a champion for quality education and renewable energy development, and a strong advocate on behalf of Nevada’s children, seniors, and persons with disabilities. Dina is a member of several House Committees, including the Committee on Foreign Affairs, Committee on Homeland Security, in which she is a member of the subcommittee on Counterterrorism, Law Enforcement, and Intelligence. She is a member of the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, of which she is a member of the subcommittees on Aviation, Economic Development and Emergency Management, and Highways and Transit.
VA - 10
Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton has been serving the people of Virginia for nearly two decades as a prosecutor, advocate for abused children, state Senator, and now a member of the U.S. House of Representatives for Virginia’s 10th District. 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. After leaving the prosecutor’s office, Jennifer went into private law practice, but remained committed to public service. Jennifer took her passion for protecting others to the state senate, winning a special election in January 2014. In Congress, Jennifer has worked with Republicans and Democrats to pass legislation that expands funding for opioid addiction research, protects leave for federal workers, and modernizes the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network. In 2021, Jennifer proudly voted to pass the bipartisan infrastructure bill which will invest $38.6 million to modernize Virginia’s infrastructure. She serves on the House Appropriations Committee and the Committee on the Budget.
IL - 14
Rep. Underwood is the first woman and the first person of color to represent her district in Congress, as well as the youngest African-American woman to serve in Congress. She is a registered nurse, and before being elected she worked at the Department of Health and Human Services as a senior policy advisor. She sits on the Education & Workforce Committee, the Veterans’ Affairs Committee, and Vice Chair’s the Homeland Security Committee. Recently, Rep. Underwood has introduced legislation to improve medical screening and provide high priority medical resources to migrants at the border. In 2018, she defeated her Republican opponent by 5% of the vote.
PA - 07
Rep. Wild is the first woman to represent her district in Congress. She is an attorney, and prior to being elected, she also served as the first female solicitor of Allentown, PA. She is an expert in litigation, medical malpractice, and municipal law. Rep. Wild serves on the Education & Labor Committee, the Foreign Affairs Committee, and the Ethics Committee. Recently, she introduced and passed an amendment in the House that will prevent this administration and future administrations from enacting rules or policy changes to increase healthcare premiums. In 2018, she defeated her Republican opponent by 10% of the vote.
FL - 23
Debbie Wasserman-Schultz serves as Congresswoman to Florida's 23rd district in south Florida. As Florida’s first Jewish Congresswoman, she has earned the respect of her colleagues for working tirelessly on behalf of seniors, children, and families for nearly three decades. First sworn into the U.S. House of Representatives in 2005, Congresswoman Wasserman Schultz previously served in the Florida House of Representatives and Florida Senate. Currently, Wasserman-Schultz serves as a Cardinal on the Appropriations Committee, making history as the first-ever woman to Chair the Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Subcommittee, where she is committed to ensuring our nation’s veterans have the resources and support they need. In addition, she serves on the Agriculture Subcommittee, as well as the Energy and Water Subcommittee, where Wasserman Schultz is a leading advocate of the efforts to protect the Florida Everglades, take bold action on climate change, and safeguard our air and water. Debbie Wasserman Schultz is up for reelection in 2022 where she is running against numerous Republican candidates.
New Candidate for U.S. House of Representatives
Liz Whitmer Gereghty
A native to the Hudson Valley, Liz Whitmer Gereghty is a small business owner and has been a Katonah-Lewisboro School Board member since 2019. While on the school board, she has worked to oversee a budget of over $100 million and led the effort to improve school facilities as chair of the Facilities Committee. Liz is running for Congress in New York’s 17th District to make living more affordable for families in the Hudson Valley, help small businesses thrive, protect women’s reproductive rights, and push common sense gun control legislation.
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