Back in June, we announced our endorsement of 17 young, bold, progressive candidates for local office. Sixteen of them made it through the primary, and on Tuesday, November 7th, 10 of them won. Particularly considering that only around 10% of first-time candidates win, this is an amazing victory.
We're excited about these wins, and we're also fired up to continue this work in 2018 and beyond.
Here's why our folks did so well: LaunchProgress candidates work harder than anyone else, stand unapologetically behind their values, and are deeply rooted in their communities.
Join us in congratulating the following LaunchProgress elected officials:
- Dimple Ajmera, Charlotte City Council (NC)
- Mohamed Al-Hamdani, Dayton School Board (OH)
- Aryeh Alex, Franklin Township Trustee (OH)
- Vernetta Alston, Durham City Council (NC)
- Erin Byrnes, Dearborn City Council (MI)
- Brian Jackson, Lansing City Council (MI)
- Megan Kilgore, Columbus City Auditor (OH)
- Nick Komives, Toledo City Council (OH)
- Aaron Stephens, East Lansing City Council (MI)
- Maria Taylor, Farmington City Council (MI)