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Progressive Candidate Snapshots – Primary Date: June 26, 2018

Last updated June 30, 2018

Colorado, Maryland, New York (federal offices), Oklahoma, and Utah hold their state primary elections on June 26, 2018. Get a quick snapshot of the progressive candidates running in these primaries, and click on the links when you want to learn more.

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Candidates are listed because they take a strong stand on at least one of the following two priorities: big money out of politics or universal healthcare. The hub page is “2018 Progressive Candidates: A Nationwide List” — where you’ll find general voter information, as well as the reference sources that were used to build this list of left-leaning contenders.

Election results are recorded as they become available. Follow your favorite progressive candidates right through to the 2018 General Election.

Happy voting!


Colorado’s Progressive 2018 Candidates

Colorado on Ballotpedia — Down-Ballot & More

1st CD – Diana DeGette (D-CO) – Facebook – Twitter – Youtube – WON primary
— Incumbent
— Co-Sponsor of H.R.676 – Expanded & Improved Medicare For All Act

1st CD – Saira Rao (D-CO) – FacebookTwitter – Lost primary
— Takes no corporate PAC money
— Single payer healthcare
— Endorsed by Justice Democrats

The majority of Americans support a single-payer healthcare system. The Democratic Party must reject the for-profit healthcare lobby and lead on a single-payer bill that includes full prescription drug, mental, dental, and reproductive healthcare coverage.

~ Saira Rao

2nd CD – Joe Neguse (D-CO) – Facebook – Twitter – WON primary
— Medicare for All
— Campaign finance reform
— Protect public lands

2nd CD – Mark Williams (D-CO) – FacebookTwitter – Lost primary
— Takes no corporate PAC money
— Medicare for All
The Young Turks interview

3rd CD – Diane Mitsch Bush (D-CO) – Facebook – Twitter – WON primary
— Takes no corporate PAC money
— Single payer healthcare
— Constitutional amendment to end Citizens United

3rd CD – Arn Menconi (D-CO) – FacebookTwitter – Lost primary
— Takes no corporate PAC money
— Anti-war
— Election reform
— Campaign finance reform

4th CD – Chase Kohne (D-CO) – Facebook – Twitter – Lost primary
— Takes no corporate PAC money
— Universal healthcare
— Big money out of politics

The opportunity to serve in Congress is an honor and a privilege, not a retirement plan for wealthy elites. Citizens should run for office because they are dedicated to public service over personal ambition.

~ Chase Kohne

5th CD – Stephany Rose Spaulding (D-CO) – Facebook – Twitter – WON primary, unopposed
— Takes no corporate PAC money
— Universal healthcare
— Endorsed by Justice Democrats

6th CD – Levi Tillemann (D-CO) – FacebookTwitter – Lost primary
— Takes no corporate PAC money
— Universal healthcare
— Big money out of politics
— American Anti-Corruption Act
— Endorsed by Our Revolution

Levi Tillemann compared to opponents

Secretly Taped Audio Reveals Democratic Leadership Pressuring Progressive to Leave Race | The Intercept

7th CD – Ed Perlmutter (D-CO) – FacebookTwitter – Youtube – WON primary, unopposed
— Incumbent
— Campaign finance reform
— Co-Sponsor of H.R.676 – Expanded & Improved Medicare For All Act

State Attorney GeneralJoseph Salazar (D-CO) – FacebookTwitter – Lost primary
— Currently serves Colorado House, 31st District
— Abolish death penalty
— Endorsed by Our Revolution

State Treasurer – Bernie Douthit (D-CO) – Facebook – Lost primary
— Takes no corporate PAC money
— His campaign refuses corporate PAC donations
— Universal healthcare
— Supports public banking
— Endorsed by Our Revolution
TYT Politics interview

State Senate, District 34Julie Gonzalez (D-CO) – Facebook – WON primary
— Universal healthcare
— Modern, efficient public transportation

State House, District 9Emily Sirota (D-CO) – FacebookTwitter – WON primary
— Takes no corporate PAC money
— Medicare for All
— Campaign finance reform
— Endorsed by Our Revolution
TYT Politics interview


Maryland’s Progressive 2018 Candidates

Maryland on Ballotpedia — Down-Ballot & More

U.S. SenateChelsea Manning (D-MD) – FacebookTwitter – Lost primary
— Universal healthcare
— Chelsea Manning for Md Senate Platform: Abolish Prisons, Dismantle Ice, Free Healthcare, Trans Rights | RealClearPolitics

U.S. Senate – Jerome Segal (D-MD) – Facebook – Twitter – Lost primary
— Single payer healthcare
—  Dis-empower big money in politics

U.S. SenateNeil Simon (I-MD) – Facebook – Twitter
— Political system reform
— Campaign finance reform

U.S. SenateRichard “Rikki” Vaughn (D-MD) – FacebookTwitter – Lost primary
— Constitutional amendment to end Citizens United

1st CD – Allison Galbraith (D-MD) – FacebookTwitter – Lost primary
— Universal healthcare
— Anti-corruption
— Constitutional amendment to end Citizens United
— TYT Politics interview

1st CD – Michael Pullen (D-MD) – Facebook – Twitter – Lost primary
— Universal healthcare
— Big money out of politics

3rd CD – Adam Demarco (D-MD) – Facebook – Twitter – Lost primary
— Medicare for All
— Congressional term limits
— Campaign finance reform

3rd CD – John Sarbanes (D-MD) – FacebookTwitter – Youtube – WON primary
— Incumbent
— Co-Sponsor of H.R.676 – Expanded & Improved Medicare For All Act
— Introduced H.R.20 – Government By the People Act of 2017
— Member of the NO PAC Caucus

4th CD – Anthony Brown (D-MD) – Facebook – Twitter – Youtube – WON primary, unopposed
— Incumbent
— Co-Sponsor of H.R.676 – Expanded & Improved Medicare For All Act
— Champion of campaign finance reform

6th CD – Andrew Duck (D-MD) – Facebook – Twitter – Lost primary
— Medicare for All
— Campaign finance reform

6th CD – George Gluck (G-MD) – Facebook – Twitter – Lost primary
— Campaign finance reform

6th CD – Roger Manno (D-MD) – Facebook – Twitter – Lost primary
— Currently serves in State Senate
— Takes no corporate PAC money
— Medicare for All
— Endorsed by Our Revolution
— Endorsed by Justice Democrats

6th CD – Aruna Miller (D-MD) – Facebook – Twitter – Lost primary
— No corporate money
— Single payer healthcare

7th CD – Elijah Cummings (D-MD) – FacebookTwitter – WON primary
— Incumbent
— Member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus
— Co-Sponsor of H.R.676 – Expanded & Improved Medicare For All Act
— Campaign finance reform

8th CD – Jamie Raskin (D-MD) – Facebook – Twitter – WON primary
— Incumbent
— Vice Chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus
— Co-Sponsor of H.R.676 – Expanded & Improved Medicare For All Act
— Campaign finance reform
— Endorsed by Our Revolution

Gov – Ben Jealous (D-MD) – Facebook – Twitter – WON primary
— Medicare for All
— Police reform
— Democracy Now! interview
— Endorsed by Our Revolution
— Endorsed by Justice Democrats

Lt. Gov – Susan Turnbull (D-MD) – FacebookTwitter – WON primary
— Running mate of Ben Jealous
— TYT Politics interview

State Senate, District 27Tommi Makila (D-MD) – FacebookTwitter – Lost primary
— Universal healthcare
— Endorsed by Our Revolution

State Senate, District 40Antonio Hayes (D-MD) – FacebookTwitterWON primary
— Big money out of politics
Wolf-PAC-Backed Antonio Hayes Wins Big | The Young Turks

State Senate, District 42Robbie Leonard (D-MD) – FacebookTwitter – WON primary
— Universal healthcare
— Endorsed by Our Revolution

State House, District 7Allison Berkowitz (D-MD) – Facebook – Twitter
— Universal healthcare

State House, District 16Samir Paul (D-MD) – Facebook – Twitter
— Universal healthcare
— Campaign finance reform
— Ranked choice voting
— Endorsed by Our Revolution

State House, District 18Mila Johns (D-MD) – Facebook – Twitter
— Single payer healthcare
— Death with dignity

State House, District 19Vaughn Stewart (D-MD) – FacebookTwitter
— Takes no corporate PAC money
— Universal healthcare
— Big money out of politics
— Endorsed by Our Revolution

State House, District 25Wala Blegay (D-MD) – FacebookTwitter
— Medicare for All
— Endorsed by Our Revolution

State House, District 38Kirkland Hall (D-MD) – FacebookTwitter
— Healthcare reform
— Endorsed by Our Revolution

State House, District 39Gabriel Acevero (D-MD) – FacebookTwitter
— Universal healthcare
— Endorsed by Our Revolution

State House, District 41Richard Bruno (D-MD) – FacebookTwitter – Youtube
— Medicare for All
Justice Framework
— Endorsed by Our Revolution

The antidote to poverty is not wealth. It’s justice.

~ Dr. Richard Bruno

Baltimore County Executive – John Olszewski (D-MD) – FacebookTwitter
— Government and campaign finance reform
— Endorsed by Our Revolution

John Olszewski taught school for 7 years. He understands what schools need.

Baltimore County Council, District 1Sheila Ruth (D-MD) – FacebookTwitter
— Takes no corporate PAC money
— Single payer healthcare
— Big money out of politics
— Endorsed by Our Revolution

Howard County Council, District 3 – Hiruy Hadgu (D-MD) – FacebookTwitter
— End revolving door
— Endorsed by Our Revolution

I’m running to break the grip that developers have on Howard County. That is why I will not accept contributions from them.

~ Hiruy Hadgu

Montgomery County ExecutiveMarc Elrich (D-MD) – FacebookTwitter
— Endorsed by Our Revolution

Montgomery County Council, At-LargeBrandy Brooks (D-MD) – FacebookTwitter – Youtube
— Campaign finance reform
— Endorsed by Our Revolution

Montgomery County Council, At-Large – Danielle Meitiv (D-MD) – FacebookTwitter
— Government accountability
— Endorsed by Our Revolution

Montgomery County Council, At-LargeChris Wilhelm (D-MD) – FacebookTwitter
— Single payer healthcare
— Big money out of politics
— Endorsed by Our Revolution


New York’s Progressive 2018 Candidates

New York on Ballotpedia — Down-Ballot & More

U.S. Senate – Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) – Facebook – TwitterWON primary, unopposed
— Incumbent
— Takes no corporate PAC money
— Campaign finance reform
— Guaranteed jobs program
— Co-Sponsor of S.1804 – Medicare for All Act of 2017

1st CD – Elaine DiMasi (D-NY) – Facebook – TwitterLost primary
— Single payer healthcare

First and foremost, workers are profit creators. Corporations make money only when people work for them. Unions protect profit creators, which is good for workers and corporations.

~ Elaine DiMasi

1st CD – Vivian Viloria-Fisher (D-NY) – Facebook – Twitter – YoutubeLost primary
— Medicare for All
— Campaign finance reform

1st CD – Perry Gershon (D-NY) – Facebook – Twitter – WON primary
— Medicare for All

1st CD – Brendon Henry (D-NY) – Facebook – Lost primary
— Constitutional amendment to end Citizens United

1st CD – David Pechefsky (D-NY) – Facebook – Twitter – Lost primary
— Medicare for All
— Campaign finance reform

2nd CD – DuWayne Gregory (D-NY) – Facebook – Twitter – Lost primary
— Campaign finance reform

2nd CD – Liuba Grechen Shirely (D-NY) – Facebook – Twitter – WON primary
— Medicare for All
— Campaign finance reform
— Endorsed by Our Revolution

5th CD – Gregory Meeks (D-NY) – Facebook – Twitter – Youtube – WON primary
— Incumbent
— Co-Sponsor of H.R.676 – Expanded & Improved Medicare For All Act

6th CD – Grace Meng (D-NY) – Facebook – Twitter – YoutubeWON primary, unopposed
— Incumbent
— Co-Sponsor of H.R.676 – Expanded & Improved Medicare For All Act
— Champion of campaign finance reform

7th CD – Nydia Velázquez (D-NY) – Facebook – Twitter – YoutubeWON primary, unopposed
— Incumbent
— Member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus

8th CD – Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) – Facebook – Twitter – YoutubeWON primary, unopposed
— Incumbent
— Member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus
— Co-Sponsor of H.R.676 – Expanded & Improved Medicare For All Act
— Champion of campaign finance reform

9th CD – Adem Bunkeddeko (D-NY) – Facebook – Twitter – YoutubeLost primary
— Medicare for All

9th CD – Yvette Clarke (D-NY) – Facebook – Twitter – WON primary
— Incumbent
— Member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus
— Co-Sponsor of H.R.676 – Expanded & Improved Medicare For All Act

10th CD – Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) – Facebook – Twitter – YoutubeWON primary, unopposed
— Incumbent
— Member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus
— Co-Sponsor of H.R.676 – Expanded & Improved Medicare For All Act
— 28th Amendment to reverse Citizens United

11th CD – Michael Devito (D-NY) – Facebook – Twitter – Lost primary
— Constitutional amendment to end Citizens United
— Medicare for All

11th CD – Zach Emig (D-NY) – Facebook – Twitter – Lost primary
— Universal healthcare
— Big money out of politics

11th CD – Max Rose (D-NY) – Facebook – TwitterWON primary
— His campaign refuses corporate PAC donations
— Campaign finance reform
— Healthcare reform

11th CD – Paul Sperling (D-NY) – Facebook – Twitter – Lost primary
— Medicare for All

11th CD – Omar Vaid (D-NY) – Facebook – Twitter – Lost primary
— Takes no corporate PAC money
— Medicare for All

Will you join me in taking on the most powerful people in the world in an effort to reduce their influence on Washington? I don’t believe there is any other way forward. We must recalibrate our economy…

~ Omar Vaid

12th CD – Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) – Facebook – Twitter – YoutubeWON primary
— Incumbent
— Member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus
— Co-Sponsor of H.R.676 – Expanded & Improved Medicare For All Act
— Campaign finance reform

12th CD – Suraj Patel (D-NY) – Facebook – Twitter – YoutubeLost primary
— Medicare for All
— Campaign finance and election reforms

13th CD – Adriano Espaillat (D-NY) – Facebook – TwitterYoutube – WON primary, unopposed
— Incumbent
— Member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus
— Co-Sponsor of H.R.676 – Expanded & Improved Medicare For All Act
— Campaign finance reform

14th CD – Joseph Crowley (D-NY) – Facebook – Twitter – YoutubeLost primary
— Incumbent
— Co-Sponsor of H.R.676 – Expanded & Improved Medicare For All Act
— Campaign finance reform

14th CD – Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) – Facebook – Twitter – WON primary
— Her campaign refuses corporate PAC donations
— Medicare for All
— Campaign finance reform
— The Humanist Report interview
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Joe Crowley Debate – June 15th, 2018 | Uphill Media
— Endorsed by Our Revolution
— Endorsed by Brand New Congress
— Endorsed by Justice Democrats

15th CD – José Serrano (D-NY) – Facebook – Twitter – WON primary, unopposed
— Incumbent
— Member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus
— Co-Sponsor of H.R.676 – Expanded & Improved Medicare For All Act

16th CD – Eliot Engel (D-NY) – Facebook – Twitter – YoutubeWON primary
— Incumbent
— Co-Sponsor of H.R.676 – Expanded & Improved Medicare For All Act
— Animal rights

16th CD – Jonathan Lewis (D-NY) – Facebook – Twitter – Lost primary
— His campaign refuses corporate PAC donations
— Medicare for All

17th CD – Nita Lowey (D-NY) – Facebook – Twitter – YoutubeWON primary, unopposed
— Incumbent
— Co-Sponsor of H.R.676 – Expanded & Improved Medicare For All Act

19th CD – Jeff Beals (D-NY) Facebook – TwitterYoutube – Lost primary
— No corporate PAC money
— Medicare for All
— Campaign Kickoff video
— Endorsed by Justice Democrats

19th CD – David Clegg (D-NY) – Facebook – Twitter – Lost primary
— Medicare for All
— Big money out of politics

19th CD – Antonio Delgado (D-NY) – Facebook – Twitter – WON primary
— Big money out of politics
— Universal healthcare

19th CD – Brian Flynn (D-NY) – Facebook – Twitter – Youtube – Lost primary
— No corporate PAC money
— Medicare for All
— Campaign finance reform

19th CD – Steven Greenfield (G-NY) – Facebook

19th CD – Diane Neal (I-NY) – Facebook – TwitterLost primary
— Single payer healthcare

19th CD – Luisa Parker (I-NY) – Facebook – Twitter
— Single payer healthcare

19th CD – Gareth Rhodes (D-NY) – Facebook – Twitter – Lost primary
— Single payer healthcare

19th CD – Pat Ryan (D-NY) – Facebook – TwitterLost primary
— Universal healthcare

20th CD – Paul Tonko (D-NY) – Facebook – Twitter – WON primary, unopposed
— Incumbent
— Co-Sponsor of H.R.676 – Expanded & Improved Medicare For All Act
— Campaign finance reform

21st CD – Lynn Kahn (G-NY) – Twitter
— Universal healthcare

21st CD – Emily Martz (D-NY) – Facebook – Twitter – Lost primary
— Universal healthcare

21st CD – Patrick Nelson (D-NY) – Facebook – TwitterYoutube – Lost primary
— Delegate for Bernie Sanders 2016 presidential campaign
— Takes no corporate PAC money
— Medicare for All
— Political and election reforms
— Look TV interview
— Endorsed by Justice Democrats
— Endorsed by Our Revolution

21st CD – Dylan Ratigan (D-NY) – Facebook – Twitter – Lost primary
— Campaign finance reform
— 7 News at Noon interview
— TYT Interviews

21st CD – Kate Wilson (D-NY) – Facebook – Twitter – Lost primary
— Healthcare reform
— Campaign finance reform

22nd CD – Anthony Brindisi (D-NY) – Facebook – TwitterWON primary, unopposed
— Currently serves as State Assemblyman
— Takes no corporate PAC money
— Campaign finance reform
— Universal healthcare

23rd CD – Linda Andrei (D-NY) – FacebookTwitter – Lost primary
— Single payer healthcare
— Campaign finance reform

23rd CD – Ian Golden (D-NY) – Facebook – Twitter – Lost primary
— Takes no corporate PAC money
— Medicare for All
— Campaign finance reform
— Endorsed by Justice Democrats
Rebel HQ interview

23rd CD – JG Hertzler (I-NY) – Facebook – Twitter
— Single payer healthcare
— Election reform

23rd CD – Tracy Mitrano  (D-NY) – Facebook – TwitterWaiting for final count
— Single payer healthcare

23rd CD – Max Della Pia (D-NY) – Facebook – Twitter – Waiting for final count
— Universal healthcare
— Campaign finance reform

23rd Congressional District – Eddie Sundquist (D-NY) – Facebook – Twitter – Lost primary
— Universal healthcare
— Campaign finance reform

24th CD – Dana Balter (D-NY) – Facebook – TwitterWON primary
— Medicare for All
— Supports civics education
— Endorsed by Our Revolution

We need to prepare students to become participants in our democracy.  This requires knowing how all levels of government work, how to engage in public deliberation, and how to get along in a plural society.

~ Dana Balter

24th CD – Bill Bass (I-NY) – Facebook – Twitter – VimeoLost primary
— His campaign refuses corporate PAC donations
— Big money out of politics
— Medicare for All

25th CDJoe Morelle (D-NY) – FacebookTwitterWON primary
— State assemblyman
— Endorsed by Congressional Progressive Caucus

25th CD – Robin Wilt (D-NY) – Facebook – TwitterLost primary
— Single payer healthcare
— Election reform

26th CD – Brian Higgins (D-NY) – Facebook – Twitter – YoutubeWON primary, unopposed
— Incumbent
— Co-Sponsor of H.R.676 – Expanded & Improved Medicare For All Act

27th CD – Nate McMurray (D-NY) – Facebook – Twitter – WON primary, unopposed
— Currently serving as town supervisor of Grand Island
— Medicare for All


Oklahoma’s Progressive 2018 Candidates

Oklahoma on Ballotpedia — Down-Ballot & More

1st CD – Amanda Douglas (D-OK) – Facebook – Twitter – Advances to runoff
— Takes no corporate PAC money
— Medicare for All
— Big money out of politics

4th CD – Fred Gipson (D-OK) – Facebook – Twitter – Advances to runoff
— Takes no corporate PAC money
— Campaign finance reform

5th CD – Tom Guild (D-OK) – Facebook – Twitter – Advances to runoff
— Supports state public banks
— Constitutional amendment to end Citizens United
— Medicare for All

5th CD – Ed Porter (D-OK) – Facebook – Lost primary
— Universal healthcare
— Government reform

Medical associations, drug companies and insurance companies…have fought for decades against universal healthcare in our country. They simply make too much money putting profits before patients. In the past, labeling the common sense solution as “socialism,” they have been able to keep us accepting the unacceptable.

~ Ed Porter

GovernorConnie Johnson (D-OK) – Facebook – Twitter – Lost primary
— Former state senator for 33 years
— Healthcare reform
— Endorsed by Our Revolution
TYT Politics interview
— Could a Berniecrat Running on Marijuana Reform Become the First Black Woman Governor? | Truthout

State House, District 66Angela Graham (D-OK) – FacebookTwitter – WON primary
— Endorsed by Our Revolution

State House, 77th DistrictShay White (D-OK) – FacebookTwitter – Lost primary
— Endorsed by Our Revolution


Utah’s Progressive 2018 Candidates

Utah on Ballotpedia — Down-Ballot & More

U.S. Senate – Jenny Wilson (D-UT) – Facebook – Twitter – Selected via convention
— Currently serves on the Salt Lake County Council
— Big money out of politics
— Campaign finance reform

1st CD – Adam Davis (G-UT) – Facebook – Twitter
— Single payer healthcare
— Constitutional amendment to end Citizens United

3rd CD – James Singer (D-UT) – FacebookTwitter – WON primary, unopposed
— Universal healthcare
— Protect public lands

Economic inequality is one of the most pressing issues facing our country today. We need representatives in Congress to help hard-working families get their fair share, not create the conditions where the rich get richer off the hard work and labor of everyone else.

~ James Singer

State Senate, District 12Abrian Velarde (G-UT) – Facebook

State House, District 33Edward Bodily (G-UT) – Facebook

State House, District 61Matt Styles (G-UT) – Facebook

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