Anna Throne-Holst was the 2016 Democratic nominee for the U.S. House of Representatives for New York's 1st Congressional District, but lost in the general election. Throne-Holst has a master's degree in public administration and international affairs. She co-founded the Hayground School and was the director of the Bridgehampton Child Care Center. She also previously worked at the U.N. Department of Peacekeeping. In 2007, Throne-Holst was elected to the Southampton (New York) Town Board and in 2009, she was elected as town supervisor. She chose not to run for re-election in […]
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Mai Khanh Tran was a 2018 candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives, losing in the primary. 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.
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, […]