Stephanie Carlisle was a Republican candidate for governor of Nevada in 2018, losing in the primary. She also ran in the 2016 election for the U.S. House, losing in the primary. Carlisle was born in Las Vegas, Nevada. She earned an associate’s degree in health care Administration from the University of Phoenix and a B.A. in organizational leadership management from Fort Hayes State University. During this time, she also had careers in modeling, business and banking until she began her political career.
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Sue Bell Cobb was a Democratic candidate for governor of Alabama in 2018, losing in the primary. Cobb was born in Kentucky in 1956, but moved to Alabama, where she was raised, when she was very young. She started her college career at Asbury College in Wilmore, but finished her degree at the University of Alabama, earning a Bachelor of Arts in biology and then a law degree. Cobb began her political career as the district judge of Conecuh County in 1981. She was then elected to the Alabama Court […]
Linda Coleman was the 2018 Democratic nominee for the U.S. House of Representatives for North Carolina's 2nd congressional district, losing to incumbent George Holding. Coleman was born on July 12, 1949, in Greenville, North Carolina. She earned a Bachelor of Arts from North Carolina A&T State University and later a Master's of Public Administration from the University of Pittsburgh. Coleman began her professional career as a teacher. She then was a Wake County commissioner for four years, and worked as human resources management director at the state's Departments of Agriculture […]
Erin Cruz was a 2018 Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate for California, losing in the primary. Cruz was born in Modjeska, California, where she also grew up. She began her professional career in the private sector in 1999, but left this to obtain a Bachelor of Arts in human resource specialist at the University of California, San Diego. After graduation in 2008, Cruz began her career as a political activist, promoting organizations like the House Rabbit Society and promoting her own personal brand. She published her book, Revolution America, […]
Melissa Davis was a 2018 Democratic candidate who sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 7th Congressional District of Georgia. She lost in the primaries. Davis earned a Bachelor of Arts from University of South Carolina, a Master of Business Administration from the University of North Georgia, and a Master of Public Administration from the University of North Texas. She is currently the financial manager for Atlanta, Georgia.
Colleen Deacon was the 2016 Democratic nominee for the U.S. House of Representatives from New York's 24th District, but lost in the general election. Deacon was born and raised in Syracuse, New York, and graduated from Syracuse University with a degree in English. She worked six years as the press secretary for Syracuse Mayor Matt Driscoll before joining Senator Kirsten Gillibrand's office as regional director for Central New York for another six years.
Kara H. Eastman was the 2018 Democratic nominee for the U.S. House of Representatives for Nebraska's 2nd Congressional District, losing to incumbent Don Bacon. Eastman was born on November 6, 1971. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Pitzer College and a Master of Social Work degree from Loyola University Chicago. She has worked with various nonprofit organizations, and in 2006, she started the Omaha Healthy Kids Alliance, a nonprofit organization that focuses on lead poisoning prevention.
Lena Epstein was a 2018 candidate for the House in Michigan’s 11th District, but lost in the primaries. Epstein was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in economics from Harvard University and a Master of Business Administration in general management from the University Of Michigan Stephen M. Ross School of Business. She is co-owner of her family's business, Vesco Oil Corporation.
Chele Farley was the 2018 Republican nominee for the U.S. Senate for New York, losing to incumbent Kirsten Gillibrand in the general election. Farley received a Bachelor of Science degree in industrial engineering from Stanford University. After college, Farley worked in the financial services industry in New York, working at UBS Capital and Goldman Sachs before joining Mistral Capital International. She has served as New York City finance chair for the New York State Republican Party.
Cathryn Caroline Fayard was a 2016 Democratic candidate for the U.S. Senate for Louisiana. Fayard was born in 1978. She received a bachelor's degree from Dartmouth College in 2000 and a Juris Doctor from the University of Michigan Law School at Ann Arbor in 2005. She served as a congressional page in high school, and interned in the White House under President Bill Clinton while a college undergraduate. Between college and law school, she worked for Goldman Sachs in New York, witnessing the second plane hitting the World Trade Center […]