2018 Statewide Candidates

One of the most critical resources to a campaign is money. In our most recent election cycle, the average winning U.S. House candidate spent about $1.5 million, while the average winning statewide candidate spent about $10.5 million.

Please show your support for our statewide candidates!

State Senator Kwame Raoul has served the people of the 13th Legislative District since November 6, 2004. As a prosecutor, Raoul represented the interest of abused and neglected children and victims of crime. Later, in his private practice, he zealously represented many low-income clients in a variety of areas including civil rights, education, employment and public benefits. (

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In 2008, Rob Richardson was asked by Ohio Governor Ted Strickland to serve on the Board of Trustees at the University of Cincinnati, his alma mater. Over the next nine years Rob helped UC grow to the second largest university in Ohio, where he eventually became Chair of the Board. Currently, Rob is a marketing construction representative while also serving “Of counsel” with the law firm Branstetter, Stranch & Jennings, where he specializes in securities litigation. (

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Janice Laws is an experienced and accomplished Insurance Broker with 15 years in the Insurance industry. She is an Insurance advocate for the citizens of Georgia, out of her lifelong commitment that people have a quality of life they love. (

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Deidre DeJear has dedicated her career to community and small business development. She began her own small business, Caleo Enterprises, which provides entrepreneurs affordable marketing tools and business strategies. As the sole-founder, Deidre’s work has impacted over 150 small businesses and nonprofit organizations. Deidre also developed and implemented the Financial Capability Network, a collaborative that targets low to moderate income individuals and families. (

Anastasia Pittman has been a classroom educator for over 10 years. In 2006, she was elected to the House of Representatives, and in 2014, elected to the State Senate. (

Juliana Stratton is the State Representative for the 5th District of Illinois. She brings law enforcement and our communities together as the Director of the Center for Public Safety and Justice at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Stratton has been a fierce advocate for Illinois children as founding board member of the Chicago Children’s Advocacy Center.

In 2012, Aaron Ford was elected to serve District 11 in the Nevada State Senate. In 2015, he was elected Minority Leader for the Senate Democrats. After leading the effort to reclaim control of the State Senate during the 2016 election, Aaron became Majority Leader. (

Otha Thornton, a native of Elberton, Georgia, and a resident of Richmond Hill, Georgia is an Eagle Scout, a Morehouse graduate, a retired U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel, a veteran of two White House administrations, and the former president of the National PTA (2013-2015). (

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