Flip Congress: 2018 BRAT-PAC Candidates for Congress

Mike Espy served as Assistant State Attorney General from 1984 to 1985, until he was elected as a Democrat to the 100th Congress in 1986 from Mississippi's 2nd congressional district. Just 20 days after taking office for his fourth term, Espy resigned after being confirmed by the Senate to serve as Secretary of Agriculture from.


Lucia “Lucy” McBath is a mother, wife, businesswoman and activist for social justice. After a 30-year career with Delta Air Lines, her second career is focused on reform that will make our communities safer and better for every American of every background. Lucy’s passion for public service was awakened by her family’s tragedy in 2012. She is the mother of Jordan Davis, who was shot and killed at a gas station in Jacksonville, Fla. that year by a man objecting to the music he was playing in his car. (lucyforcongress.com)

Joe Neguse is an attorney, civic leader, and public servant who has spent his career fighting to expand opportunities for families across our state. He has lived in the 2nd Congressional District for the last 15 years, and was honored to represent the people of the district as an elected member of CU’s Board of Regents. (joeneguseforcongress.com)

Ayanna Pressley was first elected to the Boston City Council in November 2009. After being sworn in on January 4, 2010 she became the first woman of color to serve in the 100-year history of the Boston City Council. (ayannapressley.com)

Steven Horsford is a proven champion for Nevada’s working families who was the United States Representative for Nevada's 4th congressional district from 2013 to 2015. Horsford previously served in the Nevada Senate, representing the 4th Senate District from 2005 to 2012. He was the first African-American to serve as Majority Leader of the Nevada House of Representatives and was the first African American to represent Nevada in Congress.


Jahana Hayes, recipient of the 2016 National Teacher of the Year Award, currently serves as the Talent and Professional Development Supervisor for Waterbury Public Schools. (jahanahayes.com)

Colin Allred is a civil rights attorney and Dallas native who is running to represent Texas’ 32nd District. Diploma in hand and prepared to attend law school after college, he deferred his acceptance to the University of California Berkeley School of Law when he signed with the Tennessee Titans as an undrafted free agent. Colin played the better part of five seasons in the NFL before sustaining a career-ending neck injury that opened the door for him to fulfill his dream of studying law and applying his legal training to help others. (colinallred.com)

Lauren Underwood is a registered nurse and Democrat from Naperville who is running for Congress to represent Illinois’s 14th District. Lauren has also served under President Obama as a Senior Advisor at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). (underwoodforcongress.com) 

Linda Coleman is a proven leader who has been an effective voice for North Carolina. She served as Chair of the Wake County Board of Commissioners, was elected three times to the North Carolina House of Representatives and served as the Director of the Office of State Personnel from 2009 to 2012. (lindacolemanforcongress.com)

Since making Colorado her home, Stephany Rose Spaulding has taken an active role in the community. In 2010, she accepted a position at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, where she is a tenured Associate Professor of Women’s and Ethnic Studies. Feeling the call to teach within her faith community also led her to become a licensed minister, which eventually led to her ordination and appointment as Senior Pastor at Ebenezer Baptist Church of Colorado Springs.


Lavangelene (Vangie) Aereka Williams – a long-time resident of King George, Va. – is a strategic planner, mother and professional problem solver. Vangie is a proven leader with a work ethic that is recognized throughout her professional networks, community and volunteer efforts. Her career in high-level project management includes working in aerospace, construction, defense contracting, government operations, IT and national security.


Runoff Primary: July 24, 2018

D.D. Adams is running for the 5th Congressional District seat, in NC. DD has served as Council Member for the North Ward of Winston-Salem since 2009, and is currently serving as Vice Chair of the Finance Committee and the Community Development/Housing/General Government Committee. (ddadamsforcongress.com)

In 2006, Antonio Delgado released his first and only album, called Painfully Free. Delgado, a Rhodes scholar and Harvard Law grad, would later leave music for a legal career. (delgadoforcongress.com)

Jeramey Anderson when elected to the Mississippi state house in 2013, was the youngest ever African-American candidate to be elected to any legislature in the United States. Jeramey is currently serving as the Mississippi State Representative for District 110 as well as House Minority Secretary for the Democratic Caucus. (jerameyformississippi.com)

Adrienne Bell is a second grade school teacher with Houston ISD, the largest school district in Texas. She has served as a Deputy Field Director with Battleground Texas, and on the Houston staff for the Obama 2012 election campaign.  (bell2018.com)

DuWayne Gregory was inspired to serve his country and community at a young age, enlisting in the United States Army and rising to the rank of 1st Lieutenant where he served with distinction before returning to Long Island. Following his work as a community advocate, DuWayne was first elected to the Suffolk County Legislature in 2008 where he currently serves as the Presiding Officer.

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