Friends of New Leaders Council

New Leaders Council is grateful to have the support of hundreds of progressive elected and former elected officials across the country. Since NLC's founding, progressive elected officials have lended their support to our chapters and mission. Meet these officials and hear from some of them below. 

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Former Secretary Castro delivers a welcome message at the NLC National Leadership Retreat in Washington:

Michigan State Representative Stephanie Chang discusses the importance of progressive millennial leadership with NLC leaders in Detroit:

NLC appreciates the support of these leaders: 

 

Stacey Abrams, State Representative (GA)
Joseph Abruzzo, State Senator (FL)
Steve Adler, Mayor of Austin (TX)
Justin Alfond, State Senator (ME)
Lucille Roybal Allard, US Congresswoman (CA)
Nat Anderson, Mayor Willingboro (NJ)
Dorcey Applyrs, City of Albany Councilmember (NY)
John Arena, Alderman City of Chicago (IL)
Dave Aronberg, State Attorney (FL)
Brad Ashford, US Congressman (NE)
Loranne Ausley, State Representative (FL)

Samba Baldeh, Alderman City of Madison (WI)
David Bander, Councilmember Plainsboro (NJ)
Mandela Barnes, State Representative (WI)
Karen Bass, US Congresswoman (CA)
Megan Barry, Mayor of Nashville (TN)
Joyce Beatty, US Congresswoman (OH)
Chaz Beasley, State Representative (NC)
Bryce Bennett, State Representative (MT)
Daniel Benson, Assembly Member (NJ)
Ami Bera, US Congresswoman (CA)
March Berman, California State Assembly (CA)
Diego Bernal, State Representative (TX)
Shiva Bidar-Sieloff, Alderman City of Madison (WI)
Daniel Biss, State Senator(IL)
Michael Blake, Assembly Member (NY)
Christopher Blount, 36th District Judge (MI)
Mike Bonin, Los Angeles City Councilmember
Cory Booker, US Senator (NJ)
Keisha Lance Bottoms, Atlanta City Councilwoman (GA)
Nate Boulton, State Senator (IA)
Brendan Boyle, US Congressman (PA)
Oscar Braynon, State Senator (NY)
Gale Brewer, Manhattan Borough President
Julia Brownley, US Congresswoman (CA)
Susan Bucher, Palm Beach County Supervisor of Elections (FL)
David Buchwald, Assembly Member (NY)
Bob Buckhorn, Mayor of Tampa Bay (FL)
Dwight Bullard, State Senator (FL)
Steve Bullock, Governor (MT)
Cheri Busto, US Congresswoman
Al Butkovitz, City Controller, City of Philadelphia (PA)

Ian Cain, City Councilor, City of Quincy (MA)
Tommy Calvert, County Commissioner (TX)
Sandra Cano, Pawtucket City Councilmember (RI)
Steve Capier, City of Cohoes Councilmember (NY)
Zeph Capo, Board Member, Community College System (TX)
Tony Cardenas, US Congressman (CA)
Michael Carey, State Representative (ME)
Erica Lee Carter, Board Member, County Education Department
Gregorio Casar, Austin City Council (TX)
Raquel Castenda-Lopez, Detroit City Council Member (MI)
Lorranie Chang, Learning Community Council, City of Learning (NE)
Stephanie Chang, State Representative (MI)
Maurice Cheeks, Alderman City of Madison (WI)
David Chiu, Board of Supervisors City of San Francisco (CA)
Judy Chu, US Congresswoman (CA)
David Cicilline, US Congressman (RI)
Jeff Clemens, State Senator (FL)
Bonnie Watson Coleman, US Congresswoman (NJ)
Danielle Conrad, State Senator (NE)
Costa Constantinides, City Council of New York City (NY)
Stevon Cook, San Francisco School Board(CA)
Jim Cooper, US Congressman (TN)
David Crowley, State Representative (WI)
Laurie Cumbo, City of New York City (NY)

Hardie Davis, Mayor of Augusta (GA)
Diana DeGette, US Congresswoman (CO)
Andre Dickens, Atlanta City Councilman (GA)
Ben Diamond, State Representative (FL)
Patrick Diegnan, State Senator (NJ)
Debbie Dingell, US Congresswoman (MI)
James Diossa, Mayor, Central Falls (RI)
Judy Doesschate, City of Albany Councilmember (NY)
Lloyd Doggett, US Congressman (TX)
Kim Dudik, State Representative (MT)
Crisanta Duran, State Representative (CO)
Jenni Dye, Dane County Supervisor (WI)
Buddy Dyer, Mayor of Orlando (FL)

Sarah Eckhardt, County Judge (TX)
John Bel Edwards, Governor (LA)
James Eldridge, State Senator (MA)
Bruce Elfant, Tax Assessor-Collector & Voter Registrar (TX)
Rodney Ellis, State Senator (TX)
Jorge Elorza, Mayor of Providence (RI)
Courtney English, Atlanta Board of Education, Chairwoman (GA)
Anna Eshoo, US Congresswoman (CA)
Sara Eskrich, Alderman City of Madison (WI)
Marcus Evans, State Representative (IL)

Patricia Fahy, New York Assembly member (NY)
Julissa Ferreras, New York City Council Member (NY)
Pete Festersen, Omaha City Council (NE)
Greg Fischer, Mayor of Louisville (KY)
Rich Fitzgerald, Allegheny County Executive
Kim Foxx, State Attorney (IL)
Lois Frankel, US Congresswoman (FL)
Michael Frerichs, State Treasurer (IL)
Steven Fulop, Mayor of Jersey City (NJ)
Dan Futrell, Somerville School Committee (MA)

Tulsi Gabbard, US Congresswoman (HI)
Bridget Gainer, Cook County Commissioner (IL)
Kalen Gallagher, Campbell Union School District (CA)
Eric Garcetti, Mayor of Los Angeles (CA)
Sylvia Garcia, State Senator (TX)
Daniel Garodnick, City Council of New York City (NY)
Bonner Gaylord, Raleigh City Council (NC)
Eric Genrich, State Representative (WI)
Kirsten Gillibrand, US Senator (NY)
Daniel Gilman, Pittsburgh City Council Member (PA)
Andrew Gillum, Mayor of Tallahassee (FL)
Cedric Glover, State Representative (LA)
Leah Golby, City of Albany Councilmember (NY)
Shirley Gonzalez, City Councilwoman (TX)
Nelly Gorbea, Secretary of State (RI)
Bob Gordon, State Senator (NJ)
Sergio Granados, New Jersey Freeholder (NJ)
Derek Green, City Controller, City of Philadelphia (PA)
Gene Green, US Congressman (TX)
Lou Greenwald, Assembly Majority Leader (NJ)

Kwanza Hall, Atlanta City Councilman (GA)
Michael Hancock, Mayor of Denver (CO)
Bradley Harper, Palm Beach County Court Judge (FL)
Kristen Hawkins, District Court Judge (TX)
Scott Hazelrigg, Westside Public School Board (NE)
Heidi Heitkamp, US Senator (ND)
Ana Hernandez, State Representative (TX)
Robert Hertzberg, State Senate (CA)
Chris Higgins, Albany County Legislature (NY)
Ellie Hill, State Representative (MT)
Jim Himes, US Congressman (CT)
John Hink, Portland City Councilmember (ME)
Jeff Hmara, Royal Palm Beach City Council Member (FL)
Darvis Holley, Willingboro Township Council Member (NJ)
Brad Holyman, State Senator (NY)
Sara Howard, State Senator (NE)
Toi Hutchinson, State Senator (IL)
Scott Holcomb, State Representative (GA)
Steny Hoyer, US Congressman (MD)

Dorothy Jacks, Palm Beach County Property Appraiser (FL)
Sheila Jackson-Lee, US Congresswoman(TX)
Letitia James, Public Advocate of New York City (NY)
Ted James, State Representative (LA)
Mia Jasey, Assembly Member (NJ)
Hakeem Jeffries, US Congressman (NY)
Chris Jerram, Omaha City Council (NE)
Eddie Bernice Johnson, US Congresswoman (TX)
Gordon Johnson, Assembly Member (NJ)
Kenyatta Johnson, City Councilman, Philadelphia (PA)
LaTonya Johnson, State Representative
Patricia Egan Jones, Assembly Member, (NJ)
Ryan Jones, Council Member South River (NJ)
Shervin Jones, State Representative(FL)

Tim Kaine, US Senator (VA)
Ash Kaira, State Assembly member (CA)
Ben Kallos, City Council of New York City (NY)
Jay Kaufman, State Representative (MA)
Robin Kelly, US Congresswoman (IL)
Joe Kennedy, US Congressman (MA)
Jim Kenney, Mayor Philadelphia
Tim Kiefer, Dane County Supervisor (WI)
Rick Krisman, Mayor of St. Petersburg (FL)
Liz Krueger, State Senator (NY)
Ann McLane Kuster, US Congresswoman (NH)

Joe Lagana, Assembly Member (NJ)
Pamela Rosen Lampitt, Assembly Member (NJ)
Chris Larson, State Senator (WI)
Brenda Lawrence, US Congresswoman (MI)
Mitch Landrieu, Mayor of New Orleans (LA)
Brad Lander, City Council of New York City (NY)
Jim Langevin, US Congressman (RI)
Daylin Leach, State Senator (PA)
Patrick Leahy, Papio-Missouri River NRD Director, Sub-district 7 (NE)
Walt Leger III, State Representative (LA)
Eric Lesser, State Senator (MA)
Cathleen Lewis, Council Member Lawrence (NJ)
Mark Levine, City Council of New York City (NY)
Nina Liang, City Councilor (MA)
Nita Lowey, US Congressman (NY)

Fiona Ma, California Board of Equalization (CA)
Seth Magaziner, State Treasurer (RI)
Carolyn Maloney, US Congresswoman (NY)
Sean Patrick Maloney, US Congressman (NY)
Doris Matsui, US Congresswoman
Morgan McGarvey, State Senate (KY)
Amanda McGill, State Senator (NE)
John McKeon, Assembly Member (NJ)
Melissa McKinlay, Palm Beach County Commissioner (FL)
Andrew McLead, State Representative (ME)
Cris Medina, City Councilman (TX)
Heath Mello, State Senator (NE)
Jose Mendez, State Senator (TX)
Robert Menendez, US Senator (NJ)
Grace Meng, US Congresswoman (NY)
Vernon Miller, Omaha Nation School Board (NE)
Ina Minjarez, State Representative (TX)
Ceasar Mitchell, Atlanta City Councilman (President) (GA)
Bill Moen, Freeholder Camden County (NJ)
David Moon, Maryland State Delegate
Gwen Moore, US Congresswoman (WI)
Adam Morfeld, State Senator (NE)
Seth Moulton, US Congressman (MA)
Raj Mukherji, Assembly Member (NJ)
Patty Murray, US Senator (WA)

Jerry Nadler, US Congressman (NY)
Shayla Nealy, Union City Councilmember (GA)
Elanie Nekritz, State Representative (IL)
Bill Nelson, US Senator (FL)
Richard Nguyen, Campbell Union School District (CA)
Ron Nirenberg, City Councilman (TX)
Donald Norcross, US Congressman (NJ)
Jeremy Nordquist, State Senator (NE)

Nan Orrock, State Senator (GA)
Candance Osbourne, Council Member Jersey City (NJ)

Frank Pallone, US Congressman (NJ)
Louis Di Paolo, Councilmember Dumont (NJ)
Bill Pascrell, US Congressman (NJ)
Joe Parisi, Dane County Executive (WI)
Darius Patillo, District Attorney of Henry County (GA)
Donald Payne, Jr., US Congressman (NJ)
Nancy Pelosi, US Congresswoman & Minority Leader(CA)
Karen Carter Peterson, State Senator (LA)
Mark Pocan, US Congressman (WI)
Jared Polis, US Congressman (CO)
Ayanna Pressley, Boston City Councilor (MA)
Vincent Prieto, Assembly Speaker

Gina Raimondo, Governor (RI)
Anibal Ramos, Council Member of Newark (NJ)
Jane Raybound, Lincolin City Council, City of Lincolin (NE)
Kasim Reed, Mayor of Atlanta (GA)
Antonio Reynoso, City Council of New York City (NY)
Kathleen Rice, US Congresswoman (NY)
Ron Rice, State Senator (NJ)
Cedric Richmond, US Congressman (LA)
Daniel Riemer, State Representative (WI)
Gustavo Rivera, State Senator (NY)
Joel Rivera, City Council of New York City (NY)
Dr. Debra Robinson, Palm Beach County School Board Member(FL)
Carlos Rosa, Alderman City of Chicago (IL)
Ydanis Rodriguez, City Council of New York City (NY)
Jacque Roy, Mayor of Alexandria (LA)
Nily Rozic, Assembly Member (NY)
Diane Russell, State Representative (ME)
Paula Ryan, West Palm Beach City Commissioner (FL)
Tim Ryan, US Congressman (OH)

Rey Saldana, City Councilwoman (TX)
Jess Santamaria, Palm Beach County Commissioner (FL)
Melissa Sargent, State Representative (WI)
Libby Schaaf, Mayor of Oakland
Gary Schaer, Assembly Member (NJ)
Brian Schatz, US Senator (HI)
Jack Schnirman, Long Beach City Manager (NY)
Rebecca Seawright, Assembly Member (NY)
Luis Sepulveda, Assembly Member (NY)
Katrina Shankland, State Representative (WI)
Sean Shaw, State Representative (FL)
Kathy Sheehan, Mayor of Albany (NY)
Brian Sims, State Representative (PA)
Krysten Sinema, US Congressman (AZ)
Troy Singleton, Assembly Member (NJ)
Louise Slaughter, US Congressman (NY)
Marque Snow, Omaha Public School Board (NE)
Jackie Speier, US Congresswoman (CA)
Mark Spreitzer, State Representative (WI)
Daniel Squadron, State Senator (NY)
Darrell Steinberg, Mayor of Sacramento (CA)
Ashley Stempell, Greenfield City Councilor (MA)
Sarah Steward, Council Member Ewing (NJ)
Mike Suarez, Tampa City Council (FL)
Kurt Summers, City of Chicago Treasurer (IL)
Shavonda Sumter, Assembly Member (NJ)
Anne Sung, Houston Independent School District Board of Trustees (TX)
Eric Swalwell, US Congressman (CA)

Mark Takano, US Congressman (CA)
Chris Taylor, State Representative (WI)
Dina Titus, US Congressman (NV)
Ritchie Torres, City Council of New York City (NY)
Igor Tregub, Berkeley Rent Board (CA)
Niki Tsongas, US Congresswoman (MA)

Valerie Vaineri, Assembly Member (NJ)
Tony Vargas, State Assembly Member (NE)
Elena Vasquez, Pawtucket School Committee (RI)
Rebecca Viagran, City Councilwoman (TX)
Austin Vowels, Henderson City Commission (KY)

Katherine Waldron, Port of Palm Beach Commissioner (FL)
Armando Walle, State Representative (TX)
Andrew Warren, State’s Attorney (FL)
Alan Warrick II, City Councilman (TX)
Alonzo Washington, Maryland State Delegate
Loretta Weinberg, State Senator (NJ)
Matt Westmoreland, Atlanta Board of Education (GA)
Sheldon Whitehouse, US Senator (RI)

Jeff Yarbro, State Senator (TN)
Greg Young, Fulton County Board of Supervisors (NY)
Haley Young, Dane County Supervisor (WI)

Steve Zimmer, LAUSD School Board President (CA)