Meet America's Newly Elected Leaders

Service Leaders - Congressional


Rep. Abigail Spanberger | 7th District, Virginia

Abigail began her career in public service as a federal law enforcement officer working narcotics and money laundering cases with the US Postal Inspection Service. Following her love of country, public service, and languages, Abigail joined the CIA as an Operations Officer where she traveled and lived abroad collecting intelligence, managing assets, and overseeing high-profile programs in service to the United States. In 2014, Abigail left the CIA and moved back to her hometown in Virginia to work in the private sector. At that time, she started a Girl Scout troop and began advocacy work with Moms Demand Action.

Abigail ran to represent Virginia’s 7th District because she believes we need leaders in Washington who are working every day to make the lives of their constituents better. As a member of Congress, Abigail will bridge divides by listening to all sides and work for solutions that serve the people of the district, rather than escalating everything to a partisan fight. Her commitment to Virginia’s working families include the following priorities: safeguarding Social Security and Medicare into the future, fighting to ensure that every person has access to affordable and quality healthcare, addressing gun violence in our communities and protecting our children in schools, strengthening our public education system and providing more opportunities for job training and apprenticeships, promoting economic growth that leads to higher wages and better jobs, protecting women’s healthcare, pursuing infrastructure programs such as broadband internet, and legislating in support of renewable energy efforts.


Rep. Elaine Luria | 2nd District, Virginia

Elaine Luria is a retired Navy commander who represents Virginia’s 2nd District. She served at sea on six ships as a nuclear-trained Surface Warfare Officer and culminated her 20-year Navy career by commanding a combat-ready unit of 400 sailors. Elaine was one of the first women in the Navy’s nuclear power program and among the first women to serve the entirety of her career in combatant ships. Elaine graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy and received a Master’s in Engineering Management from Old Dominion University.


Rep. Gil Cisneros | 39th District, California

Gil Cisneros is a former U.S. Naval Officer and president and co-founder of The Gilbert & Jacki Cisneros Foundation, an organization committed to improving the level of Hispanic education in the country. Gilbert’s dedication to philanthropy began when he purchased a winning California Mega Millions lottery ticket in 2010. Gil’s commitment to education led him to be appointed to Michelle Obama’s Reach Higher Initiative’s Advisory Board and President Obama’s Advisory Committee on the Arts.


Rep. Jared Golden | 2nd District, Maine

Jared Golden was the Democratic Assistant Majority Leader, or Whip, in the Maine House of Representatives. Born in Maine, Jared enlisted in the Marine Corps infantry after the 9/11 attacks and served combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. He returned home in 2006 and attended Bates College. Jared served two terms in the state legislature representing the blue-collar city of Lewiston. He lives there today with his wife, Isobel.


Rep. Chrissy Houlahan | 6th District, Pennsylvania

Chrissy Houlahan has been a resident of Pennsylvania’s 6th District for over 20 years. She is the mother of Molly and Carly, and lives with her husband, Bart, in Devon. A manufacturing engineer with degrees from Stanford University and MIT, Chrissy began her career as an officer in the Air Force. After serving her country, Chrissy joined AND 1 Basketball in Paoli, PA, and helped build the startup to over $250 million in sales. She later joined Teach for America. Most recently, she served as President and COO/CFO for a Philadelphia-based nonprofit focused on improving early childhood literacy in inner city schools country-wide.


Rep. Conor Lamb | 18th District, Pennsylvania

Conor Lamb grew up in Mt. Lebanon, the suburb of Pittsburgh where he now resides. After graduating from Central Catholic High School in 2002, he attended the University of Pennsylvania, where he later earned his law degree. Lamb served as a Captain in the U.S. Marine Corps completing active duty service in 2013. As an Assistant U.S. Attorney from 2014-2017, Lamb helped establish the Justice Department’s Pittsburgh office as a national leader in the fight against the opioid epidemic, working to build partnerships between law enforcement and community members while also leading prosecutions against drug dealers, violent criminals and gun traffickers.


Rep. Max Rose | 11th District, New York

Max Rose is a Staten Islander and the first post-9/11 combat veteran to run for office in NYC history. He was awarded a Purple Heart and the Bronze Star for his service in Afghanistan. Most recently, Max was the Chief of Staff at Brightpoint Health, a nonprofit healthcare provider in NYC. Prior to Brightpoint, Max was a Special Assistant to former Brooklyn DA Ken Thompson. Max is a graduate of Wesleyan University and the London School of Economics. He remains an Infantry Captain in the NY National Guard.


Rep. Elissa Slotkin | 8th District, Michigan

Elissa Slotkin is a life-long public servant. Elissa was recruited into CIA directly out of graduate school, where she was trained as a Middle East analyst and served three tours in Iraq. Elissa served in the White House under both President Bush and President Obama and as a senior leader in the Pentagon, where she negotiated some of the department’s most sensitive national security matters. Elissa met her husband Dave on her third tour in Iraq, a career Army officer and Apache helicopter pilot.


Rep. Jason Crow | 6th District, Colorado

During college Jason decided to join the ROTC and serve in the active duty Army, eventually finishing at the top of his class as the Distinguished Military Graduate. After the horrific 9/11 attacks, he served in the Army’s storied 82nd Airborne Division. Shortly after returning from Iraq he joined the U.S. Army’s elite 75th Ranger Regiment, serving two additional tours – this time in Afghanistan, as part of the Joint Special Operations Task Force, where Jason served along the Pakistan border and achieved the rank of Captain. Since leaving the Army in 2006, Jason has been an outspoken and results-oriented advocate for his fellow veterans in Colorado and across the country.


Dan McCready | 9th District, North Carolina

Dan first felt called to serve our country in the years after 9/11, which happened while he was a college freshman. Dan didn't come from a military family, but he joined the Marines after graduation and led 65 Marines during combat operations in the 2007 Iraq surge. After returning home, he established a company that has helped build dozens of solar farms in North Carolina. He now feels called to serve again.


Rep. Mikie Sherrill | 11th District, New Jersey

Naval Academy graduate, Navy Pilot and former federal prosecutor – Mikie Sherrill ran for Congress to fight back against Donald Trump and to fight for our future. After graduating from the United States Naval Academy in 1994, Mikie Sherrill spent almost 10 years on active duty in the United States Navy. As a Sea King Helicopter pilot, Mikie flew missions throughout Europe and the Middle East. After leaving the Navy in 2003, Mikie attended law school, earning a degree from Georgetown University. She worked in private practice and eventually joined the U.S. Attorney’s Office in New Jersey.


Next Generation Leaders - Congressional

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Rep. Jahana Hayes | 5th District, Connecticut

Jahana Hayes is the recipient of the 2016 National Teacher of the Year Award and the Democratic nominee for the 5th Congressional District of the U.S. House of Representatives. Hayes is a lifelong CT resident. A former social studies teacher at John F. Kennedy High School, she served as the Talent and Professional Development Supervisor for Waterbury Public Schools. Hayes is known for her passion, energy, commitment to community and unifying presence. Hayes grew up in the Berkeley Heights housing project in Waterbury and her life was illustrated by the predictable cycle of poverty. Her family struggled with addiction, relied on public assistance, and at one point lost their apartment. Hayes got pregnant as a teenager and all hopes for any upward mobility seemed beyond her grasp She has dedicated herself to being of service in the city of Waterbury and traveled the country and the world engaging stakeholders on topics related to education and equity.

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Rep. Antonio Delgado | 19th District, New York

Born and raised in Schenectady, Antonio is a native of upstate New York. His parents worked for General Electric and worked hard to pursue the American Dream. Antonio attended Colgate University, where he earned a Rhodes Scholarship to Oxford. Thereafter, he went to law school at Harvard, which is where he met his wife Lacey, a native of Woodstock and graduate of Kingston high school. The values Antonio learned growing up – hard work, discipline, service and character – helped him get a great education, allowed him the opportunity to start his own company designed to empower young people to learn through music, and to pursue a second career as an attorney fighting for what’s fair and just.

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Rep. Cindy Axne | 3rd District, Iowa

Cindy Axne is a small business owner, mother and community activist who ran for Congress to fight for Iowa working families. A fifth-generation Iowan, Cindy grew up on the south side of Des Moines and worked for the state government across a variety of departments for nearly a decade, helping hold over twenty different state agencies accountable to taxpayers. A champion for equality, Cindy successfully fought for full-day kindergarten to be available to all children in West Des Moines public schools, not just those who won a lottery. In addition to co-running a digital design and consulting firm with her husband, Cindy currently serves as a mentor with the John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center at the University of Iowa, her alma mater. She lives in West Des Moines with her husband and two teenage sons, and is an active member of her church.

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Rep. Colin Allred | 32nd District, Texas

Born and raised in North Dallas by a single mom who was a Dallas public school teacher, Colin Allred was an All-Star athlete at Hillcrest High school and earned a full-ride football scholarship to Baylor University. Diploma in hand and prepared to attend law school, Colin deferred his acceptance to play in the NFL. He was a linebacker for five seasons before sustaining a career-ending injury that opened the door him to fulfill his other dream-- becoming a civil rights attorney. After serving in President Obama's administration, Colin moved home to Dallas and is running for Congress to represent the district he grew up in. Colin will bring North Texas values, fresh ideas and new leadership to Washington. He'll work to lower healthcare costs, protect Medicare and Social Security, and expand job training programs so everyone has a chance at the American Dream.

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Rep. Joe Neguse | 2nd District, Colorado

As a 34-year-old son of refugees, Joe is not your typical candidate for Congress. His parents immigrated to the United States from a war-torn country in East-Africa, drawn here by America’s promise and the opportunity to live the American Dream. But that dream is under assault now as never before. That’s why Joe is running for Congress—to push back against the Trump administration, fight for real change in Washington D.C., and to give everyone the chance to pursue the American Dream. Joe is an attorney, civic leader, and public servant who has spent his career fighting to expand opportunities for families across our state. As the co-founder of Colorado's largest youth voter registration non-profit, and the former leader of Colorado's consumer protection agency, Joe has fought for progressive legislation at the state level. And as CU Regent for the 2nd Congressional District, Joe spent six years fighting to make college more accessible and protect our workers. His public service is rooted in his firm belief that we should be expanding—not restricting—opportunities for all Coloradans, and he has spent his career doing the same. He’s ready to fight for these opportunities every day in the United States Congress.

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Rep. Susie Lee | 3rd District, Nevada

Susie Lee was born to a working class family in Canton, Ohio. She learned the values of hard work and stretching a dollar, starting with a paper route at the age of eight. Her father was a military veteran who worked at a steel plant, while her mother stayed home to care for the family of 8 kids. After graduating from public schools, Susie worked her way through Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh with a combination of scholarships, loans and part-time jobs. After moving to Las Vegas in 1993, Susie became the Founding Director of After-School All-Stars, which serves over 7,000 students every day after school. Since 2010, Susie served as President of Communities In Schools of Nevada (CIS), a leading dropout prevention organization. Under Susie’s leadership, CIS has grown to serve over 67,000 students in 63 Nevada schools. Susie has launched and worked with nonprofits that produce real results for the most needy Nevadans. She was the founding director of a homeless crisis intervention center, and a founding member of a women’s group that has supported dozens of vital nonprofits in Nevada. Susie lives in Las Vegas with her husband, Dan, and their two children.


Rep. Andy Kim | 3rd District, New Jersey

Andy Kim is a former national security official from New Jersey. Throughout his career, Andy has been guided by the belief that service isn't just a job, it's a way of life. A product of South Jersey public schools, Andy worked in counterterrorism in both Democratic and Republican administrations. As a career public servant, Andy served two years at the White House as the Director for Iraq at the National Security Council where he was a point person for coordinating the counter-ISIS war.  He previously served in Kabul, Afghanistan as a diplomat and strategic adviser to General David Petraeus and General John Allen when they led coalition forces in Afghanistan, and also worked at the Pentagon, State Department, USAID, and the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.

Andy has always been focused on serving the American people instead of partisan politics. In Congress, Andy will stand up for regular New Jerseyans and against the corporate special interests because that’s what he’s been doing all his life. Andy will work with both parties to lower the costs of healthcare and create economic opportunity in South Jersey. He will work hard to support veterans and Joint Military Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst down the road from his home. 


Rep. Lauren Underwood | 14th District of Illinois

Lauren Underwood grew up in Naperville, IL. As a Girl Scout, she took a pledge to “Help People at All Times,” a motto that still guides her life and career. When Lauren was eight, she learned that she had a pre-existing heart condition. Her experience with the doctors and nurses who treated her inspired Lauren to pursue a career in health care.

While pursuing a graduate degree in nursing at Johns Hopkins, Lauren cared for patients and helped families navigate the complex health care system. Because of her health policy expertise, Lauren was appointed by President Obama as a Senior Advisor in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Lauren also worked as a professor at Georgetown University where she prepared future nurse practitioners through the university’s online master’s program.

Lauren’s personal and professional experience gives her a deep understanding that anyone’s life and financial situation can change in an instant due to an illness or accident. The Illinois 14th Congressional District needs Lauren’s leadership in Washington as an advocate for working families.


Rep. Abby Finkenauer | 1st District of Iowa

Abby Finkenauer has a proven track record of standing up for hardworking Iowans and progressive causes. As a State Representative Abby has fought for middle-class values, living wages and equal rights. She hasn’t shied away from speaking up for ideals she believes in and the people she represents. Abby grew up a daughter of a Union Pipefitter Welder and a Dubuque Community Schools employee. She was raised in a working-class household, and was taught that when there was work to be done, you do it. If elected to Congress, Abby will take the values she learned from her family and her experiences growing up in a blue-collar community to Washington, DC where she will be the fighter Iowa’s working families deserve. At age 29, Abby would be the youngest woman ever elected to Congress. She unseated an extreme GOP Freedom Caucus Member who is the most vulnerable incumbent in the House. IA-01 is one of the top targets for Democrats to pick up this cycle. Abby has been named to the DCCC’s Red to Blue list and she was one of EMILY’s List’s first challenger endorsements of the cycle.


Rep. Tom Malinowski | 7th District of New Jersey

Tom immigrated to the United States from Communist Poland at the age of 6 and grew up in Princeton.  He began his career serving President Clinton on his National Security Council working to end some of the 20th Century’s bloodiest humanitarian crises.  Later, Tom became the chief advocate for Human Rights Watch, leading the bipartisan effort with Senator John McCain to end the Bush Administration’s use of torture.  

Most recently, Tom served as Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor under President Obama, where he fought to defend the human rights of women and LGBTQ people, to protect workers in our trade agreements, to root out corruption in autocratic regimes, and to stand up to dictators like Vladimir Putin and Kim Jong Un.

Next Generation - State and Local

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Mandela Barnes | Wisconsin Lt. Governor

Mandela Barnes was born in Milwaukee, WI in the 53206 ZIP Code; the city’s poorest and the nation’s most incarcerated zip code. The difference for him was opportunity. He was raised in a middle class union household and learned the value of hard work early in life. Making sure that every child in our state has a fair shot remains a top priority. At age 25, Mandela was elected to the State Assembly where he emerged as a champion on issues of the economy, criminal justice reform, and healthcare. He became the chair of the legislature’s Black and Latino Caucus in his first term, became a national leader on gun violence prevention, and was recognized as one of the top pro-growth progressive leaders in the country. He ran for Lieutenant Governor to restore and expand opportunity across Wisconsin.

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Rep. Jennifer O'Mara | Pennsylvania House District 165

Jennifer O’Mara ran to bring honest governance back to Harrisburg. As the daughter of two union workers, a first-generation college graduate, a certified teacher, a wife of a two-time Purple Heart combat veteran, and a full-time employee at the University of Pennsylvania, Jenn knows the struggles facing working-class families throughout the 165th District and across Pennsylvania. After losing her father to gun-suicide at a young age, her family relied on vital public services like public education and CHIP. Jenn knows from her life experiences that government can be a force for good in our lives, and that is why she is running. Voters from every town in the 165th have connected with Jenn’s powerful personal story, and recognize her commitment to public service and to fight for the needs of everyone in Delaware County.

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Rep. David Robertson | Massachusetts House of Representatives 19th Middlesex

David Robertson is a life-long Tewksbury resident, graduating from Tewksbury High before attending the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He graduated with dual majors in Political Science and Economics, before working with pro-democracy groups both in the US and abroad. Originally working as a full-time intern, David later worked as Representative Miceli's legislative aide, then Chief of Staff. During this time he helped thousands of individuals with constituent cases ranging from broken streetlights to much more serious issues, including residents stranded abroad. He also played vital roles in researching and publishing information on local issues, such as preventing the downsizing and discharge of Tewksbury Hospital patients, passing a state-wide holiday in memorial of fallen first responders, and promoting responsible economic development.


Service Leaders - State and Local

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Rep. Neil Rafferty | Alabama House District 54

Neil Rafferty is a Marine veteran, a health program director, and a Birmingham native—born, raised, and educated. He lives in Crestwood North, with his partner of over fourteen years. He ran to serve Birmingham’s diverse communities and continue his lifetime of service. His dedication to veterans, devotion to community, and work at Birmingham AIDS Outreach (BAO) have all been the backdrop for his life in public service.
After his honorable service in the Marine Corps, I used my G.I. Bill benefits and earned a B.A. in Political Science/English from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). Service has been at the core of his work. In addition to military service, Neil Rafferty has a worked hard for many years advancing the interests of community and country as a public health worker, particularly at BAO. His career involves work as the Program Director of the Birmingham Comprehensive High Impact Prevention Project (B-CHIP). His B-CHIP team addresses gaps in the HIV care continuum through intensive collaboration with community members, partner nonprofits, state and county health departments, and clinics to implement community coordinated, public health strategies.

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Rep. Tizzy Lockman | Delaware Senate District 3

Tizzy has long been an outspoken advocate for stronger communities, more responsive government, and education reform. Through the years, she has transitioned from concerned parent, to local activist, to professional community organizer. She currently serves as Vice Chair of the Wilmington Education Improvement Commission (WEIC), as well as Director of the Parent Advocacy Council for Education (PACE) at the Christina Cultural Arts Center in downtown Wilmington, Delaware.
Tizzy grew up in Wilmington, attended Red Clay public schools, and her personal and work experiences have connected her with communities across the 3rd District. She has seen firsthand how some residents repeatedly get left behind and is committed to fighting for well resourced schools, safe and healthy communities, transparent and responsive government, and economic opportunity for everyone. Tizzy does not intend to simply be the voice for residents of SD3; she wants to use her platform as state senator to ensure communities across the district build power through their own voices and actions.

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Rep. Matt Wilhelm | New Hampshire House District 42

Thirteen years ago, Matt Wilhelm moved to Manchester to lead a team of AmeriCorps members serving with City Year New Hampshire in high-need public schools. Following two terms of civilian service, he put down roots in the Queen City and launched a career in the nonprofit sector focused on expanding opportunities for young people to address their communities’ most pressing challenges through service. Matt earned his master's in public administration from UNH’s Carsey School of Public Policy and is currently developing two national service programs: Concert Corps and Granite Service Scholars, which was recently awarded an AmeriCorps planning grant. Matt is committed to putting public service before politics as usual and fighting for students, young professionals, working families, and others who have been underrepresented at the State House.

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Rep. Patrick Kearney | Massachusetts House of Representatives 4th Plymouth

Patrick Joseph Kearney is a business owner, naval reservist, and lifelong mariner who is ran for State Representative in the Plymouth 4th District, consisting of Marshfield and Scituate. A proud graduate of the Massachusetts Maritime Academy, Patrick took his first fishing job when he was twelve years old and has been a mariner ever sense. He is U.S. Coast Guard certified captain with experience in both charter and commercial fishing. Recently, Patrick started a company developing educational software for mariners studying for their captain’s license. Additionally, he is the Vice President of Business Develop at Priceblocks, a technology company. As a commissioned officer in the naval reserve, Patrick could be called up to serve his country at any time. He ran for State Representative for the same reason he volunteered for the navy – to give back to the country and community that has given him so much opportunity.

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Rep. Tom Sullivan | 37th District of Colorado

Tom Sullivan and his family have actually lived the middle-class lifestyle so many Coloradans find out of reach today. As a retired Air Force Veteran, U.S. Postal Worker and resident of Colorado’s House District 37 for nearly 27 years, you can count on Tom to fight for working families and their communities beginning on his first day in office. Tom will work with his colleagues to properly fund Colorado’s schools and address the teacher shortage facing the state. He also recognizes the need to invest skills training and apprenticeship programs so more Coloradans can enter the work force and take care of their families. Tom will also protect Colorado’s open spaces and invest in clean energy to protect the Colorado way of life and create good, local jobs. Tom is also a victim of gun violence, having lost his son Alex when he was murdered at the Aurora theater massacre in 2012. As the next state representative from HD-37, you can count on Tom to fight for safe schools and communities.

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Rep. Marty Wilde | Oregon House District 11

Marty grew up poor on a small organic farm in Oregon's Coast Range. Thanks to food stamps, Medicaid, and strong public school supported by his neighbors, he graduated college and law school and joined the military. He's continued to serve, active and reserve, through 24 years, 3 deployments, and 2 domestic contingencies, currently serving as a Colonel working on domestic operations. In his civilian capacity, he worked for better healthcare as the Executive Director of the Lane County Medical Society. Marty holds a BS in Astronomy, a JD, an LLM in Health Law, and an MS in Healthcare Administration. In addition to his work in the non-profit sector, Marty has served as a deputy district attorney and family lawyer specializing in LGBTQ families.

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Rep. Zahra Karinshak | Georgia Senate District 48

Zahra Karinshak is a graduate of the United States Air Force Academy who served as an intelligence officer during the first Gulf War. She comes from humble beginnings in rural North Georgia, served as counsel to former Georgia Governor Roy Barnes, and served eight years as a federal prosecutor. Today, Zahra is a whistleblower attorney at an Atlanta law firm where she works with her clients expose fraud and government corruption thereby saving millions of taxpayer dollars. Inspired by her two daughters who observed that “no one is being kind to each other and you, mom, have to do something to bring us together,” Zahra ran to bridge the political divide and restore trust, civility, and kindness back into our public discourse.

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Rep. Tim Walz | Minnesota Governor

Tim is the highest-ranking enlisted service member ever to serve in Congress, an award-winning high-school teacher, a champion football coach, and was a leader in Congress.


Rep. Casey Weinstein | Ohio House of Representatives

Casey grew up in a military family and has lived all over the country, but is proud to call Ohio home. He is a 2004 graduate of the United States Air Force Academy, and served as Officer in Charge of Maintenance Support at Wright-Patterson. 

Casey received an MBA from The Ohio State University's Fisher College of Business and now works for Gartner, Inc., an information technology firm. Casey manages a team responsible for business development, sales, and account management activities for the U.S. Air Force. Casey proudly served as Hudson, Ohio’s Ward 2 City Councilman. He was first elected in 2015, and has championed young family, economic and renewable energy initiatives during his time in office. He is a graduate of Leadership Hudson’s Class of 2014, and led the classes' successful project to fund and implement the Solar Training and Education Center at Barlow Community Center. 


Rep. Joe Tate | Michigan House of Representatives

Joe Tate was the program manager at the Detroit Economic Growth Corporation, focused on promoting local procurement within the city of Detroit.

Joe is a graduate of the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business (M.B.A.) School of Natural Resources (M.S.). From 2015 - 2016 Joe served as president of the Student Government Association at the Ross School of Business, promoting the needs and interests of the student body to Ross’ administration. 

Prior to graduate school, Joe served as an infantry officer in the United States Marine Corps from 2009 to 2013. While in the Marine Corps he conducted two deployments to Helmand Province, Afghanistan during Operation Enduring Freedom, holding roles as both a platoon commander and company executive officer. Joe received his undergraduate degree in public policy studies from Michigan State University (MSU). At MSU, he was a three-year starter on their varsity football team and served as team captain his senior year. That opportunity allowed him play two seasons in the National Football League from 2004 to 2006.

Joe’s father, Coleman Sr., was a firefighter for the City of Detroit at Engine 52, Ladder 31, while his mother, Debra, was a Detroit public school teacher.


Mayor Adrian Perkins | Shreveport, LA

Adrian Perkins was born in the Cedar Grove neighborhood of Shreveport. The grandson of a sharecropper and the youngest of three boys raised by a single mother, he understands both the struggles that Shreveport's families face as well as their ability to succeed against all odds.

After 9/11, Adrian felt compelled to join the Army. He accepted a nomination to West Point, where he was the first African-American cadet elected class president in school history, and subsequently fought multiple tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. He achieved the rank of Captain and Company Commander. One of his proudest moments—a feat he attributes to the grace of God—was ensuring that all members of his platoon returned home safe.

After serving, Adrian attended Harvard Law School and was elected its student body president. While a law student, he focused his scholarship on criminal justice reform and the importance of innovation in small and mid-sized cities. 

In all steps of his life, Adrian has kept Shreveport close to his heart. He returned to Shreveport to fight for working families and the community that raised him.


2017 Candidates


Jennifer Carroll Foy | Virginia Delegate, District 2

Jennifer Carroll Foy is a lifelong Virginian, foster mom, and public defender. After Jennifer was one of the first women of color to graduate from the Virginia Military Institute, she dedicated her life to giving back. She became a foster parent and started the Foundation for Foster and Orphan Children, a nonprofit committed to building better futures for all children. Jennifer currently works for the Arlington Public Defender’s Office, where she represents some of the most vulnerable members of her community.


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