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. Alyse Galvin - U.S. Congress

    Alyse Galvin is running for U.S. Congress. Alyse is a native of Alaska and wishes to drive change in her state through extensive public education reform.

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  2. Oz Griebel, Governor of Connecticut

    Oz Griebel is running for Governor of in Connecticut. Griebel most recently led the MetroHartford Alliance, the largest organization of business leaders in the Hartford region, for nearly two decades.

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  3. Stephanie Miner, Governor of New York

    Stephanie Miner is a life-long resident of upstate New York and has served as a two-term Mayor of Syracuse where she increased economic development and voter transparency.

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  4. Eric Eliason, UT CD 1

    Eric is a family man, BYU graduate, successful businessman, civic leader and advocate for creating opportunity through education.

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  5. Christina Callaway, TN SD-19

    Christina “Chris” Callaway is running for State Senate District 19 in Tennessee. Her career has included time in the education, health care and business communities.

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  6. Joe Hackenmueller, AK HD-14

    Joe Hackenmueller is running for State House District 14 in Alaska. Joe taught in the Anchorage school district for 20 years and has been an Eagle River resident for three decades.

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  7. Marie Audet, VT SD Addison

    Marie Audet is running for State Senate in the Addison District of Vermont. She is an advocate for small business and sustainable agriculture.

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  8. Kendall Lambert, VT RD Orleans 2

    Kendall Lambert is running for Vermont’s State House for the District of Orleans 2. She is a nonprofit leader working to build a more sustainable energy and agricultural future.

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  9. Kent Ackley, ME HD - 82

    Kent Ackley is re-running for his Representative seat in Maine's House District 82.

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  10. Norm Higgins, ME HD - 120

    Norm Higgins is re-running for his seat as House Representative for District 120. He is a life-long educator and proponent of political collaboration.

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  11. Jeff Evangelos, ME HD - 91

    Jeff Evangelos is running for the Representative seat of Maine's House District 91. Jeff holds a wealth of political experience including previous service in the House from 2012 to 2016. Jeff is also a Clean Elections Candidate.

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  12. Bill Pluecker, ME HD - 95

    Bill Pluecker is running for the Representative seat of Maine's House District 95. As a career farmer and successful small business owner, Bill understands and effectively harnesses the value of hard work.

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  13. Alexander Castagno, UT SD-9

    Alexander Castagno has advocated for the people as the president of Civolicy, contributes to the sub-committee of the Utah Suicide Prevention Coalition, and has worked in the Governor’s Office.

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  14. Shawn Butler, AK HD 29

    Shawn Butler is a retired Lt. Colonel Army officer and received her Ph.D. in Computer Science. She has been an Alaskan resident since 1991 and currently works at the University of Alaska in the Computer Science Department.

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  15. Solomon Goldstein Rose, MA Hampshire 3rd

    Rep. Solomon Goldstein Rose (I) currently represents Massachusetts' 3rd Hampshire District as the youngest member of the state legislature.

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  16. Neal Katz, TX HD-6

    Neal has spent the last 15 years in Tyler, Texas as a Rabbi and community advocate who has served countless local and state-wide boards and non-profit organizations.

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  17. Brian Pierson, OR HD-27

    Brian is a senior business leader, West Point Graduate, former Army officer, and Gulf War veteran.

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  18. Rich Dedor, IA HD-19

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

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  19. Chris Leone, AZ SD-23

    Chris Leone is an independent candidate for Arizona State Senate District 23. Chris is a real estate industry leader and former educator.

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  20. Daniel Hofstein, NV HD-35

    Daniel is a patented inventor, author, and former ax-throwing range owner, blackjack/roulette/craps dealer, casino pit supervisor, accountant's assistant, school teacher, and more. He holds an M.B.A. from Emory University and obtained his undergraduate degree from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

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  21. 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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  22. Scott Costello, FL - Alachua County Commissioner District 2

    Scott Costello is running for Alachua County Commissioner District 2 in Florida. Costello is an award winning publisher and local business leader.

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