Our Endorsements

DSA has Nationally endorsed 19 candidates currently up for election in 2020:

California

Primary: March 3, 2020
General: November 3, 2020

Nithya Raman for Los Angeles City Council, District 4
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Jackie Fielder for CA State Senate, District 11
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Kentucky

Primary: June 23, 2020
General: November 3, 2020

Robert LeVertis Bell for Louisville Metro Council, District 4
Robert LeVertis Bell is a longtime community activist, a father of three, and a public school teacher running to represent the Fourth District in Louisville’s Metro Council. A Louisville native and a democratic socialist, Robert is running due to his desire to see the city of Louisville live up to its potential as a city for the many, not the few. He is committed to doing his part in the movement to turn back the tide of austerity and inequality.
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Ryan Fenwick for Louisville Metro Council, District 10
Ryan Fenwick is an attorney and urban planner, and a former mayoral candidate. He has participated in efforts such as the People’s Guide to the Budget with Kentuckians for the Commonwealth. He has previously served on the Louisville DSA Steering Committee and is running for Metro Council District 10 to build a Louisville for the many, not the few.
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Michigan

Primary: August 4, 2020
General: November 3, 2020

Dan Michniewicz for Ann Arbor City Council, Ward 5
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Missouri

Primary: August 4, 2020
General: November 3, 2020

Megan Green for State Senate, District 5
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New York

Primary: June 23, 2020
General: November 3, 2020

Volunteer for all NYC Candidates (Phara, Jabari, Zohran, Marcela, Samelys, AOC)     
Donate to NYC State Legislature Candidates (Phara, Jabarai, Zohran, Marcela)

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for US Congress, NY-14
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Samelys Lopez for US Congress, NY-15
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Jamaal Bowman for US Congress, NY-16
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Julia Salazar for NY State Senate, District 18
Julia Salazar is a former organizer with Jews for Racial and Economic Justice who was first elected to the New York State Senate in 2018. She defeated a three-term incumbent and former NYC Council member while running on a platform of rent control, tenants protections, and openly supporting sex worker’s rights. During her time in office Julia helped pass a package of rent control laws that lowered evictions rates in NYC, and she helped repeal 50A to end the sealing of police disciplinary records.
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“It Really Comes Down to Empowering the Working Class” – An Interview With Julia Salazar (Jacobin, 6 July 2018)
The Next Big Socialist Win (The Indypendent, 7 August 2018)
Julia Salazar’s Win Is a Huge Victory for Sex Workers (The Cut, 19 September 2018)

Jabari Brisport for NY State Senate, District 25
Jabari Brisport is a public school teacher, union member, and third-generation Carribean-American running for New York State Senate District 26 in Brooklyn. He ran for New York City Council in 2017 and built enough grassroots support to win 30% of the vote, the best performance in over a decade for a candidate running for the city council on a third-party ballot line. Jabari is an active member of NYC DSA and is a leader in the Afrosocialist and Socialists of Color Caucus.
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An Interview With Jabari Brisport (Artforum, 10 June 2020)
State Senate Win Within Reach For Brooklyn Socialist Jabari Brisport (The Indypendent, 1 June 2020)

Zohran Mamdani for NY State Assembly, District 36
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Marcela Mitaynes for NY State Assembly, District 51
Marcela Mitaynes is a Peruvian immigrant and tenant organizer with Neighbors Helping Neighbors running for New York State Assembly District 51 in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. She first became involved with housing organizing after being evicted from her home of 30 years. Since then she has become an advocate for tenants and a leader in the fight against rezoning Industry City.
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Marcela Mitaynes, The Housing Candidate For AD51, Leads In Endorsements. (Bklyner, 7 May 2020)
Meet the Slate of Socialist Insurgents Running for Office in New York (Jacobin, 15 May 2020)

Phara Souffrant for NY State Assembly, District 57
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Adam Bojak for NY State Assembly, District 149
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Pennsylvania

Primary: June 2, 2020
General: November 3, 2020

Nikil Saval for State Senate, District 1
Nikil Saval is a writer and community organizer who defeated a longtime Democratic incumbent for state senate in Pennsylvania’s primary this spring. In 2018, Saval helped to create the organization Reclaim Philadelphia to help elect DSA members to the state house. He will bring yet another DSA voice to Harrisburg, calling for Medicare For All, a Green New Deal with a just transition, and equitable funding for schools across the commonwealth.
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The Literary Socialist Who Won Big in Philly (Probably) (GQ, 12 June 2020)
How ‘outsider’ Nikil Saval toppled a longtime state senator in Philly (The Philadelphia Inquirer, 13 June 2020)

Elizabeth Fiedler for State House, District 184 (Uncontested Primary)
Liz Fiedler was first endorsed by DSA in her 2018 race for the Pennsylvania State House and has been endorsed again in 2020 for her reelection bid. In her first term, Fiedler introduced a Fair Workweek bill to support the working people of Pennsylvania by helping to secure scheduling and normalize pay across the state as well as legislation to halt the practice of non-consensual, intrusive pelvic exams that can traumatize and harm medical patients.
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How Elizabeth Fiedler beat the odds and the establishment in the 184th (City & State Pennsylvania, 26 June 2018)

Rick Krajewski for State House, District 188
Rick Krajewski is a community and criminal justice organizer, artist, and educator who recently defeated a longtime Democratic incumbent for state house in West Philadelphia. Before his election, he worked as an organizer with the community organization Reclaim Philadelphia, where he helped to elect District Attorney Larry Krasner. As a state representative, Krajewski will bring a much-needed vision of justice and equity for communities of color to the Harrisburg state house.
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Rick Krajewski declares victory over incumbent James Roebuck in Pa. House’s 188th District primary (Philly Voice, 16 June 2020)

Washington

Primary: August 4, 2020
General: November 3, 2020

Rebecca Parson for US Congress, WA-06
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Below are Nationally endorsed DSA candidates that won in 2019:

California
Dean Preston for San Francisco Board of Supervisors, District 5
Jackie Goldberg for Los Angeles School Board

Illinois
Carlos RamirezRosa for Chicago Alderman, 35th Ward
Jeanette B. Taylor for Chicago Alderman, 20th Ward
Byron Sigcho Lopez for Chicago Alderman, 25th Ward
Rossana Rodriguez-Sanchez for Chicago Alderman, 33rd Ward

Massachusetts 
Jivan Sobrinho-Wheeler for Cambridge City Council, At-Large

Pennsylvania
Kendra Brooks for Philadelphia City Council At-Large

Virginia
Michael Payne for Charlottesville City Council, At-Large