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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Haney

California Matt Haney

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Office:

California State Assembly member, District 17

Alumni Experience:

Youth Vote Director for New Mexico - Obama for America (2008), Field Organizer for Texas - Obama for America (2008), Director - Stanford Students for Obama (2008)

Hauschild

Minnesota Grant Hauschild

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Office:

Minnesota State Senator, Running for Re-election

Alumni Experience:

Western Virginia Regional GOTV Director - Obama for America (2012); Confidential Assistant - USDA Rural Development Agency for the Rural Business & Cooperative Services Division (2011-2014)

Maryland Ashwani Jain

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Office:

Congress - U.S. House of Representatives - MD06

General Election Date:

11/05/2024

Primary Election Date:

05/14/2024

Alumni Experience:

2008 Campaign - Field Organizer 2008-2012 OFA - Maryland Student Director 2012 Campaign - Regional Field Director White House - Office of Presidential Personnel Staff HUD - Deputy White House Liaison HHS - Associate Director of External Affairs VP Biden - Director of Outreach for the Cancer Moonshot

Khanna

California Ro Khanna

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Office:

Member of Congress (CA-17)

Alumni Experience:

Deputy Assistant Secretary - U.S. Department of Commerce (2009-2011)

Kim

New Jersey Andy Kim

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Office:

Member of Congress (NJ-3), Running for Senate (D-NJ)

General Election Date:

11/5/2024

Alumni Experience:

Director for Iraq - White House National Security Council (2013-2015), Iraq Country Director, Policy - Office of the Secretary of Defense (2013), Strategic Adviser to Commanding Generals David Petraeus and John Allen in Afghanistan - Department of Defense (2011), Iraq Foreign Affairs Officer - Department of State (2009-2011)

Klein

Ohio Zach Klein

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Office:

Columbus, Ohio City Attorney

Alumni Experience:

Deputy Director of Management and Administration - Office of the Vice President (2009)