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Columbus School Board Director

As the daughter of an immigrant Father and Mother who grew up in East Los Angeles, my Mexican parents instilled in me the importance of family, the value of hard work, the necessity of completing my education,  and then giving back to my community.  

Darly is a Haitian-American who is married with three children. She is the recording secretary of NCNW and co-Founder of Families 2 Families Relief.  She plans to run for the Board of Education and win.

State Representative for the 57th Assembly District and Candidate for State Senate (19th SD)

Penny Bernard Schaber has lived in the Fox Valley for more than 28 years. She has been married to her husband Dale for over 22 years. They both enjoy gardening and working or hiking on the Ice Age Trail. Together they finished hiking the whole Ice Age Trail in 2005.

Penny has been a physical therapist for 32 years, working in hospitals, nursing homes, pubic schools and in private practice.

Candidate for Maine State House Representative, District 39

Kelly Bickmore is currently working as the Operations Director for a national healthcare speciality company. She is a clinical social worker with over 20 years of experience working in a variety of mental health settings. Kelly is an active volunteer in her community and has served as a school board director for over 10 years. Kelly has continued to support her small family business of construction and farming. She is a lifelong Mainer. Kelly lives in Newburgh with her children, Mathias and Claire, and a large group of cats, dogs, and horses.

Candidate for Maine State House Representative, District 17

Dauna Binder is a Democratic candidate for the Maine House of Representatives (District 17). A retired teacher, Ms. Binder is a lifelong advocate for Maine's children with a progressive agenda: pro-choice and pro-marriage equality.

Candidate for Maine State House Representative, District 83

Pamela works at Family Violence Project as the Legal Specialist.  She is also a Professor at University of Maine with the Justice Studies Department and with the Behavioral/Human Services Department at Kennebec Valley Community College.  She has an extensive academic and professional legal background, with a concentration in domestic violence and has been certified as an expert in domestic violence by the Texas School of Law.  Academics include: Assoc. Criminal Justice, B.S. Criminal Psychology, Juris Doctor in Law, Studies in Divinity/Seminary, and is currently in the dissertation phase of her Ph D. Program in Criminal Psychology.  Her professional background consists of positions held in law enforcement as a Domestic Violence Police Officer, a Special Agent with the Maine Judicial Branch, Guardian ad Litem in Child Protective Cases, and Assistant District Attorney in the office of the Domestic Violence Prosecutor.

Candidate for House District 30, Albuquerque

It is my intention to be a citizen legislator, not a career politician; I wish to bring a fresh voice of an average citizen to the roundhouse.

A native of Santa Barbara, California; Claudia has lived in the Bay Area for the past 13 years.  In 2001, she graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with a double bachelor’s degree in Legal Studies and Social Welfare.  As a Berkeley student, Claudia was actively involved in a number of student organizations focused on increasing the recruitment and retention of Latino students to the UC Berkeley campus. 

Bernalillo County Chair; Candidate for Re-election
Candidate for House District 38, Silver City

Guadalupe Esperanza Cano is a native of Silver City, New Mexico. The granddaughter of a local Union leader, and the daughter of two local activists, she learned at a young age to be a voice for the people. Her interest in politics began with her high school student council, and she has been an active member of the Democratic party since she was eligible to vote twelve years ago. Her campaign experience involves working for candidates from local city council, all the way to President during the Obama campaign, but her passion is for state-level politics.

Candidate for Shively City Council

Beverly is currently the Region Two Director of the Jefferson County Teachers Association as well as a Exceptional Child Education (ECE) Teacher at Stuart Middle School. 

Candidate for Nevada State Board of Education

Dr. Nyeisha DeWitt is the proud parent of three children who attend public schools in Oakland. She an active member of the Alameda County Democratic Central Committee, Oakland Unified School District’s Truancy Task Force, Effective Teachers for Oakland Task Force, Measure Y Oversight Committee and she is the chair of the Measure A Citizens Oversight Committee.  Working toward the goal of increasing jobs for Oakland residents and enhancing outcomes for young people, in her spare time, she serves as a member of a number of community-based committees.

Attorney, Candidate for State Senate

Mara Dolan (Concord) is an attorney with a social work background, who has worked in the District, Juvenile, Probate and Family Courts. Mara was elected to the Massachusetts Democratic State Committee in 2008, and currently serves on the Policy Committee. She is Chair of the Concord Democratic Town Committee and on the Board of Directors of CCTV, the local access cable station, where she was recently awarded Producer of the Year.

Dane County Supervisor District 33
Former State Legislature, District 25, Candidate for Re-election

A proud Arizonan for 40 years, Pat and her family moved to Sierra Vista in 1969 where she began to make personal and professional ties in the community.  In 1981, she began working as an Army Department civilian at Fort Huachuca.  She then learned how to manage complex government resources during her career with the Army as a budget analyst and a manpower allocations analyst.  In August 2005, Pat retired with more than 24 years of service to the Army.

Candidate for Albuquerque City Council District 7

Diane is a volunteer ombudsman for the state of New Mexico in the department of Aging and Long Term Services.  Her proudest achievement has been helping her very independent mother successfully transition to a caring nursing home...

Candidate for House District 68, West Side of Albuquerque

I was born on the island of Jamaica in the Caribbean where I lived until young adulthood when I left to get married to a former university classmate from another island. After several years of life as a peripatetic diplomatic spouse and mother of two shuttling back and forth between South America, the Caribbean and the United States, I started over and returned to teaching. 

Candidate for Kentucky State House of Representatives District 61

Wanda Crupper Hammons resides in Dry Ridge, Kentucky and has been married for 32 years and has two sons, Brian and Craig three grandsons.  Wanda is the daughter of former State Representative Clay Crupper, now Mayor of the City of Dry Ridge.  Growing up her family was very involved in politics, campaign, fundraisers and taking care of the folks in the community.  She recently ran her first public office campaign during the General Election 2010, as a candidate for Magistrate of the 2nd District - Grant County.

Candidate for Maine State Representatives District 55

I am a Personal Support Specialist working with a quadreplegic in her home with Alpha One. I started my caregiving career as a Homemaker with Home Care for Maine back in 2003.
When I lost my other job, I moved up by taking the PSS course and started doing personal care for elders and those with disabilities in their homes. I left Home Care for Maine in February of 2009 and started working through Alpha One in March.

Candidate for State Senate, District 25

Dana Bushee Hernandez has a proven track record as a voice and advocate for those who need it the most. She believes that in order for our citizens to feel invested in their communities, they need to feel as though their voices are not forgotten. Dana knows that if we invest in our education system, protect our natural resources, and hold our government accountable to care for ALL people, Maine will continue to be the state we love. 

Candidate for Clark County School Board, District E

Zakeisha is a former Clark County teacher of eight years and is currently running for Clark County School Board District E. 

Alicia Kae Herries has been a registered Democrat for over 20 years. A resident of Petaluma since 2005, Alicia serves as a Planning Commissioner to the City of Petaluma and Alternate on the Pedestrian and Bicycle Advisory Committee. In 2010, she was appointed to the Sonoma County Commission on the Status of Women, and in June 2011 assumed the position of Officer at Large. Since August, Alicia has served as an Alternate to the 2nd District on the Sonoma County Democratic Central Committee.

Dane County Supervisor District 1

Suki Kott is a lifelong activist and participant in Democratic endeavors at the local and national levels. She has worked on Democratic campaigns since before she was old enough to vote when, in 1986, she worked on Harry Reid's first campaign for US Senate. Since then she has continued to volunteer on many Democratic campaigns, primarily at the local level.

Sara Lamnin manages the Hayward Community Action Network (CAN), bringing together individuals who are homeless, government officials, and members of the faith, business, and social service communities to develop sustainable solutions. In so doing, Hayward CAN will improve the quality of life for long-term Hayward residents and businesses.

Candidate for House District 20, Albuquerque

Cornelia went to The University of New Mexico School of Medicine and is the current President at Democratic Women of Bernalillo County. She is currently running for for New Mexico State Senate for District 20.

A small business owner and educator, only Stacey Lawson has created the kind of high-wage, middle-class jobs that makes a great candidate. A student of public schools who became a chemical engineer and then went on to graduate from the Harvard Business School, Lawson has started small businesses, run major departments inside large companies, and created hundreds of jobs.

Candidate for Arizona State House of Representatives, LD-6

This is me on my way to Denver, August, 2008.  I had been chosen as a Delegate for Obama and was on my way to the Convention, to cast my vote for Barack Obama – who would be declared our Presidential Candidate the following week.  Very exciting!

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