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]
AL - 1 candidate
primary dates: March 1, 2016 (Pres/State) [state info]

Jesse T. Smith (D)
US Representative, AL, 3rd District

 Lost general election.
AZ - 5 candidates
primary dates: March 22, 1016 (Pres); August 30, 2016 (State) [state info]

Raúl Grijalva (D)
US Representative (Incumbent), AZ, 3rd District

 Won general election!

Mikel Weisser
US Representative, AZ, 4th District

 Lost general election.

Talia Fuentes (D)
US Representative, AZ, 5th District

 Lost general election.

Joe DeVivo (D)
US Representative, AZ, 8th District

 Lost general election.
CA - 23 candidates
primary dates: June 7, 2016 (Pres/State) [state info]

Preston Picus (I)
US Representative, CA, 12th District

 Lost general election.

Wendy Reed (D)
US Representative, CA, 23rd District

 Lost general election.

Chris Blake Wiggins (D)
US Representative, CA, 37th District

 Lost general election.

Ron Varasteh (D)
US Representative, CA, 45th District

 Lost general election.

Bao Nguyen (D)
US Representative, CA, 46th District

 Lost general election.

Patrick Malloy (D)
US Representative, CA, 50th District

 Lost general election.
CO - 3 candidates
primary dates: March 1, 2016 (Pres); June 28, 2016 (State) [state info]

Misty Plowright (D)
US Representative, CO, 5th District

 Lost general election.

Robert Lee Worthey (GR)
US Representative, CO, 6th District

 Lost general election.
FL - 8 candidates
primary dates: March 15, 2016 (Pres); August 30, 2016 (State) [state info]

April Freeman (D)
US Representative, FL, 17th District

 Lost general election.

W. Michael Trout (I)
US Representative, FL, 21st District

 Lost general election.

Alina Valdes (D)
US Representative, FL, 25th District

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

Tulsi Gabbard (D)
US Representative (Incumbent), HI, 2nd District

 Won general election!
IN - 4 candidates
primary dates: May 3, 2016 (Pres/State) [state info]
LA - 2 candidates
primary dates: March 5, 2016 (Pres); November 8, 2016 (State) [state info]

Lee A. Dugas (D)
US Representative, LA, 1st District

 Progressive Democrat on the Nov 8 Ballot!

Danil Faust (D)
US Representative, LA, 1st District

 Progressive Democrat on the Nov 8 Ballot!
MA - 1 candidate
primary dates: March 1, 2016 (Pres); September 8, 2016 (State) [state info]

Thomas Simmons (L)
US Representative, MA, 1st District

 Progressive Libertarian on the Nov 8 Ballot!
MD - 6 candidates
primary dates: April 26, 2016 (Pres/State) [state info]

Ann Dalrymple
US Representative, MD, 3rd District

 Write-in candidate.

Jamie Raskin (D)
US Representative, MD, 8th District

 Won primary election!
MI - 4 candidates
primary dates: March 8, 2016 (Pres); August 2, 2016 (State) [state info]

Douglas Smith (D)
US Representative, MI, 3rd District

 Won primary election!

Paul Clements (D)
US Representative, MI, 6th District

 Won primary election!

Benjamin Nofs (GR)
US Representative, MI, 10th District

 Progressive Green on the Nov 8 ballot!

Marcia Squier (GR)
US Representative, MI, 14th District

 Progressive Green on the Nov 8 ballot!
MN - 2 candidates
primary dates: March 1, 2016 (Pres); August 9, 2016 (State) [state info]

Keith Ellison (D)
US Representative (Incumbent), MN, 5th District

 Won primary election!

Rick Nolan (D)
US Representative (Incumbent), MN, 8th District

 Won primary election!
MO - 4 candidates
primary dates: March 15, 2016 (Pres); August 2, 2016 (State) [state info]

David Blackwell (D)
US Representative, MO, 6th District

 Won primary election!

Genevieve Williams (D)
US Representative, MO, 7th District

 Won primary election!
NC - 5 candidates
primary dates: March 15, 2016 (Pres); March 15, 2016 (State); June 7, 2016 (Congressional) [state info]

John P. McNeil (D)
US Representative, NC, 2nd District

 Won primary election!

Josh Brannon (D)
US Representative, NC, 5th District

 Won primary election!

Christian Cano (D)
US Representative, NC, 9th District

 Won primary election!
ND - 1 candidate
primary dates: June 7, 2016 (Pres); June 14, 2016 (State) [state info]

Chase Iron Eyes (D)
US Representative, ND, At Large

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

Lisa Heineman
US Representative, NE, 3rd District

 Running as a write-in!
NH - 1 candidate
primary dates: February 9, 2016 (Pres); September 13, 2016 (State) [state info]

Shawn O'Connor (I)
US Representative, NH, 1st District

 Progressive Independent on the Nov 8 Ballot!
NJ - 7 candidates
primary dates: June 7, 2016 (Pres/State) [state info]

Eric Beechwood (I)
US Representative, NJ, 2nd District

 Progressive Independent on the Nov 8 Ballot!

Gabriel Brian Franco (I)
US Representative, NJ, 2nd District

 Progressive Independent on the Nov 8 Ballot!

Peter Jacob (D)
US Representative, NJ, 7th District

 Won primary election!
NV - 8 candidates
primary dates: February 20, 2016 (Pres); June 14, 2016 (State) [state info]

Reuben D'Silva (I)
US Representative, NV, 1st District

 Progressive Independent on the Nov 8 Ballot!

David Drew Knight (I)
US Representative, NV, 2nd District

 David Drew Knight
NY - 8 candidates
primary dates: April 19, 2016 (Pres); June 28, 2016 (Fed), September 13, 2016 (State/Local) [state info]

Derickson K. Lawrence (I)
US Representative, NY, 16th District

 Progressive Independent on the Nov 8 Ballot!

Zephyr Teachout (D)
US Representative, NY, 19th District

 Won primary election!
OH - 4 candidates
primary dates: March 15, 2016 (Pres/State) [state info]

Janet Garrett (D)
US Representative, OH, 4th District

 Won primary election!

Corey Foister
US Representative, OH, 8th District

 Won primary election!

Marcy Kaptur (D)
US Representative (Incumbent), OH, 9th District

 Won primary election!

Keith Mundy
US Representative, OH, 16th District

 Won primary election!
PA - 3 candidates
primary dates: April 26, 2016 (Pres/State) [state info]

Kerith Strano Taylor (D)
US Representative, PA, 5th District

 Won primary election!
SC - 2 candidates
primary dates: February 27, 2016 (Pres); June 14, 2016 (State) [state info]

Dimitri Cherny (D)
US Representative, SC, 1st District

 Won primary election!

Arik Bjorn (D)
US Representative, SC, 2nd District

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

David Kent (D)
US Representative, TN, 6th District

 Won primary election!
TX - 4 candidates
primary dates: March 1, 2016 (Pres/State) [state info]

Bill Matta
US Representative, TX, 17th District

 Won primary election!

Tom Wakely
US Representative, TX, 21st District

 Won primary election!

Gary Stuard (GR)
US Representative, TX, 32nd District

 Progressive Green on the Nov 8 ballot!
VA - 3 candidates
primary dates: March 1, 2016 (Pres); June 14, 2016 (State) [state info]

Kimberly Lowe
US Representative, VA, Districts 5 & 9

 Write-in candidate!

Shaun Brown (D)
US Representative, VA, 2nd District

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

Peter Welch (D)
US Representative (Incumbent), VT, At Large

 Won primary election!
WA - 11 candidates
primary dates: March 26, 2016 (Pres); August 2, 2016 (State) [state info]

Tyler Myles Vega (GR)
US Representative, WA, 2nd District

 Running as a write-in!

Dorothy Gasque
US Representative, WA, 3rd District

 Running as a write-in!

Joe Pakootas (D)
US Representative, WA, 5th District

 Won primary election!

Steven W. Buechler
US Representative, WA, 6th District

 Running as a write-in!

Pramila Jayapal (D)
US Representative, WA, 7th District

 Won primary election!

Tamborine Borrelli (D)
US Representative, WA, 10th District

 Running as a write-in!
WI - 5 candidates
primary dates: April 5, 2016 (Pres); August 9, 2016 (State) [state info]

Sarah Lloyd (D)
US Representative, WI, 6th District

 Won primary election!

Wendy Gribben (I)
US Representative, WI, 8th District

 Running as a 'Green' write-in!

Tom Nelson (D)
US Representative, WI, 8th District

 Won primary election!
WV - 1 candidate
primary dates: May 10, 2016 (Pres/State) [state info]

Mike Manypenny (D)
US Representative, WV, 1st District

 Won primary election!