30+ Rising Dems

A list of established people on a path to even more, should they choose that.

Many Democrats will have (and have had) moments in the national spotlight. Keep following their journey, support their candidacies as relevant, and witness their work. This list will be permanently incomplete, of course!

Statuses are current as of 03/2023

Lindsey Horvath

California | West Hollywood Councilmember

Isaac G. Bryan

California | State Assemblyman


Victor Shi

California | Youngest Biden Delegate, On the Move podcast host, Voters Tomorrow Strategist, +

Santiago Mayer

California | Organizer, Voters of Tomorrow Founder

Anna Eskamani

Florida | State Rep. (FL-47)


Elijah Manley

Florida | Founder + CEO of YV Fund, organizer, one of the youngest in history to seek FL office

Rasha Mubarak

Florida | Organizer, Unbought Power Founder and President

Jack Cocchiarella

Florida | Digital strategist

Bee Nguyen

Georgia | State Director for Sen. Warnock, former State Rep., +

Park Cannon

Georgia | State Rep. (GA-58)

Arielle Brandy

Indiana | Co-Founder, HOPE; Young Democrats of America Secretary, +

Nick Roberts

Indiana | Indianapolis City Councilor District 4

Nabeela Syed

Illinois | State Rep. (HD-51)

Michelle Wu

Massachusetts | Boston Mayor

Joe Kennedy III

Massachusetts | Former House Rep. (MA-04)


Stephanie Chang

Michigan | State Senator (SD-03)

Mallory McMorrow

Michigan | State Senator (SD-08)

Peggy Flanagan

Minnesota | Lt. Governor

Catalina Cruz, Esq.

New York | State Assemblywoman

Jerome Foster II

New York | Environmental Activist, youngest WH Advisor ever


Sam Cao

Ohio | Organizer, youngest candidate in Ohio's history

Sam Lawrence

Ohio | Candidate for State Rep HD-47

Helen Gym

Pennsylvania | Currently running for Mayor of Philadelphia, former City Councilmember

Joanna McClinton

Pennsylvania | State Representative (PA-191)

Malcolm Kenyatta

Pennsylvania | State Representative (PA-181)


Gloria Johnson

Tennessee | State Representative (TN-90)

Justin Jones

Tennessee | State Representative (TN-52)

Justin J. Pearson

Tennessee | State Representative (TN-86)

London Lamar

Tennessee | State Senator (SD-33)

Olivia Julianna

Texas | Activist and Strategist with Gen Z for Change

Isaiah Martin

Texas | Currently running for Houston City Council