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.

Alabama

Billy Beasley, AL-SD-28, (Pharmacist)

Laura Hall, AL-HD-19, (Biology Degree)

Mary Moore, AL-HD-59, (Biology Degree)

Alaska

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

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

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)

Priya Sundareshan, AZ-SD-18, (Chemical Engineering Degree)

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

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

Kathryn Mikronis, Marana Unified School Board, (Chemistry Degree)

Arkansas

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

Denise Garner, AR-HD-20, (Nurse)

Steven Summers, Craighead County Quorum Court, (Physicist)

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

California

Joaquin Arambula, CA-AD-31, (Emergency Physician)

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)

Liz Ames, BART Board, (Civil Engineer)

Susan Santangelo, Camarillo City Council, (Registered Nurse)

Ann Marie Johnson, Dublin San Ramon Services Board, (Chemist)

Marisa Hanson, Evergreen School Board, (Mathematics Degree)

Ahmad Zahra, Fullerton City Council, (Medical Doctor)

William Moorhead, Moulton Niguel Water Board, (Civil & Environmental Engineer)

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

Saud Anwar, CT-SD-3, (Physician)

Patricia Miller, CT-SD-27, (Mathematics Degree)

Norm Needleman, CT-SD-33, (Mathematics Degree)

Brandon Chafee, CT-HD-33, (Civil Engineer)

Gregory Haddad, CT-HD-54, (Physics Degree)

Jaime Foster, CT-HD-57, (Research Scientist)

Patricia Dillon, CT-HD-92, (Public Health Professional)

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

Joe Gresko, CT-HD-121, (Environmental Science Degree)

Kevin Ryan, CT-HD-139, (Optometrist)

Delaware

Stephanie Hansen, DE-SD-10, (Environmental Scientist)
Deborah Heffernan, DE-HD-6, (Environmental Scientist)

Frank Burns, DE-HD-21, (Molecular Biologist)

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

Shevrin Jones, FL-SD-34, (Science Teacher)
Lindsay Cross, FL-HD-60, (Environmental Scientist)

Sienna Osta, FL-HD-87, (Microbiology Degree)

Felicia Robinson, FL-HD-104, (Mathematics Degree)

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-6, (Chemical Engineer)

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

Crystal Ivie, ID-HD-14A, (Research Scientist)

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

Nicholas Smith, IL-HD-34, (Chemistry Degree)

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


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

Ronald Itnyre, IN-SD-27, (Geneticist)

Tonya Pfaff, IN-HD-43, (Math Teacher)

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

Rita Fleming, IN-HD-71, (OB/GYN)


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)

John Forbes, IA-HD-44, (Pharmacist)

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)

Kate Turner, KY-HD-33, (Civil & Environmental Engineer)
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)

Arthur Ellis, MD-SD-28, (Chemistry Degree)

Terri Hill, MD-HD-12A, (Surgeon)

Pamela Queen, MD-HD-14, (Computer Science Degree)

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

Edith Patterson, MD-HD-28, (Biology & Chemistry Degrees)


Massachusetts
Kay Khan, MA-HD-11th Middlesex, (Psychiatric Nurse)

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

Mike Connolly, MA-HD-26th Middlesex, (Computer Science Degree)

Denise Garlick, MA-HD-13th Norfolk, (Nurse)

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

Jon Santiago, MA-HD-9th Suffolk, (Physician)


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 School Board, (Clinical Pharmacist)

Andrew Spencer, Ann Arbor School Board, (Biochemist)

Jeremy Lapham, Ann Arbor School Board, (Advanced Nurse Practitioner)

Edward Aboufadel, Forest Hills School Board, (Mathematician)

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)

Jerry Knirk, NH-HD-Carroll 8, (Orthopedic Surgeon)

Michael Abbott, NH-HD-Cheshire 6, (Physician)

John Bordenet, NH-HD-Cheshire 7, (Software Engineer)

Eamon Kelley, NH-HD-Coos 7, (Physics Degree)

James Murphy, NH-HD-Grafton 12, (Retired Physician)

Michael Pedersen, NH-HD-Hillsborough 9, (Electrical Engineering Degree)

Martin Jack, NH-HD-Hillsborough 10, (Software 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)

Karen Ebel, NH-HD-Merrimack 7, (Biology 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)

Joan Hamblet, NH-HD-Rockingham 26, (Biology Degree)

Mike Edgar, NH-HD-Rockingham 29, (Civil 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)

Gary Merchant, NH-HD-Sullivan 6, (Pharmacist)


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

Steve Englebright, NY-AD-4, (Natural Scientist)

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

Carl Heastie, NY-AD-83, (Applied Mathematics Degree)

Karines Reyes, NY-AD-87, (Oncology Nurse)

John McDonald, NY-AD-108, (Pharmaceutical Chemist)

Anna Kelles, NY-AD-125, (Nutritional Epidemiologist)

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

Karen Beebe, Broome County Legislature District 12, (Healthcare Professional)


North Carolina
Marcia Morgan, NC-SD-7, (Mathematics Degree)
Dan Blue, NC-SD-14, (Mathematics Degree)

Sean Ewing, NC-SD-25, (Electrical And Computer Engineer)

Christine Kelly, NC-HD-37, (Mathematics Degree)

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

Michelle Price, McDowell County Board of Education, (Environmental Scientist)

Mary Black-Branch, Raleigh City Council District A, (Environmental Science Degree)

Corey Branch, Raleigh City Council District C, (Electrical Engineering Degree)


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)

Rachel Baker, OH-HD-27, (Nurse Researcher)

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

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

Nabila Babar, Warren County Commissioner, (Physician)


Oklahoma
Melissa Provenzano, OK-HD-79, (Organismic Biology Degree)

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)

Janelle Bynum, OR-HD-39, (Electrical Engineering Degree)

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)

Walter Felag, RI-SD-10, (Software Engineer)

Louis DiPalma, RI-SD-12, (Computer Engineer)
Victoria Gu, RI-SD-38, (Computer Scientist)

Alex Kithes, RI-HD-49, (Electrical Engineering Degree)

William O’Brien, RI-HD-54, (Math Teacher)

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


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


Tennessee
Sam McKenzie, TN-HD-15, (Physicist)


Texas
Josh Tutt, TX-SD-18, (Information Technologist)

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
Christopher Bray, VT-SD-Addison, (Zoology Degree)

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

Robin Scheu, VT-HD-Addison 1, (Biology Degree)

Trevor Squirrell, VT-HD-Chittenden 3, (Conservation Biology Degree)

John Bartholomew, VT-HD-Windsor 1, (Veterinarian)


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

Bill Ramos, WA-HD-5 Position 1, (Forestry Degree)

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

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

Eileen Cody, WA-HD-34 Position 1, (Nurse)

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

Lelach Rave, WA-HD-46 Position 2, (Pediatrician)

Vandana Slatter, WA-HD-48 Position 1, (Pharmacist)

Chipalo Street, WA-HD-37 Position 2, (Computer Scientist)


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)