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!

Stacey Abrams

Former Representative
Atlanta, GA

Steve Adler

Mayor
Austin, TX

Raumesh Akbari

Senator
Memphis, TN

Devan Allen

County Commissioner
Tarrant County, TX

Angela Alsobrooks

County Executive
Prince George's County, MD

Rafael Anchia

Representative
Dallas, TX

Stacie Anderson

Councilmember
Missoula , MT

Dorcey Applyrs

Chief City Auditor
Albany, NY

Dave Aronberg

State Attorney
West Palm Beach, FL

Loranne Ausley

Representative
Tallahassee, FL

Johnathan Austin

Former City Councilmember
Birmingham, AL

Jules Bailey

Former Representative
Portland, OR

Mandela Barnes

Lieutenant Governor
WI

Chaz Beasley

State Representative
Charlotte, NC

Lacey Beaty

City Councilor
Beaverton, OR

Ralph Becker

Former Mayor
Salt Lake City, UT

Mark Begich

FORMER U.S. SENATOR
AK

Wes Bellamy

Former City Councilmember
Charlottesville, VA

Teresa Benitez-Thompson

Assemblymember
Reno, NV

Steve Benjamin

Mayor
Columbia, SC

Elizabeth Bennett-Parker

Vice Mayor
Alexandria, VA

Jocelyn Benson

Secretary of State
MI

Andy Berke

Mayor
Chattanooga, TN

Ethan Berkowitz

Mayor
Anchorage, AK

Taylor Berlin

Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner
Washington, DC

Daniel Biss

Former Senator
Evanston, IL

Michael Blake

Assemblymember
Bronx, NY

Cesar Blanco

Representative
El Paso, TX

Kate Bolz

Senator
Lincoln, NE

Cory Booker

U.S. SENATOR
NJ

Charles Branson

District Attorney
Lawrence, KS

Jeff Bridges

Senator
Greenwood Village, CO

Albus Brooks

Former City Councilmember
Denver, CO

Paula Brooks

Former County Commissioner
Columbus, OH

Liz Brown

City Councilmember
Columbus, OH

Alvin Brown

Former Mayor
Jacksonville, FL

David Buchwald

State Assemblyman
White Plains, NY

Bob Buckhorn

Former Mayor
Tampa, FL

Will Burns

Former Alderman
Chicago, IL

Pete Buttigieg

Former Mayor
South Bend, IN

Christopher Cabaldon

Mayor
West Sacramento, CA

Emily Cain

Former Senator
Orono, ME

Darrin Camilleri

House Democratic Whip
Brownstown, MI

Chad Campbell

Former Representative
Phoenix, AZ

Jacob Candelaria

Senator
Albuquerque, NM

McKenzie Cantrell

Representative
Louisville, KY

Laura Capps

School Board Member
Santa Barbara, CA

Karen Carter Peterson

Senator
New Orleans, LA

Jason Carter

Former Senator
Decatur, GA

Stanley Chang

State Senate
Honolulu, HI

Jay Chaudhuri

Senator
Raleigh, NC

Rebecca Chavez-Houck

Former Representative
Salt Lake City, UT

Maurice Cheeks

Former Alderman
Madison, WI

Jose Cisneros

Treasurer
San Francisco, CA

Chris Clark

City Councilmember
Mountain View, CA

Ashton Wheeler Clemmons

Representative
Greensboro, NC

Malia Cohen

Chair of the State Board of Equalization
California

Bill Cole

Former City Councilmember
Baltimore, MD

Michael Coleman

FORMER MAYOR
COLUMBUS, OH

Zach Conine

Treasurer
Nevada

Gerry Connolly

U.S. REPRESENTATIVE
VA

Ryan Coonerty

County Supervisor
Santa Cruz, CA

Chris Coons

U.S. SENATOR
DE

Hollie Cost

Mayor
Montevallo, AL

Dave Coulter

County Executive
Oakland County, MI

Molly Cowan

Vice Chair of Select Board
Exeter , NH

Janet Cowell

Former State Treasurer
North Carolina

John Cranley

Mayor
Cincinnati, OH

Brian Cronin

Former Representative
Boise, ID

Shalonn Curls

Former Senator
Jefferson City, MO

Joe Curtatone

Mayor
Somerville, MA

Anthony Daniels

House Minority Leader
Huntsville, AL

Jeff Danielson

Former Senator
Cedar Falls, IA

Paul Davis

Former House Minority Leader
Lawrence, KS

Eugene DePasquale

Auditor General
Statewide, PA

Ben Diamond

Representative
St. Petersburg, FL

Manny Diaz

FORMER MAYOR
MIAMI, FL

John Dickert

Former Mayor
Racine, WI

Kerry Donovan

Senator
Vail, CO

Daniel Drew

Former Mayor
Middletown, CT

Kim Driscoll

Mayor
Salem, MA

Bob Duff

Senate Majority Leader
Norwalk, CT

Buddy Dyer

Mayor
Orlando, FL

Jenny Eck

Former Representative
Helena, MT

Adam Edelen

Former State Auditor
Kentucky

Amanda Edwards

Former City Councilmember
Houston, TX

Chris Edwards

Former Senator
Eugene, OR

Jorge Elorza

Mayor
Providence, RI

Mat Erpelding

Former House Minority Leader
Boise, ID

Sid Espinosa

Former City Councilmember
Palo Alto, CA

Amir Farokhi

City Councilmember
Atlanta, GA

Ryan Fecteau

Assistant House Majority Leader
Biddeford, ME

Bill Ferguson

Senate President
Baltimore, MD

Jason Fields

Former Representative
Milwaukee, WI

Barry Finegold

Senator
Andover, MA

Greg Fischer

Mayor
Louisville, KY

Ed FitzGerald

Former County Executive
Cuyahoga County, OH

Dan Foley

Former County Commissioner
Montgomery County, OH

Adrian Fontes

County Recorder
Maricopa County, AZ

Aaron Ford

Attorney General
Las Vegas, NV

Gerry Fox

Former Representative
Stamford, CT

Kim Foxx

State's Attorney
Cook County, IL

Cassie Franklin

Mayor
Everett, WA

Melisa Franzen

Senator
Edina, MN

Karen Freeman-Wilson

Former Mayor
Gary, IN

Mike Frerichs

Treasurer
Statewide, IL

Jason Frierson

Speaker of the Assembly
Las Vegas, NV

Josh Fryday

Former Councilmember
Novato, CA

Steve Fulop

Mayor
Jersey City, NJ

Luke Fuszard

Councilmember
WI

Bridget Gainer

County Commissioner
Cook County, IL

Kate Gallego

Mayor
Phoenix, AZ

Ruben Gallego

Former Representative
Phoenix, AZ

Robert Garcia

Mayor
Long Beach, CA

Dan Garodnick

Former City Councilmember
New York, NY

Chris Garrett

Former Representative
Lake Oswego, OR

Leirion Gaylor Baird

Mayor
Lincoln, NE

Garlin Gilchrist

Lieutenant Governor
Michigan

Andrew Gillum

Former Mayor
Tallahassee, FL

Dan Gilman

Former City Councilmember
Pittsburgh, PA

Kristin Gisleson Palmer

Former City Councilmember
New Orleans, LA

Margaret Good

Representative
Sarasota, FL

Vin Gopal

Senator
Long Branch, NJ

Jay Goyal

Former Representative
Mansfield, OH

Adam Gray

Assemblymember
Merced, CA

Derek Green

City Councilmember
Philadelphia, PA

Lou Greenwald

Assembly Majority Leader
Voorhees, NJ

Wendy Greuel

Former City Controller
Los Angeles, CA

Gretchen Guess

Former School Board President
Anchorage, AK

Cyrus Habib

Lieutenant Governor
WA

Kwanza Hall

Former City Councilmember
Atlanta, GA

Michael Hancock

Mayor
Denver, CO

Chris Hansen

Senator
Denver, CO

Shannon Hardin

Council President
Columbus, OH

Chris Harris

Representative
Forest Hills, KY

Lee Harris

County Mayor
Shelby County, TN

Jordan Harris

Representative
Philadelphia, PA

Erin Healy

Representative
Sioux Falls, SD

Francisco Heredia

Councilmember
Mesa, AZ

Robert Hertzberg

Senator
Los Angeles, CA

John Hickenlooper

FORMER GOVERNOR
CO

Monte Hodges

Representative
Blytheville, AR

Scott Holcomb

Representative
Atlanta, GA

David Howard

Former City Councilor
Charlotte, NC

Val Hoyle

State Commissioner of Labor & Industries
West Eugene, OR

Will Jawando

County Councilmember
Montgomery County, MD

Clay Jenkins

County Judge
Dallas, TX

Eric Johnson

Mayor
Dallas, TX

David Johnson

Former Senator
Little Rock, AR

Tishaura Jones

Treasurer
St. Louis, MO

Jen Jordan

Senator
Sandy Springs, GA

Anesa Kajtazovic

Former Representative
Waterloo, IA

Jason Kander

Former Secretary of State
Missouri

Mark Keam

Delegate
Vienna, VA

Helene Keeley

Former Representative
Wilmington, DE

Tim Keller

Mayor
Albuquerque, NM

Thatcher Kezer

Former Mayor
Amesbury, MA

Zach Klein

City Attorney
Columbus, OH

Rick Kriseman

Mayor
St. Petersburg, FL

Rob Krupicka

Former Delegate
Alexandria, VA

Nima Kulkarni

Representative
Louisville, KY

Nirva LaFortune

City Councilmember
Providence, RI

Linda Langston

Former Board of Supervisors Member
Cedar Rapids, IA

Donna Lasinski

Representative
Scio Township, MI

Julie Lassa

Former Senator
Stevens Point, WI

Ed Lee

Former Mayor
San Fransisco, CA

Liz Lempert

Mayor
Princeton, NJ

Eric Lesser

Senator
Longmeadow, MA

Maggie Lewis

City Councilmember
Indianapolis, IN

Sam Liccardo

Mayor
San Jose, CA

Brooke Lierman

Delegate
Baltimore, MD

Marko Liias

Senator
Lynwood, WA

Marie Lopez Rogers

Former Mayor
Avondale, AZ

Quinton Lucas

Mayor
Kansas City, MO

Fiona Ma

Former Board of Equalization Member
San Francisco, CA

Natalia Macker

County Commissioner Chair
Jackson, WY

Seth Magaziner

Treasurer
Statewide, RI

Mari Manoogian

Representative
Birmingham, MI

Jack Markell

FORMER GOVERNOR
DE

Liz Mathis

Senator
Cedar Rapids, IA

Josh Maxwell

County Commissioner
Chester County, PA

Ben McAdams

Former Mayor
Salt Lake County, UT

Cristin McCarthy Vahey

Representative
Fairfield, CT

Andria McClellan

City Councilmember
Norfolk, VA

Jennifer McClellan

Senator
Richmond, VA

Lauren McLean

Mayor
Boise, ID

Mia McLeod

Senator
Columbia, SC

Andy Meisner

County Treasurer
Oakland County, MI

Carly Melin

Former Representative
Hibbing, MN

Heath Mello

Former Representative
Omaha, NE

Eddie Melton

Senator
Gary, IN

Erin Mendenhall

Mayor
Salt Lake City, UT

Matt Meyer

County Executive
New Castle County, DE

Eric Meyer

Former Representative
Scottsdale, AZ

Ross Miller

Former Secretary of State
Nevada

Janette Millin Young

Former Senator
U.S. Virgin Islands

Stephanie Miner

Former Mayor
Syracuse, NY

Jon Mitchell

Mayor
New Bedford, MA

Keiffer Mitchell

Former Delegate
Baltimore, MD

Daniele Monroe-Moreno

Assembly Assistant Majority Leader
Las Vegas, NV

Connie Moran

Former Mayor
Ocean Springs, MS

Joe Morelle

Former Assemblymember
Rochester, NY

Jon Morgan

Senator
Brentwood, NH

Svante Myrick

Mayor
Ithaca, NY

Elaine Nekritz

Former Representative
Northbrook, IL

Brandon Neuman

Former Representative
Washington County, PA

Gavin Newsom

GOVERNOR
CA

Ron Nirenberg

Mayor
San Antonio, TX

Jeremy Nordquist

Former Senator
Omaha, NE

John O'Grady

County Commissioner
Franklin County, OH

Martin O'Malley

FORMER GOVERNOR
MD

Dan Pabon

Former Representative
Denver, CO

Alex Padilla

Secretary of State
Statewide, CA

Elena Parent

Senator
Atlanta, GA

Annise Parker

FORMER MAYOR
HOUSTON TX

Pavel Payano

City Councilmember
Lawrence, MA

Gary Peters

U.S. SENATOR
MI

Brittany Pettersen

Senator
Lakewood, CO

Eric Pettigrew

Representative
Seattle, WA

Andrew Platt

Former Delegate
Gaithersburg, MD

Jared Polis

GOVERNOR
CO

Meshea Poore

Former Delegate
Charleston, WV

Keith Powers

Councilmember
New York, NY

Stephanie Rawlings-Blake

Former Mayor
Baltimore, MD

Tobias Read

State Treasurer
Statewide, OR

Steven Reed

Mayor
Montgomery County, AL

Kristine Reeves

Former Representative
Federal Way, WA

Laura Register

Former Board of Education Member
Cairo, GA

Kathleen Rice

U.S. REPRESENTATIVE
NY

Annie Rice

Alderwoman
St. Louis, MO

Hans Riemer

County Councilmember
Montgomery County, MD

Chase Ritenauer

Former Mayor
Lorain, OH

Chris Rodgers

County Commissioner
Douglas County, NE

Ilana Rubel

Representative
Boise, ID

Michael Rubio

Former Senator
East Bakersfield, CA

Warwick Sabin

Former Representative
Little Rock, AR

Scott Saiki

Speaker of the House
Honolulu, HI

Rey Saldana

Former City Councilmember
San Antonio, TX

Vincent Sarmiento

Councilmember
Santa Ana, CA

Sean Scanlon

Representative
Guilford, CT

Libby Schaaf

Mayor
Oakland, CA

Jack Schnirman

County Comptroller
Nassau County, NY

Andy Schor

Mayor
Lansing, MI

Bakari Sellers

Former Representative
Denmark, SC

Josh Shapiro

Attorney General
PA

Kathy Sheehan

Mayor
Albany, NY

Vincent Sheheen

Senator
Camden, SC

Jennifer Shilling

Former Senate Minority Leader
La Crosse, WI

Bryon Short

Former Representative
Wilmington, DE

Mark Sickles

Delegate
Franconia, VA

Caroline Simmons

Representative
Stamford, CT

Steve Simon

Secretary of State
Statewide, MN

Sam Singh

Former Representative
East Lansing, MI

Troy Singleton

Senator
Moorestown, NJ

P.G. Sittenfeld

City Councilmember
Cincinnati, OH

Will Smith

Senator
Silver Spring, MD

Darren Soto

Former Senator
Orlando, FL

John Sparks

Former Senator
Norman, OK

Greg Stanton

Former Mayor
Phoenix, AZ

Heather Steans

Senator
Chicago, IL

Josh Stein

Attorney General
NC

Mike Stewart

Representative
Nashville, TN

Levar Stoney

Mayor
Richmond, VA

Erika Strassburger

City Councilmember
Pittsburgh, PA

Marilyn Strickland

Former Mayor
Tacoma, WA

Kristin Sunde

Representative
West Des Moines, IA

Anne Sung

School Board Member
Houston, TX

Annette Taddeo

Senator
Miami, FL

Robyn Tannehill

Mayor
Oxford, MS

Angel Taveras

Former Mayor
Providence, RI

Robert Thompson

Former Senator
Paragould, AR

Anna Tovar

Mayor
Tolleson, AZ

Jim Townsend

Former Representative
Royal Oak, MI

Kathy Tran

Delegate
Springfield, VA

Michael Tubbs

Mayor
Stockton, CA

Clarke Tucker

Former Representative
Little Rock, AR

Brian Turner

Representative
Asheville, NC

John Unger

Senate Minority Leader
Martinsburg, WV

Kendall Van Dyk

Former Senator
Billings, MT

Mike Villarreal

Former Representative
San Antonio, TX

Zach Wahls

Senator
Coralville, IA

Stacey Walker

County Supervisor
Cedar Rapids, IA

Dayne Walling

Former Mayor
Flint, MI

Elizabeth Walters

County Councilwoman
Summit County, OH

Molly Ward

Former Mayor
Hampton, VA

Mark Warner

U.S. SENATOR
VA

Lovely Warren

Mayor
Rochester, NY

Setti Warren

Former Mayor
Newton, MA

Miro Weinberger

Mayor
Burlington, VT

Rob Werner

City Councilmember
Concord, NH

Jennifer Wexton

Former Representative
Leesburg, VA

Nan Whaley

Mayor
Dayton, OH

A.C. Wharton

Former Mayor
Memphis, TN

Brandon Whipple

Mayor
Wichita, KS

Darrin Williams

Former House Minority Leader
Little Rock, AR

Anna Wishart

State Senator
Lincoln, NE

Randall Woodfin

Mayor
Birmingham, AL

Michelle Wu

City Councilmember
Boston, MA

Jeff Yarbro

Senator
Nashville, TN

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