Learn More About Our 2020 Candidates!

Run for Something
3 min readOct 21, 2020

There are more than 500 RFS-endorsed candidates on the ballot on November 3 and each of them has an incredible story to tell. Get to know more about our first and second-time hopefuls before you head to the polls (or hand in your ballots early.)


Julie Gunnigle
If Roe v. Wade is Repealed, we Need Prosecutors Who Won’t Interfere in Women’s Health

Race for County Attorney: Closer look at Julie Gunnigle

Juan Marcano
Aurora Lawmakers Wrangle Police Raids, Campaign Reform, Homeless, Vicious Dogs and More


Marni von Wilpert
2020 Election: Q&A with Marni von Wilpert, Candidate for San Diego City Council District 5

Nithya Raman
The Battle Between Nithya Raman and David Ryu Is a Glimpse at the Future of L.A. Politics

LA City Council Candidate Nithya Raman Wants Community Case Workers To Help Solve Homelessness

Incumbent Ryu, Challenger Raman Compete to be Most Progressive Candidate in L.A. City Council Race

Sean Elo-Rivera
Amid A Chaotic Race, Sean Elo-Rivera Says He Can Bring Stability And Opportunity To District 9

2020 Election: Q&A with Sean Elo-Rivera, candidate for San Diego City Council District 9


Dylan Roberts
Rep. Dylan Roberts Eager for a Second Term at Colorado Statehouse


Justin Farmer
An Interview With Justin Farmer of the Hamden Legislative Council by CTNews

Will Haskell
CT State Sen. Will Haskell Will Make a Bigger Contribution


Madinah Wilson-Anton
Madinah Wilson-Anton Defeats 11-Term Incumbent in Primaries, Would be First Muslim Delaware State Rep if Elected in November


Michelle Rayner (already won her election!!!)
Democrats Are Overlooking a Key Demographic: LGBTQ Women

Nancy Metayer
Making a Sustainable Florida


Justin Holsomback
LGBTQ Candidate wants Fulton to Expand Bias Policy, PrEP Access

Kim Jackson
A More Perfect Union: The Queer Candidates Fighting for Our Democracy

Zachary Perry
UGA Law Student Zachary Perry Takes Desire to Serve to Campaign Trail in State Senate District 46 Race


Robert Peters
Senator Robert Peters Talks Justice, Housing Amid COVID-19


Josie Raymond
Ky. Lawmaker Concerned Women Will Find it Harder to Re-Enter Post-Pandemic Workforce After Leaving Herself


Emily Siegrist
Why These Five Candidates Should Be in the State Assembly


Ethan Corson
Kansas City Area Democrats Look To Break Republicans’ Veto-Proof Grip On The Kansas Legislature

Kari Chesney
Chesney, Walsh Have Competing Visions for the 50th House District and the State

New York

Samra Brouk & Jeremy Cooney
2 Rochester Democratic Candidates Added to National Group’s Spotlight

Alex Bronson, Sarah Crawford, and Jeremy Cooney
Campaigning During A Pandemic

Michelle Hinchey
Meet Michelle Hinchey, Democratic Candidate For NY’s 46th Senate District
Preserving family farms is a priority for Hinchey

North Carolina

Ricky Hurtado
A Mobilizing Force: Ricky Hurtado Could be the First Latino Elected to the North Carolina House


Crystal Lett
GOP State Sen. Stephanie Kunze Faces Democratic challenger Crystal Lett in Highly Competitive Race


Mauree Turner
This Black, Queer, Muslim Candidate Could Make History In Oklahoma


Allan-Charles Chipman
The Crisis of Eviction and Gentrification: An Interview With Allan-Charles Chipman

Cristina Diaz-Torres
Meet Three Candidates Running for the Arlington School Board

Fady Qaddoura
Life Journey of ‘Proud Immigrant’ Inspires Qaddoura’s State Senate Run

Tiara Mack
Summoning the Future: An Interview with Tiara Mack



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