The

crats Network

Candidates for public office who support Bernie

This website provides a complete* listing of individuals who endorse Bernie Sanders and are active candidates for a public office. These are people who will do all they can to support and promote Bernie's progressive plans. As Bernie says .. he can't do it alone! If we want real change we need to make sure there are enough progressive leaders in office to actually pass the legislation to make those changes happen.

Being a Berniecrat is not about party affiliation; it's about the issues. Any candidate who publicly endorsed Bernie (Twitter, Facebook, website, etc.) and supports his platform, qualifies for this list. They don't have to agree with Bernie on everything, they just have to believe that he was the right person for the job. Together we'll get this country headed back in the right direction! To be added, Tweet me at @Bernie2016Yes.

Remember that this page only includes people running for office, people who need your support (financial and otherwise). For other endorsements and information, see:

If you're looking for an easy way to support a number of Berniecrats in one fell swoop, you might consider using the BlueAmerica "Bernie Congress" donation page through ActBlue ..

Just as we've come out in YUUUGE numbers to support Bernie, we also need to support these candidates to make sure the right people are in office!

Each entry lists the candidate's name and office along with additional information as available:

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Incumbents are listed with the year they are up for election. This is a "work in progress" and will may change over time .. please report any errors or omissions by sending a Tweet to @Bernie2016Yes.

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DISCLAIMER: At this point, there is no commonly agreed upon definition of a "Berniecrat." We err on the side of inclusion vs. exclusion, and do our best to confirm that the candidates on this list do/did in fact support Bernie in some way. They may support Hillary now (but so does Bernie), but as long as there is evidence of their support, that's fine. Please note that some are more hard-core supporters, while others may just lean in that direction. Before contributing to anyone, please check them out for yourself. If you see someone who is obviously not a Bernie supporter, please let us know!

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Entries in boxes of this color were added/updated in the past week.

Berniecrat primary wins: 328 of 486 (67.49%)

[total records in database: 629; last updated: 2016-11-25 11:07:50 PDT]
AZ - 3 candidates
primary dates: March 22, 1016 (Pres); August 30, 2016 (State) [state info]

Andrea Dalessandro (D)
State Senate (Incumbent), AZ, 2nd District

 Won general election!

Juan Mendez (D)
State Senate (Incumbent), AZ, 26th District

 Won general election!

Martín Quezada (D)
State Senate (Incumbent), AZ, 29th District

 Won general election!
CA - 3 candidates
primary dates: June 7, 2016 (Pres/State) [state info]

Jane Kim (D)
State Senate, CA, 11th District

 Lost general election.

Ronald J. O'Donnell (D)
State Senate, CA, 23rd District

 Lost general election.
CO - 4 candidates
primary dates: March 1, 2016 (Pres); June 28, 2016 (State) [state info]

John Kefalas (D)
State Senate (Incumbent), CO, 14th District

 Lost general election.
CT - 2 candidates
primary dates: April 26, 2016 (Pres); August 9, 2016 (State) [state info]

Gary Holder-Winfield (D)
State Senate (Incumbent), CT, 10th District

 Won general election!

Ken Gucker (D)
State Senate, CT, 24th District

 Lost general election.
FL - 2 candidates
primary dates: March 15, 2016 (Pres); August 30, 2016 (State) [state info]

Dwight Bullard (D)
State Senate (Incumbent), FL, 40th District

 Lost general election.
GA - 2 candidates
primary dates: March 1, 2016 (Pres); May 24, 2016 (State) [state info]

Gregory Williams (D)
State Senate, GA, 8th District

 Lost general election.

Vincent Fort
State Senate (Incumbent), GA, 39th District

 Won general election!
HI - 2 candidates
primary dates: March 26, 2016 (Pres); August 13, 2016 (State) [state info]

Russell Ruderman (D)
State Senate (Incumbent), HI, 2nd District

 Won general election!
ID - 1 candidate
primary dates: March 22, 2016 (Pres); May 17, 2016 (State) [state info]

Miranda Gold (D)
State Senate, ID, 14th District

 Won primary election!
IN - 3 candidates
primary dates: May 3, 2016 (Pres/State) [state info]

Carl Rust (D)
State Senate, IN, 12th District

 Progressive Democrat on the Nov 8 Ballot!

Juli Dominguez (D)
State Senate, IN, 16th District

 Progressive Democrat on the Nov 8 Ballot!

Sean Gorman (D)
State Senate, IN, 36th District

KS - 1 candidate
primary dates: March 5, 2016 (Pres); August 2, 2016 (State) [state info]

Gabriel Costilla (D)
State Senate, KS, 16th District

 Won primary election!
MA - 3 candidates
primary dates: March 1, 2016 (Pres); September 8, 2016 (State) [state info]

Jamie Eldridge (D)
State Senate (Incumbent), MA, Middlesex & Worcester Districts

 Won primary election!

Pat Jehlen (D)
State Senate (Incumbent), MA, 2nd Middlesex District

 Won primary election!
ME - 10 candidates
primary dates: March 6, 2016 (Pres); June 14, 2016 (State) [state info]

Troy Jackson (D)
State Senate, ME, 1st District

 Won primary election!

Jeff McCabe (D)
State Senate, ME, 3rd District

 Won primary election!

Carole Boothroyd (D)
State Senate, ME, 4th District

 Won primary election!

Geoffrey Gratwick (D)
State Senate (Incumbent), ME, 9th District

 Won primary election!

Dave Miramant (D)
State Senate (Incumbent), ME, 12th District

 Won primary election!

John Patrick (D)
State Senate (Incumbent), ME, 18th District

 Won primary election!

Ben Chipman (D)
State Senate (Incumbent), ME, 27th District

 Won primary election!

Mark Dion (D)
State Senate, ME, 28th District

 Won primary election!

Justin Chenette (D)
State Senate, ME, 31st District

 Won primary election!
MN - 3 candidates
primary dates: March 1, 2016 (Pres); August 9, 2016 (State) [state info]

Shawn Ole Olson (D)
State Senate, MN, 8th District

 Won primary election!

Brian Abrahamson (D)
State Senate, MN, 22nd District

 Won primary election!

John Marty (D)
State Senate (Incumbent), MN, 66th District

 Won primary election!
NE - 1 candidate
primary dates: March 5, 2016 (Pres); May 13, 2016 (State) [state info]

Dan Quick (D)
State Senate, NE, 35th District

 Won primary election!
NH - 1 candidate
primary dates: February 9, 2016 (Pres); September 13, 2016 (State) [state info]

Martha Fuller Clark (D)
State Senate, NH, 21st District

 Won primary election!
NM - 2 candidates
primary dates: June 7, 2016 (Pres/State) [state info]

Jerry Ortiz-y Pino (D)
State Senate (Incumbent), NM, 12th District

 Won primary election!

Cisco McSorley (D)
State Senate (Incumbent), NM, 16th District

 Won primary election!
NV - 5 candidates
primary dates: February 20, 2016 (Pres); June 14, 2016 (State) [state info]

Richard "Tick" Segerblom (D)
State Senate, NV, 3rd District

 Won primary election!

Nicole Cannizzaro (D)
State Senate, NV, 6th District

 Won primary election!

Devon Reese (D)
State Senate, NV, 15th District

 Won primary election!
NY - 5 candidates
primary dates: April 19, 2016 (Pres); June 28, 2016 (Fed), September 13, 2016 (State/Local) [state info]

Greg Fischer (D)
State Senate, NY, 1st District

 Won primary election!

James Sanders (D)
State Senate (Incumbent), NY, 10th District

 Won primary election!

Bill Perkins (D)
State Senate (Incumbent), NY, 30th District

 Won primary election!

Sara Niccoli (D)
State Senate, NY, 46th District

 Won primary election!
OK - 2 candidates
primary dates: March 1, 2016 (Pres); June 28, 2016 (State) [state info]

Robert Founds (D)
State Senate, OK, 25th District

 Won primary election!

Thomas Ryan (D)
State Senate, OK, 35th District

 Won primary election!
OR - 1 candidate
primary dates: May 17, 2016 (Pres/State) [state info]

Ross Swartzendruber (D)
State Senate, OR, 12th District

 Won primary election!
RI - 2 candidates
primary dates: April 26, 2016 (Pres); September 13, 2016 (State) [state info]

Jeanine Calkin (D)
State Senate, RI, 30th District

 Won primary election!

Jim Sheehan (D)
State Senate (Incumbent), RI, 36th District

 Won primary election!
SD - 2 candidates
primary dates: June 7, 2016 (Pres/State) [state info]

Cory Heidelberger (D)
State Senate, SD, 3rd District

 Won primary election!

Troy Heinert (D)
State Senate (Incumbent), SD, 26th District

 Won primary election!
TN - 2 candidates
primary dates: March 1, 2016 (Pres); August 4, 2016 (State) [state info]

Khristy Wilkinson (D)
State Senate, TN, 10th District

 Won primary election!
UT - 1 candidate
primary dates: March 22, 2016 (Pres); June 28, 2016 (State) [state info]

Ash Anderson (D)
State Senate, UT, 8th District

 Won primary election!
VT - 4 candidates
primary dates: March 1, 2016 (Pres); August 9, 2016 (State) [state info]

Tim Ashe (D)
State Senate (Incumbent), VT, Chittenden District

 Won primary election!

Dick McCormack (D)
State Senate (Incumbent), VT, Windsor

 Won primary election!

Christopher Pearson (D)
State Senate, VT, Chittenden District

 Won primary election!

Anthony Pollina (D)
State Senate (Incumbent), VT, Washington District

 Won primary election!
WA - 6 candidates
primary dates: March 26, 2016 (Pres); August 2, 2016 (State) [state info]

Erik Lee
State Senate, WA, District 22A

 Running as a write-in!

Bob Hasegawa (D)
State Senate (Incumbent), WA, 11th District

 Won primary election!

Eric K. Holt (D)
State Senate, WA, 18th District

 Won primary election!

Karl Mecklenburg (D)
State Senate, WA, 25th District

 Won primary election!

Brian Cheeseman
State Senate, WA, 39th District

 Running as a write-in!
WV - 2 candidates
primary dates: May 10, 2016 (Pres/State) [state info]

Bradley Vanzile
State Senate, WV, 3rd District

 Won primary election!