Candidates "On Our Radar"

These common-sense, independent candidates are running for state and local offices across the country. While not officially endorsed, we are following each of their races closely.
  1. Jonathan Jenkins, US Senate -Texas

    Jonathan is a proud son of Euless, TX, where he was raised by a single mother and his maternal grandparents. He's a lifelong entrepreneur who has founded a number of tech-enabled startups.

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  2. Adrienne Craver, MD HD 14

    Adrienne Craver is running for the Maryland House of Delegates in Legislative District 14 to be of service to her community and to the amazing state she calls home.

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  3. Nathan Altman, US Senate - Indiana

    Nathan Altman is a 30 year-old Indiana native and scrappy entrepreneur who’s built a career on being a maker and builder of things. He's running for US Senate in Indiana.

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  4. Bill Grassie, WA CD-8

    Bill’s qualifications include a 30 year business career with executive experience at Microsoft, Dell, and Sprint. His extensive corporate, small business and agricultural background match the WA 8th district uniquely.

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  5. Sen. David Johnson, IA SD-1

    David Johnson left the Republican Party after Donald Trump received the 2016 primary nomination and is now the only independent in Iowa's state legislature.

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  6. Nick Thomas, CO CD-2

    Nick Thomas is a moderate Independent candidate for Colorado’s 2nd Congressional District. Nick is running to help restore cooperation to the process of governing.

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  7. Steve Poizner, CA Insurance Commissioner

    Steve Poizner served as California Insurance Commissioner from 2007 to 2011 and is seeking re-election to that same office. He is a successful businessman, technology entrepreneur, and education philanthropist.

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  8. Luke Bray, CO HD-26

    Luke works as a commercial project manager and has held a number of positions in the public and private sector on Colorado's western slope. He's a father of two and avid outdoorsman.

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  9. Chris Leone, AZ SD-23

    Chris Leone is an independent candidate for Arizona State Senate District 23.

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  10. Joe Zwier, WI SD-5

    Joe Zwier is an independent candidate for Wisconsin's 5th Senate District.

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  11. Rich Dedor, IA HD-19

    Richard Dedor is an independent candidate for Iowa House District 19.

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  12. Ray Ranker, MD HD-21

    As a pastor, Ray cares for and walks with people throughout their lives, especially in the difficult times. He listens to people and supports them, no matter their background or political persuasion.

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  13. Dave Warnacut, WI CD-5

    Dave Warnacut is an independent candidate for Wisconsin's 5th Congressional District.

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  14. Cooper Nye, MI CD-11

    Cooper Nye is a Michigander from Novi running as an independent for U.S. House (MI-11). His campaign seeks to disrupt D.C. by fighting for voters who feel unheard and powerless.

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  15. Matt Woody, CA CD-42

    Matt Woody is a lifelong Independent running for Congress in California’s District 42. He likes a good challenge, and has run marathons and summited mountains. Beating an entrenched incumbent is next.

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  16. Jeremy Peruski, MI CD-10

    Jeremy was raised on a dairy farm, has spent 20+ years working with leading technology companies in the US and China and knows the threats and opportunities that face America’s future.

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  17. Bill Bass, NY CD-24

    Bill is an Environmental Scientist running for Congress in NY-24. His experience working in numerous industries including Construction, Education, and Oil and Energy will be invaluable as he serves his district in Congress.

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  18. Nathan Smolensky, MA CD-7

    Nathan Smolensky is a Somerville resident and lifelong Bay Stater who has served his community for over five years as president of the Massachusetts Chess Association, an educational non-profit.

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