Jo Ann Hardesty, OR-City Council-Portland

Top issues: Access, Housing, Police Accountability, Climate Justice, Transportation Previous Elected Office: Oregon House of Representatives, District 19 Profession: Policy Advocate Experience: Senior Policy Advisor, Bev Stein; Oregon State Legislator to President of the Portland NAACP Education: AA, Baltimore City...

Dr. Linda R Wilson, NC-Greensboro City Council At-Large

Top issues: Public Safety, Economic Development, Affordable Housing Profession: Healthcare Administrator Work Experience: Executive Director, Student Health Center, NCA&T State University; Interim Director of Alumni Affairs, NCA&T State University; Nursing Supervisor, L. Richardson Memorial Hospital Education: MA, Guidance and Counseling;...

Danica Royster, VA-Norfolk City Council-7

Top Issues: Public Safety, Community Engagement, Economic Development, Public Health Profession: Wealth Consultant and Junior Partner, First Genesis of Virginia, LLC Education: BA, Business Management, Old Dominion University

Carmalitha Gumbs, GA-South Fulton City Council-2

Top Issues: Public Safety & Accountability, Fiscal Responsibility & Transparency, Strategic Economic Development, Improving Quality of Life Profession: Healthcare administration, Government administration Education: MPA, MBA, Strayer University; BA, Norfolk State University

Melody Kelley, GA-Sandy Springs City Council-2

Top Issues: Workforce/affordable housing, accessibility/transparency, community-building, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Profession: Chemistry professor, Georgia State University at Perimeter College

Indira Sheumaker, IA-Des Moines City Council-1

Top Issues: Redistribution of wealth, Accessible food and housing, Reallocation of policing budgets Profession: Community Organizer, Black Liberation Movement Education: Iowa State University Did you know? Indira is one of the youngest candidates running in Des Moines, and would be the second BIPOC to...

Julia Mejia, MA-Boston City Council-At Large

Top Issues: Accessibility, Accountability, Transparency, Civic Engagement Profession: Founder & Executive Director, Collaborative Parent Leadership Action Network; Reporter, MTV Education: BA, Mount Ida College Did you know? In 2018, Julia won her seat by a single vote and is now...

Kendra Hicks, MA-Boston City Council-6

Top Issues: Educational diversity, Environmental justice, Fostering of a participatory democracy Profession: Director of Radical Philanthropy, Resist Education: BA, Radical Urban Pedagogy, Goddard College Did you know? At the age of 19, Kendra became the youngest StreetWorker in the city, working with StreetSafe Boston...

Alyia Gaskins, VA-Alexandria City Council

Top Issues: Common sense gun laws, COVID economic recovery, Bridging economic inequalities Profession: Founder and CEO of CitiesRX Education: BA, Medicine, Health, and Society, Vanderbilt; MPH, Health Policy and Management, U of Pittsburg; Masters, Urban Planning, Georgetown Did you know? Alyia has worked...

Shenise Turner-Sloss, OH-Dayton City Commission

Top Issues: Food insecurity, Housing, Police reform, Affordable healthcare Profession: Senior Community Development Specialist Education: BA, Political Science, Fisk University; Masters in Science, Administration, Central Michigan University Did you know? Shenise's dedication to establishing economic sustainability within the Dayton community is exemplified through...