All Next Up Victory Fund Endorsees, Past and Present

The Next Up Victory Fund supports young candidates who reflect the progressive movement and will be champions of our values for years to come. Below see all Next Up candidates since the launch of the initiative in July 2017.

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Logan Heley, 2017
Overland Park, KS City Council


Marpheen Chann, 2017
Portland, ME City Council District 5

Ben Chin, 2017
Mayor of Lewiston, ME


Adriane B. Musgrave, 2017
Cambridge, MA City Council

Nadya Okamoto, 2017
Cambridge, MA City Council

Sumbul Siddiqui, 2017
Cambridge, MA City Council

Vatsady Sivongxay, 2017
Cambridge, MA City Council


Erin Byrnes, 2017
Dearborn, MI City Council

Garlin Gilchrist, 2017
Detroit, MI City Clerk

Brian Jackson, 2017
Lansing City, MI Council

Peter Spadafore, 2017
Lansing, MI City Council

Aaron Stephens, 2017
East Lansing, MI City Council

Maria Taylor, 2017
Farmington, MI City Council

Coleman Young II, 2017
Mayor of Detroit, MI


Melvin Carter, 2017
Mayor of Saint Paul, MN

Patrick Martin, 2017
Bloomington, MN City Council

Jillia Pessenda, 2017
Minneapolis, MN City Council

New Jersey

Harrison Burke, 2017
Hillsborough, NJ Township

Christine Lui Chen
NJ State Senate District 23
Bio | Donate

Balvir Singh, 2017
Burlington County, NJ Freeholder


Bee Nguyen
, 2017
State Representative, District 89

Sachin Varghese, 2017
State Representative, District 89


Andrew Gillum
, 2017

New York

Ronnie Cho, 2017
New York City Council District 2

Carlina Rivera, 2017
New York City Council District 2

Corey Johnson, 2017
New York City Council District 3

Marjorie Velazquez, 2017
New York City Council District 13

Amanda Farias, 2017
New York City Council District 18

Dylan Schwartz, 2017
New York City Council District 51

North Carolina

Dimple Ajmera, 2017
Charlotte, NC City Council At Large

Zainab Baloch, 2017
Raleigh, NC City Council
At Large

Clark Covolo, 2017
Rocky Mount, NC City Council
Ward 6

Irving Allen, 2017
Greensboro, NC City Council

Levon Barnes, 2017
Durham, NC City Council
Ward 2

Calvin Deutschbein, 2017
Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools
Board of Education

Pierce Freelon, 2017
Durham, NC Mayor

Uriah Ward, 2017
Greenville, NC City Council
District 3

Olivia Scott , 2017
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools
Board of Education District 3


Aryeh Alex
Franklin Township, OH Trustee
Website | Volunteer | Donate

Tamaya Dennard
Cincinnati, OH City Council
Bio | Volunteer | Donate

Daniel Gordon
Bowling Green, OH City Council

Megan Kilgore
Columbus, OH City Auditor
Bio | Volunteer | Donate

Chris Seelbach
Cincinnati, OH City Councilmember
Bio | Contact | Donate


Mark Barbee
Mayor of Bridgeport, PA

Chuck Black
Williamsport, PA Area School Board
Facebook | Donate

Rod Irish
Washington, PA Township
Facebook | Email

Beth Jacksier
Bridgeport, PA City Council
Ward 1

Liz Kishbaugh
Mifflin County, PA Register
and Recorder
Facebook | Email | Donate

Jenna Ott
North Penn, PA School Board
Bio | Volunteer | Donate

Heather Ward
Tredyffrin/Easttown, PA
School Board Region 3
Facebook | Email | Donate


Justin Fairfax
, 2017
Lieutenant Governor

Stephanie Morales, 2017
Commonwealth’s Attorney of Portsmouth

Jennifer Carroll Foy
, 2017
State Representative, District 2

Chris Hurst
, 2017
State Representative, District 12

Danica Roem
, 2017
State Representative, District 13

Kelly Fowler
, 2017
State Representative, District 21

Joshua Cole
, 2017
State Representative, District 28

Donte Tanner
, 2017
State Representative, District 40

Kathy Tran
, 2017
State Representative, District 42

Lee Carter
, 2017
State Representative, District 50

Jamaal Johnston
, 2017
State Representative, District 60

Karrie Delaney
, 2017
State Representative, District 67

Jay Jones
, 2017
State Representative, District 89

Schuyler VanValkenburg
, 2017
State Representative, District 72