2020 Election Watch: August 4 Primaries

Real talk: This year’s elections are the most important in our nation’s history (don’t @ us.) In November, we have the opportunity to restore balance at the federal level and build progressive power by electing strong leaders in the states and at the local level.

Today, 34 Run for Something candidates have primary elections in Arizona, Kansas, Michigan, Missouri, and Washington. These elections have massive implications for millions of people, both today and in the future.

In Michigan, Eli Savit is running for Washtenaw County Prosecuting Attorney and pushing massive reforms in our judicial process, particularly around bail and incarceration. In Arizona, pediatrician and front-line worker Ravi Grivois-Shah is running for Tuscon Unified School District Governing Board with a focus on protections for students across his district (novel idea, protecting students…). In Pima, Gabriella Cazáres-Kelly is running for County Recorder, looking to expand voting access for marginalized groups, especially Indigenous folks.

Most of these candidates will not take office until 2021, but their work reflects the current needs of our nation. They are laying the groundwork for dozens of critical reforms — and whether your issue is voter access, criminal justice, reproductive rights, COVID relief, or defunding the police, these are the people that will lead us forward.

Get to know today’s 34 hopefuls and, as always, if you have to go to the polls, make sure you do so safely.



Billy Peard
State House, District 2, AZ

Billy grew up in Southern Arizona in the 1990s (back when our public schools were ranked 34th in the nation rather than 46th). Billy is running for state house because (even before COVID-19), Arizona ranked 50th or near-50th on almost every measure of social well-being. Near-50th on K-12 education. Near-50th in labor rights. 50th in unemployment benefit payments. The list goes on. Billy is running because it’s not enough to elect Democrats who merely vote against bad policies without offering anything better.

As a civil rights attorney, Billy has fought for DREAMers, won unpaid wages for workers, and sued the Trump Administration. It’s often said that where you stand depends on where you sit. Like many of his generation, Billy does not have health insurance, has a house-mortgage size student loan debt, and is a lifelong renter. As a legislator, Billy hopes to fight to make sure that his generation has the social safety net and workplace assurances that his parents had.

Andrés Cano
State House, District 3, AZ

Andrés is a sixth generation Tucsonan. Raised by a single mom, he saw a path for advancement in Arizona’s public schools, becoming the first in his family to graduate from college.

He has spent the last decade working to advance equity, fairness, and opportunity for Southern Arizonans from all walks of life. In 2012, Andrés accepted a position as a senior aide to Pima County Supervisor Richard Elías in Tucson. He became the youngest policy advisor in the County’s history, overseeing the Supervisor’s constituent outreach and neighborhood relations.

Six years later, in 2018, Andrés was elected to Arizona House of Representatives. Representative Cano sits on the House Committee on Ways & Means, and the House Committee on Natural Resources, Energy, & Water. He is Arizona’s youngest LGBT lawmaker. He is committed to transforming communities and using our shared diversity and experiences as our greatest assets.

Seth Blattman
State Senate, District 23, AZ

Seth’s family moved to Scottsdale when he was ten years old. He went to the University of Arizona on a scholarship and then completed his Bachelor’s in Political Science at ASU. He worked at his father’s furniture manufacturing shop while taking business courses at the community college, and then moved to California to receive his MBA from UCLA. That’s when he got the call. Like so many families, his family’s business was hit hard by the Great Recession. They needed him to come home and help. It was not an easy decision but when times are tough, you do what’s needed of you. He came home and took a leadership role in the business. That meant making some hard choices. It turns out they were the right ones and they rebuilt their business stronger than before.

Now it’s Arizona that needs his help. Seth is extremely proud to be from Arizona but that isn’t always reflected in the numbers. It is near last in the nation in education and healthcare spending; career politicians face ethics investigations; an economy that lags far behind other states. This isn’t what the people of his district voted for. That’s why he’s running for Arizona State Senate. Because his three-year-old nephew deserves all the same education opportunities he had. Because his neighbors deserve to feel safe in their community. Because all Arizonans should plan to have their best days lie ahead of them. Seth has a vision for Arizona and he is doing his part to move his state into the bright future it deserves.

Julie Gunnigle
Maricopa County Attorney, AZ

Julie Gunnigle was born and raised in Maricopa County and currently lives a mile from the school that she attended growing up. She is running for Maricopa County Attorney because she believes the people of Maricopa County deserve a criminal justice system that is smart, fair and tough. She graduated from the University of Notre Dame Law School, cum laude. After law school, Julie went on to serve as Assistant State’s Attorney in Cook County, Illinois where she prosecuted financial crime and public corruption.

Juan Padres
Pima County Board of Supervisors, District 3, AZ

Juan is a native of Nogales, Sonora, Mexico. He came to Tucson in 1999 to attend the University of Arizona where he earned his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, and later his Master’s of Business of Administration at the UA’s Eller College of Management. Juan has experience working in the private sector in two Fortune 100 companies, as a Business Owner and Entrepreneur, and in city government as an Economic Development and International Trade Specialist.

Most recently Juan worked as the Public Affairs and Business Development Manager for TuSimple, a technology company that specializes in artificial intelligence and autonomous trucking. Currently Juan is back at work as an entrepreneur and small business owner. He runs a trucking company that specializes in “Hot Shot” services between Tucson and Mexico, primarily for the maquiladora industry as well as local courier services. Juan is also currently in the business of importing and distributing craft beer from Mexico.

Juan is a very active member of the community. He currently serves as President of the non-profit Tucson-Mexico Sister Cities Association, and serves as a Commissioner in the Pima County Small Business Commission. Juan is a Flinn-Brown Fellow and was a 40 under 40 honoree in 2016. Juan is married to his wife Maria Paloma, and has two daughters, Paloma and Rebeca, and a beagle named Bruno.

Consuelo Hernandez
Pima County Supervisor, District 5, AZ

Over the last two years, Consuela has served as a Board Member for the Sunnyside School District in Pima County overseeing over 15,000 students and staff. Throughout that time, she has been a vocal advocate for our educators, students and working families. She has pushed for fair contracting language to promote union work in our district. She has also fought to improve conditions for employees.

Consuela believes that our democracy is better the more people participate. That’s why she fought to create participatory budgeting that allowed students for the first time ever to have an impact and voice on the district’s budget. She is excited to bring that fight to her county as the District 5 Supervisor.

Gabriella Cazáres-Kelly
Pima County Recorder, AZ

Gabriella Cázares-Kelly (she/her) is a community organizer, public school educator, and member of the Tohono O’odham Nation. She is running to be the next Pima County Recorder, a position that oversees voter registration and early voting for the county. Gabriella entered this race because she is committed to making voter registration and early voting services as easy, fast and accessible for all. She is especially concerned about the services available to rural voters, those living in tribal communities, elders who struggle with photo ID requirements, college students who are discouraged from voting and people with felonies who may not know their rights. When she wins, she will become the first Native American to hold an elected countywide office in Pima County.

Gabriella was motivated to run for office after learning just how little the general public knew about Native American communities and the frustrating absence of services and policies that resulted from that lack of familiarity. Gabriella is extremely active in local politics and believes in the need to infiltrate, create or transform spaces to include Indigenous voices and issues. She is a proud, dues paying union member and an advocate for living and thriving wages, worker’s rights, women’s rights and public education funding. She often speaks about the need to identify and condemn white supremacy as well as the urgency of dismantling systems of oppression that continue to disenfranchise entire communities. She lives in Tucson with her husband, Ryan, and their two college-aged children who have been displaced from the University of Arizona dorms due to Covid-19. She is a writer and voting enthusiast.


Katie Dixon
State House, District 49, KS

Katie and her family have lived in Olathe for the past seven years. Katie graduated with honors from Park University, earning her Bachelors of Science in Chemistry. Katie worked for an oil pipeline as a quality control specialist for several years. In 2017, Katie decided to make a career change and is currently a financial advisor.

Katie spends her spare time staying active with her partner Brandon and her 13 year old son, Quentin. They enjoy cross-fit, hiking, visiting museums, and hanging out at the dog park with their 3 dogs.

With an eye towards public service, Katie has always aspired to run for office. She will make an excellent representative because she is a pragmatic listener and a consensus builder. Katie is ready to roll up her sleeves and work hard to represent House District 49 in Topeka.

Lindsay Vaughn
State House, District 22, KS

Lindsay is a nonprofit professional, young leader, and proud Kansan who was born and raised in Overland Park. Through being a precinct committeeperson, participating in local government, and engaging with her community, Lindsay has learned the importance and impact of local leadership, which is why she is running for state representative. Decisions made in the statehouse directly affect the daily lives of Kansans, and Lindsay believes we need a young woman’s voice at the table in Topeka.

Lindsay is running on the principles of equality, education, and opportunity, to ensure all Kansans have a brighter future. Her priorities include increasing access to affordable health care, providing food and property tax relief, and investing in quality public education.


Travis Radina
Ann Arbor City Council, Ward 3, MI

Travis currently serves as Ann Arbor’s LGBTQ Liaison to the Mayor and as President of the Jim Toy Community Center — Washtenaw County’s non-profit LGBTQ Resource Center which oversees Ann Arbor Pride. In these roles, he has dedicated himself to improving the lives of his neighbors and the community he loves.

Travis is running for City Council because he believes that Ann Arbor residents pay for and deserve better-than-basic public services, because Ann Arbor is in the midst of a housing and affordability crisis that is threatening the city’s future, and because access to clean drinking water should be a basic human right. He’s running to help achieve the city’s ambitious carbon neutrality goals and to expand upon the city’s long history of leadership on human and civil rights while addressing the systemic inequities that have made his region one of the worst in the nation in economic segregation and income inequality.

Most importantly, Travis is the most experienced and qualified candidate to tackle these challenges. After five years working as Constituent Services Director and, later, as Legislative Director for the Democratic Floor Leader in the Michigan House of Representatives, he has a deep understanding of policy, knows how to work across political divides to get things done and understands that government should work well for the people it serves.

He graduated from the University of Michigan in 2008, and currently works as Director of Global Alumni Communities at the Alumni Association of the University of Michigan.

Meredith Place
Kalamazoo County Clerk/Register of Deeds, MI

Meredith is a Kalamazoo County Commissioner (elected as a Run for Something endorsed candidate in 2018) who learned at an early age that, politics is personal. She’s running to be the first Democratic Kalamazoo County Clerk/Register of Deeds. There has not been a change in the County Clerk’s office in 24 years!

Meredith’s ready to get to work — she’s running to improve access and participation in our democracy, to expand voter outreach and engagement, and to protect the security and integrity of our elections.

TyJuan Thirdgill
Delhi Charter Township, Board of Trustees, MI

TyJuan Thirdgill is running for Delhi Township Trustee because he wants to help bring a fresh perspective and new innovative solutions to our board. We need individuals from diverse backgrounds to ensure that all viewpoints are at the table and apart of the conversation when discussing the future of Delhi Township. As an African American college student from a different generation than everyone on our board, he sees the problems his Township faces through a different lens than the other members. He hopes that you will join him as he fights to overcome the aftermath of COVID-19 and build a stronger, healthier community for all of Delhi Township.

Robert Kull
Frenchtown Township Clerk, MI

Rob is a public administration professional and a 5th generation resident of Frenchtown Charter Township. He is a 2004 graduate of Jefferson High School. Rob attended Eastern Michigan University, where he served as Student Body Vice-President and successfully lobbied for the largest capital improvement in school history. Rob joined the US Navy in 2009 and completed two deployments aboard the USS Harry S Truman in support of the Global War on Terror. He is a 2017 alumni of the University of Arizona, with a degree in Public Management and Policy. He has a proven track record of success in state and local government, including working for the Vice-Mayor of Tucson and Senator Sherrod Brown of Ohio.

Building upon his extensive experience in economic development, Rob is ready to serve his community as Frenchtown Township Clerk. As Clerk, Rob wants to increase access to voting, increase funding for parks and sidewalks to make Frenchtown more attractive to live and work. Currently serving in the Michigan Army National Guard, Rob lives in Frenchtown with his wife Jessica and their two year old son Jude.

Domonique Clemons
Genesee County Commissioner, District 4, Michigan, MI

Born and raised in Flint, Michigan, Domonique understands the challenges that Genesee County’s working families face because he’s lived them. As Commissioner, he will fight to invest in the community equitably, supporting better-paying jobs, accessible education, clean drinking water and housing that fits every budget.

Domonique holds a Public Policy Degree from Michigan State University, and a Master’s degree in Political Management from George Washington University. Domonique has several years of government and advocacy experience, currently serving as Legislative Director to State Representative Alex Garza as well as Founder and Executive Director of the Genesee County Leadership Corps.

Justin Sheldon
Kent County Board of Commissioners, District 11, MI

Justin is an adjunct faculty member in the Integrative, Religious, Intercultural Studies Department at Grand Valley State University. Justin maintains that history was his first love, it is what led him to school, and it is what he majored in when he went to college.

The example set forth by the American Founding Fathers is what is pushing Justin to fight for things he is passionate about in life. As someone who loves to hike, he feels everyone should have access to quality parks that one can enjoy. As a native to the Great Lakes State, he thinks it is embarrassing that there are Michiganders who do not have access to clean drinking water. As a person who experienced personal loss due to mental illness, he believes everyone should have access to the quality healthcare they require.

Mai Xiong
Macomb County Commission, District 2, MI

Mai is a small business owner with a storefront in Warren, MI, who started her clothing business out of her home while caring for four small children. Mai understands the hard-work and dedication that it takes to raise a family on a limited income. Mai knows first-hand the economic impact of COVID-19 and the difficult decisions that businesses face as they consider re-opening. As a candidate for county commissioner, Mai will support public health efforts to keep everyone safe, ensure all businesses have access to the resources they need, and targeted health initiatives for those most at risk: seniors, people of color and those with pre-existing conditions, immunocompromised, living in group settings and working in close proximity to each other.

Her family escaped war and persecution in Laos during the Vietnam War era. As a result, Mai was born in a refugee camp in nearby Thailand. In 1987, at the age of 3, Mai and her family were sponsored and relocated to the United States and grew up in Akron, OH. At the age of 12, Mai started her first job at Ohio.com as a web intern. She moved to Warren in 2007 to attend the College for Creative Studies in Detroit and earned her B.F.A. in Graphic Design. If elected, Mai will become the first Hmong American elected in Michigan and the first Asian American elected to the Board of Commissioners in Macomb County.

China Cochran
State House, District 3, MI

Born and raised in a proud union family in Detroit, China is driven by her commitment to the people and neighborhoods of our community. She is running because she cares about our shared future. The only woman in the race, China will bring a much needed perspective as our next State Representative. As your next State Representative, China will always advocate for women and girls, fight for children and to better fund our public schools, expand access to health care and make our neighborhoods stronger and safer.

China earned her BA in Journalism from Langston University, MA in Social Justice from Marygrove College, and is pursuing her PH.D. in Urban Education.

China has years of experience working in local government and the nonprofit sector, including organizing healthcare workers with SEIU, leading Community Relations for Detroit City Council, and serving as Managing Editor for local youth journalism program, “Our Life in the D.”

Abraham Aiyash
State House, District 4, MI

Abraham Aiyash is a community organizer with over a decade of experience fighting for social, economic, and environmental justice. He is running for District 4 State Representative to make sure Hamtramck and Detroit have a strong voice in Lansing as we battle COVID-19 and the plague of racism. He is a lifelong resident of the district, a son of immigrants, and comes from a UAW family.

George Etheridge
State House, District 8, MI

George is a City Planner and Policy Analyst for the Detroit City Council specializing in Land Use, Zoning and Economic Development.

In 1999, George was appointed by the Office of U.S. Senator Carl Levin to serve as a Legislative Page to the U.S. Senate for the 105th Congress where he played a vital role in researching issues and crafting policy which would ultimately shape the nation in regards to gun control, health care, workforce investment, children's online privacy protection, and funding for the arts. In 2000, George was selected to represent the Detroit Region as a Youth Ambassador to Israel through the American Israeli Friendship League where he traveled the country of Israel lecturing youth in both Jewish and Islamic communities about the commonalities between us all. George began his career with the City of Detroit as Community Liaison in 2005, and then became the Director of Economic Policy for the Office of the Honorable Barbara-Rose Collins, former Chair of the Detroit City Council's Planning and Economic Development Standing Committee.

Since 2009, George has served as a City Planner/Land Use and Zoning Specialist and as a Legislative Policy Analyst. He also serves as the Neighborhood Association President for the Castle Rouge Civic Association and Precinct Delegate for the 13th Congressional District - Precinct 351. He now serves serves as the Chair for the Policies and Resolutions Committee for the 13th Congressional District.

Christopher Slat
State House, District 17, MI

Chris is running for the Michigan House of Representatives to fight for working families and push back on corporate greed in Michigan. As an educator, he’s seen how public budgets are threatened year after year even as working families increasingly depend on them to meet basic needs. Meanwhile, corporate-sponsored politicians in Lansing consistently find room in the budget to give tax breaks and subsidies to the state’s richest companies and individuals.

Chris is running to fight for better wages and conditions for workers in the 17th district, to protect union rights, to improve access to healthcare, to improve our schools, to make college affordable, and to preserve our environment and our climate.

Ranjeev Puri
State House, District 21, MI

Ranjeev Puri started his journey in activism and organizing working under President Barack Obama. He has since championed a wide range of causes, and fought tirelessly for equality, equity, and inclusion in Michigan.

Ranjeev’s professional background includes an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, and currently he is working in the automotive industry to help craft innovative solutions to prepare Michigan’s economy for the future.

As a husband, father, son of immigrants, and a millennial, he is running for State Representative in Michigan to bring missing perspectives to the table and push for urgent solutions to the many challenges facing all Michigan families.

Ethan Petzold
State House, District 21, MI

Ethan Petzold is a lifelong Michigander, community organizer, and nonprofit professional running to represent his hometown in the Michigan State House.

Raised in a middle class household that lived paycheck to paycheck and the product of public schools, Ethan will be a fierce advocate for public education, lowering the cost of prescription drugs and expanding healthcare, creative solutions to fixing Michigan’s roads, and championing policies that lift up working families in Lansing.

Alex Bronson
State House, District 24, MI

Alex is running for office so he can bring a stronger voice to workers in Michigan and his district. He’s been a painter and drywaller in Macomb County for the last 10 years and has owned his own business for the last 8 years. He started his business while working on his degree in Biochemistry at Wayne State University. He’s also the Director of the American Organization for Scientific Causes, a nonprofit he started that aims to get high school students the resources they need to enter STEM programs in college. He was appointed to the City Planning Commission in Mount Clemens in 2017 and held that position until he moved to Harrison Township in 2019. He’s also currently the Fundraising Chair for the 10th Congressional District Democratic Committee. He wants to ensure that workers get a livable minimum wage, schools are fully-funded, and the environment is cleaned up. He’s passionate about these issues and wants to get them done for his district and his state.

Kyra Bolden
State House, District 35, Southfield, MI

Kyra is running for re-election in Michigan’s 35th House District. Kyra currently serves as the Michigan House Assistant Democratic Leader and Vice Chair of the Progressive Women’s Caucus. In the first five months of serving, Kyra was able to get her first bill passed into law.

Before she was elected to the Michigan House, Kyra was a civil litigation attorney. Kyra currently represents the community that she grew up in and works hard to effect real and lasting change.

Megan McAllister
State House, District 38, MI

Megan McAllister is dedicated to putting people first in politics. She is running to bring a different background and fresh perspective to Michigan’s House District 38.

As a graduate from Michigan State University during the recession, she committed to her home state by putting down roots and starting a family of her own. Megan is connecting across her diverse community through her experiences from retail to business leadership to mental health training. Megan is looking to make history in her district as the first Democrat, Millennial, and Latinx person to win this seat.

Brendan Johnson
State House, District 45, MI

Brendan Johnson is a proud Michigander who wants to bring a new generation of values-based leadership to his hometown. Born and raised in the greater Rochester area, his background in national security — he interned as an analyst for Rep. Elissa Slotkin (D-MI) and political officer for the U.S. State Department — make him a uniquely qualified candidate to tackle the most pressing issues in Michigan: clean fresh water, secure infrastructure, and well-supported schools. Brendan has a B.A. in International Relations from Michigan State University and a M.S. in Foreign Service from Georgetown University.

Cade Wilson
State House, District 72, MI

Cade is an educator and advocate in Michigan’s 72nd District, home to the state’s most diverse school district. With direct experience in immigration policy, educational justice, and LGBTQ advocacy, Cade is ready to flip his district blue.

While he has lived in West Michigan for many years, Cade has also spent time living in Chicago, Bosnia and Hercegovina, and metro Detroit. After living in Sarajevo, Bosnia, Cade committed to earning a graduate degree in immigration studies where he focused on discriminatory policies targeting Arab and Muslim communities. Through this lens, Cade saw the glaring inequalities and inequities in too many areas of our society and began working as an agent of change in after school education.

While choosing to work as an educator in the same district he lives, Cade has advocated for a just educational system that works for all students, immigrant rights, the protection of our environment, and equal protections for our LGBTQ communities. While this district has never seen a Democrat hold the seat, Cade is ready to flip this seat and lead in Lansing.

Brandell Adams
State House, District 95, MI

Brandell was raised in Saginaw County and attended Saginaw Public Schools as well as Bridgeport Public Schools. He is a graduate of Bridgeport Community High School and has distinguished himself in academic pursuits and working to strengthen the community through local church initiatives and within the Democratic Party. Brandell obtained his Associates of Science in Business from Cornerstone University and his Bachelors of Arts in Psychology from Saginaw Valley State University. He has nearly fifteen years of business experience based in the hotel and hospitality industry.

Before seeking to serve the community in public office, Brandell volunteered in several local churches, most notably, Old Town Christian Outreach Center and visiting shut-ins at many of Saginaw’s nursing facilities. He also studied under some of Saginaw’s most accomplished community organizers and with this experience, realized how important it is to partner with the disenfranchised, allowing them to engage in local politics and create positive change. Brandell has worked within the Saginaw County Democratic Party for some time, supporting local candidates and fundraising for the party and is also a member of the NAACP. After calls from the community, the party and loved ones to run himself, he heeded the call.

The well being of the 95th District is a top priority for Brandell and he wants to continue to dedicate his life to seeing that the great citizens and families of this district continue to grow and thrive, that local businesses are dynamic, expand and create opportunity and that its schools are producing accomplished and engaging students that will fuel the continued rise of the Greater Saginaw Area. Join him as becomes the next 95th District State Representative and together, create a brighter future for our community.

Carly Hammond
State House, District 95, MI

Carly is a 24-year-old progressive who has an extensive community organizing and environmental justice background in Saginaw and Genesee counties. She worked with Michigan United in Flint to organize protests, host community meetings, and conduct press conferences around the Flint Water Crisis.

In Saginaw, she’s worked extensively around youth organizing and developing progressive policy. She led a team in 2018 to register over 1,200 students to vote. At the onset of the COVID-19 crisis, she developed policies alongside the late State Rep. Isaac Robinson to protect vulnerable communities including incarcerated and undocumented persons. Most recently, she co-organized a peaceful protest and march against police brutality that drew over 2,000 participants in Saginaw that released policy points to encourage better police procedures and accountability practices.

Eli Savit
Washtenaw County Prosecuting Attorney, MI

Eli Savit is running for prosecutor in Washtenaw County, Michigan — where he was born and raised. Eli has laid out the most comprehensive criminal-justice reform platform ever unveiled by a candidate for prosecutor in Michigan. His plan includes eliminating cash bail, support for addiction and mental-health treatment programs, eradicating racial and socioeconomic inequity, and plea-bargaining reform.

A former law clerk to Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Eli is a nationally respected lawyer and law professor. He serves as senior legal counsel at the City of Detroit — overseeing thousands of public-interest lawsuits and leading the City’s criminal-justice reform work — and as a lecturer at the University of Michigan.


Phyllis Hardwick
State House, District 19, MO

Phyllis Hardwick is a second-generation educator who lives in the Pendleton Heights neighborhood. The daughter of a truck driver and school paraprofessional, Phyllis learned the value of hard work and a good education very early in life. Even on fixed incomes, her parents made a home for their children. A home supported by strong community relationships and shared ideals.

After more than a decade of public and civic service in Kansas City, Phyllis is running to work for the citizens of Missouri House District 19. A dynamic workforce, strong schools, thriving small businesses, and practical solutions to end violence in our city will create more opportunities for our community. Phyllis has the skills and life experience to be an effective leader in Jefferson City that gets things done — Leadership that will ensure our community will move forward in a better direction.

Emily Weber
State House, District 24, MO

Emily is running for MO State Representative, District 24 because she is ready to be the voice our community needs. Emily’s activism and experience promoting women in politics and volunteering for organizations like Planned Parenthood, Climate Action KC, and Moms Demand Action has prepared her to be that voice.

The time Emily has spent connecting with voters has taught her a lot about the values we share as a community and the importance of listening to our neighbors. Emily will be working to create a shared vision for Missouri.

Kimberly-Ann Collins
State House, District 77, MO

Kimberly-Ann Collins is 27 years of age and a lifelong resident of Missouri’s 77th District. She is a public health professional with a Bachelor of Science in Public Health Sciences and a Minor of Arts in Chemistry. Although her background is in the public health field, her heart has always been with the community. Kimberly-Ann serves as an executive board member for the Vile Collaborative group, board member for Yeatman Liddell Full Service School, 21st Ward Event Coordinator, secretary for the 77th District Legislative committee, member of Area E Federation of Block Unit, and active member of the Penrose neighborhood association.

Kimberly-Ann has spent her entire life putting others first. She works hands-on everyday with people who come from all walks of life to help improve living and health conditions for all. Kimberly- Ann believes a public health approach is the best way to address our concerns and issues without criminalizing others.


Stephenie (Fe) Mischo
Island County Commission, District 2, WA

Fe is running for Island County Commissioner because over past five years she has focused her efforts on those most vulnerable and yet has not seen change for the homeless, the elderly, children, and those affected by family violence. Her county has a housing crisis, childcare dessert and lack of renewable resources. Fe has advocated at the local, state and national level on behalf of Save the Children Action Network, Mom’s Rising, Childcare Aware, Indivisible Whidbey and more. She is a voice for those who are underrepresented.

Fe envisions a bright future for her county, where community and government are inclusive, effective and benefit them all. She will invest in their residents, their environment, and their community, striving to create and sustain workforce housing, develop and implement sources of renewable energy, build a community center, and offer wrap around services for those struggling with mental and behavioral health.



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