Election Day 2022

Across the country, Vote Run Lead women from 31 states and the Virgin Islands, from New York to Rhode Island, Kansas to Colorado, to Georgia to Minnesota, were on the ballot. 

Of our 253 alumnae on the Nov 8 ballot:

💪🏻 105 women from the Vote Run Lead community will be sitting in statehouses in 23 states. YES!
💪🏽 100 were women of color. 
💪🏻 6 VRL alums headed to Congress.
💪🏿 131 (52%) were running as a challenger or non-incumbent.
💪🏼 68% won their races, a 74% win rate. 
💪🏽 73% of women of color won their races. 
💪🏿 70% of women running for state legislature won their office.


Featured Alumni

Lea Webb

NY State Senate SD52

Faith Winter

CO State Senate SD25

Ilhan Omar

US House of Reps MN-5

Karina Villa

IL State Senate SD25

Jenifer Rajkumar

NY State Assembly AD38

Esther Agbaje

MN House of Reps HD59B

Zaynab Mohamed

MN State Senate SD63

Mary Frances Clardy

MN House of Reps HD53A

Erin Maye Quade

MN State Senate SD56

Lisa Campbell

GA House of Reps HD35

Nicole Mitchell

MN State Senate SD47

Clare Oumou Verbeten

MN State Senate SD66

See Moua-Leske

Marshall City Council Ward 2

Nikema Williams

US House of Reps GA-05

Cori Bush

US House of Reps MO-01

Heather Keeler

MN House of Reps HD4A

Samantha Sencer-Mura

MN House of Reps HD63A

Alicia Kozlowski

MN House of Reps HD8B

Ruwa Romman

GA House of Reps HD97

Brittany Pettersen

US House of Reps CO-07

Lauren Underwood

US House of Reps IL-14

Patty Acomb, MN House of Reps HD45B
Esther Agbaje, MN House of Reps HD59B
Kate Agnew, Edina City Council
Debra Altschiller, NH State Senate SD24
Sue AnderBois, Providence, RI City Council, Ward 3
Kristin Bahner, MN House of Reps HD37B
Monique Baker McCormick, Wayne County Commission D6
Rosemary Bayer, MI State Senate SD13
Jamie Becker-Finn, MN House of Reps HD40B
Rebecca Bell-Metereau, TX Board of Education D5
Patty Bentley, GA House of Reps HD150
Rodneyse Bichotte Hermelyn, NY State Assembly AD42
Shannon Bird, CO House of Reps HD29
Liz Boldon, MN State Senate SD25
Mary Bradfield, CO House of Reps HD21
Monica Broncucia-Jordan, Adams County Chief Coroner
Sharon Brooks Green, School Board District 281
Samra Brouk, NY State Senate SD55
Rhonda Burnough, GA House of Reps HD77
Anita Burroughs, NH House of Representatives Carroll 2
Cori Bush, US House of Reps MO-01
Erin Byrnes, MI House of Reps HD15
Justine Caldwell, RI House of Reps HD30
Lisa Campbell, GA House of Reps HD35
Gerri Cannon, NH House of Reps HD Strafford 12
Park Cannon, GA House of Reps HD58
Doreen Carter, GA House of Reps HD93
Brenda Carter, MI House of Reps HD53
Monique Chandler-Waterman, NY State Assembly AD58
Mary Frances Clardy, MN House of Reps HD53A
Stephanie Clayton, KS House of Reps HD19
Kimberly-Ann Collins, MO House of Reps HD77
Sue Conley, WI State Assembly AD44
Natalie Copeland, School Board ISD742
Terri Cortvriend, RI House of Reps HD72
Catalina Cruz, NY State Assembly AD39
Brion Curran, MN House of Reps HD36B
Lisa Cutter, CO State Senate SD20
Lucy Dathan, CT House of Reps HD142
Jennifer Dejournett, Three Rivers Park District Commissioner D2
Laura Dias, IL House of Reps HD62
Andrea Duhon, Harris County Department of Education Precinct 2
Amy Enga, Rogers, MN City Council
Denise Ennett, AR House of Reps HD80
Elisabeth Epps, CO House of Reps HD6
Stacey Evans, GA House of Reps HD57
Kate Farrar, CT House of Reps HD20
Sandra Feist, MN House of Reps HD39B
Irene Fernando, Hennepin County Commissioner D2
Denise Garner, AR House of Reps HD20
Aniece Germain, Cranston, RI City Council, Ward 2
Lydia Glaize, GA House of Reps HD67
Aisha Gomez, MN House of Reps HD62A
Kristen Gonzalez, NY State Senate SD59
Jessica González-Rojas, NY State Assembly AD34
Gaby Grossman, NH House of Reps Rockingham 11
Victoria Gu, RI State Senate SD38
Cat Hadley, Ann Arbor Library Board
Cassandra Hainey, Pike Township Town Clerk
Liz Hanbidge, PA House of Reps HD61
Jessica Hanson, MN House of Reps HD55A
Annie Harala, St Louis County Commissioner D1
Hodan Hassan, MN House of Reps HD62B
Amanda Hemmingsen-Jaeger, MN House of Reps HD47A
Kaohly Her, MN House of Reps HD64A
Leslie Herod, CO House of Reps HD8
Kim Hicks, MN House of Reps HD25A
Beth Hippert, Lake County Soil and Water D3
Maura Hirschauer, IL House of Reps HD49
Athena Hollins, MN House of Reps HD66B
Heather Holmes, School Board Member ISD #531
Maria Horn, CT House of Reps HD64
Melissa Hortman, MN House of Reps HD34B
Anne Hughes, CT House of Reps HD135
Alicia Hyndman, NY State Assembly AD29
Keri Ingle, MO House of Reps HD35
Sara Innamorato, PA House of Reps HD21
Rachel James, Columbia Heights City Council at Large
Julie Jeppson, Anoka County Commissioner D6
Jennifer Jermaine, Maricopa County Justice
Courtney Johnson, Carver Mayor
Amy Johnson, Ashby Mayor
Meghan Kallman, RI State Senate SD15
Regina Lewis-Ward, GA House of Representatives HD115

Heather Keeler, MN House of Reps HD4A
Sheila Kiscaden, Olmsted County Commissioner D6
Teresa Kittridge, Itasca Hospital District Board Member (Marcell Township)
Ginny Klevorn, MN House of Reps HD42B
Alicia Kozlowski, MN House of Reps HD8B
Mary Kunesh, MN State Senate SD39
London Lamar, TN State Senate SD33
Valarie Lawson, RI State Senate SD14
Liz Lee, MN House of Reps HD67A
Grace Lee, NY State Assembly AD65
Tina Liebling, MN House of Reps HD24B
Mesha Mainor, GA House of Reps HD56
Amáda Márquez Simula, Columbia Heights Mayor
Joyce Mason, IL House of Reps HD61
Juli Mathew, Fort Bend County Court at Law No 3
Rebecca McClellan, CO State Board of Education District 6
Annie Mcdaniel, SC House of Reps HD41
Rebecca McWilliams, NH House of Reps Merrimack 30
Abigail Medina, San Bernardino Unified School District Board of Education
Dafna Michaelson Jenet, CO House of Reps HD32
Nicole Mitchell, MN State Senate SD47
Zaynab Mohamed, MN State Senate SD63
Angela Moore, GA House of Reps HD91
Yonelle Moore, Charles County Board of Education D4
See Moua-Leske, Marshall City Council Ward 2
Erin Murphy, MN State Senate SD64
Victoria Neave Criado, TX House of Reps HD107
Carla Nelson, MN State Senate SD24
Kari Niedfeldt-Thomas, New Brighton Mayor
Ember Oakley, WY House of Reps HD55
Liz Olson, MN House of Reps HD8A
Ilhan Omar, US House of Reps MN-5
Heidi Omerza, Ely Mayor
Clare Oumou Verbeten, MN State Senate SD66
Sandra Pappas, MN State Senate SD65
Elena Parent, GA State Senate SD42
Judith Pearson, Cook Hospital District Board Member (Beatty Township)
Shelley Peterson, Providence City Council Ward 14
Brittany Pettersen, US House of Reps CO-07
Susan Pha, MN State Senate SD38
Emma Pinter, Adams County Commission D3
Laurel Podulke-Smith, Olmsted County Commissioner D1
Lindsey Port, MN State Senate SD55
Dianne Primavera, CO Lieutenant Governor
Sherrie Pugh, Mound City Council
Kristi Pursell, MN House of Reps HD58A
Erin Maye Quade, MN State Senate SD56
Jenifer Rajkumar, NY State Assembly AD38
Jessica Ramos, NY State Senate SD13
Josie Raymond, KY House of Reps HD41
Heather Raymond, NH House of Reps Hillsborough 5
Lucy Rehm, MN House of Reps HD48B
Ann Rest, MN State Senate SD43
Liz Reyer, MN House of Reps HD52A
Ruth Richardson, MN House of Reps HD52B
Ruwa Romman, GA House of Reps HD97
Allison Russo, OH House of Reps HD7
Elise Ryan, Chanhassen Mayor
Lori Saroya, Blaine City Council Ward 1
Kim Schofield, GA House of Reps HD63
Melissa Shusterman, PA House of Reps HD157
Carletta Sims Brown, Richmond County Civil and Magistrate Court Judge
Kandie Smith, NC State Senate SD5
Tara Snyder, Aitkin County Recorder
Priscila Sousa, MA House of Representatives 6th Middlesex District
Audrey Thayer, Bemidji City Council at Large
Wendy Thomas, NH House of Reps Hillsborough 12
Brianna Titone, CO House of Reps HD27
Lauren Underwood, US House of Reps IL-14
Karina Villa, IL State Senate SD25
Julie von Haefen, NC House of Reps HD36
Toni Wallace, Fort Bend County Court at Law No 4
Lea Webb, NY State Senate SD52
Regina Weiss, MI House of Reps HD6
Bonnie Westlin, MN State Senate SD42
Jheanelle Wilkins, MD House of Delegates HD20
Jenny Willford, CO House of Reps HD34
Nikema Williams, US House of Reps GA-05
Faith Winter, CO State Senate SD25
Carrie Woerner, NY State Assembly AD113
Cheryl Youakim, MN House of Reps HD46B
Kayla Young, WV House of Delegates HD56
Dar’shun Kendrick, GA House of Representatives HD95

Khin Khin Gyi, Culver City Council
Nakita Hemingway, GA Commissioner of Agriculture
Naomi Hyman, MD State Senate SD37
Nancy Jost, MN House of Reps HD9A
Shoshanna Kelly, NH Executive Council D5
Janet Kitui, Edina City Council
Karen Lindberg Jefferson, Douglas County Clerk and Recorder
Karen MacLaughlin, Olmsted County Attorney
Anne Marcotte, Aitkin County Commissioner D5
Randi McCallian, US House of Reps MO-8
Cathy Albro, MI House of Reps HD104
Erika Bailey-Johnson, MN House of Reps HD2B
Edie Barrett, MN House of Reps HD12A
Lisa Beck, IN House of Reps HD19
Sally Boos, MN House of Reps HD6B
Aleta Borrud, MN State Senate SD24
Husniyah Bradley, Richfield City Council At Large
Michelle Brandt, SC House of Reps HD114
Chris Brazelton, MN State Senate SD29
Caitlin Cahill, MN House of Reps HD37A
Tami Calhoun, MN House of Reps HD14A
Jennifer Carpentier, MN House of Reps HD17A
Vangie Castro, Rochester City Council D3
Dorothy Coker, GA House of Reps HD 34
Amanda Cook, Guilford County Schools school board
Jackie Craig, MN State Senate SD57
Elise Diesslin, MN House of Reps HD20B
Alicia Donahue, MN State Senate SD54
Kari Dorry, MN State Senate SD12
Courtney Driver, GA House of Reps HD146
Carrie Duran, NH House of Reps Carroll 6
Montenia Edwards, GA House of Reps HD64
Lena Epstein, University of Michigan Board of Regents
Kate Falvey, MN State Senate SD19
Lana Feddema, Stearns County Commissioner D4
Tina Folch, MN House of Reps HD41B
Melinda Fountain, IN State Senate SD11
Kimberly Gane, MI State Senate SD20
Laura Gapske, WI State Assembly AD73

Jen McDonald, FL House of Reps HD65
Nancy McLean, MN State Senate SD33
Marilyn Miller, NY State Assembly AD32
Pam Myhra, MN State Senate SD55
Kim Nagy, MI State Senate SD31
Kathleen Newcomb, Broome County Sheriff
Bee Nguyen, GA Secretary of State
Willie Mae Oyogoa, GA House of Reps HD44
Francesca Pagan-Umar, Eden Prairie School Board
Laura Patch, Walnut Creek City Council
Kathy Pauly, Stephens County Commissioner D1
Ruby Powell-Dennis, TN State Senate SD31
Catherine Pozniak, Cobb County School District School Board D4
Erin Preese, MN House of Reps HD57B
Amanda Qualls, IN House of Reps HD49
Laura Quick, PA House of Reps AD102
Kindra Ramaker, Olmsted County Commissioner D4
Debbie Reed, GA House of Reps HD112
Pat Rhudy, GA House of Reps HD18
Julie Sandstede, MN House of Reps HD7A
Michelle Sawyer Mogé, NH House of Reps Rockingham 13
Erin Schultes, St Joseph County Commissioner D2
Jen Schultz, US House of Reps MN-08
Brenda Siegel, VT Governor
Tammy Siekmann, NH House of Representatives Rockingham 16
Sarah Slattery, NE State Senate SD2
Sara Spezzano, NY State Assembly AD133
Yanne Spry, Cook County Commissioner D1
Susie Strom, MN House of Reps HD36A
Chenoa Summers, AR State Senate SD20
Heather Swiger, OH State Senate SD19
Carolyn Treadway, MN House of Reps HD19A
Nathalie Tshioko Nkashama, Worthington City Council Ward 2
Hanna Valento, MN House of Reps HD33A
Allyssa Victory Villanueva, Oakland Mayor
Kelly Westlund, WI State Senate SD25
Laura Gapske, WI State Assembly AD73
Bonnie Wright, NH House of Representatives Rockingham 25