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Elected Leaders from the NLC Community

In 2016, 32 of 40 NLC candidates who ran for public office won. Since Election Day, several other NLC alumni were appointed to public office. And, nearly 700 NLC alumni are planning to run for public office before 2020. NLC Community Action is proud to showcase the members of community who are elected leaders.

NLC Community Action Initiative does not endorse or support a specific candidate for office, rather showcases the NLC community who choose to pursue public office.


David Allard for Rhode Island State Senate

NLC Rhode Island 2014 Fellow David Allard is running for Rhode Island State Senate! Connect with his campaign: www.david-allard.com.
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Loranne Ausley for Florida State House

Loranne Ausley is the founding Advisory Board Chair for NLC’s Tallahassee Chapter and is running for the Florida State House in the 9th District. Loranne worked in the administrations of...
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Chaz Beasley for North Carolina State House

Chaz Beasley was a 2014 NLC-North Carolina Fellow and is currently running for the North Carolina State House in the 92nd District. He graduated with his bachelor’s from Harvard and...
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Marc Berman for California State Assembly

Marc Berman co-founded the NLC’s Silicon Valley Chapter and is currently running for the California State Assembly in the 24th District. A graduate of Georgetown University, Marc has worked in...
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Nate Boulton for Iowa State Senate

Nate Boulton was a 2011 NLC-Des Moines Fellow and is currently running for the Iowa State Senate in the 16th District. Nate graduated with his bachelor’s from Simpson College and...
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Sandra Cano for Pawtucket City Council

Sandra Cano was a 2014 NLC-Rhode Island Fellow and is currently running for an at-large seat on the Pawtucket City Council. She obtained her bachelor's from Bryant University and her...
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Letitia Clark for Tustin City Council

Letitia Clark was a 2012 NLC-Louisiana Fellow and is currently seeking a seat on the Tustin City Council. Letitia is a third generation resident of Orange County and has returned...
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Stevon Cook for San Francisco School Board

Stevon Cook was a 2013 NLC-San Francisco Fellow and is currently running to be a Commissioner on the San Francisco Board of Education. A graduate of Williams College, Stevon has...
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Ben Diamond for Florida State House

Ben Diamond was a founding member of the NLC’s Tampa Bay Chapter and is currently running for the Florida State House in the 68th District. Ben is a lifelong Florida...
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Dan Futrell for Somerville School Committee

Dan Futrell was a 2011 NLC-Boston Fellow and is currently running for reelection to the Somerville School Committee. Dan graduated from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government after serving in...
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Kalen Gallagher for Campbell Union High School District

Kalen Gallagher is a co-founder and the former Chapter Director of the NLC’s Silicon Valley Chapter and is currently running for reelection to the Campbell Union High School District in...
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Elvin Garcia for New York City Council

Elvin Garcia is a lifelong resident of the Bronx, growing up on the corner of Rosedale Avenue and 174th Street and is a product of NYC Public Schools. As the...
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Matt Haney for San Francisco School Board

Matt Haney was a 2009 NLC-San Francisco Fellow and is currently running for reelection to the San Francisco Board of Education where he serves as President of the Board. A...
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Kristen Hawkins for Texas District Court Judge

Kristen was a founding Executive Committee member of NLC-Houston and Co-Communications Director for the Houston Chapter. She is currently running to be a District Court Judge in Texas’ 11th District....
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Ash Kalra for California State Assembly

Ash Kalra is on the Advisory Board of the NLC’s Silicon Valley Chapter and is currently running for the California State Assembly in the 27th District. Ash earned his bachelor’s...
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Patrick Leahy for Papio-Missouri River Natural Resources District Board

Patrick Leahy was a 2015 NLC-Omaha Fellow and is currently running for reelection to the Papio-Missouri NRD Board. Patrick is a native Omahan who graduated with his bachelor’s degree from...
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Nick Melvoin for Los Angeles Unified School District Board of Education

Nick Melvoin was a 2015 NLC-Los Angeles Fellow and is currently running for a seat on the Los Angeles Unified School District Board of Education. Nick earned his bachelor’s from...
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Richard Nguyen for Campbell Union School District

Richard Nguyen was a 2013 NLC Silicon Valley member and currently serves on that chapter's advisory board. He is currently running for reelection to the Campbell Union School Board which...
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Sean Shaw for Florida State House

Sean Shaw was a founding member of the NLC’s Tampa Bay Chapter and is currently running for the Florida State House in the 61st District. Sean graduated with a bachelor’s...
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Matt Shorraw for Mayor of Monessen, PA

Matthew “Matt” Shorraw, a 25 year old, 6th generation Monessenite is announcing that he will seek the Democratic nomination for Mayor in the upcoming primary election.  Matt has been involved in community...
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Rep. Ellie Hill Smith for Montana State House

Ellie Hill Smith is a co-founder of the NLC’s Montana Chapter and currently serves on the Chapter’s Advisory Board. She is currently running for re-election to the Montana State House...
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Igor Tregub for Berkeley Rent Board

Igor Tregub was a 2009 NLC-Los Angeles Fellow and has served as a Member of the Board for the NLC’s San Francisco and Oakland Chapters. Igor is currently running for...
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Tony Vargas for Nebraska State Legislature

Tony Vargas was a founding board member of the NLC’s Omaha Chapter and is the current Recruitment Co-Chair. Tony is running for the Nebraska State Legislature in the 7th District....
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Elena Vasquez for Pawtucket School Commission

Elena Vasquez was a 2016 NLC Rhode Island Fellow and is currently running for a seat on the Pawtucket School Committee. Elena graduate from Brown University with her B.A. and...
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Austin Vowels for Henderson, KY City Council

Austin Vowels was a 2013 NLC-Kentucky Fellow and served as the Recruitment Chair for the NLC’s Kentucky Chapter. He is currently running for a seat on the Henderson City Commission....
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Andrew Warren for Hillsborough State Attorney

Andrew Warren was a 2015 NLC-Tampa Fellow and is currently running for HIllsborough State Attorney. Andrew graduated with his bachelor’s from Brandeis University, spent a year at the London School...
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