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The Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee is the official party committee dedicated to electing Democrats to statehouses.

The Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee

Since 2016, the DLCC and state partners have built twelve new majorities and flipped seats from red to blue across the country – paving the way for progress. State legislatures pass the policies that most affect Americans’ day-to-day lives, and flipping chambers from red to blue has an outsized impact on governing and public policy.

Taking back power at the local level.

The DLCC recruits, trains, and supports local Democrats running for their state legislatures. We provide our candidates with the resources, field support, and data necessary to run smart, winning campaigns. By gaining a foothold in state legislatures, Democrats can engage supporters across the country and prepare for victories in statewide and national elections.

We’re powered by more than 200,000 supporters from all 50 states. Over 98% of our contributions come from grassroots donors (giving an average of $29), who fuel thousands of local Democratic candidates across the country.

Building up Democratic majorities in the states is more important than ever. With right-wing radicals proliferating state legislatures across the country and redistricting happening this year, our democracy is on the line. We’re counting on our supporters to get educated, involved, and take action in their communities.

Our Mission

We’re fighting to elect local Democrats, retake statehouses, and end right-wing gerrymandering across the country.

Our Strategy

Our democracy can no longer afford for state legislative politics to take a backseat in America’s political consciousness. State legislatures aren’t just two or four-year plays. To advance the Democratic agenda, we have to strategically plan for the decade.

We don’t take any of our majorities for granted and will continue working to defend them while simultaneously mounting aggressive challenges in vulnerable Republican-controlled chambers. Our work is vital to protecting the Democratic path to the U.S. House and the presidency. 

Help us build the power to protect our communities from extremist MAGA assaults by making a donation or signing up to take action today.

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Interim President

Heather Williams

Directing the day to day operations
of DLCC.

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Senior Advisor and President Emerita

Jessica Post

A leader in the national strategy to elect more state Democrats and win legislative majorities.

Board of Directors

The DLCC is governed by a board of distinguished Democratic state legislative leaders who represent the interests of our statehouse candidates nationally. Our chair, New York Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins, works with the board to oversee our efforts and ensure that state legislative leaders and partner organizations are engaged with DLCC’s work in chambers across the country.

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DLCC Chair

Andrea Stewart-Cousins

Senate Majority Leader, New York

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DLCC Secretary

Donna Soucy

Senate Democratic Leader, New Hampshire

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DLCC Treasurer

Ron Kouchi

Senate President, Hawaii

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DLCC Finance Chair

Joe Fitzgibbon

House Majority Leader, Washington

Complete Board of Directors

Dan Blue

Senate Minority Leader, North Carolina

Jonathan Carroll

Representative, Illinois

Manka Dhingra

Senate Deputy Majority Leader, Washington

Louis Greenwald

Assembly Majority Leader, New Jersey

Melissa Hortman

Speaker of the House, Minnesota

Vincent Hughes

Senator, Pennsylvania

Adrienne Jones

Speaker of the House, Maryland

David Linsky

Representative, Massachusetts

Javier Martínez

Speaker of the House, New Mexico

Sarah McBride

Senator, Delaware

Cyndi Munson

House Democratic Leader, Oklahoma

Anthony Rendon

Assembly Speaker Emeritus, California

Joe Tate

Speaker of the House, Michigan

Steve Yeager

Speaker of the Assembly, Nevada

Federal Advisory Council

The DLCC’s Federal Advisory Council (FAC) convenes federal Democratic lawmakers to focus on building power locally in state legislatures. 

The FAC aids the DLCC in: 

  • Amplifying the work of Democratic state legislatures
  • Building a strong partnership with lawmakers up and down the ballot
  • Guiding the DLCC as it builds out strategy for the midterms and future election cycles
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Federal Advisory Council Member

Brendan Boyle

Congressman, Pennsylvania

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Federal Advisory Council Member

Dwight Evans

Congressman, Pennsylvania

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Federal Advisory Council Member

Steven Horsford

Congressman, Nevada

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Federal Advisory Council Member

Derek Kilmer

Congressman, Washington

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Federal Advisory Council Member

Grace Meng

Congresswoman, New York

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Federal Advisory Council Member

Katie Porter

Congresswoman, California

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Federal Advisory Council Member

Norma Torres

Congresswoman, California