WFP 2017 Endorsed Candidates

The Working Families Party is proud to endorse over 1,000 candidates running for local office in 2017! The Working Families Party endorsement is like a progressive seal of approval: it means these candidates can be counted on to fight for us on the issues that matter most, from fair funding of public schools and living wage jobs to ending mass incarceration and getting big money out of politics. Sign up here to volunteer to help get out the vote for WFP candidates!

Here’s our growing list of 2017 endorsed candidates across the nation:

Colorado

Alison Hiltz City Council, At-Large, Aurora, CO
Crystal Murillo City Council, Ward 1, Aurora, CO
Nicole Johnston City Council, Ward 2, Aurora, CO
Martha Lugo City Council, Ward 3, Aurora, CO
Kevin Cox School Board, Aurora, CO
Kyla Armstrong-Romero School Board, Aurora, CO
Lisa Widdekind County Commissioner, Boulder, CO
Kyra deGruy City Council, Ward 1, Lakewood, CO
Jacob LeBure City Council, Ward 2, Lakewood, CO
Danielle Henry City Council, Ward 2, Northglenn, CO
Jenny Willford City Council, Ward 4, Northglenn, CO
Debbie Olander Mayor, Northglenn, CO
Tommy Farrell City Council, Ward 1, Pueblo, CO
Suzie Brundage City Council, Ward 4, Thornton, CO
Carrie Lucas Town Board, Ward 5, Windsor, CO

Connecticut

Click here to view the full list of Connecticut WFP endorsements.

Georgia

Vincent Fort Mayor, Atlanta, GA
Liliana Bakhtiari City Council, District 5, Atlanta, GA

Louisiana

LaToya Cantrell Mayor, New Orleans, LA
Joseph Bouie City Council, At-Large Division 1, New Orleans, LA
Tilman Hardy City Council, District A, New Orleans, LA
Timothy David Ray City Council, District B, New Orleans, LA
Cyndi Nguyen City Council, District E, New Orleans, LA

Maine

Benjamin Chin Mayor, Lewiston, ME

Massachusetts

Ben Ewen-Campen Alderman, Ward 3, Somerville, MA
Lydia Edwards City Council, District 1, Boston, MA
Sumbul Siddiqui City Council, Cambridge, MA
Marven Hyppolite City Council, Ward 5, Lynn, MA
J.T. Scott Alderman, Ward 2, Somerville, MA
Will Mbah Alderman, At Large, Somerville, MA
Stephanie Hirsch Alderman, At Large, Somerville, MA
Dante Comparetto School Board, Worcester, MA

Michigan

Garlin Gilchrest City Clerk, Detroit, MI

Montana

Thomas Straugh Mayor, Dillon, MT

New Jersey

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New Mexico

Tim Keller Mayor, Albuquerque, NM
Javier Benavidez City Council District 1, Albuquerque, NM

New York

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North Carolina

Vi Lyles Mayor, Charlotte, NC
Dimple Ajmera City Council, At Large, Charlotte, NC
Braxton Winston City Council, At Large, Charlotte, NC
Steve Shewel Mayor, Durham, NC
DeDreana Freeman Durham Ward 1, Durham, NC
Vernetta Alston Durham Ward 3, Durham, NC
Irving Allen City Council At Large, Greensboro, NC
Michelle Kennedy City Council At Large, Greensboro, NC
Brian Leonard Town Council, River Bend, NC

Ohio

Daniel Gordon City Council, District 1, Bowling Green, OH
Yvette Simpson Mayor, Cincinnati, OH
Jasmine Ayers City Council, Columbus, OH
Will Petrik City Council, Columbus, OH
Erin Upchurch City School Board, Columbus, OH
Amy Harkins City School Board, Columbus, OH
Abby Vaile City School Board, Columbus, OH
Aryeh Alex Franklin Township Trustee, Franklin, OH
David Herzog Township Trustee, Harrison, OH
Tristan Rader City Council, Lakewood, OH
Sam Melden City Council, Toledo, OH

Pennsylvania

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Virginia

Charles McCullough Arlington County Board, Arlington, VA
Jennifer Carroll Foy Virginia House of Delegates, District 2
Wendy Gooditis Virginia House of Delegates, District 10
Brent Finnegan Virginia House of Delegates, District 26
Elizabeth Guzman Virginia House of Delegates, District 31
Tia Walbridge Virginia House of Delegates, District 33
Lee Carter Virginia House of Delegates, District 50
Hala Ayala Virginia House of Delegates, District 51

Washington

Karen Hardy Washington State Senate, District 7
Susan Swanson State Representative, 7th District, Position 1
Amy Glasser Whatcom County Council, District 2
Pedro Olguin City of Burien, City Council
Ubah Warsame City of Tukwillah, School Board
Zak Idan City of Tukwillah, City Council
Krystal Marx City of Burien, City Council, Position 7
Jimmy Matta City of Burien, City Council, Position 7
Chad Harper City of Des Moines, City Council, Position 7
Maricela Sanchez City of Prosser, School Board

Wisconsin

Cory Mason Mayor, Racine, WI