our candidates

Meet Run with Pride's officially endorsed LGBTQ+ Democratic congressional candidates. From sitting officials to first time candidates, Run with Pride is dedicated to supporting LGBTQ+ candidates running for Congress.

 
  Senator Tammy Baldwin U.S. Senate - WI   Tammy Baldwin is the junior United States Senator from Wisconsin and a member of the Democratic Party. She is the first woman elected to represent Wisconsin in the Senate and the first openly gay U.S. Senator in history. She previously served as the U.S. Representative from Wisconsin's 2nd congressional district from 1999 to 2013, as well as serving three terms in the Wisconsin Assembly representing the 78th district. Baldwin defeated her Republican opponent, former Wisconsin Governor Tommy Thompson, in the 2012 U.S. Senate election. A self described "proud progressive", Tammy is considered on of the most liberal members in Congress. She is a staunch fighter for women and LGBT rights.

Senator Tammy Baldwin
U.S. Senate - WI

Tammy Baldwin is the junior United States Senator from Wisconsin and a member of the Democratic Party. She is the first woman elected to represent Wisconsin in the Senate and the first openly gay U.S. Senator in history. She previously served as the U.S. Representative from Wisconsin's 2nd congressional district from 1999 to 2013, as well as serving three terms in the Wisconsin Assembly representing the 78th district. Baldwin defeated her Republican opponent, former Wisconsin Governor Tommy Thompson, in the 2012 U.S. Senate election. A self described "proud progressive", Tammy is considered on of the most liberal members in Congress. She is a staunch fighter for women and LGBT rights.

  Congresswoman Kyrsten Sinema U.S. Senate - AZ   Krysten Sinema is the U.S. Representative for Arizona's 9th congressional district and a member of the Democratic Party. Prior to being elected she served in both chambers of the Arizona legislature, being elected to the Arizona House of Representatives in 2005, and the Arizona Senate. She was elected to Congress in 2012 and became the first openly bisexual U.S. Representative. She is currently running in the 2018 Arizona Senate race to replace Republican incumbent Jeff Flake. If elected, she would be the first openly bisexual person elected to the U.S. Senate and the second openly LGBT person ever to serve in the Senate. Kyrsten is currently a member of the Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus.

Congresswoman Kyrsten Sinema
U.S. Senate - AZ

Krysten Sinema is the U.S. Representative for Arizona's 9th congressional district and a member of the Democratic Party. Prior to being elected she served in both chambers of the Arizona legislature, being elected to the Arizona House of Representatives in 2005, and the Arizona Senate. She was elected to Congress in 2012 and became the first openly bisexual U.S. Representative. She is currently running in the 2018 Arizona Senate race to replace Republican incumbent Jeff Flake. If elected, she would be the first openly bisexual person elected to the U.S. Senate and the second openly LGBT person ever to serve in the Senate. Kyrsten is currently a member of the Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus.

  Congressman Mark Pocan U.S. House - WI-02   Mark Pocan is the U.S. Representative for Wisconsin's 2nd congressional district and a member of the Democratic Party. Mark was sworn in as U.S. Representative following 14 years in the Wisconsin State Assembly. In 1998, he was elected to succeed his long-time LGBT friend and ally Tammy Baldwin as the State Representative from the 78th District, when she left for Congress. He also succeeded Tammy Baldwin in the House of Representatives after she was elected to the United States Senate in 2012. Congressman Pocan is small business owner, union member and lifelong advocate for progressive causes. Mark is currently a member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus and the Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus.

Congressman Mark Pocan
U.S. House - WI-02

Mark Pocan is the U.S. Representative for Wisconsin's 2nd congressional district and a member of the Democratic Party. Mark was sworn in as U.S. Representative following 14 years in the Wisconsin State Assembly. In 1998, he was elected to succeed his long-time LGBT friend and ally Tammy Baldwin as the State Representative from the 78th District, when she left for Congress. He also succeeded Tammy Baldwin in the House of Representatives after she was elected to the United States Senate in 2012. Congressman Pocan is small business owner, union member and lifelong advocate for progressive causes. Mark is currently a member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus and the Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus.

  Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney U.S. House - NY-18   Sean Patrick Maloney is the U.S. Representative for New York's 18th congressional district and a member of the Democratic Party. Congressman Maloney is the first openly gay person to be elected to Congress from New York. He has a distinguished background in business and public service. He served as a senior advisor in President Bill Clinton’s White House as part of a team that balanced the budget and paid down the debt, all while helping create over eight hundred thousand jobs in New York. Sean is currently a member of the Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus.

Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney
U.S. House - NY-18

Sean Patrick Maloney is the U.S. Representative for New York's 18th congressional district and a member of the Democratic Party. Congressman Maloney is the first openly gay person to be elected to Congress from New York. He has a distinguished background in business and public service. He served as a senior advisor in President Bill Clinton’s White House as part of a team that balanced the budget and paid down the debt, all while helping create over eight hundred thousand jobs in New York. Sean is currently a member of the Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus.

  Congressman David Cicilline U.S. House - RI-01   David Cicilline is the U.S. Representative for Rhode Island's 1st congressional district and a member of the Democratic Party. Before being elected to Congress in 2010, David had previously served as Mayor of Providence, Rhode Island, from 2003 to 2011, and was the first openly gay mayor of a U.S. capital. In 2015, Cicilline introduced the Equality Act to extend comprehensive anti-discrimination protections to the LGBT community in public accommodations, housing, employment, federal funding, education, credit, and jury service. David is currently a member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus and the Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus.

Congressman David Cicilline
U.S. House - RI-01

David Cicilline is the U.S. Representative for Rhode Island's 1st congressional district and a member of the Democratic Party. Before being elected to Congress in 2010, David had previously served as Mayor of Providence, Rhode Island, from 2003 to 2011, and was the first openly gay mayor of a U.S. capital. In 2015, Cicilline introduced the Equality Act to extend comprehensive anti-discrimination protections to the LGBT community in public accommodations, housing, employment, federal funding, education, credit, and jury service. David is currently a member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus and the Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus.

  Congressman Mark Takano U.S. House - CA-41   Mark Takano is the U.S. Representative for California's 41st congressional district and a member of the Democratic Party. Elected in 2012, Mark became the first openly gay person of color in Congress. He has also served on the Riverside Community College Board of Trustees since 1990. A grandson of Japanese immigrants, Mark was born and raised in California. His family was among those who were forcibly relocated to an American Internment Camp during WWII. Mark is currently a member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus and the Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus.

Congressman Mark Takano
U.S. House - CA-41

Mark Takano is the U.S. Representative for California's 41st congressional district and a member of the Democratic Party. Elected in 2012, Mark became the first openly gay person of color in Congress. He has also served on the Riverside Community College Board of Trustees since 1990. A grandson of Japanese immigrants, Mark was born and raised in California. His family was among those who were forcibly relocated to an American Internment Camp during WWII. Mark is currently a member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus and the Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus.

  Congresswoman-Elect Katie Hill U.S. House - CA-25   Katie Hill is the Congresswoman-Elect for California's 25th Congressional district and a member of the Democratic Party. Katie earned a Masters in Public Administration and became the Executive Director of PATH (People Assisting the Homeless). Katie raised PATH from a local force for good in Los Angeles with a $5M budget to the largest non-profit provider of homes for the homeless in the state of California, operating with yearly operations of over $50M. Katie believes strongly in her community and that California's 25th District can be at the forefront of progress.

Congresswoman-Elect Katie Hill
U.S. House - CA-25


Katie Hill is the Congresswoman-Elect for California's 25th Congressional district and a member of the Democratic Party. Katie earned a Masters in Public Administration and became the Executive Director of PATH (People Assisting the Homeless). Katie raised PATH from a local force for good in Los Angeles with a $5M budget to the largest non-profit provider of homes for the homeless in the state of California, operating with yearly operations of over $50M. Katie believes strongly in her community and that California's 25th District can be at the forefront of progress.


  Congresswoman-Elect Sharice Davids U.S. House - KS-03   Sharice Davids is the Congresswoman-Elect for Kansas' 3rd congressional district and a member of the Democratic Party. Sharice graduated from Johnson County Community College and went on to earn a law degree from Cornell Law School. In 2016, she served as a White House Fellow in Washington during the Obama-Trump transition. Sharice is a nationally recognized expert on economic and community development in Native communities. She is a member of the Ho-Chunk Nation, a Native American tribe and has lived and worked on Native American reservations, working with tribes to create economic development opportunities, programs, and initiatives. Sharice is our nation's first openly lesbian Native American congresswoman.

Congresswoman-Elect Sharice Davids
U.S. House - KS-03

Sharice Davids is the Congresswoman-Elect for Kansas' 3rd congressional district and a member of the Democratic Party. Sharice graduated from Johnson County Community College and went on to earn a law degree from Cornell Law School. In 2016, she served as a White House Fellow in Washington during the Obama-Trump transition. Sharice is a nationally recognized expert on economic and community development in Native communities. She is a member of the Ho-Chunk Nation, a Native American tribe and has lived and worked on Native American reservations, working with tribes to create economic development opportunities, programs, and initiatives. Sharice is our nation's first openly lesbian Native American congresswoman.

  Congresswoman-Elect Angie Craig U.S. House - MN-02   Angie Craig is the Congresswoman-Elect for Minnesota’s 2nd congressional district and a member of the Democratic Party. Her career has centered around health policy, government relations, and corporate communications, most recently leading the St. Jude Global Human Resources Group since 2011. Angie first came out at the age of 18, and moved to Minnesota, in part, because the state allowed her to adopt her wife’s son. Angie is married to her wife, Cheryl, and has a son, Joshua.

Congresswoman-Elect Angie Craig
U.S. House - MN-02

Angie Craig is the Congresswoman-Elect for Minnesota’s 2nd congressional district and a member of the Democratic Party. Her career has centered around health policy, government relations, and corporate communications, most recently leading the St. Jude Global Human Resources Group since 2011. Angie first came out at the age of 18, and moved to Minnesota, in part, because the state allowed her to adopt her wife’s son. Angie is married to her wife, Cheryl, and has a son, Joshua.

  Gina Ortiz Jones U.S. House - TX-23   Gina Ortiz Jones is a candidate for Texas’ 23rd congressional district and a member of the Democratic Party. Gina is a former Air Force intelligence officer and a veteran of the Iraq war. After her service in the U.S.A.F., she worked for the Pentagon’s Defense Intelligence Agency becoming a special advisor to the deputy director. She eventually moved to the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative where she worked until her announcement for Congress. Texas’ 23rd congressional district is considered one of the most competitive in the nation. If elected, Gina would become the first openly lesbian congresswoman in Texas history.

Gina Ortiz Jones
U.S. House - TX-23

Gina Ortiz Jones is a candidate for Texas’ 23rd congressional district and a member of the Democratic Party. Gina is a former Air Force intelligence officer and a veteran of the Iraq war. After her service in the U.S.A.F., she worked for the Pentagon’s Defense Intelligence Agency becoming a special advisor to the deputy director. She eventually moved to the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative where she worked until her announcement for Congress. Texas’ 23rd congressional district is considered one of the most competitive in the nation. If elected, Gina would become the first openly lesbian congresswoman in Texas history.

  Congressman-Elect Chris Pappas U.S. House - NH-01   Chris Pappas is the Congressman-Elect for New Hampshire’s 1st congressional district and a member of the Democratic Party. A lifelong Manchester resident and fourth-generation owner of the landmark Puritan Backroom Restaurant, Chris has been a public servant of New Hampshire since 2002, and currently serves as Executive Councilor for District 4. As a community leader, Chris has worked tirelessly to fight the opioid epidemic, expand Medicaid, defend civil rights, and modernize transportation infrastructure. If elected, Chris is the first openly LGBTQ+ congressional representative in New Hampshire history and the youngest LGBTQ+ member of Congress.

Congressman-Elect Chris Pappas
U.S. House - NH-01

Chris Pappas is the Congressman-Elect for New Hampshire’s 1st congressional district and a member of the Democratic Party. A lifelong Manchester resident and fourth-generation owner of the landmark Puritan Backroom Restaurant, Chris has been a public servant of New Hampshire since 2002, and currently serves as Executive Councilor for District 4. As a community leader, Chris has worked tirelessly to fight the opioid epidemic, expand Medicaid, defend civil rights, and modernize transportation infrastructure. If elected, Chris is the first openly LGBTQ+ congressional representative in New Hampshire history and the youngest LGBTQ+ member of Congress.

 
 

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