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2020 Presidential Candidates
age 49, New Jersey
Served as Newark mayor from 2006 - 2013 where he doubled affordable housing, majorly reduced the city’s debt and focused on improving education.
In 2013, won race for US Senator replacing the late Frank Lautenberg.
Worked across the aisle in 2018 to support the First Step Act to reform the criminal justice system.
Pro-choice, supports affirmative action, single payer healthcare, the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, and fights for tougher sanctions on Iran.
age 37, Indiana
During two terms as mayor of South Bend, Indiana, earned praise for his redevelopment of the city, improved pedestrian life in South Bend while making the city more bike friendly.
In 2014, served 7 months in Afghanistan as a naval officer and still serves in the Naval Reserve.
Made history, he is the first openly gay candidate to run for President.
Platform supports: Medicare single payer, gun reform, and Green New Deal.
age 44, Texas
Elected mayor of San Antonio in 2009 and served until 2014.
Delivered the keynote address at the Democratic Convention in 2012 for President Obama
Appointed to Housing and Urban Development in the Obama administration, where his work included stabilizing the housing market, providing disaster relief and strengthening the Fair Housing Act.
Major platform planks included Medicare-for-All, universal pre-K, and a Pathway to Citizenship for undocumented immigrants.
age 37, Hawaii
Currently serving 4th term from Hawaii’s 2nd Congressional District.
Served in a medic unit in Iraq from 2004-2005. Deployed to Kuwait in 2008-2009.
Well known for not supporting use US military in nation building exercises.
Pro-choice, supports Medicare-for-all, banning assault weapons, and labeling of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs).
age 52, New York
In 2006, beat 3-term incumbent in 20th Congressional District in upstate NY campaigning as a conservative Democrat.
Appointed as the US Senator from NY in 2009, following Hillary Clinton’s appointment as Secretary of State. She has won 2 full terms since then.
Outspoken for military reform in dealing with sexual assault.
Major campaign themes include: paid family leave, federal jobs guarantee, and replacement of the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).
age 54, California
Worked on sentencing reform for first-time offenders as District Attorney of San Francisco and Attorney General of California.
In 2016, ran for US Senate and won, replacing long-time Senator Barbara Boxer.
As Senator, supports Medicare-for-All, legalization of marijuana, sanctuary cities, and the Dream Act.
When she announced her candidacy for President, she pledged the largest middle class tax cut in a generation, while raising taxes on corporations and the wealthiest Americans.
age 68, Washington
In two different stints as member of the US House, he opened Washington apples to the Japanese markets and provided expertise on high tech issues and combating climate change.
As governor of Washington (elected in 2012 and 2016), he passed an estate tax and do away with the death penalty.
Being the national chair for the Democratic Governor’s Association in 2018, he oversaw a net of 7 democratic governorships across the nation.
Climate change action is his biggest issue, claiming it will lead to a stronger economy, insure the country’s national defense and help with some of the country’s social problems.
age 58, Minnesota
Instrumental in Minnesota state legislature passing law mandating a 48-hour stay in hospital for woman who has given birth; later signed by President Clinton into federal law.
After serving as an attorney for Hennepin County, ran for US Senate in 2006 and has won three terms.
Known as being one of most productive members of Congress, supporting the most bills that were ultimately signed into law as of late 2016.
Supports a pathway to universal healthcare, redoing tax code, rejoining the Paris Agreement on climate, and protection for Dreamers.
age 77, Vermont
In college, organizer for the Congress of Racial Equality and the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee fighting for civil rights in the 60s.
Served as mayor of Burlington, VT, in the 1980s where he focused on revitalizing downtown and fighting unjust cable rate hikes for citizens.
Served in US House of Representatives from 1990 to 2005, went on to to serve 3 terms as US Senator from Vermont, and finished 2nd in the 2016 Democratic Presidential Primary.
Major platform issues include: pro-labor rights, reversing economic inequality, universal health care, paid family leave, tuition-free college and reduced military spending.
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