Mai Khanh Tran
Mai Khanh Tran is a pediatrician running to represent California’s 39th district in the United States House of Representatives in the 2018 election. She lost in the primaries. Tran was born in Vietnam, but moved to Oregon and later California to escape the wars there. She earned a Bachelor of Science from Harvard and her Doctor of Medicine from Dartmouth Medical School. She has been a pediatrician for 25 years in Orange County, where she currently resides.
Caryn Tyson was a candidate to represent Kansas’ 2nd Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives in the 2018 election. Tyson was born in Parker, Kansas, on February 15, 1963. She earned two Bachelor of Science degrees (mathematics and computer science) from Kansas State University before completing a Master of Science in engineering management from the University of Kansas. Before her time in the public sphere, she worked in the IT field for over 24 years, including space shuttle support for NASA. Tyson began her political career in 2010 […]
Lupe Valdez served as sheriff of Dallas County, Texas, from 2005 to 2017. She ran unsuccessfully for governor of Texas in 2018. Valdez was born in San Antonio, Texas, on October 11, 1947. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in business administration from Southern Nazarene University and her Master of Arts in criminology and criminal justice from University of Texas at Arlington. She was an officer in the United States Army, where she attained the rank of captain. Her law enforcement career began as a jailer at a county jail […]
Monica Vernon is a former member of the Cedar Rapids City Council and former mayor pro tempore of Cedar Rapids, Iowa. She was a candidate for U.S. Congress for Iowa's 1st congressional district in the 2016 election, but lost to the incumbent in the general election. In March 2017, she announced her candidacy for mayor of Cedar Rapids. Vernon was born October 19, 1957. She received a B.A. in journalism with a business emphasis from the University of Iowa in 1980 and her M.B.A. from the Tippie College of Business […]
Krish Vignarajah was a Democratic candidate for governor of Maryland in 2018. Vignarajah was born in Sri Lanka on September 16, 1979. She was raised and currently resides in Gaithersburg, Maryland. She received her B.S., M.S. and J.D. from Yale University. as well as an MA in philosophy from Oxford University. After school, Vignarajah started her career at a law firm before moving to the public sector. Before running for governor, Vignarajah worked as the senior advisor for the United States Department of State and as policy director for Michelle […]
Kim Weaver was a candidate for U.S. Congress for Iowa's 4th congressional district in the 2016 election, but lost to incumbent Rep. Steve King in the general election. In March 2017, she announced that she will challenge King again in 2018. Weaver was born in Des Moines, Iowa. She received her bachelor's degree in communications from Iowa State University. Weaver started her career as direct care provider at Village Northwest in Sheldon, Iowa. From 1996 to 2007, she was a targeted Medicaid case manager with the Iowa Department of Human […]
Monica Wehby was the 2014 Republican nominee for the U.S. Senate in Oregon. She lost in the general election to incumbent Senator Jeff Merkley. Wehby was born in 1962 in Nashville, Tennessee. She earned a B.S. in microbiology and a B.A. in psychology from the University of Notre Dame, and graduated from Baylor College of Medicine. At Baylor, she served as student body president, senior class president and chair of the medical student section of the Texas Medical Association. After completing a neurosurgery residency and a fellowship in pediatric neurosurgery, […]