Our Team

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The Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee is the sole organization dedicated to electing Democrats to statehouses.

The Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee

Since 2016, the DLCC and state partners have built eight 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. 

We’re not taking any of our majorities for granted in 2022, and we will work hard to defend them while simultaneously mounting aggressive challenges in multiple Republican-controlled chambers. This work is vital to protecting the Democratic path to the U.S. House, the U.S. Senate, and the presidency. 

Our three-pronged strategy will help us protect our majorities, mount a competitive challenge to winnable GOP-held majorities, and build strategic power for future cycles.

See our Path to the Majority strategy!

Leadership
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President

Jessica Post

Leading the national strategy to elect more state Democrats and win legislative majorities.

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Executive Director

Heather Williams

Directing the day to day operations
of DLCC.

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 Vice Chair

Toni Atkins

Senate President pro Tempore, California

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DLCC Secretary

Jim Ananich

Senate Minority Leader, Michigan

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DLCC Treasurer

Ron Kouchi

Senate President, Hawaii

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DLCC Finance Chair

Brian Egolf

Speaker of the House, New Mexico

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DLCC Finance Council Program Chair

Valerie Longhurst

House Majority Leader, Delaware

Complete Board of Directors

Janet Bewley

Senate Democratic Leader, Wisconsin

Dan Blue

Senate Minority Leader, North Carolina

Jonathan Carroll

Representative, Illinois

Janet Cruz

Senator, Florida

Manka Dhingra

Senate Deputy Majority Leader, Washington

Ryan Fecteau

Speaker of the House, Maine

Eileen Filler-Corn

Representative, Virginia

Joe Fitzgibbon

Representative, 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

Brittany Pettersen

Senator, Colorado

Todd Prichard

Representative, Iowa

Anthony Rendon

Speaker of the Assembly, California

Donna Soucy

Senate Democratic Leader, New Hampshire

Kerry Tipper

Representative, Colorado

Barbara Smith Warner

Representative, Oregon

Steve Yeager

Speaker Pro Tempore, 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

Cindy Axne

Congresswoman, Iowa

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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