WASHINGTON – The Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee is announcing four new additions to its board of directors: New Mexico Speaker Javier Martínez, Delaware Senator Sarah McBride, Oklahoma House Democratic Leader Cyndi Munson, and Michigan Speaker Joe Tate. Fresh off a 2022 midterm election year in which the DLCC and state Democrats flipped four chambers, leading to the party in power not losing a single chamber for the first time since at least 1934, the committee’s new board of directors is ready to help expand the map and implement its Path to the Majority strategy heading into the 2023-24 cycle.
“I’m honored to welcome Speaker Martínez, Senator McBride, Leader Munson, and Speaker Tate to the DLCC board as we continue to build Democratic power in 2023 and beyond,” said interim DLCC President Heather Williams. “Their experience electing Democrats and fighting for progress in their communities will be an enormous asset heading into this next cycle in which our democracy and fundamental freedoms are on the ballot. These leaders understand firsthand the crucial role state Democrats play in protecting abortion access, cutting costs, and preserving our democracy against the GOP’s never-ending attacks on our most sacred institutions.”
You can find the DLCC’s entire board of directors here.
New Mexico Speaker of the House Javier Martínez
- Speaker Javier Martínez is an attorney, activist, and nonprofit leader serving as a member of the New Mexico House of Representatives in the 11th District. Elected to serve as speaker in January 2023, Speaker Martinez previously served as House Majority Floor Leader from 2021-2023.
Delaware Senator Sarah McBride
- Senator Sarah McBride was first elected to represent Delaware’s 1st Senate District in November 2020, making her the nation’s first openly transgender state senator. Senator McBride has been involved in community advocacy for most of her life, including working for former Governor Jack Markell and the late Attorney General Beau Biden.
Oklahoma House Democratic Leader Cyndi Munson
- House Minority Leader Cyndi Munson has represented District 85 (Oklahoma City) in the Oklahoma House since 2015. Leader Munson is the first Asian-American woman to be elected to the Oklahoma Legislature and was elected by her colleagues to serve as minority leader in 2022. She was just re-elected as leader and will serve until 2026.
Michigan Speaker of the House Joe Tate
- Speaker Joe Tate is serving his third term in the Michigan House. Currently, he represents the 10th House District, covering Detroit’s northeast side. Speaker Tate is Michigan’s first Black speaker of the House. He is holding the gavel and setting House priorities in a legislative term in which Democrats have the majority for the first time in over a decade.
The DLCC is the official Democratic Party committee dedicated to winning America’s state legislatures. Last year, the DLCC defied the odds by not losing any state legislative majorities, flipping four key chambers, and creating four new Democratic trifectas – the best midterm year for the party in power since at least 1934. State legislatures are the building blocks of our democracy and pass the policies that have the biggest impact on Americans’ day-to-day lives.