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.

Candidate Filters

Roberts

Colorado Dylan Roberts

Visit Website

Office:

Colorado State Senator, District 5

Alumni Experience:

Deputy Field Director for Colorado - Obama for America (2012), Field Organizer for Colorado - Obama for America (2008)

Rydin

Colorado Gretchen Rydin

Visit Website

Office:

Running for State Representative - HD38

General Election Date:

11/05/2024

Primary Election Date:

6/25/2024

Alumni Experience:

Research Associate, Obama for America (2008)

Schiller

Ohio Jill Schiller

Visit Website

Office:

Treasurer for Hamilton County, Ohio

Alumni Experience:

Special Projects Manager - President's Management Advisory Board (2010-2011), Special Assistant - White House Office of Management and Budget (2009-2010)

Slotkin

Michigan Elissa Slotkin

Visit Website

Office:

Member of Congress (MI-8), Running for US Senate (D-MI)

General Election Date:

11/5/2024

Primary Election Date:

8/6/2024

Alumni Experience:

Acting Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs - U.S. Department of Defense (2012-2017)

Stevens

Michigan Haley Stevens

Visit Website

Office:

Member of Congress (MI-11), Running for Re-election

General Election Date:

11/5/2024

Primary Election Date:

8/6/2024

Alumni Experience:

Advisor for U.S. Economic Development Administration - U.S. Department of Commerce (2011-2012), Chief of Staff for U.S. Auto Rescue Taskforce - U.S. Department of the Treasury (2009-2011), Senate Confirmations and Cabinet Designees - Obama Transition Team (2008-2009), Chicago Briefing Director to Vice Presidential Nominee Biden - Obama for America (2008)

Subramanyam

Virginia Suhas Subramanyam

Visit Website

Office:

Virginia State Delegate, District 87, Running for Congress

General Election Date:

11/5/2024

Primary Election Date:

6/18/2024

Alumni Experience:

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