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]

Zach Adamson
City-County Council (Incumbent), IN, Indianapolis, 17th District

Kaisar Ahmed
City Council, CA, Redlands

 Lost general election.

Ismael "Ish" Ahmed
State Board of Education, MI,

John Arena
Alderman (Incumbent), IL, Chicago, 45th Ward

Jesse Arreguin (D)
Mayor, CA, Berkeley

 Won general election!

Angela Ashford
Freeholder, NJ, Monmouth County

Kerri Barber (D)
County Board, IL, McHenry County District 1

Ting Barrow (D)
Democratic Committee, NY, New York State

Nancy Marie Bearce
County Treasurer, NM, Bernalillo

 Won primary election!

Véronique Bellamy
Board of Directors, CO, RTD, District I

Patricia Blochowiak
School Board (Incumbent), OH, East Cleveland

Joni Brennan
Freeholder, NJ, Ocean County

Hayden Bunn (D)
DFL District Director, MN, 48th District

Ken "Kacey" Carpenter
City Council, CA, Mountain View

Jared Cates (D)
County Commissioner, TX, Nacogdoches Co., Precinct 3

Gil Cedillo
City Council (Incumbent), CA, Los Angeles, 1st District

B.J. Chiszar
Mayor, FL, Miami-Dade County

Ben Choi
City Council, CA, Richmond

Rozella Clyde (D)
Freeholder, NJ, Morris County

Stuart Collis (GR)
Park Commissioner, MI, Ypsilanti Township

Carmen Yulin Cruz
Mayor, PR, San Juan

Michelle Deatrick (D)
County Commissioner, MI, Washtenaw Co.

 Won primary election!

Pamela Drake
Central Committee, CA, Alameda AD18

 Won primary election!

George Dusichka
Freeholder, NJ, Mercer County

Guillermo Elenes (D)
Central Committee, CA, Alameda AD18

 Won primary election!

Jeff Epstein
Surrogate, NJ, Burlington County

Jared Evans
City-County Council, IN, Indianapolis, 22nd District

Samantha Feuss
Freeholder, NJ, Passaic County

Adrian P. Fontes (D)
County Recorder, AZ, Maricopa Co.

 Won general election!

Dustin J. Foster
City Council, CA, Redlands

John Fowkes (D)
County Commissioner, WA, Island County, 2nd District

 Won primary election!

Kurt Friese
County Supervisor, IA, Johnson Co.

 Vote for all 3 Johnson Co. Supervisors!

Steve Gallardo (D)
County Supervisor (Incumbent), AZ, Maricopa County

 Won general election!

Sue Sadlowski Garza
Alderwoman, IL, Chicago, 10th Ward

Robyn Gedrich
Freeholder, NJ, Ocean County

Rob Geller
School Board, CA, San Francisco

Leah Golby
City Council, NY, Albany, Ward 10

Ben Gould
Mayor, CA, Berkeley

 Lost general election.

Michael Graves
City Council, CA, Ventura

Margarita Hibbs
County Treasurer, NM, Torrance

 Won primary election!

Chris Higgins
County Legislature (Incumbent), NY, Albany Co, 5th District

Gary Hooser (D)
County Council, HI, Kauai Co.

Mary Jane Hunter
Neighborhood Council, CA, Echo Park

Deana Igelsrud (D)
Central Committee, CA, Los Angeles Co. AD-50

 Won primary election!

Ramona Irwin (D)
School Board, CA, Cajon Valley Union

Electra Johnson
County Commissioner, CO, El Paso, 3rd District

 Won primary election!

Rick Kasprzak (D)
County Commissioner, MI, Houghton County

Harry Kim
Mayor, HI, Hawai'i Island

 Won primary election!

Cynthia Koan (D)
County Commissioner, WA, Jefferson County

Brian Krenz
City Council (Incumbent), MN, La Crescent

Margarita Lacabe
Central Committee (Incumbent), CA, Alameda AD18

 Won primary election!

Jason T. Lewis (D)
County Supervisor, IA, Johnson Co.

 Vote for all 3 Johnson Co. Supervisors!

Samelys Lopez
District Leader, NY, Bronx

Roberto Maldonado
Alderman (Incumbent), IL, Chicago, 26th Ward

Wendy Ella May
County Commissioner, NC, Johnston County

Kelleigh McKenzie (D)
Democratic Committee, NY,

Shauna McNally (GR)
Park Commissioner, MI, Ypsilanti Township

Mike Miller
Freeholder, NJ, Burlington County

Mark Miller (D)
Township Clerk, MI, Kalamazoo

 Won primary election!

Dominique Miller
County Board, IL, McHenry County, District 2

Vernon Miller
School Board, NE, Omaha Nation

Anita Moeder
City Council, FL, Palm Coast, 3rd District

Ali Najmi
County Council, NY, Queens, 23rd District

Jamie Nichols
County Commissioner, WA, Grays Harbor, 1st District

Julie Nitsch (D)
Board of Trustees, TX, Austin Community College

Steve Novick
County Council (Incumbent), OR, Portland

Scott Ogilvie
Alderman (Incumbent), MO, St. Louis City, 24th Ward

Jeannine Pearce
City Council, CA, Long Beach, 2nd District

 Won primary election!

Kelli Prather
City Council, OH, Cincinnati

Ed Prince
City Council (Incumbent), WA, City of Renton

Chris V. Rey
Mayor (Incumbent), NC, Spring Lake

Alex Calix Rodriguez
Freeholder, NJ, Mercer County

Monica Ross-Williams
Township Trustee, MI, Ypsilanti Township

 Won primary election!

Tia Rossi
City Council (Incumbent), PA, Youngwood

Jen Ruggles
County Council, HI, Hawai'i, 5th District

 Won primary election!

Kshama Sawant
City Council, WA, Seattle, District 3

Chris Schwartz (D)
County Supervisor, IA, Black Hawk Co.

Storm Shirley
County Commissioner, MT, Gallatin Co.

Fran Shor
Board of Governors, MI, Wayne State University

Amy Sims
Freeholder, NJ, Passaic County

Mende Smith (GR)
City Council, CA, Santa Monica

David J Soll
County Board, IL, 17th District

John Strand
County Commissioner, ND, Fargo

Joe Stutler
County Auditor, IA, Linn Co.

Rod Sullivan
County Supervisor, IA, Johnson Co.

 Vote for all 3 Johnson Co. Supervisors!

Skylar Tempel
City Council, CA, Temecula

Michael Tubbs
Mayor, CA, Stockton

 Won general election!

Linda Tucker
Tax Assessor-Collector, TX, Van Zandt County

Josh Warburton
County Commissioner, UT, Washington Co.

Brian Whitecalf
Board of Supervisors, NE, Hall Co.

Amber Lynn Whitson
City Council, CA, Albany

Melvin Willis
City Council, CA, Richmond

Angelina de Caracena
City Council, WA, Seattle, Position 8