2022 Candidate Profiles

2022-11-15 17:21:49
by TWN Staff
Arizona Governor: Katie Hobbs (D)

About the State Katie Hobbs grew up in Tempe, Arizona, in what she describes as, a hard-working middle class family... Read More

About the State Katie Hobbs grew up in Tempe, Arizona, in what she describes as, a hard-working middle class family that knows the value of a dollar and the dignity of hard work. She learned the value of service from... Read More

2022-11-14 14:29:17
by TWN Staff
WA-03: Marie Gluesenkamp Pérez (D)

Marie Gluesenkamp Pérez is a fifth-generation Washingtonian, a small business owner and a pro-choice mother. Her great great grandfather Bert... Read More

Marie Gluesenkamp Pérez is a fifth-generation Washingtonian, a small business owner and a pro-choice mother. Her great great grandfather Bert Gilmore helped build the Washington State Capitol building as the quarry foreman and her grandmother Carol Gilmore was born in... Read More

2022-11-11 22:35:38
by TWN Staff
Oregon Governor: Tina Kotek (D)

About the State Tina Kotek, the governor-elect of Oregon, previously served in the Oregon House of Representatives (2013-2022) and made... Read More

About the State Tina Kotek, the governor-elect of Oregon, previously served in the Oregon House of Representatives (2013-2022) and made history twice in that position — being the first openly lesbian person to hold the position and being the state’s... Read More

2022-11-11 22:33:26
by TWN Staff
Arkansas Governor: Sarah Huckabee Sanders (R)

About the State Sarah Huckabee Sanders served as White House press secretary for President Donald J. Trump from 2017 to... Read More

About the State Sarah Huckabee Sanders served as White House press secretary for President Donald J. Trump from 2017 to 2019. She advised him on everything from press and communications strategy to personnel and policy. For two-and-a-half years, Sanders worked... Read More

2022-11-11 22:33:15
by TWN Staff
Nebraska Governor: Jim Pillen (R)

About the State Born in Columbus, Nebraska, Jim Pillen, Nebraska’s new governor-elect, grew up on a farm in Platte County... Read More

About the State Born in Columbus, Nebraska, Jim Pillen, Nebraska’s new governor-elect, grew up on a farm in Platte County where he raised pigs with his father Dale.  After graduating from Lakeview Junior-Senior High School in 1974, he earned a... Read More

2022-11-11 22:33:08
by TWN Staff
Maryland Governor: Wes Moore (D)

About the State Wes Moore, a combat veteran, best-selling author, small business owner, Rhodes Scholar and former CEO of one... Read More

About the State Wes Moore, a combat veteran, best-selling author, small business owner, Rhodes Scholar and former CEO of one of the nation’s largest anti-poverty organizations, has devoted his life’s work to a basic principle: No matter your start in... Read More

2022-11-11 22:32:59
by TWN Staff
Massachusetts Governor: Maura Healey (D)

About the State Maura Healey has deep roots in Massachusetts. Her parents both grew up in Newburyport. Her maternal grandparents... Read More

About the State Maura Healey has deep roots in Massachusetts. Her parents both grew up in Newburyport. Her maternal grandparents met in Gloucester, where her grandfather worked on the fishing docks and her grandmother, whose ancestors settled on the Parker... Read More

2022-11-11 22:32:25
by TWN Staff
Pennsylvania Governor: Josh Shapiro (D)

About the State Josh Shapiro, Pennsylvania’s Democratic governor-elect, has served as the state’s attorney general since 2017. Raised in Montgomery... Read More

About the State Josh Shapiro, Pennsylvania’s Democratic governor-elect, has served as the state’s attorney general since 2017. Raised in Montgomery County, outside of Philadelphia, he studied political science at the University of Rochester and earned his law degree from Georgetown... Read More

2022-11-11 22:32:13
by TWN Staff
Hawaii Governor: Josh Green (D)

About the State Josh Green is a husband, a father, an ER doctor and Hawaii’s lieutenant governor. More than 20... Read More

About the State Josh Green is a husband, a father, an ER doctor and Hawaii’s lieutenant governor. More than 20 years ago, he started caring for local families as a doctor in a small clinic on the Big Island. He... Read More

2022-11-08 19:24:38
by TWN Staff
OH SENATE: J.D. Vance (R)

About Ohio Campaign Website  J.D. Vance grew up in Middletown, Ohio. He served in the Iraq War as a Marine,... Read More

About Ohio Campaign Website  J.D. Vance grew up in Middletown, Ohio. He served in the Iraq War as a Marine, graduated from The Ohio State University, received his law degree from Yale Law School, and became a successful investor in... Read More

2022-11-08 19:19:15
by TWN Staff
VT SENATE: Peter Welch (D)

Campaign Website Peter Welch has represented Vermonters in Congress since 2007. In an era of partisanship and division, he is... Read More

Campaign Website Peter Welch has represented Vermonters in Congress since 2007. In an era of partisanship and division, he is widely recognized as a progressive leader and a skillful legislator who chooses governing over gridlock. He was born in Springfield,... Read More

2022-11-08 19:14:20
by TWN Staff
OK SENATE: Markwayne Mullin (R)

Campaign Website Republican Mark Wayne "Markwayne" Mullin, a former professional mixed martial arts fighter, was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, on... Read More

Campaign Website Republican Mark Wayne "Markwayne" Mullin, a former professional mixed martial arts fighter, was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, on July 26, 1977, and has represented Oklahoma's 2nd congressional district since 2013.  Prior to becoming a lawmaker and mixed martial arts... Read More

2022-11-08 19:10:19
by TWN Staff
MO SENATE: Eric Schmitt (R)

Campaign Website Eric Schmitt, a sixth-generation Missourian, is the state’s 43rd attorney general. As attorney general, Schmitt launched multiple initiatives to... Read More

Campaign Website Eric Schmitt, a sixth-generation Missourian, is the state’s 43rd attorney general. As attorney general, Schmitt launched multiple initiatives to better the lives of Missourians across the state.  In his first month in office, he launched his Safer Streets Initiative,... Read More

2022-11-08 19:05:33
by TWN Staff
AL SENATE: Katie Britt (R)

Campaign Website Katie Britt was born in Enterprise, Alabama, and lives in Montgomery, Alabama. She earned a bachelor's degree and... Read More

Campaign Website Katie Britt was born in Enterprise, Alabama, and lives in Montgomery, Alabama. She earned a bachelor's degree and juris doctor from the University of Alabama.  Her career experience includes working as the president and CEO of the Alabama... Read More

2022-11-08 18:31:21
by TWN Staff
OH-15: Gary Josephson (D)

Campaign Website A native Ohioan, Gary Josephson was born in Cleveland, one of four children, with two older brothers and... Read More

Campaign Website A native Ohioan, Gary Josephson was born in Cleveland, one of four children, with two older brothers and a younger sister. He has lived in central Ohio all of his adult life. He has been a youth advocate... Read More

2022-11-08 18:30:47
by TWN Staff
IN-09: Erin Houchin (R)

Campaign Website Erin Houchin is a Republican candidate for Congress in Indiana’s open Ninth Congressional District. She previously represented the... Read More

Campaign Website Erin Houchin is a Republican candidate for Congress in Indiana’s open Ninth Congressional District. She previously represented the 47th District in the State Senate, which included all of Crawford, Orange, Harrison, Perry and Washington counties, and the eastern... Read More

2022-11-08 18:29:27
by TWN Staff
MD-04: Glenn Ivey (D)

Campaign Website Glenn Ivey has served on Capitol Hill as chief counsel to the Senate majority leader, as counsel to... Read More

Campaign Website Glenn Ivey has served on Capitol Hill as chief counsel to the Senate majority leader, as counsel to Sen. Paul Sarbanes during the Whitewater investigations, chief majority counsel to the Senate Banking Committee, and on the staff of... Read More

2022-11-08 18:28:17
by TWN Staff
MI-13: Shri Thanedar (D)

Campaign Website At the age of 24 Shri Thanedar came to America in search of opportunity and a better life,... Read More

Campaign Website At the age of 24 Shri Thanedar came to America in search of opportunity and a better life, with $20 in his pocket. He worked as a teaching assistant in 1979. His $300 monthly salary wasn’t much to... Read More

2022-11-08 18:27:39
by TWN Staff
MN-01: Brad Finstad (R)

Campaign Website Brad Finstad is a conservative running for Congress. He served as President Donald J. Trump’s state director for... Read More

Campaign Website Brad Finstad is a conservative running for Congress. He served as President Donald J. Trump’s state director for USDA Rural Development in Minnesota. He worked to support infrastructure improvements, business development, homeownership, community services such as schools, public... Read More

2022-11-08 18:26:54
by TWN Staff
IL-01: Jonathan Jackson (D)

Campaign Website Jonathan Luther Jackson is the third of five children born to the civil rights leader Rev. Jesse Louis... Read More

Campaign Website Jonathan Luther Jackson is the third of five children born to the civil rights leader Rev. Jesse Louis Jackson, Sr. and social justice advocate Jacqueline Lavina Jackson. He was born in Chicago on Jan. 7, 1966 during the... Read More

2022-11-08 18:26:12
by TWN Staff
FL-20: Sheila Cherfilus-McCormick (D)

Campaign Website Sheila Cherfilus-McCormick was born in Brooklyn, raised in Queens, and nurtured by Broward County, Florida. She is the... Read More

Campaign Website Sheila Cherfilus-McCormick was born in Brooklyn, raised in Queens, and nurtured by Broward County, Florida. She is the youngest of three children of Haitian immigrants who came to America fleeing a dictator. Faith has been a consistent thread... Read More

2022-11-08 18:25:38
by TWN Staff
FL-13: Anna Paulina Luna (R)

Campaign Website Anna Paulina Luna was  raised by a single mother in Southern California's low-income neighborhoods. Her mother and father... Read More

Campaign Website Anna Paulina Luna was  raised by a single mother in Southern California's low-income neighborhoods. Her mother and father separated when she was very young. Her father suffered from severe drug addiction.  As a result, she and her mother... Read More

2022-11-08 18:25:04
by TWN Staff
CO-07: Brittany Petterson (D)

Campaign Website Brittney Petterson was born in Colorado and has lived in Jefferson County nearly her entire life. She came... Read More

Campaign Website Brittney Petterson was born in Colorado and has lived in Jefferson County nearly her entire life. She came from a working-class family. Her mother injured her back when I was just 6 years old. Like far too many... Read More

2022-11-08 18:24:30
by TWN Staff
CA-37: Sydney Kamlager (D)

Campaign Website Born in Chicago to interracial parents, Sydney Kamlager got her first taste of politics working with her grandmother... Read More

Campaign Website Born in Chicago to interracial parents, Sydney Kamlager got her first taste of politics working with her grandmother to help elect Harold Washington — the city’s first Black mayor. She came to Los Angeles to attend the University... Read More

2022-11-08 18:23:56
by TWN Staff
CA-26: Matt Jacobs (R)

Campaign Website Matt Jacobs is the grandson of a World War II veteran and two Holocaust survivors who came to... Read More

Campaign Website Matt Jacobs is the grandson of a World War II veteran and two Holocaust survivors who came to this country as refugees. He pursued a career as a federal prosecutor, where he investigated and prosecuted some of America’s... Read More

2022-11-08 18:23:20
by TWN Staff
CA-15: David Canepa (D)

Campaign Website The son of a chauffeur and a bank branch manager, David Canepa is a 4th generation son of... Read More

Campaign Website The son of a chauffeur and a bank branch manager, David Canepa is a 4th generation son of San Mateo County and lifelong resident. He is the former mayor of Daly City and president of the San Mateo... Read More

2022-11-08 18:22:45
by TWN Staff
AZ-02: Eli Crane (R)

Campaign Website Eli Crane is a combat veteran, small-business owner, husband, father and native Arizonan. Crane went on five war... Read More

Campaign Website Eli Crane is a combat veteran, small-business owner, husband, father and native Arizonan. Crane went on five war time deployments, three of them to the Middle East with SEAL Team 3 and served for 13 years. Now he... Read More

2022-11-08 18:22:03
by TWN Staff
AK-At Large: Mary Peltola (D)

Campaign Website Mary Peltola is a Yup’ik Alaska Native, salmon advocate, and Democrat who represented the Bethel region in the... Read More

Campaign Website Mary Peltola is a Yup’ik Alaska Native, salmon advocate, and Democrat who represented the Bethel region in the Alaska House of Representatives for 10 years. She was born in Alaska and raised on the Kuskokwim River in Kwethluk,... Read More

2022-11-08 18:21:30
by TWN Staff
WY-At Large: Harriet Hageman (R)

Campaign Website Harriet Hageman was raised on a ranch near Fort Laramie. She says, “For the last 20 years, I... Read More

Campaign Website Harriet Hageman was raised on a ranch near Fort Laramie. She says, “For the last 20 years, I have been fighting back against Federal agencies that try to usurp our rights with overbearing regulations.  As an attorney, I... Read More

2022-11-08 18:19:51
by TWN Staff
WI-01: Ann Roe (D)

Campaign Website A small business owner, former educator, working mom, and the daughter of a Korean War veteran, Ann Roe... Read More

Campaign Website A small business owner, former educator, working mom, and the daughter of a Korean War veteran, Ann Roe is a Wisconsinite who has spent her entire career making an honest living and putting her community first. From restructuring... Read More

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