Candidates

Assemblymember Buffy Wicks holds her daughter in the California Assembly Gallery during the legislative session
Assemblymember Buffy Wicks holds her daughter in the California Assembly Gallery during the legislative session
Congresswoman Haley Stevens and Congressman Colin Allred, elected co-presidents of the historic freshman class of the 116th Congress
Congresswoman Haley Stevens and Congressman Colin Allred, elected co-presidents of the historic freshman class of the 116th Congress
Assemblymember Michael Blake running for Public Advocate of New York City
Assemblymember Michael Blake running for Public Advocate of New York City

We’re Running!

“All we need are decent, honest, hard-working people who are accountable and who have America’s best interests at heart. And they’ll step up and they’ll join our government, and they will make things better if they have support.” – President Obama

It is thrilling to see so many from this community seek to contribute by running for office, just as Barack Obama did more than 20 years ago. Recognizing that we share a set of values and experiences but not necessarily all of the same views, the Alumni Association sees our role as spreading awareness of alumni candidates, not endorsing them. 

Support or learn about any of the candidates below by clicking on their website. If you are an alum running for office, let us know! Click here to be included on this list.  And make sure to check out our Resources to Run.

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Subramanyam

Virginia Suhas Subramanyam

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Office:

Virginia State Delegate-elect, District 87

Election Date:

11/2/2021

Alumni Experience:

Policy Advisor - White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (2015-2016)

Tenorio

Guam Joshua Tenorio

Office:

Guam Lieutenant Governor

Election Date:

11/8/2022

Alumni Experience:

Guam Campaign Director - Obama for America (2008)

Terrell

North Carolina Andrew "Andy" Terrell

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Office:

Running for Congress (NC-2)

Election Date:

11/03/2020

Alumni Experience:

White House National Economic Council - The Office of the President (2012-2013), Field Organizer - Obama for America (2008)

Tlaib

Michigan Rashida Tlaib

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Office:

Member of Congress (MI-13), Running for Re-election

Election Date:

11/3/2020

Alumni Experience:

Muslim and Arab Community Outreach Coordinator for Michigan - Obama for America (2008)

Underwood

Illinois Lauren Underwood

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Office:

Member of Congress (IL-14), Running for Re-election

Election Date:

11/3/2020

Alumni Experience:

Senior Advisor to the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response – U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (2016-2017), Special Assistant to the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response – U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (2014-2016)

Washington

Arkansas Tony Washington

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Office:

Jefferson County, Arkansas Tax Collector

Alumni Experience:

Political Director for Arkansas, Obama for America (2008)