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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Cavell

Massachusetts Dave Cavell

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Office:

Running for Congress (MA-04)

General Election Date:

11/3/2020

Primary Election Date:

9/1/2020

Alumni Experience:

Speechwriter - The White House (2015-2017)

Chatterji

North Carolina Ronnie Chatterji

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Office:

Running for North Carolina State Treasurer

General Election Date:

11/3/2020

Alumni Experience:

Senior Economist - White House Council of Economic Advisors (2010-2011)

Cho

Washington Sam Cho

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Office:

Port Commissioner of Seattle, Washington

Alumni Experience:

Special Assistant to the Deputy Administrator - US General Services Administration (2015)

Corson

Kansas Ethan Corson

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Office:

Running for Kansas State Senate, District 7

General Election Date:

11/3/2020

Primary Election Date:

8/4/2020

Alumni Experience:

Chief of Staff, International Trade Administration - Department of Commerce (2016-2017); Director, Office of the Executive Secretariat - Department of Commerce (2015-2016); Deputy Voter Protection Director for Wisconsin - Obama For America (2012)

Covert

Michigan Ryan Covert

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Office:

New Baltimore, Michigan City Councilmember

General Election Date:

11/2/2021

Alumni Experience:

Field Organizer for Michigan - Obama for America (2012)

Cyr

Massachusetts Julian Cyr

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Office:

Massachusetts State Senator, Running for Re-election

General Election Date:

11/3/2020

Alumni Experience:

Regional Field Organizer for Massachusetts - Obama for America (2012), White House Council on Environmental Quality Intern - Office of the President (2009)