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. 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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  2. Marty Grohman, ME CD-1

    Marty Grohman is a successful businessman and independent two-term state legislator running for Maine's 1st Congressional District.

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  3. 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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  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. Marco Padilla, WA LD-26

    Marco is an immigrant, veteran, community activist and Doctoral student. He’s running to grow a sustainable local economy, implement veteran initiatives, and ensure investment in education for District 26.

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  6. Ned Witting, WA HD-25

    A successful entrepreneur, Ned and his partners founded Print NW in 2002, adding 150 jobs between 2002 and 2016.

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  7. Solomon Goldstein Rose, MA Hampshire 3

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

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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. Rich Dedor, IA HD-19

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

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  11. Chris Leone, AZ SD-23

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

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  12. 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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  13. 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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