8th Annual NewDEAL Leader Conference Convenes Rising Democrats on Midterm Lessons and What Comes Next

November 27, 2018 by TWN Staff
Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.) speaking at The Open Markets Institute's conference in Washington, D.C., on October 11, 2018. (Michael Brochstein/Sipa USA/TNS)

This week, more than 60 of the most innovative state and local leaders from across the country are coming together in Washington, DC to reflect on midterm elections, discuss the Democratic Party’s path forward and lay out a policy agenda for Democrats across the country to address key economic issues.

The eighth annual NewDEAL (Developing Exceptional American Leaders) Leader Conference brings together rising pro-growth progressives from the organization’s network of elected officials, who represent 46 states, along with other top officials and thought leaders. In addition to surveying the political landscape, key topics of discussion will include policy ideas on the future of work, climate change, and restoring democracy.

Presenters at the conference include U.S. Senator Mark Warner, former Delaware Governor Jack Markell, U.S. Senator Michael Bennet, U.S. Representative Conor Lamb, U.S. Representative-elect Jennifer Wexton, Mayor Pete Buttigieg and Dr. Leana Wen.

Steven Reed, Probate Judge, Montgomery County, AL

Clarke Tucker, Representative, Little Rock, AR

Anna Tovar, Mayor, Tolleson, AZ

Christopher Cabaldon, Mayor, West Sacramento, CA

Laura Capps, School Board Member, Santa Barbara, CA

Chris Clark, City Councilmember, Mountain View, CA

Ryan Coonerty, County Supervisor, Santa Cruz County, CA

Dan Pabon, Representative, Denver, CO

Cristin McCarthy Vahey, Representative, Fairfield, CT

Sean Scanlon, Representative, Guilford, CT

Bryon Short, Representative, Wilmington, DE

Dave Aronberg, State’s Attorney, Palm Beach County, FL

Margaret Good, Representative, Sarasota, FL

Rick Kriseman, Mayor, St. Petersburg, FL

Amir Farokhi, City Councilmember, Atlanta, GA

Scott Holcomb, Representative, Atlanta, GA

Elena Parent, Senator, Atlanta, GA

Laura Register, School Board Member, Grady County, GA

Jeff Danielson, Senator, Cedar Falls, IA

Liz Mathis, Senator, Cedar Rapids, IA

Lauren McLean, City Council President, Boise, ID

Pete Buttigieg, Mayor, South Bend, IN

Eddie Melton, Senator, Gary, IN

Charles Branson, District Attorney, Douglas County, KS

Greg Fischer, Mayor, Louisville, KY

Barry Finegold, Senator-elect, Andover, MA

Eric Lesser, Senator, Longmeadow, MA

Jon Mitchell, Mayor, New Bedford, MA

Brooke Lierman, Delegate, Baltimore, MD

Hans Riemer, County Council President, Montgomery County, MD

Tishaura Jones, Treasurer, St. Louis, MO

Kate Bolz, Senator, Lincoln, NE

Leirion Gaylor Baird, City Councilmember, Lincoln, NE

Rob Werner, City Councilmember, Concord, NH

Vin Gopal, Senator, Long Branch, NJ

Troy Singleton, State Senator, Mount Laurel, NJ

Daniele Monroe-Moreno, Assemblymember, Las Vegas, NV

David Buchwald, Assemblymember, White Plains, NY

Jack Schnirman, County Comptroller, Nassau County, NY

John Cranley, Mayor, Cincinnati, OH

Zach Klein, City Attorney, Columbus, OH

Chase Ritenauer, Mayor, Lorain, OH

P.G. Sittenfeld, City Councilmember, Cincinnati, OH

Nan Whaley, Mayor, Dayton, OH

Tobias Read, Treasurer, Oregon

Eugene DePasquale, Auditor General, Pennsylvania

Derek Green, City Councilmember, Philadelphia, PA

Josh Maxwell, Mayor, Downingtown, PA

Nirva LaFortune, City Councilmember, Providence, RI

Lee Harris, County Mayor, Shelby County, TN

Jeff Yarbro, Senator, Nashville, TN

Amanda Edwards, City Council Member, Houston, TX

Anne Sung, School Board Member, Houston, TX

Ben McAdams, Mayor, Salt Lake County and member-elect, U.S. House of Representatives, UT

Mark Keam, Delegate, Vienna, VA

Andria McClellan, City Councilmember, Norfolk, VA

Kathy Tran, Delegate, Springfield, VA

Miro Weinberger, Mayor, Burlington, VT

Maurice Cheeks, City Councilmember, Madison, WI

John Unger, Senator, Martinsburg, WV

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