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The REAL Progressive Candidates of 2021 & 2022 — A Nationwide Super List

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As genuine progressive candidates announce their run for election, they’re added to this list: “The REAL Progressive Candidates of 2021-2022.” These are the special men and women we want to elect, for a progressive Congress and for a civilized progressive nation.

LAST UPDATED: April 17, 2021

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Two REAL-ly Progressive Criteria

What qualities make a candidate REAL-ly progressive? There are two criteria:

  1. Real progressive candidates reject corporate money.
  2. Real progressive candidates support universal healthcare, like single-payer Medicare for All.

REAL progressive candidates, who reject corporate money AND fight for universal healthcare, also support an array of life-affirming, future-proofing policies that impact your health, your climate, your education, and much more.

REAL progressive candidates also fight for big, universal policies that include everyone. They’re not impressed by small concessions individually dribbled out to various minority groups — that manipulate “identity politics” to encourage competition between different groups of Americans and keep us divided.

REAL progressives know that nobody wins any meaningful social or financial benefit, unless we all stand together. REAL progressives understand that unity is the superpower of The People.

A Collection, Not an Endorsement

I received an email from a reader who mistook the “REAL Progressive Candidates” list as a form of endorsement, and was concerned about racial injustice. Let me be crystal clear. Being on this list is NOT an endorsement. Here’s how I explained it to her:

Thanks for contacting me, ▃▃▃.

I see how some people may misunderstand the “REAL Progressive Candidates” list. Here’s what it actually is: a collection, not a form of endorsement.

There are two criteria: 1) universal/M4A, and 2) no corporate money. If a candidate specifically supports both, they get on the list. The decision is objective, not a personal preference.

Objectivity is what makes the list a valuable discovery tool. It’s a springboard to a narrowed collection of political candidates who, at the least, express support for “REAL-ly” progressive policies.

The list is not an endorsement. In fact, if multiple progressive candidates in the same Congressional District meet the criteria, they all get on the list. However, the list page DOES provide a section on organizations that DO endorse.

You are the second reader who has taken the trouble to complain about [Candidate] ▃▃▃. See the Comments section. I encourage you to express your concerns in a public comment — so other readers, people who will be voting, may see your input.

Meanwhile, [the other] Candidate ▃▃▃ has not published a policy platform. I reached out to him on March 19, 2021 via Twitter, concerning his stand on universal healthcare and corporate money. He did not respond. I’ll try again, by a different path, in case he doesn’t keep up with Twitter.

There are many black progressives on the “REAL Progressive Candidates” list. Racial injustice isn’t why Candidate ▃▃▃ is unlisted. Should he validate his support of two really progressive policies, he’ll be added to the list of really progressive candidates.

I hope I’ve addressed your concerns about the list in a helpful way. And will leave you with this, there cannot be a more sound foundation for racial justice than objectivity.

Sincerely, JoAnn

How You Can Help

You can help the progressive movement by sharing this list of “Real Progressive Candidates” with your friends and family. Use it to inform, and to spur constructive political discussion that talks about real progressive candidates and real progressive policies.

You can help by telling me about the REAL Progressive Candidates running for office in your local area — so I can be sure to add them to the list. Use the Comment Section at the bottom of the page, or send me a private email with the contact form below.

REAL Progressive Candidate Submission Form

You can also help by volunteering your time to a REAL Progressive Candidate’s campaign, or by donating some money to several of your favorite candidates. They’re on the front lines, lifting the heavy weight, and we need to support them, because they represent us.

Finally, you can help by reminding yourself, and your friends, to vote in the primaries. First, we’ve got to get REAL Progressive Candidates nominated. Then, we can vote for them in the elections. It’s a two-step process!

If a candidate doesn’t manage to get on the election ballot, or drops out of the race, they’ll be removed from the REAL Progressive Candidates list. If a candidate loses, they’ll be lined out. If a candidate wins, I’ll put a “” after their name.

REAL Progressive Candidates, State-by-State

Please double-check the primary and election dates in your area. Always vote in the primary, to help select nominees for the following election.

Vote for REAL progressive candidates in 2021 and 2022.

Alabama – REAL Progressive Candidates

Stay tuned for more.

City Council, Montgomery District 3 – Marche Johnson (D) – April 27, 2021 runoff election

Alaska – REAL Progressive Candidates

Check back for more.

Mayor, Anchorage – Forrest Dunbar (D) – April 6, 2021 election, May 11, 2021 runoff election
School Board, Anchorage Seat G – Carl JacobsApril 6, 2021 election

Arizona – REAL-ly Progressive Candidates

Come back for updates.

U.S. House, CD-03 – Raul Grijalva (D) incumbent – November 8, 2022 election

Arkansas – REAL Progressive Candidates

Things are looking up!

U.S. Senate – Dan Whitfield (D) – November 8, 2022 election

California – REAL Progressive Candidates

So far, so good.

U.S. House, CD-08 – Derek Marshall (D) – November 8, 2022 election

U.S. House, CD-12 – Shahid Buttar (D) – Exploring, November 8, 2022 election
U.S. House, CD-12 – Jeffrey Phillips (D) – November 8, 2022 election
U.S. House, CD-17 – Ro Khanna (D) incumbent – November 8, 2022 election
U.S. House, CD-22 – Eric Garcia (D) – November 8, 2022 election
U.S. House, CD-22 – Phil Arballo (D) – November 8, 2022 election
U.S. House, CD-26 – Daniel Wilson (D) – November 8, 2022 election
U.S. House, CD-28 – Maebe A. Girl (D) – November 8, 2022 election
U.S. House, CD-29 – Angelica Dueñas (D) – November 8, 2022 election
U.S. House, CD-30 – Shervin Aazami (D) – November 8, 2022 election
U.S. House, CD-38 – Elizabeth Moreira (D) – November 8, 2022 election
U.S. House, CD-45 – Katie Porter (D) incumbent – November 8, 2022
U.S. House, CD-46 – Jestin Samson (D) – November 8, 2022 election
State Assembly, District 18 – Janani Ramachandran (D) – November 8, 2022 election
State Assembly, District 51 – Mia Porter (D) – November 8, 2022 election
State Assembly, District 64 – Fatima Iqbal-Zubair (D) – November 8, 2022 election
ADEM 33 Delegate – Alexis DeJesus (D) – January 27, 2021 election
ADEM 64 Delegate – Angelo Cartas (D) – January 27, 2021 election
ADEM 73 Delegate – James Bacon (D) – January 27, 2021 election
ADEM 73 Delegate – Jenna Beck (D) – January 27, 2021 election

City Controller, Los Angeles – Kenneth Mejia (D)- June 7, 2022 election
City Council, Los Angeles District 1 – Gil Cedillo (na) incumbent – November 8, 2022 election
City Council, Los Angeles District 3 – Yasmine Pomeroy (D) – November 8, 2022 election
City Council, Los Angeles District 5 – Scott Epstein (D) – November 8, 2022 election
City Council, Los Angeles District 5 – Katy Young Yaroslavsky (D) – November 8, 2022 election
City Council, Los Angeles District 9 – David Cunningham (D) – November 8, 2022 election
City Council, Los Angeles District 9 – Dulce Vasquez (D) – November 8, 2022 election
City Council, Los Angeles District 13 – Albert Corado (D) – November 8, 2022 election
City Council, Los Angeles District 15 – Bryant Odega (D) – November 8, 2022 election

Colorado – REAL Progressive Candidates

Stay tuned for updates.

U.S. House, CD-03 – Root Routledge (D) – November 8, 2022 election
U.S. House, CD-05 – Jeremy Dowell (D) – November 8, 2022 election
City Council, Arvada District At-Large – Lisa Smith (D) – November 2, 2021 election

Connecticut – REAL Progressive Candidates

Hope for more.

U.S. House, CD-01 – Muad Hrezi (D) – November 8, 2022 election
U.S. House, CD-03 – Justin Paglino (G) – November 8, 2022 election

Delaware – REAL-ly Progressive Candidates

Zip.

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Florida – REAL Progressive Candidates

Check back for updates.

U.S. House, CD-20 – Sheila Cherfilus-McCormick (D) – November 8, 2022 election
U.S. House, CD-20 – Emmanuel Morel (D) – November 8, 2022 election
U.S. House, CD-24 – Christine Olivo (D) – November 8, 2022 election
U.S. House, CD-26 – Juan Paredes (D) – November 8, 2022 election
State House, District 94 – Elijah Manley (D) – November 8, 2022 election
City Council, St. Petersburg – Richie Floyd (D) – August 24, 2021 primary, November 2, 2021 election

Georgia – REAL-ly Progressive Candidates

Hold on for more.

City Council, Atlanta District 4 – Rogelio Arcila (D) – November 2, 2021 election

Hawaii – REAL-ly Progressive Candidates

Nada.

Idaho – REAL-ly Progressive Candidates

Zip.

Illinois – REAL Progressive Candidates

Check back later for updates.

U.S. House, CD-03 – Marie Newman (D) incumbent – November 8, 2022 election
U.S. House, CD-08 – Junaid Ahmed (D) – November 8, 2022 election
U.S. House, CD-18 -(D) Michael SwansonNovember 8, 2022 election
Mayor, Aurora – John Laesch (D) – April 6, 2021 election
Mayor, Bloomington – Jackie Gunderson (D) – April 6, 2021 election
Mayor, Evanston – Daniel Biss (D) – February 23, 2021 election
Mayor, Peoria – Chama St. Lewis (D) – February 23, 2021 election
Alderman, Aurora Ward 10 – Arjun Nair (D) – April 6, 2021 election
Alderman, DeKalb Ward 2 – John “JJ” Wett (D) – April 6, 2021 election
City Council, Urbana Ward 5 – Chaundra Bishop (D) – April 6, 2021 election
County School Board, McLean Unit 5 – Gavin CunninghamApril 6, 2021 election
Trustee, Oak Park – Anthony ClarkApril 6, 2021 election
Trustee, Palatine Township – Nathaniel GrohApril 6, 2021 election
School Board, Lincolnwood District 74 – Nasha Mohammed (D) – April 6, 2021 election
Township Supervisor, New Trier – Gail Schnitzer Eisenberg (D) – April 6, 2021 election

Indiana – REAL Progressive Candidates

Stay tuned for more.

U.S. House, CD-03 – John Stephens (D) – November 8, 2022 election

Iowa – REAL-ly Progressive Candidates

None, so far.

Kansas – REAL-ly Progressive Candidates

Nada.

Kentucky – REAL Progressive Candidates

We’re getting somewhere.

U.S. Senate – Charles Booker (D) – exploring run in November 8, 2022 election
U.S. House, CD-02 – Hank Linderman (D) – November 8, 2022 election
U.S. House, CD-05 – Billy Hibbitts (D) – November 8, 2022 election

Louisiana – REAL Progressive Candidates

Stay tuned for updates.

U.S. House, CD-02 – Belden Batiste (I) – March 20, 2021 special election
U.S. House, CD-02 – Gary Chambers (D) – March 20, 2021 special election

U.S. House, CD-02 – J. Christopher Johnson (D) – March 20, 2021 special election
U.S. House, CD-02 – Karen Carter Peterson (D) – April 24, 2021 runoff election

Maine – REAL-ly Progressive Candidates

Nil.

Maryland – REAL Progressive Candidates

Stay tuned for updates.

U.S. Senate – Colin Byrd (D) – November 8, 2022 election
U.S. House, CD-01 – Mia Mason (D) – November 8, 2022 election
U.S. House, CD-05 – Mckayla Wilkes (D) – November 8, 2022 election

U.S. House, CD-06 – George Gluck (G) – November 8, 2022 election

Massachusetts – REAL Progressive Candidates

Stay tuned for more.

U.S. House, CD-07 – Ayanna Pressley (D) incumbent – November 8, 2022 election
State Representative, 19th Suffolk District – Juan JaramilloMarch 2, 2021 election
City Council, Boston At-Large – Alex Gray (D) – November 2, 2021 election
City Council, Boston District 4 – Nikkia Jean-Charles (D) – November 2, 2021 election
City Council, Boston District 6 – Kendra Hicks (D) – November 2, 2021 election
School Committee, Cambridge – Ayesha Wilson (D) – November 2, 2021 election
School Committee, Milford – RJ Sheedy (D) – April 6, 2021 election
City Council, Newton Ward 1 – Madeline Ranalli (D) – March 16, 2021 special election

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Michigan – REAL Progressive Candidates

A start.

U.S. House, CD-10 – Brian Jaye (D) – November 8, 2022
U.S. House, CD-13 – Rashida Tlaib (D) incumbent – November 8, 2022
City Council, Chelsea – Tony IannelliNovember 2, 2021 election
City Council, Lansing Ward 2 – Nick Zande (D) – November 9, 2021 election

Minnesota – REAL-ly Progressive Candidates

More to come.

U.S. House, CD-05 – Ilhan Omar (D) incumbent – November 8, 2022 election
U.S. House, CD-07 – Ernest Joseph Oppegaard-Peltier (D) – November 8, 2022 election

Mississippi – REAL Progressive Candidates

Mayor, Jackson – Chokwe Antar Lumumba (D) incumbent – June 8, 2021 election

Missouri – REAL Progressive Candidates

Stay tuned for more.

U.S. Senate – Lucas Kunce (D) – November 8, 2022 election
U.S. House, CD-01 – Cori Bush (D) incumbent – November 8, 2022 election
Mayor, St Louis – Tishaura Jones (D) – April 6, 2021 election
City Board, St Louis Ward 7 – Shedrick Kelley (D) – April 6, 2021 election
City Board, St Louis Ward 12 – Bill Stephens (D) – April 6, 2021 election
City Board, St Louis Ward 13 – Anne SchweitzerApril 6, 2021 election
City Board, St Louis Ward 17 – Tina Pihl (D) (D) – April 6, 2021 election
City Council, Columbia Ward 2 – Andrea WarnerApril 6, 2021 election

Montana – REAL-ly Progressive Candidates

Nada.

Nebraska – REAL-ly Progressive Candidates

Zip.

Nevada – REAL Progressive Candidates

Stay tuned for updates.

U.S. Senate – Allen RheinhartNovember 8, 2022 election
U.S. House – Rahul Joshi (D) – November 8, 2022 election

New Hampshire – REAL-ly Progressive Candidates

Zilch.

New Jersey – REAL-ly Progressive Candidates

Check for more Lefties later.

Governor – Joanne Kuniansky (SWP) – November 2, 2021 election
Lt. Governor – Candace Wagner (SWP) – November 2, 2021 election

New Mexico – REAL Progressive Candidates

Come back for more updates

U.S. House, CD-01 – Francisco Fernandez (D) – June 1, 2021 special election, Democratic Central Committee chose their nominee
U.S. House, CD-01 – Selinda Guerrero (D) – June 1, 2021 special election, Democratic Central Committee chose their nominee
U.S. House, CD-01 – Patricia Roybal Caballero (D) – June 1, 2021 special election, Democratic Central Committee chose their nominee
U.S. House, CD-01 – Antoinette Sedillo Lopez (D) – March 31 runoff election
U.S. House, CD-01 – Victor Reyes (D) – June 1, 2021 special election, Democratic Central Committee chose their nominee

New York – REAL Progressive Candidates

So far, so good.

U.S. House, CD-09 – Isiah James (D) – November 8, 2022 election
U.S. House, CD-11 – Brittany Ramos DeBarros (D) – November 8, 2022 election
U.S. House, CD-12 – Rana Abdelhamid (D) – November 8, 2022 election
U.S. House, CD-14 – Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D) incumbent – November 8, 2022 election
U.S. House, CD-16 – Jamaal Bowman (D) incumbent – November 8, 2022 election
U.S. House, CD-17 – Mondaire Jones (D) incumbent – November 8, 2022 election
U.S. House, CD-21 – Ezra Watson (D) – November 8, 2022 election

District Attorney, Manhattan – Tahanie AboushiNovember 2, 2021 election
Mayor, NYC – Dianne MoralesJune 22, 2021 primary, November 2, 2021 election


Mayor, Saratoga Springs – David SnyderNovember 2021 election
City Council, NYC District 1 – Christopher Marte (D) – June 22, 2021 primary, November 2, 2021 election
City Council, NYC District 5 – Tricia Shimamura (D) – June 22, 2021 primary, November 2, 2021 election
City Council, NYC District 6 – Sara Lind (D) – June 22, 2021 primary, November 2, 2021 election
City Council, NYC District 7 – Marti Allen-CummingsJune 22, 2021 primary, November 2, 2021 election
City Council, NYC District 7 – Maria Ordoñez (D) – June 22, 2021 primary, November 2, 2021 election
City Council, NYC District 11 – Mino Lora (D) – June 22, 2021 primary, November 2, 2021 election

Mino Lora is an artist, activist, educator, and the Executive Director of the People’s Theatre Project (PTP) in Upper Manhattan. (Watch the English version of this campaign video here.)

City Council, NYC District 13 – Marjorie Velázquez (D) – June 22, 2021 primary, November 2, 2021 election
City Council, NYC District 14 – Pierina Sanchez (D) – June 22, 2021 primary, November 2, 2021 election
City Council, NYC District 14, NE – Adolfo Abreu (D) – June 22, 2021 primary, November 2, 2021 election
City Council, NYC District 15 – Elisa Crespo (D) – June 22, 2021 primary, November 2, 2021 election
City Council, NYC District 15 – Lachmi Devi Gopal (D) – March 23, 2021 special election
City Council, NYC District 16 – Althea Stevens (D) – June 22, 2021 primary, November 2, 2021 election
City Council, NYC District 18 – Amanda Farias (D) – June 22, 2021 primary, November 2, 2021 election
City Council, NYC District 22 – Tiffany Cabán (D) – June 22, 2021 primary, November 2, 2021 election
City Council, NYC District 23 – Jaslin Kaur (D) – June 22, 2021 primary, November 2, 2021 election
City Council, NYC District 24 – Moumita Ahmed (D) – February 2, 2021 special election
City Council, NYC District 25 – Shekar Krishnan -(D) – June 22, 2021 primary, November 2, 2021 election
City Council, NYC District 27 – Natasha Williams (D) – June 22, 2021 primary, November 2, 2021 election
City Council, NYC District 29 – Aleda Gagarin – (D) – June 22, 2021 primary, November 2, 2021 election
City Council, NYC District 30 – Juan Ardila (D) – June 22, 2021 primary, November 2, 2021 election
City Council, NYC District 31 – Selvena Brooks-Powers (D) – June 22, 2021 primary, November 2, 2021 election
City Council, NYC District 32 – Shaeleigh Severino (D) – June 22, 2021 primary, November 2, 2021 election
City Council, NYC District 32 – Felicia Singh (D) – June 22, 2021 primary, November 2, 2021 election
City Council, NYC District 33 – Elizabeth Adams (D) – June 22, 2021 primary, November 2, 2021 election
City Council, NYC District 33 – Lincoln Restler (D) – June 22, 2021 primary, November 2, 2021 election
City Council, NYC District 35 – Michael Hollingsworth (D) – June 22, 2021 primary, November 2, 2021 election
City Council, NYC District 35 – Crystal Hudson (D) – June 22, 2021 primary, November 2, 2021 election
City Council, NYC District 36 – Chi Ossé (D) – June 22, 2021 primary, November 2, 2021 election
City Council, NYC District 37 – Sandy Nurse (D) – June 22, 2021 primary, November 2, 2021 election
City Council, NYC District 38 – Jacui Painter (D) – June 2, 2021 election

This is a grassroots, people powered campaign that’s only possible because of small community donations. We do not accept any money from corporate PACs, corporate lobbyists, real estate developers, fossil fuel companies, Police unions, racist, sexist, anti-LGBTQ or xenophobic organizations, and any for-profit entity.

~ Jacui Painter

City Council, NYC District 38 – Alexa Avilés (D) – June 22, 2021 primary, November 2, 2021 election
City Council, NYC District 39 – Shahana Hanif (D) – June 22, 2021 primary, November 2, 2021 election
City Council, NYC District 39 – Brandon West (D) – June 22, 2021 primary, November 2, 2021 election
City Council, NYC District 40 – Kenya Handy-Hilliard (D) – June 22, 2021 primary, November 2, 2021 election
City Council, NYC District 42 – Wilfredo Florentino (D) – June 22, 2021 primary, November 2, 2021 election
City Council, NYC District 48 – Amber Adler (D) – June 22, 2021 primary, November 2, 2021 election
City Council, NYC District 49 – Amoy Barnes (D) – June 22, 2021 primary, November 2, 2021 election
City Council, NYC District 45 – Anthony Beckford (D) – June 22, 2021 primary, November 2, 2021 election
City Council, NYC District 47 – Steven Patzer (D) – June 22, 2021 primary, November 2, 2021 election
Common Council, Syracuse District 5 – Kristin Andrzejewski (D)- June 22, 2021 primary, November 2, 2021 election
County Board, Otsego District 14, NY – Jill Basile (D) – June 22, 2021 primary, November 2, 2021 election
Borough President, Manhattan – Lindsey Boylan (D) – June 22, 2021 primary, November 2, 2021 election

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North Carolina – REAL Progressive Candidates

Amazing grace!

U.S. Senate – Ava Edwards (D) – November 8, 2022 election
U.S. Senate – Erica Smith (D) – November 8, 202 election

North Dakota – REAL-ly Progressive Candidates

None, so far.

Ohio – REAL Progressive Candidates

America is watching Ohio for “REAL” progress.

U.S. Representative, CD-01 – Savanna Redden (D) – November 8, 2022 election
U.S. Representative, CD-11 – Nina Turner (D) – August 3, 2021 primary, November 2, 2021 special election
U.S. Representative, CD-15 – Dan Kilgore (D) – November 8, 2022 election

The Democratic Party can’t just whisper sweet nothings anymore.

~ Nina Turner

City Council, Bowling Green Ward 1 – Nick Rubano (D) – May 4, 2021 primary, November 2, 2021 election
Trustee, Franklin Township – Aryeh Alex (D) – May 4, 2021 primary, November 2, 2021 election

Oklahoma – REAL Progressive Candidates

We’re watching, Oklahoma. More progressives, please.

City Council, Oklahoma City Ward 1 – Megan Scott (D) – February 9, 2021 primary, April 6, 2021 election

Oregon – REAL-ly Progressive Candidates

Zip.

Pennsylvania – REAL Progressive Candidates

PA is trying to elect more progressives!

District Attorney, Philadelphia – Larry KrasnerMay 18, 2021 election
U.S. Senate – John Fetterman (D) – November 8, 2022 election

Progressive U.S. Senate candidate John Fetterman puts the focus on rebuilding communities, so they can thrive once again.

U.S. House, CD-02 – Salem Snow (D) – November 8, 2022 election
U.S. House, CD-03 – Alexandra Hunt (D) – November 8, 2022 election
Mayor, Monessen – Matt Shorraw (incumbent)
Court of Common Pleas Judge, Philadelphia – Cortez PattonMay 18, 2021 primary, November 2, 2021 election
County Council, Allegheny District 9 – Steven SingerMay 18, 2021 primary, November 2, 2021 election
City Council, Easton District 3 – Taiba SultanaMay 18, 2021 primary, November 2, 2021 election
City Council, Pittsburgh District 4 – Connor Mulvaney (G) – November 2, 2021 election
City Council, Pittsburgh District 4 – Bethani Cameron (D) – November 2, 2021 election

Rhode Island – REAL Progressive Candidates

It’s looking up.

Lt. Governor – Aaron Regunberg (D) – November 8, 2022 election

Aaron Regunberg wants to turn the Lieutenant Governor’s office into a PUBLIC ADVOCATE.

South Carolina – REAL-ly Progressive Candidates

None, so far.

South Dakota – REAL-ly Progressive Candidates

Nada.

Tennessee – REAL-ly Progressive Candidates

Stay tuned for more.

U.S. House, CD-05 – Odessa Kelly (D) – November 8, 2022 election

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Texas – REAL Progressive Candidates

Progressive Ballot Initiatives:

U.S. House, CD-18 – Charles Thompson (D) – November 8, 2022 election
U.S. House, CD-21 – Scott Sturm (D) – November 8, 2022 election
U.S. House, CD-30 – Jessica Mason (D) – November 8, 2022 election
Mayor, Fort Worth – Deborah Peoples (D) – May 1, 2021 election
City Council, Arlington District 3 – Diana Saleh (D) – May 1, 2021 election
City Council, Dallas District 7 – Adam Bazaldua (D) incumbent – May 1, 2021 election
City Council, Dallas District 11 – Hosanna Yemiru (D) – May 1, 2021 election
City Council, Fort Worth District 2 – Jen Sarduy (D) incumbent – May 1, 2021 election
City Council, San Antonio District 2 – Jalen Mckee-Rodriguez (D) – May 1, 2021 election
City Council, San Antonio District 5 – Teri Castillo (D) – May 1, 2021 election

Utah – REAL Progressive Candidates

Hang on for more.

U.S. Senate, CD-02 – Allen Glines (D) – November 8, 2022 election
U.S. House, CD-02 – Phelan Acheson (I) – November 8, 2022 election

Vermont – REAL-ly Progressive Candidates

Zilch.

Virginia – REAL Progressive Candidates

Stay tuned for updates.

Governor – Princess Blanding (I) – November 2, 2021 election
Governor – Lee Carter (D) – November 2, 2021 election

“It’s no secret that Virginia is divided, but it’s not red versus blue. Virginia is divided between the haves and the have-nots.” ~ Lee Carter

Commonwealth Attorney, Norfolk – Ramin FatehiJune 8, 2021 election
Commonwealth Attorney, Portsmouth – Stephanie MoralesJune 8, 2021 election
U.S. House, CD-11 – Ally Dalsimer (D) – November 8, 2022 election
State Assembly, District 34 – Jennifer Adeli (D) – November 2, 2021 election
State Assembly, District 45 – Elizabeth Bennett-Parker (D) – November 2, 2021 election
State Assembly, District 49 – Karishma Mehta (D) – November 2, 2021 election
State Assembly, District 71 – Richard Walker (D) – November 2, 2021 election
State Assembly, District 86 – Ibraheem Samirah (D) – November 2, 2021 election
City Council, Alexandria – Alyia Gaskins -(D) – June 8, 2021 primary, November 2, 2021 election

Washington – REAL Progressive Candidates

Fingers crossed for more progressives.

U.S. House, CD-02 – Jason Call (D) – November 8, 2022 election
U.S. House, CD-03 – Lucy Lauser (D) – November 8, 2022 election
U.S. House, CD-07 – Pramila Jayapal (D) incumbent – November 8, 2022 election
City Council, Spokane District 3 Position 2 – Zack Zappone (D) – August 3, 2021 primary, November 2, 2021 election

West Virginia – REAL-ly Progressive Candidates

Nil.

Wisconsin – REAL Progressive Candidates

Woo-hoo!

U.S. Senate – Thomas Nelson (D) – November 8, 2022 election
State Superintendent of Public Instruction – Jill Underly (D) – April 6, 2021 election
Common Council, Madison District 2 – Benji Ramirez Gomez (D) – April 6, 2021 election
Common Council, Madison District 12 – Tessa Echeverria (D) – April 6, 2021 election
Common Council, Madison District 13 – David Hoffert (D) – April 6, 2021 election
School Board, Madison Metropolitan Seat 1 – Maia Pearson (D) – April 6, 2021 election
County Board of Supervisors, Milwaukee District 10 – Darrin Madison (D) – April 6, 2021 election
School Board, Milwaukee District 4 – Dana Kelley (D) – April 6, 2021 election
School Board, Milwaukee District 5 – Alex Brower (D) – April 6, 2021 election

Wyoming – REAL-ly Progressive Candidates

Zero.

Giving: For a REAL Progressive Country

REAL progressive candidates are doing their part. They expend personal time, energy, and financial resources in order to run for office — so they may represent us. We must do our part…

To help elect a REAL progressive to Congress, please make a small donation to all the REAL progressive candidates on the list who are running for national office. Give extra to your favorite REAL progressive candidates, whether they’re running in your state or not. And, most generously support your local REAL progressive candidates.

Official Endorsements of REAL Progressive Candidates

Being listed on “REAL Progressive Candidates” is not an endorsement. But the following progressive organizations DO make official political endorsements — for national candidates, down-ballot candidates, even some decent Democratic candidates (for when REAL progressive candidates are not available), and local ballot initiatives.

Check out the super progressives who won office in 2020.

Tips for a Great Campaign Website

I’ve visited 1000s of campaign websites — with the intention of learning more about a candidate. Please allow me to offer feedback on what makes a great campaign website.

First of all, have a website. Where else can you publish your policy platform, so people can find it? Consider your website the hub of your online campaign. REAL Progressive candidates aren’t afraid of transparency.

Second of all, have a platform. People aren’t going to vote for you because of your nice smile. (Your opponent has a nice smile, too.) REAL progressive candidates build REAL progressive platforms. Prove it. Publish your platform.

With a campaign website to host your policy platform, REAL progressive candidates are 90% of the way there. A few more niceties will make your campaign website shine:

Example: On his donate page, Aaron Regunberg tells his constituents how he rejects Big Money. (Click the image to visit Regunberg’s Donate page.)

First Grassroots, Then Washington

Are you a progressive organizer/activist/leader in your community? Or do you know someone like that? Maybe it’s time to think about running for local office.

All good things begin at the grassroots. THEN they go to Washington.

Sen. Jabari Brisport, a Democratic Socialist now serving in the New York State Senate, explains how you can win office as a socialist.

Thank you for reading about REAL progressive candidates. Please share this “Progressive Graffiti” discovery tool with your friends and social networks. Sharing quality information, from the Left point of view, helps to advance the Progressive Justice Movement.


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