Endorsed Candidates

State Legislative & Municipal

The coronavirus pandemic has highlighted the vital importance of governors and state legislatures in responding to unprecedented circumstances. Never has there been a more urgent need to elect scientists and STEM professionals in critical state races. Meet our endorsed candidates running in vital state and local races across the country.

Alaska

Scott Kawasaki, AK-SD-A, (Biochemistry Degree)

Janice Park, AK-SD-F, (Nurse)
Geran Tarr, AK-SD-J, (Plant Biologist)

Daniel Volland, Anchorage Assembly District 1, Seat L, (Optometrist)

Arizona

Eva Burch, AZ-SD-9, (Nurse Practitioner)

Mitzi Epstein, AZ-SD-12, (Computer Scientist)

David Barber, AR-SD-17, (Computer Scientist)

Amish Shah, AZ-HD-5, (Emergency Room Physician)

Stacey Travers, AZ-HD-12, (Geoscientist)

Arkansas

Chenoa Summers, AR-SD-20, (Environmental Scientist)

Steven Summers, Craighead County Quorum Court, (Physicist)

Ash Lee Hicks, Washington County Justice of the Peace District 15, (Nurse)

California

Jasmeet Bains, CA-AD-35, (Physician)

Jacqui Irwin, CA-AD-42, (Systems Engineer)

Luz Rivas, CA-AD-43, (Electrical Engineer)

Louis Abramson, CA-AD-51, (Astrophysicist)

Fauzia Rizvi, CA-AD-63, (Software Engineer)

Fatima Iqbal-Zubair, CA-AD-65, (Science Teacher)

Diedre Nguyen, CA-AD-70, (Cancer Biologist)

Christopher Ward, CA-AD-78, (Neuroscientist)

Dr. Akilah Weber, CA-AD-79, (Doctor)

Rebecca Kaplan, Alameda County Supervisor, District 3, (Renewable Energy Policy Consultant)

Priya Bhat-Patel, Carlsbad City Council District 3, (Public Health Professional)

Andrea Beth Damsky, Helix Water District, Division 2, (Environmental Science Degree)

Kathleen Treseder, Irvine City Council, (Biology Professor)

Tiffany Boyd-Hodgson, San Diego Board of Supervisors, (Neuroscientist)

Gracie Torres, Western Municipal Water District, (Environmental Chemist)

Sarah Palmer, Zone 7 Water Agency, (STEM Educator)

Paloma Aguirre, Imperial Beach Mayor, (Marine Biodiversity Degree)

Colorado
Janice Marchman, CO-SD-15, (Industrial & Systems Engineering Degree)

Kyle Mullica, CO-SD-24, (Registered Nurse)

Karen McCormick, CO-HD-11, (Veterinarian)

Tracey Bernett, CO-HD-12, (Civil Engineer)

Julie McCluskie, CO-HD-13, (Biochemistry Degree)

Brianna Titone, CO-HD-27, (Geologist)

Chris Kennedy, CO-HD-30, (Structural Engineer)

Cathy Kipp, CO-HD-52, (Database Developer)


Connecticut

John-Michael Parker, CT-HD-101, (Biology Degree)

Delaware

Stephanie Hansen, DE-SD-10, (Environmental Scientist)
Frank Burns, DE-HD-21, (Molecular Biologist)

Florida
Carolynn Zonia, FL-SD-2, (Physician)

Barbara Sharief, FL-SD-35, (Advanced Nurse Practitioner)
Lindsay Cross, FL-HD-60, (Environmental Scientist)

Prescott Cowles, Alachua County School Board District 5, (Science Teacher)

William Johnson, West Melbourne City Council, (Physicist)

Georgia

Emanuel Jones, GA-SD-10, (Electrical Engineer)

Thomas Casez, GA-HD-40, (Software Engineer)

Michelle Au, GA-HD-50, (Physician)

Kelly Coffman, GA-HD-53, (Physician)

Karla Drenner, GA-HD-85, (Health Physics & Environmental Science Degrees)

Imani Barnes, GA-HD-86, (Biomedical Scientist)

Viola Davis, GA-HD-87, (Nurse)

Angela Moore, GA-HD-91, (Biology Degree)

Jasmine Clark, GA-HD-108, (Microbiology Degree)

Segun Adeyina, GA-HD-110, (IT Professional)

Regina Lewis-Ward, GA-HD-115, (Computer Systems Analyst)

Brian Prince, GA-HD-132, (Zoology Degree)

James Beverly, GA-HD-143, (Optometrist)

Joyce Barlow, GA-HD-151, (Nurse)


Idaho

David Nelson, ID-SD-7, (Chemical Engineer)

Toni Ferro, ID-SD-11, (Human Centered Engineer)

Illinois
Suzy Glowiak Hilton, IL-SD-23, (Mechanical Engineer)
Laura Ellman, IL-SD- 21, (Research Assessor)

Katie Stuart, IL-HD-112, (Mathematics Professor)
Marianne Lalonde, Alderman Ward 46, (Chemistry Degree)


Indiana
David Sanders, IN-SD-23, (Biochemistry Professor)

Penny Githens, IN-HD-62, (Chemistry Teacher)


Iowa
Todd Brady, IA-SD-21, (Computer Scientist)

Bill Dotzler, IA-SD-31, (Biology Degree)

Deborah VanderGaast, IA-SD-41, (Registered Nurse)

Mary Kathleen Figaro, IA-SD-47, (Physician)

Megan Srinivas, IA-HD-30, (Physician)

Suresh Reddy, IA-HD-43, (Software Engineer)

Penny Vossler, IA-HD-48, (GIS Specialist)

Adam Zabner, IA-HD-90, (Neuroscience Degree)


Kansas
Nina Fricke, KS-HD-6, (Nurse)
Christina Haswood, KS-HD-10, (Public Health Professional)

Ace Allen, KS-HD-28, (Oncologist)

Scott Perkins, KS-HD-30, (GIS Specialist)

Melissa Oropeza, KS-HD-37, (Advanced Nurse Practitioner)

Kentucky

Karen Berg, KY-SD-26, (Medical Doctor)
Al Gentry, KY-HD-46, (Geologist)

Louisiana
Darryl R. Ware II, Mayor of Shreveport, (Public Health Professional)

Maine
Nicole Grohoski, ME-SD-7, (GIS Specialist)

Storme St. Valle, ME-SD-15, (Registered Nurse)

Bettyann Sheats, ME-SD-20, (Aeronautical Engineering Degree)

Stacy Brenner, ME-SD-30, (Nurse Midwife)

Laurie Osher, ME-HD-25, (Environmental Scientist)

Richard Evans, ME-HD-31, (Doctor)

Art Bell, ME-HD-103, (Mathematics Degree)

Sam Zager, ME-HD-116, (Primary Care Physician)

Lois Reckitt, ME-HD-122, (Marine Biologist)


Maryland
Katie Fry Hester, MD-SD-9, (Engineer)

Julie Palakovich Carr, MD-HD-17, (Ecologist)


Massachusetts
Thomas Vitolo, MA-HD-15th Norfolk, (Systems Engineer)

Simon Cataldo, MA-HD-14th Middlesex, (Environmental Science Degree)


Michigan
Padma Kuppa, MI-SD-9, (Mechanical Engineer)

Rosemary Bayer, MI-SD-13, (Computer Scientist)

Barbara Conley, MI-SD-37, (Oncologist)

Lori Stone, MI-HD-13, (Science Teacher)

Laurie Pohutsky, MI-HD-17, (Microbiologist)

Justin Mendoza, MI-HD-42, (Public Health Professional)

Christina Kafkakis, MI-HD-49, (Food Scientist)

James Diez, MI-HD-59, (Mechanical Engineer)
Mark Zacharda, MI-HD-71, (Science Teacher)

Julie Brixie, MI-HD-73, (Soil And Water Scientist)

Angela Witwer, MI-HD-76, (Healthcare Professional)

Anthony Feig, MI-HD-92, (Geoscientist)

Ajay Raman, Oakland County Commissioner, (Physician)
Kris Pachla, Kent County Commissioner, (Former Science Teacher)

Amber Bismack, Livingston County Commissioner, (Science Teacher)

Rima Mohammad, Ann Arbor Public School Board, (Clinical Pharmacist)

Minnesota
Rob Kupec, MN-SD-4, (Meteorologist And Atmospheric Scientist)

A. John Peters, MN-SD-5, (Computer Scientist)
Aleta Borrud, MN-SD-24, (Physician)

Liz Boldon, MN-SD-25, (Registered Nurse)

Jason Ruffalo, MN-SD-31, (Electrical Engineer)
Kari Rehrauer, MN-SD-35, (Science Teacher)

Sharon Sund, MN-SD-42, (Chemistry Degree)

Kelly Morrison, MN-SD-45, (Physician)

Nicole Mitchell, MN-SD-47, (Meteorologist And Atmospheric Scientist)

Alice Mann, MN-SD-50, (Doctor)

Melissa Halvorson Wiklund, MN-SD-51, (Electrical Engineer)

Jim Carlson, MN-SD-52, (Mechanical Engineering Degree)

Matt Klein, MN-SD-53, (Physician)

Clarice Grabau, MN-SD-58, (Biology Degree)

Kari Dziedic, MN-SD-60, (Mechanical Engineering Degree)

Erin Murphy, MN-SD-64, (Registered Nurse)

Foung Hawj, MN-SD-67, (IT Professional)

Lauren Bresnahan, MN-HD-45A, (Econometrician)

Patty Acomb, MN-HD-45B, (Biologist)

Amanda Hemmingsen-Jaeger, MN-HD-47A, (Geneticist)

Rick Hansen, MN-HD-53B, (Soil And Water Scientist)

Mohamud Noor, MN-HD-60B, (Computer Scientist)

Aisha Gomez, MN-HD-62A, (Environmental Science Degree)
Justice Spriggs, Columbia Heights City Council, (Biochemistry Degree)


Missouri
Patty Lewis, MO-HD-25, (Nurse)

Sam Page, St. Louis County Executive, (Anesthesiologist)

Kristine Callis-Duehl, St. Louis County Council District 7, (Plant Biologist)


Montana
Casey Schreiner, MT-SD-13, (Former Science Teacher)

Katie Sullivan, MT-HD-89, (Human Biology Degree)

Marilyn Marler, MT-HD-90, (Environmental Scientist)

Jonathan Karlen, MT-HD-96, (Wildlife Biology Degree)

Bob Carter, MT-HD-98, (Computer Scientist)

Nevada
David Orentlicher, NV-AD-20, (Physician)

Sarah Peters, NV-AD-24, (Environmental Engineer)

Michelle Gorelow, NV-AD-35, (Biology Degree)


New Hampshire
William Marsh, NH-SD-3, (Physician)

Eric Hoffman, NH-HD-Belknap 5, (Mechanical Engineer)

Rosemarie Rung, NH-HD-Hillsborough 12, (Biochemistry Degree)

Ben Ming, NH-HD-Hillsborough 35, (Computer Scientist)

Jacqueline Chretien, NH-HD-Hillsborough 41, (Genetics and Cell Biology Degree)

Scott Lawrence, NH-HD-Hillsborough 43, (Software Engineer)

Ruth Heath, NH-HD-Merrimack 4, (Mathematics Degree)

Stephanie Payeue, NH-HD-Merrimack 8, (Medical Laboratory Science Degree)

David Luneau, NH-HD-Merrimack 9, (Electrical And Computer Engineer)

Carry Spier, NH-HD-Nashua Ward 3, (Aerospace Systems Engineer)

Trish Tidd, NH-HD-Rockingham 14, (Biology Professor)

Jaci Grote, NH-HD-Rockingham 24, (Chemical Engineer)

Alexis Simpson, NH-HD-Rockingham 33, (Physics Degree)

Brian Sullivan, NH-HD-Sullivan 1, (Biology Degree)

Bruce Cragin, NH-HD-Sullivan 4, (Research Scientist)


New York
John Mannion, NY-SD-52, (STEM Educator)

Alexander Bores, NY-AD-73, (Computer Scientist)

Matthew Wahila, Broome County Legislature District 7, (Physicist)


North Carolina
Marcia Morgan, NC-SD-7, (Mathematics Degree)
Sean Ewing, NC-SD-25, (Electrical And Computer Engineer)

Trevonia Brown-Gaither, Winston-Salem Forsyth County School Board District 1, (Architectural Engineer)


Ohio
Patricia Goetz, OH-SD-27, (Medical Doctor)

Mary Lightbody, OH-HD-4, (Former Science Teacher)

Allison Russo, OH-HD-7, (Public Health Professional)

Beth Liston, OH-HD-8, (Doctor)

Anita Somani, OH-HD-11, (OB/GYN)

Elliot Forhan, OH-HD-21, (Mathematics Degree)

Bruce Neff, OH-HD-58, (Biochemistry Degree)

Charlotte Owens, OH-HD-69, (Chemistry Teacher)


Oklahoma
Greg Clyde, OK-HD-83, (Clinical Pharmacist)

Jeremy Lamb, OK-HD-84, (Health Science Degree)

Arturo Alonso, OK-HD-89, (Mechanical Engineering Degree)

Andy Fugate, OK-HD-94, (Computer Scientist)


Oregon
Raz Mason, OR-SD-26, (Mathematics Degree)
Julie Fahey, OR-HD-14, (Chemistry Degree)

Maxine Dexter, OR-HD-33, (Physician)

LIsa Reynolds, OR-HD-34, (Pediatrician)

Lynn Peterson, Metro Council President, (Civil & Environmental Engineer)

Sharon Meieran, Multnomah County Chair, (Emergency Room Doctor)


Pennsylvania
Maria Collett, PA-SD-12, (Registered Nurse)
Jennifer Shukaitis, PA-SD-40, (Neuroscience Degree)
Emily Kinkead, PA-HD-20, (Biology Degree)

Arvind Venkat, PA-HD-30, (Emergency Physician)

Steve Malagari, PA-HD-53, (Biology Degree)

Bridget Malloy Kosierowski, PA-HD-114, (Registered Nurse)

Anna Thomas, PA-HD-137, (Chemistry Degree)
Gwen Stoltz, PA-HD-143, (Biochemist)

Napoleon Nelson, PA-HD-154, (Computer Scientist)

Ashley Gagne, PA-HD-156, (Geology Degree)

Cathy Spahr, PA-HD-160, (Environmental Scientist)

Rick Krajewski, PA-HD-188, (Electrical Engineer)

Tarik Khan, PA-HD-194, (Advanced Nurse Practitioner)


Rhode Island
Sam Bell, RI-SD-5, (Planetary Research Scientist)
Victoria Gu, RI-SD-38, (Computer Scientist)

Michelle McGaw, RI-HD-71, (Pharmacist)


South Carolina
Michelle Brandt, SC-HD-114, (Environmental Science Degree)
Barbara Nash, SC-HD-124, (Advanced Nurse Practitioner)


Texas
Madeline Eden, TX-HD-17, (Software Engineer)

Lisa Weber, TX-HD-22, (Industrial Engineer)

Erin Zwiener, TX-HD-45, (Forestry Degree)

Donna Howard, TX-HD-48, (Nurse)

Suleman Lalani, TX-HD-76, (Doctor)

Jon Rosenthal, TX-HD-135, (Mechanical Engineer)

Stephanie Morales, TX-HD-138, (Biology Degree)

Utah
Patrick Belmont, UT-HD-3, (Watershed Scientist)

Rosemary Lesser, UT-HD-10, (Medical Doctor)

Virginia

Hala Ayala, VA-SD-33, (Cybersecurity Expert)


Vermont
Kari Dolan, VT-HD-Washington 2, (Environmental Scientist)

Michael Yantachka, VT-HD-Chittenden-4-1, (Computer Systems Analyst)


Washington
Sharon Shewmake, WA-SD-42, (Econometrician & Statistician)

Lisa Callan, WA-HD-5, Position 2, (Mathematics Degree)

Cindy Ryu, WA-HD-32, Position 1, (Microbiology Degree)

My-Linh Thai, WA-HD-41, Position 2, (Pharmacist)


West Virginia
Evan Hansen, WV-HD-79, (Environmental Scientist)


Wisconsin
Patrick Hayden, WI-AD-56, (Software Developer)


Wyoming
Mike Yin, WY-HD-16, (Computer Programmer)