“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.
California Buffy WicksVisit Website
California State Assemblymember, District 15, Running for Re-election
National Director of Operation Vote - Obama for America (2011-2012), Deputy Director - White House Office of Public Engagement (2009-2010), State Director - Obama for America (2007-2008)
Virginia Beau WrightVisit Website
Lynchburg, Virginia City Councilmember, Running for Re-election
Senior Deputy Director of White House Operations and Director for Finance - White House Operations (2015), Associate Director for Finance - White House Operations (2014), Staff Assistant - Office of the White House Counsel (2013), Staff Assistant - White House Operations (2012), White House Advance Associate - Office of the Vice President (2012), White House Intern - Office of Intergovernmental Affairs (2011)