LEADERS

NewDEAL Leaders are pro-growth progressive state and local elected officials championing ideas to grow the economy, expand opportunity for all, and make government work better. If you know someone who would make a great NewDEAL Leader, please let us know!

A.C. Wharton

Former Mayor
Memphis, TN

Aaron Ford

Attorney General
Las Vegas, NV

Adam Edelen

Former State Auditor
Statewide, KY

Adam Gray

Assemblymember
Merced, CA

Adrian Fontes

County Recorder
Maricopa County, AZ

Albus Brooks

Former Denver City Councilmember
Denver, CO

Alex Padilla

Secretary of State
Statewide, CA

Alvin Brown

Former Mayor
Jacksonville, FL

Amanda Edwards

City Councilmember
Houston, TX

Amir Farokhi

City Councilmember
Atlanta, GA

Andrew Gillum

Former Mayor
Tallahassee, FL

Andrew Platt

Former Delegate
Gaithersburg, MD

Andria McClellan

City Councilmember
Norfolk, VA

Andy Berke

Mayor
Chattanooga, TN

Andy Meisner

County Treasurer
Oakland County, MI

Andy Schor

Mayor
Lansing, MI

Anesa Kajtazovic

Former Representative
Waterloo, IA

Angel Taveras

Former Providence Mayor
Providence, RI

Angela Alsobrooks

County Executive
Prince George's County, MD

Anna Tovar

Mayor
Tolleson, AZ

Anna Wishart

State Senator
Lincoln, NE

Anne Sung

School Board Member
Houston, TX

Annette Taddeo

Senator
Miami, FL

Annise Parker

FORMER MAYOR
HOUSTON TX

Anthony Daniels

House Minority Leader
Huntsville, AL

Ashton Wheeler Clemmons

Representative
Greensboro, NC

Bakari Sellers

Former Representative
Denmark, SC

Barry Finegold

Senator
Andover, MA

Ben McAdams

U.S. Congressman
Salt Lake County, UT

Bill Cole

Baltimore Development Corporation
Baltimore, MD

Bill Ferguson

Senate President
Baltimore, MD

Bob Buckhorn

Former Mayor
Tampa, FL

Bob Duff

Senate Majority Leader
Norwalk, CT

Brandon Neuman

County Judge
Washington County, PA

Brandon Whipple

Mayor
Wichita, KS

Brian Cronin

Former Representative
Boise, ID

Brian Turner

Representative
Asheville, NC

Bridget Gainer

County Commissioner
Cook County, IL

Brittany Pettersen

Senator
Lakewood, CO

Brooke Lierman

Delegate
Baltimore, MD

Bryon Short

Former Representative
Wilmington, DE

Buddy Dyer

Mayor
Orlando, FL

Carly Melin

Former Representative
Hibbing, MN

Caroline Simmons

Representative
Stamford, CT

Cassie Franklin

Mayor
Everett, WA

Cesar Blanco

Representative
El Paso, TX

Chad Campbell

Strategies 360
Phoenix, AZ

Charles Branson

District Attorney
Lawrence, KS

Chase Ritenauer

Former Lorain (OH) Mayor
Lorain, OH

Chaz Beasley

State Representative
Charlotte, NC

Chris Clark

City Councilmember
Mountain View, CA

Chris Coons

U.S. SENATOR
DE

Chris Edwards

Former Senator OR
Eugene, OR

Chris Garrett

Former OR Representative
Lake Oswego, OR

Chris Hansen

Senator
Denver, CO

Chris Harris

Representative
Forest Hills, KY

Chris Rodgers

County Commissioner
Douglas County, NE

Christopher Cabaldon

Mayor
West Sacramento, CA

Clarke Tucker

Former Representative
Little Rock, AR

Clay Jenkins

County Judge
Dallas, TX

Connie Moran

Former Mayor
Ocean Springs, MS

Cory Booker

U.S. SENATOR
NJ

Cristin McCarthy Vahey

Representative
Fairfield, CT

Cyrus Habib

Lieutenant Governor
WA

Dan Foley

Former County Commissioner
Montgomery County, OH

Dan Garodnick

Former NY City Councilmember
New York, NY

Dan Gilman

Former City Councilmember
Pittsburgh, PA

Dan Pabon

Former CO Representative
Denver, CO

Daniel Biss

Former Senator
Evanston, IL

Daniel Drew

Mayor
Middletown, CT

Daniele Monroe-Moreno

Assembly Assistant Majority Leader
Las Vegas, NV

Darren Soto

U.S. Congressman
Orlando, FL

Darrin Camilleri

House Democratic Whip
Brownstown, MI

Darrin Williams

Former House Minority Leader
Little Rock, AR

Dave Aronberg

State Attorney
West Palm Beach, FL

Dave Coulter

County Executive
Oakland County, MI

David Buchwald

State Assemblyman
White Plains, NY

David Howard

Former City Councilor
Charlotte, NC

David Johnson

Central Arkansas Water
Little Rock, AR

Dayne Walling

Former Mayor
Flint, MI

Derek Green

City Councilmember
Philadelphia, PA

Devan Allen

County Commissioner
Tarrant County, TX

Donna Lasinski

Representative
Scio Township, MI

Dorcey Applyrs

Chief City Auditor
Albany, NY

Ed FitzGerald

Former County Executive OH
Cuyahoga County, OH

Ed Lee

Former Mayor
San Fransisco, CA

Eddie Melton

Senator
Gary, IN

Elaine Nekritz

Former IL Representative
Northbrook, IL

Elena Parent

Senator
Atlanta, GA

Elizabeth Bennett-Parker

Vice Mayor
Alexandria, VA

Elizabeth Walters

County Councilwoman
Summit County, OH

Emily Cain

Former Senator
Orono, ME

Eric Johnson

Mayor
Dallas, TX

Eric Lesser

Senator
Longmeadow, MA

Eric Meyer

Former Representative
Scottsdale, AZ

Eric Pettigrew

Representative
Seattle, WA

Erika Strassburger

City Councilmember
Pittsburgh, PA

Erin Healy

Representative
Sioux Falls, SD

Ethan Berkowitz

Mayor
Anchorage, AK

Eugene DePasquale

Auditor General
Statewide, PA

Fiona Ma

Board of Equalization Member
San Francisco, CA

Francisco Heredia

Councilmember
Mesa, AZ

Gary Peters

U.S. SENATOR
MI

Gavin Newsom

GOVERNOR
CA

Gerry Connolly

U.S. REPRESENTATIVE
VA

Gerry Fox

Former Representative
Stamford, CT

Greg Fischer

Mayor
Louisville, KY

Greg Stanton

U.S. Congressman
Phoenix, AZ

Gretchen Guess

Former School Board President
Anchorage, AK

Hans Riemer

County Councilmember
Montgomery County, MD

Heath Mello

University of Nebraska
Omaha, NE

Heather Steans

Senator
Chicago, IL

Helene Keeley

Former Representative
Wilmington, DE

Hollie Cost

Mayor
Montevallo, AL

Ilana Rubel

Representative
Boise, ID

Jack Markell

FORMER GOVERNOR
DE

Jack Schnirman

County Comptroller
Nassau County, NY

Jacob Candelaria

Senator
Albuquerque, NM

Janet Cowell

Former State Treasurer, NC
Statewide, NC

Janette Millin Young

Former US Virgin Islands Senator
U.S. Virgin Islands

Jared Polis

GOVERNOR
CO

Jason Carter

Former Senator
Decatur, GA

Jason Fields

State Representative
Milwaukee, WI

Jason Frierson

Speaker of the Assembly
Las Vegas, NV

Jason Kander

Former Secretary of State
Kansas City, MO

Jay Chaudhuri

Senator
Raleigh, NC

Jay Goyal

Former Representative
Mansfield, OH

Jeff Bridges

Senator
Greenwood Village, CO

Jeff Danielson

Former IA Senator
Cedar Falls, IA

Jeff Yarbro

Senator
Nashville, TN

Jen Jordan

Senator
Sandy Springs, GA

Jennifer McClellan

Senator
Richmond, VA

Jennifer Shilling

Senate Minority Leader
La Crosse, WI

Jennifer Wexton

U.S. Congresswoman
Leesburg, VA

Jenny Eck

Former MT Representative
Helena, MT

Jeremy Nordquist

Former Senator
Washington, DC , DC

Jim Townsend

Former Representative
Royal Oak, MI

Jocelyn Benson

Secretary of State
MI

Joe Curtatone

Mayor
Somerville, MA

Joe Morelle

U.S. Congressman
Rochester, NY

John Cranley

Mayor
Cincinnati, OH

John Dickert

Former Mayor
Racine, WI

John Hickenlooper

FORMER GOVERNOR
CO

John O'Grady

County Commissioner
Franklin County, OH

John Sparks

Former Senator
Norman, OK

John Unger

Senate Minority Leader
Martinsburg, WV

Johnathan Austin

Former City Councilmember
Birmingham, AL

Jon Mitchell

Mayor
New Bedford, MA

Jon Morgan

Senator
Brentwood, NH

Jordan Harris

Representative
Philadelphia, PA

Jorge Elorza

Mayor
Providence, RI

Jose Cisneros

Treasurer
San Francisco, CA

Josh Fryday

Former Councilmember
Novato, CA

Josh Maxwell

County Commissioner
Chester County, PA

Josh Shapiro

Attorney General
PA

Josh Stein

Attorney General
NC

Jules Bailey

Former Representative
Portland, OR

Julie Lassa

Former Senator
Stevens Point, WI

Karen Carter Peterson

Senator
New Orleans, LA

Karen Freeman-Wilson

Mayor
Gary, IN

Kate Bolz

Senator
Lincoln, NE

Kate Gallego

Mayor
Phoenix, AZ

Kathleen Rice

U.S. REPRESENTATIVE
NY

Kathy Sheehan

Mayor
Albany, NY

Kathy Tran

Delegate
Springfield, VA

Keiffer Mitchell

Former Delegate
Baltimore, MD

Keith Powers

Councilmember
New York, NY

Kendall Van Dyk

Former Senator
Billings, MT

Kerry Donovan

Senator
Vail, CO

Kim Driscoll

Mayor
Salem, MA

Kim Foxx

State's Attorney
Cook County, IL

Kristin Gisleson Palmer


New Orleans, LA

Kristin Sunde

Representative
Des Moines, IA

Kristine Reeves

Representative
Federal Way, WA

Kwanza Hall

Former City Councilmember
Atlanta, GA

Lacey Beaty

City Councilor
Beaverton, OR

Laura Capps

School Board Member
Santa Barbara, CA

Laura Register

Consultant/Lobbyist
Cairo, GA

Lauren McLean

Mayor
Boise, ID

Lee Harris

County Mayor
Shelby County, TN

Leirion Gaylor Baird

Mayor
Lincoln, NE

Levar Stoney

Mayor
Richmond, VA

Linda Langston

National Association of Counties
Cedar Rapids, IA

Liz Brown

City Councilmember
Columbus, OH

Liz Lempert

Mayor
Princeton, NJ

Liz Mathis

Senator
Cedar Rapids, IA

Loranne Ausley

Representative
Tallahassee, FL

Lou Greenwald

Assembly Majority Leader
Voorhees, NJ

Lovely Warren

Mayor
Rochester, NY

Luke Fuszard

Councilmember
WI

Maggie Lewis

City Councilmember
Indianapolis, IN

Mandela Barnes

Lieutenant Governor
WI

Manny Diaz

FORMER MAYOR
MIAMI, FL

Margaret Good

Representative
Sarasota, FL

Mari Manoogian

Representative
Birmingham, MI

Marie Lopez Rogers

Former Mayor
Avondale, AZ

Marilyn Strickland

Former Mayor
Tacoma, WA

Mark Begich

FORMER U.S. SENATOR
AK

Mark Keam

Delegate
Vienna, VA

Mark Sickles

Delegate
Franconia, VA

Mark Warner

U.S. SENATOR
VA

Marko Liias

Senator
Snohomish, WA

Martin O'Malley

FORMER GOVERNOR
MD

Mat Erpelding

House Minority Leader
Boise, ID

Matt Meyer

County Executive
New Castle County, DE

Maurice Cheeks

Former Madison, WI Alderman
Madison, WI

Melisa Franzen

Senator
Edina, MN

Meshea Poore

Former Delegate
Charleston, WV

Mia McLeod

Senator
Columbia, SC

Michael Blake

Assemblymember
Bronx, NY

Michael Coleman

FORMER MAYOR
COLUMBUS, OH

Michael Hancock

Mayor
Denver, CO

Michael Rubio

Chevron
East Bakersfield, CA

Michael Tubbs

Mayor
Stockton, CA

Michelle Wu

City Councilmember
Boston, MA

Mike Frerichs

Treasurer
Statewide, IL

Mike Stewart

Representative
Nashville, TN

Mike Villarreal

Former Representative
San Antonio, TX

Miro Weinberger

Mayor
Burlington, VT

Molly Cowan

Vice Chair of Select Board
Exeter , NH

Molly Ward

Former Mayor
Hampton, VA

Monte Hodges

Representative
Blytheville, AR

Nan Whaley

Mayor
Dayton, OH

Natalia Macker

County Commissioner Chair
Jackson, WY

Nima Kulkarni

Representative
Louisville, KY

Nirva LaFortune

City Councilmember
Providence, RI

P.G. Sittenfeld

City Councilmember
Cincinnati, OH

Paul Davis

Former House Minority Leader
Lawrence, KS

Paula Brooks

Former County Commissioner
Columbus, OH

Pavel Payano

City Councilmember
Lawrence, MA

Pete Buttigieg

Candidate
South Bend, IN

Quinton Lucas

Mayor
Kansas City, MO

Rafael Anchia

Representative
Dallas, TX

Ralph Becker

Former Salt Lake City (UT) Mayor
Salt Lake City, UT

Randall Woodfin

Mayor
Birmingham, AL

Raumesh Akbari

Senator
Memphis, TN

Rebecca Chavez-Houck

Former Representative
Salt Lake City, UT

Rey Saldana

Former San Antonio City Councilmember
San Antonio, TX

Rick Kriseman

Mayor
St. Petersburg, FL

Rob Krupicka

Former Delegate
Alexandria, VA

Rob Werner

City Councilmember
Concord, NH

Robert Garcia

Mayor
Long Beach, CA

Robert Hertzberg

Senator
Los Angeles, CA

Robert Thompson

Former Senator
Paragould, AR

Robyn Tannehill

Mayor
Oxford, MS

Ron Nirenberg

Mayor
San Antonio, TX

Ross Miller

Former Secretary of State
NV

Ruben Gallego

U.S. Congressman
Phoenix, AZ

Ryan Coonerty

County Supervisor
Santa Cruz, CA

Ryan Fecteau

Assistant House Majority Leader
Biddeford, ME

Sam Liccardo

Mayor
San Jose, CA

Sam Singh

Former MI Representative
East Lansing, MI

Scott Holcomb

Representative
Atlanta, GA

Scott Saiki

Speaker of the House
Honolulu, HI

Sean Scanlon

Representative
Guilford, CT

Seth Magaziner

Treasurer
Statewide, RI

Setti Warren

Former Mayor
Newton, MA

Shalonn Curls

Senator
Jefferson City, MO

Sid Espinosa

Former City Councilmember
Palo Alto, CA

Stacey Abrams

Former GA Representative
Atlanta, GA

Stacey Walker

County Supervisor
Cedar Rapids, IA

Stacie Anderson

Councilmember
Missoula , MT

Stanley Chang

State Senate
Honolulu, HI

Stephanie Miner

Former Syracuse Mayor
Syracuse, NY

Stephanie Rawlings-Blake

Former Baltimore Mayor
Baltimore, MD

Steve Adler

Mayor
Austin, TX

Steve Benjamin

Mayor
Columbia, SC

Steve Fulop

Mayor
Jersey City, NJ

Steve Simon

Secretary of State
Statewide, MN

Steven Reed

Mayor
Montgomery County, AL

Svante Myrick

Mayor
Ithaca, NY

Taylor Berlin

Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner
Washington, DC

Teresa Benitez-Thompson

Assemblymember
Reno, NV

Thatcher Kezer

Former Mayor
Amesbury, MA

Tim Keller

Mayor
Albuquerque, NM

Tishaura Jones

Treasurer
St. Louis, MO

Tobias Read

State Treasurer
Statewide, OR

Troy Singleton

Senator
Moorestown, NJ

Val Hoyle

State Commissioner of Labor & Industries
West Eugene, OR

Vin Gopal

Senator
Long Branch, NJ

Vincent Sarmiento

Councilmember
Santa Ana, CA

Vincent Sheheen

Senator
Camden, SC

Warwick Sabin

Former Representative
Little Rock, AR

Wendy Greuel

Former City Controller
Los Angeles, CA

Wes Bellamy

City Councilmember
Charlottesville, VA

Will Burns

Former Alderman
Chicago, IL

Will Jawando

County Councilmember
Montgomery County, MD

Will Smith

Senator
Silver Spring, MD

Zach Conine

Treasurer
Nevada

Zach Klein

City Attorney
Columbus, OH

Zach Wahls

Senator
Coralville, IA

Stay Connected

Sign up to stay connected with The NewDEAL!

This contact form is deactivated because you refused to accept Google reCaptcha service which is necessary to validate any messages sent by the form.

Recent News

Mayor Pete Buttigieg at the 2018 conference

Congratulations, Mayor Pete!

Since joining one of the first classes of NewDEAL Leaders in 2012, Mayor Pete has inspired us with his values, passion for service, grasp of complex issues, and ability to find practical solutions that make people’s lives better.

NewDEAL Applauds Passage of Renters Choice Legislation in Cincinnati

Working as Catalyst to Spread “Renter Choice Movement” across the Country  Washington, D.C. – Less than two months after Councilmember P.G. Sittenfeld announced the legislation at the NewDEAL Leaders Conference, the Cincinnati City Council passed his Renters Choice bill, which guarantees all Cincinnati renters a choice to forego traditional security […]