List of supporters of same-sex marriage in the United States

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Supporters of same-sex marriage in the United States are American citizens (most notably, current and former political officeholders), political and other organizations, and religious denominations, who support extending the right to marry to same-sex couples. The reform of marriage law has been the focus of many LGBT social movements. Same-sex marriage has gained the official support of several U.S. political parties, including the Democratic,[1] Libertarian, Green, an increasing portion of the membership and elected leadership of the Republican Party, along with various other minor political parties.

Political parties[edit]

National[edit]

Major
  1. Democratic Party[2]
Minor
  1. Citizens Party[3]
  2. Communist Party[4]
  3. Freedom Socialist Party[5]
  4. Green Party[6]
  5. Justice Party[7]
  6. Libertarian Party[8]
  7. Objectivist Party[9]
  8. Party for Socialism and Liberation[10]
  9. Peace and Freedom Party[11]
  10. Socialist Alternative[12]
  11. Socialist Party[13]
  12. Workers World Party[14]
Affiliated national party organizations
  1. Lavender Greens[15]
  2. Outright Libertarians[16]
  3. Log Cabin Republicans[17]
  4. National Stonewall Democrats[18]
  5. Young Democrats of America[19]

State and Local[edit]

State Democratic chapters[edit]

  1. Alaska Democratic Party[20]
  2. California Democratic Party[21]
  3. Colorado Democratic Party[22]
  4. Connecticut Democratic Party[23]
  5. Hawaii Democratic Party[24]
  6. Iowa Democratic Party[25]
  7. Louisiana Democratic Party[26]
  8. Maine Democratic Party[27]
  9. Maryland Democratic Party[26]
  10. Massachusetts Democratic Party[28]
  11. Michigan Democratic Party[29]
  12. Minnesota Democratic–Farmer–Labor Party[30]
  13. Montana Democratic Party[31]
  14. Nebraska Democratic Party[32]
  15. Nevada Democratic Party[33]
  16. New Hampshire Democratic Party[34]
  17. New Mexico Democratic Party[35]
  18. New York State Democratic Committee[36]
  19. North Carolina Democratic Party[37]
  20. Ohio Democratic Party[38]
  21. Oregon Democratic Party[39]
  22. Pennsylvania Democratic Party[40]
  23. Texas Democratic Party[41]
  24. Vermont Democratic Party[42]
  25. Washington State Democratic Party[43]
  26. Wisconsin Democratic Party[44]
  27. Wyoming Democratic Party[45]

Other Democratic chapters[edit]

  1. District of Columbia Democratic State Committee[46]

State Republican chapters[edit]

Other Republican chapters[edit]

  1. District of Columbia Republican Party[47]
  2. Marin County, California Republican Party[48]

Other state political parties[edit]

  1. California Peace and Freedom Party[49]
  2. Independence Party of Minnesota[50]
  3. New York Working Families Party[51]
  4. Oregon Progressive Party[52]
  5. Vermont Progressive Party[53]

Territorial politicial parties[edit]

  1. Puerto Rico Movimiento Unión Soberanista[54]
  2. Puerto Ricans for Puerto Rico Party[55]
  3. Puerto Rico Working People's Party[56]

College Organizations[edit]

College Democrats of America state federations and chapters[edit]

  1. Arkansas State University Democrats
  2. Brandeis University Democrats[57]
  3. Brown University Democrats[57]
  4. Case Western Reserve University Democrats[57]
  5. Claremont Colleges Democrats[57]
  6. College Democrats of North Carolina[58]
  7. College of William and Mary Democrats[57]
  8. Columbia University Democrats[57]
  9. Cornell University Democrats[57]
  10. Dartmouth College Democrats[57]
  11. Georgetown University Democrats[57]
  12. George Washington University Democrats
  13. Georgia Institute of Technology Democrats[57]
  14. Harvard University Democrats[57]
  15. Indiana University Democrats[57]
  16. Johns Hopkins University Democrats[57]
  17. Lehigh University Democrats[57]
  18. Middlebury College Democrats[57]
  19. Mount Holyoke College Democrats[57]
  20. New York University Democrats[57]
  21. Northwestern University Democrats[57]
  22. Pacific Union College Democrats[57]
  23. Penn State University Democrats[57]
  24. University of Pennsylvania Democrats[57]
  25. Princeton University Democrats[57]
  26. Stanford University Democrats[57]
  27. The College of New Jersey Democrats[59]
  28. The University of Mississippi College Democrats
  29. Towson University College Democrats[60]
  30. Tufts University Democrats[57]
  31. University of California, Irvine Democrats[57]
  32. University of California, Los Angeles Democrats[57]
  33. University of California, San Diego Democrats[61]
  34. University of Chicago Democrats[57]
  35. University of Illinois Democrats[57]
  36. University of Miami Democrats[57]
  37. University of Michigan Democrats[57]
  38. University of Oklahoma Democrats[57]
  39. University of Rochester Democrats[57]
  40. University of Southern California for Obama[57]
  41. University of Texas at Austin Democrats[57]
  42. Vanderbilt University Democrats[57]
  43. University of Virginia Democrats[57]
  44. Wake Forest University Democrats[57]
  45. University of Washington Democrats[57]
  46. Wellesley College Democrats[57]
  47. Williams College Democrats[57]
  48. Yale University Democrats[57]

College Republican National Committee state federations and chapters[edit]

  1. Boston University Republicans[57]
  2. Columbia University Republicans[57]
  3. Cornell University Republicans[57]
  4. Indiana University Republicans[57]
  5. John Jay College Republicans
  6. Tufts University Republicans[57]
  7. University of Chicago Republicans[57]
  8. Macalester College Republicans[62]
  9. Oregon State University College Republicans[63]
  10. University of Miami Republicans[57]
  11. University of Pennsylvania Republicans[57]
  12. University of Rochester Republicans[57]
  13. University of Southern California Republicans[57]
  14. University of Washington Republicans[57]
  15. Yeshiva University Republicans[57]

Young Republicans chapters[edit]

Main article: Young Republicans
  1. Tampa Bay Young Republicans[64]

Elected officials[edit]

Presidents[edit]

  1. Barack Obama[65] (D) (2009–present)
  2. Jimmy Carter[66] (D) (1977–1981)
  3. Bill Clinton[67] (D) (1993–2001)

Vice Presidents[edit]

  1. Joe Biden[65] (D) (2009–present)
  2. Dick Cheney[68] (R) (2001–2009)
  3. Al Gore[69] (D) (1993–2001)
  4. Walter Mondale[70] (D) (1977–1981)

U.S. Senators[edit]

U.S. Senators who publicly support same-sex marriage (SSM)
  Both Democratic U.S. Senators support SSM
  One Democratic U.S. Senator supports SSM1
  One Democratic and one Republican U.S. Senator support SSM
  One Independent and one Democratic U.S. Senator support SSM
  One Independent and one Republican U.S. Senator support SSM
  1. Majority Leader Harry Reid[71] (D–Nevada, 1987–present)
  2. Majority Whip Dick Durbin[72] (D–Illinois, 1997–present)
  3. President pro tempore Patrick Leahy[73] (D–Vermont, 1975–present)
  4. Tammy Baldwin[74] (D–Wisconsin, 2013–present)
  5. Mark Begich[75] (D–Alaska, 2009–present)
  6. Michael Bennet[74] (D–Colorado, 2009–present)
  7. Richard Blumenthal[74] (D–Connecticut, 2011–present)
  8. Cory Booker[76] (D–New Jersey) (2013–present)
  9. Barbara Boxer[74] (D–California, 1993–present)
  10. Sherrod Brown[74] (D–Ohio, 2007–present)
  11. Maria Cantwell[77] (D–Washington, 2001–present)
  12. Ben Cardin[74] (D–Maryland, 2007–present)
  13. Tom Carper[78] (D–Delaware, 2001–present)
  14. Bob Casey, Jr.[79] (D–Pennsylvania, 2007–present)
  15. Susan Collins[80] (R–Maine, 1997–present)
  16. Chris Coons[74] (D–Delaware, 2011–present)
  17. Joe Donnelly[81] (D–Indiana, 2013–present)
  18. Dianne Feinstein[74] (D–California, 1992–present)
  19. Al Franken[74] (D–Minnesota, 2009–present)
  20. Kirsten Gillibrand[74] (D–New York, 2009–present)
  21. Kay Hagan[82] (D–North Carolina, 2009–present)
  22. Tom Harkin[74] (D–Iowa, 1985–present)
  23. Martin Heinrich[74] (D–New Mexico, 2013–present)
  24. Heidi Heitkamp[83] (D–North Dakota, 2013–present)
  25. Mazie Hirono[84] (D–Hawaii, 2013–present)
  26. Tim Johnson[85] (D–South Dakota, 1997–present)
  27. Tim Kaine[86] (D–Virginia, 2013–present)
  28. Angus King[87] (I–Maine, 2013–present)
  29. Mark Kirk[88] (R–Illinois, 2010–present)
  30. Amy Klobuchar[89] (D–Minnesota, 2007–present)
  31. Mary Landrieu1[90] (D–Louisiana, 1997–present)
  32. Carl Levin[74] (D–Michigan, 1979–present)
  33. Ed Markey[91] (D–Massachusetts, 2013–present)
  34. Claire McCaskill[92] (D–Missouri, 2007–present)
  35. Bob Menendez[74] (D–New Jersey, 2006–present)
  36. Jeff Merkley[74] (D–Oregon, 2009–present)
  37. Barbara Mikulski[74] (D–Maryland, 1987–present)
  38. Lisa Murkowski[93] (R–Alaska, 2002–present)
  39. Chris Murphy[94] (D–Connecticut, 2013–present)
  40. Patty Murray[74] (D–Washington, 1993–present)
  41. Bill Nelson[95] (D–Florida, 2001–present)
  42. Rob Portman[96] (R–Ohio, 2011–present)
  43. Jack Reed[97] (D–Rhode Island, 1997–present)
  44. Jay Rockefeller[98] (D–West Virginia, 1985–present)
  45. Bernie Sanders[99] (I–Vermont, 2007–present)
  46. Brian Schatz[100] (D–Hawaii, 2012–present)
  47. Chuck Schumer[74] (D–New York, 1999–present)
  48. Jeanne Shaheen[74] (D–New Hampshire, 2009–present)
  49. Debbie Stabenow[75] (D–Michigan, 2001–present)
  50. Jon Tester[86][101] (D–Montana, 2007–present)
  51. Mark Udall[74] (D–Colorado, 2009–present)
  52. Tom Udall[102] (D–New Mexico, 2009–present)
  53. John Walsh[103] (D-Montana, 2014–present)
  54. Mark Warner[104] (D–Virginia, 2009–present)
  55. Elizabeth Warren[74] (D–Massachusetts, 2013–present)
  56. Sheldon Whitehouse[74] (D–Rhode Island, 2007–present)
  57. Ron Wyden[74] (D–Oregon, 1996–present)

Note:

  • 1Mary Landrieu personally supports same-sex marriage, but also supports retaining the constitutional amendment in the Louisiana Constitution banning same-sex marriage because the people of Louisiana voted on it.

The Respect for Marriage Act, a proposed bill that would repeal the Defense of Marriage Act, has 44 Senate cosponsors in the 113th United States Congress.[105]

Former U.S. Senators[edit]

  1. Daniel Akaka[106] (D–Hawaii, 1990–2013)
  2. Max Baucus[31] (D–Montana, 1978–2014)
  3. Dean Barkley[107] (IP–Minnesota, 2002–2003)
  4. Joe Biden[65] (D–Delaware, 1973–2009)
  5. Jeff Bingaman (D-New Mexico) (1983–2013)
  6. Carol Moseley Braun[108] (D–Illinois, 1993–1999)
  7. Lincoln Chafee[109] (R–Rhode Island, 1999–2007)
  8. Hillary Clinton[110] (D–New York, 2001–2009)
  9. Jon Corzine[111] (D–New Jersey, 2001–2006)
  10. Mo Cowan[112] (D–Massachusetts, 2013)
  11. Mark Dayton[113] (D–Minnesota, 2001–2007)
  12. Chris Dodd[114] (D–Connecticut, 1981–2011)
  13. Dan Evans[115] (R–Washington, 1983–1989)
  14. Russ Feingold[74] (D–Wisconsin, 1993–2011)
  15. Al Gore[69] (D–Tennessee, 1985–1993)
  16. Mike Gravel[116] (D–Alaska, 1969–1981)
  17. Former President pro tempore Daniel Inouye[106] (D-Hawaii, 1963–2012)
  18. Jim Jeffords (R/I-Vermont, 1989–2007)
  19. Bennett Johnston, Jr.[117] (D–Louisiana, 1972–1997)
  20. Nancy Kassebaum[118] (R–Kansas, 1978–1997)
  21. Former Majority Whip Ted Kennedy[119] (D–Massachusetts, 1962–2009)
  22. Bob Kerrey[120] (D–Nebraska, 1989–2001)
  23. John Kerry[74] (D–Massachusetts, 1985–2013)
  24. Herb Kohl[75] (D–Wisconsin, 1989–2013)
  25. Frank Lautenberg[121] (D-New Jersey, 1982–2001, 2003–2013)
  26. Barack Obama[65] (D–Illinois, 2005–2009)
  27. Larry Pressler[122] (R–South Dakota, 1979–1997)
  28. Chuck Robb[123] (D-Virginia, 1989–2001)
  29. Former Majority Whip Alan K. Simpson[118] (R–Wyoming, 1979–1997)
  30. Olympia Snowe[124] (R–Maine, 1995–2013)
  31. Jim Webb (D-Virginia, 2007–2013)
  32. Lowell P. Weicker, Jr.[125] (R–Connecticut, 1971–1989)

Members of the U.S. House of Representatives[edit]

Map of congressional districts with representatives who publicly support same-sex marriage
  District's Democratic representative supports same-sex marriage
  District's Republican representative supports same-sex marriage
  District's representative has not declared support for same-sex marriage
  1. Minority Leader and Former Speaker Nancy Pelosi[74] (D–California)
  2. Minority Whip Steny Hoyer[126] (D–Maryland)
  3. Former Majority Whip Jim Clyburn[127] (D–South Carolina)
  4. Ron Barber[128] (D–Arizona)
  5. Karen Bass[74] (D–California)
  6. Joyce Beatty[129] (D–Ohio)
  7. Xavier Becerra[74] (D–California)
  8. Ami Bera[130] (D–California)
  9. Tim Bishop[131] (D–New York)
  10. Earl Blumenauer[132] (D–Oregon)
  11. Suzanne Bonamici[133] (D–Oregon)
  12. Bob Brady[75] (D–Pennsylvania)
  13. Bruce Braley[134] (D–Iowa)
  14. Julia Brownley[135] (D–California)
  15. Cheri Bustos[136] (D–Illinois)
  16. G. K. Butterfield[137] (D–North Carolina)
  17. Lois Capps[74] (D–California)
  18. Mike Capuano[91] (D–Massachusetts)
  19. Tony Cardenas[138] (D–California)
  20. John Carney[139] (D–Delaware)
  21. André Carson[75] (D–Indiana)
  22. Matt Cartwright[140] (D–Pennsylvania)
  23. Kathy Castor[75] (D–Florida)
  24. Joaquín Castro[141] (D–Texas)
  25. Judy Chu[74] (D–California)
  26. David Cicilline[142] (D–Rhode Island)
  27. Yvette Clarke[143] (D–New York)
  28. Katherine Clark[144] (D–Massachusetts)
  29. William Lacy Clay, Jr.[75] (D–Missouri)
  30. Emanuel Cleaver[145] (D–Missouri)
  31. Steve Cohen[146] (D–Tennessee)
  32. Gerry Connolly[147] (D–Virginia)
  33. John Conyers[74] (D–Michigan)
  34. Jim Cooper[148] (D–Tennessee)
  35. Jim Costa[149] (D–California)
  36. Joe Courtney[150] (D–Connecticut)
  37. Joseph Crowley[151] (D–New York)
  38. Elijah Cummings[152] (D–Maryland)
  39. Danny K. Davis[75] (D–Illinois)
  40. Susan Davis[74] (D–California)
  41. Peter DeFazio[75] (D–Oregon)
  42. Diana DeGette[153] (D–Colorado)
  43. John K. Delaney[154] (D–Maryland)
  44. Rosa DeLauro[155] (D–Connecticut)
  45. Suzan DelBene[156] (D–Washington)
  46. Charlie Dent[157] (R–Pennsylvania)
  47. Ted Deutch[158] (D–Florida)
  48. John Dingell[159] (D–Michigan)
  49. Lloyd Doggett[75] (D–Texas)
  50. Michael F. Doyle[160] (D–Pennsylvania)
  51. Tammy Duckworth[161] (D–Illinois)
  52. Donna Edwards[162] (D–Maryland)
  53. Keith Ellison[74] (D–Minnesota)
  54. Eliot Engel[163] (D–New York)
  55. Anna Eshoo[74] (D–California)
  56. Elizabeth Esty[164] (D–Connecticut)
  57. Sam Farr[74] (D–California)
  58. Chaka Fattah[165] (D–Pennsylvania)
  59. Bill Foster[166] (D–Illinois)
  60. Lois Frankel[167] (D–Florida)
  61. Marcia Fudge[168] (D–Ohio)
  62. Tulsi Gabbard[169] (D–Hawaii)
  63. John Garamendi[170] (D–California)
  64. Joe Garcia[171] (D–Florida)
  65. Alan Grayson[172] (D–Florida)
  66. Al Green[75] (D–Texas)
  67. Raúl Grijalva[74] (D–Arizona)
  68. Michelle Lujan Grisham[173] (D–New Mexico)
  69. Luis Gutiérrez[174] (D–Illinois)
  70. Janice Hahn[74] (D–California)
  71. Colleen Hanabusa[175] (D–Hawaii)
  72. Richard L. Hanna[122] (R–New York)
  73. Alcee Hastings[176] (D–Florida)
  74. Dennis Heck[177] (D–Washington)
  75. Brian Higgins[178] (D–New York)
  76. Jim Himes[179] (D–Connecticut)
  77. Rubén Hinojosa[137] (D–Texas)
  78. Rush Holt[180] (D–New Jersey)
  79. Mike Honda[74] (D–California)
  80. Steven Horsford[181] (D–Nevada)
  81. Jared Huffman[182] (D–California)
  82. Steve Israel[183] (D–New York)
  83. Sheila Jackson Lee[184] (D–Texas)
  84. Hakeem Jeffries[185] (D–New York)
  85. Eddie Bernice Johnson[75] (D–Texas)
  86. Hank Johnson[75] (D–Georgia)
  87. David Jolly[186] (R–Florida)
  88. Marcy Kaptur[187] (D–Ohio)
  89. William R. Keating[91] (D–Massachusetts)
  90. Robin Kelly[188] (D–Illinois)
  91. Joseph P. Kennedy III[189] (D–Massachusetts)
  92. Dan Kildee[190] (D–Michigan)
  93. Derek Kilmer[191] (D–Washington)
  94. Ron Kind[192] (D–Wisconsin)
  95. Ann Kirkpatrick[193] (D–Arizona)
  96. Ann McLane Kuster[194] (D–New Hampshire)
  97. James Langevin[195] (D–Rhode Island)
  98. Rick Larsen[196] (D–Washington)
  99. John B. Larson[197] (D–Connecticut)
  100. Barbara Lee[198] (D–California)
  101. Sander M. Levin[199] (D–Michigan)
  102. John Lewis[200] (D–Georgia)
  103. David Loebsack[75] (D–Iowa)
  104. Zoe Lofgren[74] (D–California)
  105. Alan Lowenthal[201] (D–California)
  106. Nita Lowey[202] (D–New York)
  107. Ben R. Luján[203] (D–New Mexico)
  108. Stephen Lynch[91] (D–Massachusetts)
  109. Dan Maffei[204] (D–New York)
  110. Carolyn B. Maloney[151] (D–New York)
  111. Sean Patrick Maloney[205] (D–New York)
  112. Doris Matsui[74] (D–California)
  113. Carolyn McCarthy[75] (D–New York)
  114. Betty McCollum[206] (D–Minnesota)
  115. Jim McDermott[74] (D–Washington)
  116. Jim McGovern[91] (D–Massachusetts)
  117. Gloria Negrete McLeod[201] (D–California)
  118. Jerry McNerney[74] (D–California)
  119. Gregory Meeks[207] (D–New York)
  120. Grace Meng[185] (D–New York)
  121. Mike Michaud[208] (D–Maine)
  122. George Miller[74] (D–California)
  123. Gwen Moore[75] (D–Wisconsin)
  124. Jim Moran[209] (D–Virginia)
  125. Patrick Murphy[210] (D–Florida)
  126. Jerrold Nadler[74] (D–New York)
  127. Grace Napolitano[74] (D–California)
  128. Richard Neal[91] (D–Massachusetts)
  129. Rick Nolan[211] (D–Minnesota)
  130. Bill Owens[212] (D–New York)
  131. Beto O'Rourke[213] (D–Texas)
  132. Frank Pallone[180] (D–New Jersey)
  133. Bill Pascrell[214] (D–New Jersey)
  134. Ed Pastor[75] (D–Arizona)
  135. Donald Payne, Jr.[215] (D–New Jersey)
  136. Ed Perlmutter[216] (D–Colorado)
  137. Gary Peters[217] (D–Michigan)
  138. Scott Peters[218] (D–California)
  139. Chellie Pingree[219] (D–Maine)
  140. Mark Pocan[220] (D–Wisconsin)
  141. Jared Polis[74] (D–Colorado)
  142. David Price[221] (D–North Carolina)
  143. Michael Quigley[74] (D–Illinois)
  144. Charles B. Rangel[222] (D–New York)
  145. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen[223] (R–Florida)
  146. Lucille Roybal-Allard[74] (D–California)
  147. Raul Ruiz[224] (D–California)
  148. Dutch Ruppersberger[152] (D–Maryland)
  149. Bobby Rush[225] (D–Illinois)
  150. Tim Ryan[75] (D–Ohio)
  151. Linda Sánchez[74] (D–California)
  152. Loretta Sanchez[74] (D–California)
  153. John Sarbanes[226] (D–Maryland)
  154. Jan Schakowsky[74] (D–Illinois)
  155. Adam Schiff[74] (D–California)
  156. Brad Schneider[227] (D–Illinois)
  157. Kurt Schrader[228] (D–Oregon)
  158. Allyson Schwartz[229] (D–Pennsylvania)
  159. Bobby Scott[75] (D–Virginia)
  160. David Scott[230] (D–Georgia)
  161. José Enrique Serrano[231] (D–New York)
  162. Carol Shea-Porter[232] (D–New Hampshire)
  163. Brad Sherman[74] (D–California)
  164. Kyrsten Sinema[233] (D–Arizona)
  165. Albio Sires[214] (D–New Jersey)
  166. Louise Slaughter[234] (D–New York)
  167. Adam Smith[235] (D–Washington)
  168. Jackie Speier[74] (D–California)
  169. Eric Swalwell[236] (D–California)
  170. Mark Takano[237] (D–California)
  171. Mike Thompson[74] (D–California)
  172. John F. Tierney[91] (D–Massachusetts)
  173. Dina Titus[238] (D–Nevada)
  174. Paul Tonko[239] (D–New York)
  175. Niki Tsongas[91] (D–Massachusetts)
  176. Chris Van Hollen[74] (D–Maryland)
  177. Juan Vargas[240] (D–California)
  178. Marc Veasey[241] (D–Texas)
  179. Nydia Velázquez[242] (D–New York)
  180. Pete Visclosky[243] (D–Indiana)
  181. Tim Walz[244] (D–Minnesota)
  182. Debbie Wasserman Schultz[245] (D–Florida)
  183. Maxine Waters[74] (D–California)
  184. Henry Waxman[74] (D–California)
  185. Peter Welch[246] (D–Vermont)
  186. Frederica Wilson[247] (D–Florida)
  187. John Yarmuth[248] (D–Kentucky)

Non-voting delegates Eleanor Holmes Norton (D–District of Columbia)[249] and Gregorio Sablan (D–Northern Mariana Islands)[75] also support same-sex marriage.

The Respect for Marriage Act, a proposed bill that would repeal the Defense of Marriage Act, has 174 House cosponsors in the 113th United States Congress.[250]

Former U.S. Representatives[edit]

  1. Neil Abercrombie[251] (D–Hawaii)
  2. Gary Ackerman[252] (D–New York)
  3. John Adler[253] (D–New Jersey)
  4. Daniel Akaka[106] (D–Hawaii)
  5. Rob Andrews[180] (D–New Jersey)
  6. Joe Baca[74] (D–California)
  7. John Baldacci[254] (D–Maine)
  8. Tammy Baldwin[74] (D–Wisconsin)
  9. Bob Barr[255] (R–Georgia)
  10. Tom Barrett[76] (D–Wisconsin)
  11. Charles Bass[122] (R–New Hampshire)
  12. Max Baucus[31] (D–Montana)
  13. Chris Bell[256] (D–Texas)
  14. Shelley Berkley[74] (D–Nevada)
  15. Howard Berman[74] (D–California)
  16. Barbara Boxer[74] (D–California)
  17. Sherrod Brown[74] (D–Ohio)
  18. John L. Burton[74] (D–California)
  19. Tom Campbell[257] (R–California)
  20. Maria Cantwell[77] (D–Washington)
  21. Ben Cardin[74] (D–Maryland)
  22. Dennis Cardoza[75] (D–California)
  23. Russ Carnahan[258] (D–Missouri)
  24. Tom Carper[78] (D–Delaware)
  25. Julia Carson[259] (D–Indiana)
  26. Ed Case[260] (D–Hawaii)
  27. Former Minority Whip Dick Cheney[68] (R–Wyoming)
  28. Hansen Clarke[75] (D–Michigan)
  29. Ron Dellums[261] (D–California)
  30. Norman D. Dicks[262] (D–Washington)
  31. Joe Donnelly[81] (D–Indiana)
  32. Dick Durbin[72] (D–Illinois)
  33. Mervyn M. Dymally[263] (D–California)
  34. Rahm Emanuel[76] (D–Illinois)
  35. Bob Filner[74] (D–California)
  36. James Florio[264] (D–New Jersey)
  37. Harold Ford, Jr.[265] (D–Tennessee)
  38. Barney Frank[91] (D–Massachusetts)
  39. Former Minority Leader Richard Gephardt[266] (D–Missouri)
  40. Gabrielle Giffords[267][268] (D–Arizona)
  41. Wayne Gilchrest[269] (R–Maryland)
  42. Kirsten Gillibrand[74] (D–New York)
  43. Newt Gingrich[270] (R-Georgia)
  44. Steve Gunderson[271] (R–Wisconsin)
  45. Charlie Gonzalez[74] (D–Texas)
  46. Debbie Halvorson[272] (D–Illinois)
  47. Tom Harkin[74] (D–Iowa)
  48. Martin Heinrich[74] (D–New Mexico)
  49. Maurice Hinchey[273] (D–New York)
  50. Mazie Hirono[84] (D–Hawaii)
  51. Kathy Hochul[274] (D–New York)
  52. Paul Hodes[275] (D–New Hampshire)
  53. Joe Hoeffel[276] (D–Pennsylvania)
  54. Michael Huffington[266] (R–California)
  55. Daniel Inouye [106] (D–Hawaii)
  56. Jay Inslee[277]
  57. Jesse Jackson, Jr.[75] (D–Illinois)
  58. Nancy Johnson[122] (R–Connecticut)
  59. Tim Johnson[85] (D–South Dakota)
  60. Stephanie Tubbs Jones[278] (D–Ohio)
  61. Patrick J. Kennedy[279] (D–Rhode Island)
  62. Mary Jo Kilroy[129] (D–Ohio)
  63. Mark Kirk[88] (R–Illinois)
  64. Ed Koch[280] (D–New York)
  65. Jim Kolbe[281] (R–Arizona)
  66. Dennis Kucinich[282] (D–Ohio)
  67. Tom Lantos[283] (D–California)
  68. Mike Lowry[284] (D–Washington)
  69. Mary Bono Mack[122] (R–California)
  70. Marjorie Margolies[285] (D–Pennsylvania)
  71. Ed Markey[91] (D–Massachusetts)
  72. George McGovern[286] (D–South Dakota)
  73. Cynthia McKinney[287] (D–Georgia)
  74. Michael McMahon[288] (D–New York)
  75. Kendrick Meek[289] (D–Florida)
  76. Bob Menendez[74] (D–New Jersey)
  77. Barbara Mikulski[74] (D–Maryland)
  78. Susan Molinari[122] (R–New York)
  79. Connie Morella[122] (R–Maryland)
  80. Chris Murphy[94] (D–Connecticut)
  81. Patrick Murphy[290] (D–Pennsylvania)
  82. Bill Nelson[95] (D–Florida)
  83. John Olver[91] (D–Massachusetts)
  84. Donald M. Payne[214] (D–New Jersey)
  85. Rob Portman[96] (R–Ohio)
  86. Larry Pressler[122] (R–South Dakota)
  87. Deborah Pryce[122] (R–Ohio)
  88. Jack Reed[97] (D–Rhode Island)
  89. Harry Reid[71] (D–Nevada)
  90. Silvestre Reyes[75] (D–Texas)
  91. Laura Richardson[74] (D–California)
  92. Tom Ridge[122] (R–Pennsylvania)
  93. Steve Rothman[180] (D–New Jersey)
  94. Bernie Sanders[99] (I–Vermont)
  95. Mark Schauer[291] (D–Michigan)
  96. Chuck Schumer[74] (D–New York)
  97. Joe Schwarz[292] (R-Michigan)
  98. Joe Sestak[293] (D–Pennsylvania)
  99. James Shannon[294] (D–Massachusetts)
  100. Chris Shays[295] (R–Connecticut)
  101. Olympia Snowe[124] (R–Maine)
  102. Hilda Solis[296] (D–California)
  103. Debbie Stabenow[75] (D–Michigan)
  104. Pete Stark[74] (D–California)
  105. David Stockman[122] (R–Michigan)
  106. Gerry Studds[297] (D–Massachusetts)
  107. Betty Sutton[298] (D–Ohio)
  108. Ellen Tauscher[299] (D–California)
  109. Edolphus Towns[300] (D–New York)
  110. Mark Udall[74] (D–Colorado)
  111. Tom Udall[102] (D–New Mexico)
  112. Mel Watt[301] (D–North Carolina)
  113. Lowell P. Weicker, Jr.[125] (R–Connecticut)
  114. Anthony Weiner[302] (D–New York)
  115. Lynn Woolsey[74] (D–California)
  116. David Wu[303] (D–Oregon)
  117. Ron Wyden[74] (D–Oregon)

Governors[edit]

U.S. Governors who publicly support same-sex marriage by party affiliation.
  State's Democratic Governor supports SSM
  State's Governor has not declared support for SSM
  1. Neil Abercrombie[251] (D–Hawaii) (2011–present)
  2. Jerry Brown[304] (D–California) (1975–1983, 2011–present)
  3. Steve Bullock[305] (D–Montana) (2013–present)
  4. Lincoln Chafee[109] (D–Rhode Island) (2011–present)
  5. Andrew Cuomo[306] (D–New York) (2011–present)
  6. Mark Dayton[113] (D–Minnesota) (2011–present)
  7. Maggie Hassan[307] (D–New Hampshire) (2013–present)
  8. John Hickenlooper[308] (D–Colorado) (2011–present)
  9. Jay Inslee[277] (D–Washington) (2013–present)
  10. John Kitzhaber[309] (D–Oregon) (1995–2003, 2011–present)
  11. Dan Malloy[310] (D–Connecticut) (2011–present)
  12. Jack Markell[311] (D–Delaware) (2009–present)
  13. Terry McAuliffe[312] (D–Virginia) (2014–present)
  14. Jay Nixon1[313] (D–Missouri) (2009–present)
  15. Martin O'Malley[314] (D–Maryland) (2007–present)
  16. Deval Patrick[315] (D–Massachusetts) (2007–present)
  17. Pat Quinn[316] (D–Illinois) (2009–present)
  18. Peter Shumlin[317] (D–Vermont) (2011–present)

Note:

  • 1Governor Jay Nixon personally supports same-sex marriage, but has actively defended the ban on same-sex marriage in his state's constitution.

Former Governors[edit]

  1. John Baldacci[254] (D–Maine) (2003–2011)
  2. Brendan Byrne[264] (D–New Jersey) (1974–1982)
  3. Tom Carper[78] (D–Delaware) (1993–2001)
  4. Jimmy Carter[66] (D–Georgia) (1971–1975)
  5. Ben Cayetano[318] (D–Hawaii) (1994–2002)
  6. Paul Cellucci[122] (R–Massachusetts) (1997–2001)
  7. Bill Clinton[67] (D–Arkansas) (1983–1992)
  8. Richard Codey[319] (D–New Jersey) (2004–2006)
  9. Jon Corzine[111] (D–New Jersey) (2006–2010)
  10. Charlie Crist[320] (R/I–Florida) (2007–2011)
  11. Chet Culver[321] (D–Iowa) (2007–2011)
  12. Gray Davis[322] (D–California) (1991–2003)
  13. Howard Dean[74] (D–Vermont) (1999–2003)
  14. Michael Dukakis[323] (D–Massachusetts) (1975–1979; 1983–1991)
  15. Dan Evans[115] (R–Washington) (1965–1977)
  16. James Florio[264] (D–New Jersey) (1990–1994)
  17. Parris Glendening[324] (D–Maryland) (1995–2003)
  18. Jennifer Granholm[325] (D–Michigan) (2003–2011)
  19. Christine Gregoire[326] (D–Washington) (2005–2013)
  20. Jon Huntsman, Jr.[327] (R–Utah) (2005–2009)
  21. Gary Johnson[328] (R–New Mexico) (1995–2003)
  22. Tim Kaine[86] (D–Virginia) (2006–2010)
  23. Thomas Kean[264] (R–New Jersey) (1982–1990)
  24. Bob Kerrey[120] (D–Nebraska) (1983–1987)
  25. Angus King[87] (I–Maine) (1995–2003)
  26. Ted Kulongoski[329] (D–Oregon) (2003–2011)
  27. Madeleine M. Kunin[330] (D–Vermont) (1985–1991)
  28. Gary Locke[331] (D–Washington) (1997–2005)
  29. Mike Lowry[284] (D–Washington) (1993–1997)
  30. John Lynch[332] (D–New Hampshire) (2005–2013)
  31. Jim McGreevey[333] (D–New Jersey) (2002–2004)
  32. Ronnie Musgrove[334] (D–Mississippi) (2000–2004)
  33. Janet Napolitano[335] (D–Arizona) (2003–2009)
  34. David Paterson[336] (D–New York) (2008–2011)
  35. Ed Rendell[337] (D–Pennsylvania) (2003–2011)
  36. Ann Richards[338] (D–Texas) (1991–1995)
  37. Tom Ridge[122] (R–Pennsylvania) (1995–2001)
  38. Chuck Robb[123] (D-Virginia) (1982-1986)
  39. Barbara Roberts[339] (D–Oregon) (1991–1995)
  40. Jay Rockefeller[98] (D–West Virginia) (1977–1985)
  41. Pedro Rosselló[340] (NPP/D–Puerto Rico) (1993–2001)
  42. Arnold Schwarzenegger[341] (R–California) (2003–2011)
  43. Brian Schweitzer[342] (D–Montana) (2009–2013)
  44. Kathleen Sebelius[296] (D–Kansas) (2003–2009)
  45. Jeanne Shaheen[74] (D–New Hampshire) (1997–2003)
  46. Eliot Spitzer[343] (D–New York) (2007–2008)
  47. Ted Strickland [122] (D–Ohio) (2007–2011)
  48. Jane Swift [122] (R–Massachusetts) (2001–2003)
  49. James R. Thompson [344] (R–Illinois) (1977–1991)
  50. Jesse Ventura[345] (Ref./IP–Minnesota) (1999–2003)
  51. Tom Vilsack[346] (D–Iowa) (1999–2007)
  52. John D. Waihee III[175] (D–Hawaii, 1986–1994)
  53. Mark Warner[104] (D–Virginia) (2002–2006)
  54. Lowell P. Weicker, Jr.[125] (ACP–Connecticut) (1991–1995)
  55. William Weld[266] (R–Massachusetts) (1991–1997)
  56. Christine Todd Whitman[266] (R–New Jersey) (1994–2001)

Lieutenant Governors[edit]

U.S. Lieutenant Governors who publicly support same-sex marriage by party affiliation.
  State's Democratic Lieutenant Governor supports SSM
  State's Republican Lieutenant Governor supports SSM
  State's Lieutenant Governor has not declared support for SSM
  1. Jerry Abramson[347] (D–Kentucky) (2011–present)
  2. Anthony G. Brown[348] (D–Maryland) (2007–present)
  3. Matthew P. Denn[349] (D–Delaware) (2009–present)
  4. Robert Duffy[350] (D–New York) (2011–present)
  5. Gavin Newsom[74] (D–California) (2011–present)
  6. Ralph Northam[351] (D–Virginia) (2014–present)
  7. Brad Owen[352] (D–Washington) (1997–present)
  8. Yvonne Prettner Solon[113] (D–Minnesota) (2011–present)
  9. Elizabeth H. Roberts[353] (D–Rhode Island) (2007–present)
  10. Phillip Scott[354] (R–Vermont) (2011–present)
  11. Sheila Simon[355] (D–Illinois) (2011–present)
  12. Shan Tsutsui[356] (D–Hawaii) (2012–present)
  13. Nancy Wyman[357] (D–Connecticut) (2011–present)

Former Lieutenant Governors[edit]

  1. Don Beyer[123] (D-Virginia) (1990–1998)
  2. Cruz Bustamante[358] (D–California) (1999–2007)
  3. John Carney[139] (D–Delaware) (2001–2009)
  4. Ben Cayetano[318] (D–Hawaii) (1986–1994)
  5. Joy Corning[359] (R–Iowa) (1991–1999)
  6. Paul Cellucci[122] (R–Massachusetts) (1991–1999)
  7. Gray Davis[322] (D–California) (1995–1999)
  8. Howard Dean[74] (D–Vermont) (1987–1991)
  9. Mervyn M. Dymally[263] (D–California) (1975–1979)
  10. Lee Fisher[360] (D–Ohio) (2007–2011)
  11. John Garamendi[170] (D–California) (2007–2009)
  12. Bill Halter[361] (D-Arkansas) (2007–2011)
  13. Mazie Hirono[84] (D–Hawaii) (1994–2002)
  14. Tim Kaine[86] (D–Virginia) (2002–2006)
  15. John Kerry[74] (D–Massachusetts) (1983–1985)
  16. Madeleine M. Kunin[330] (D–Vermont) (1979–1983)
  17. Mitch Landrieu[76] (D–Louisiana) (2004–2010)
  18. Abel Maldonado[362] (R–California) (2010–2011)
  19. Tim Murray[363] (D–Massachusetts) (2007–2013)
  20. Ronnie Musgrove[334] (D–Mississippi) (1996–2000)
  21. David Paterson[336] (D–New York) (2007–2008)
  22. Sally Pederson[364] (D–Iowa) (1999–2007)
  23. Pat Quinn[316] (D–Illinois) (2003–2009)
  24. Doug Racine[365] (D–Vermont) (1997–2003)
  25. Harry Reid[71] (D–Nevada) (1971–1975)
  26. Chuck Robb (D-Virginia) (1978–1982)
  27. Brian Schatz[100] (D–Hawaii) (2010–2012)
  28. Jane Swift [122] (R–Massachusetts) (1999–2003)
  29. Kathleen Kennedy Townsend[366] (D–Maryland) (1995–2003)
  30. John D. Waihee III[175] (D–Hawaii, 1982–1986)
  31. John Walsh[103] (D-Montana, 2013–2014)

Attorneys General[edit]

U.S. Attorneys General who publicly support same-sex marriage by party affiliation.
  State's Democratic Attorney General supports SSM1
  State's Attorney General has not declared support for SSM
  1. Beau Biden[367] (D–Delaware) (2007–present)
  2. Martha Coakley[368] (D–Massachusetts) (2007–present)
  3. Jack Conway[369] (D–Kentucky) (2008–present)
  4. Roy Cooper[370] (D–North Carolina) (2001–present)
  5. Bob Ferguson[371] (D–Washington) (2013–present)
  6. Joseph Foster[372] (D–New Hampshire) (2013–present)
  7. Doug Gansler[373] (D–Maryland) (2007–present)
  8. Kamala Harris[74] (D–California) (2011–present)
  9. Mark Herring[374] (D–Virginia) (2014–present)
  10. Jim Hood1[375] (D–Mississippi) (2004–present)
  11. George Jepsen[376] (D–Connecticut) (2011–present)
  12. Kathleen Kane[377] (D–Pennsylvania) (2013–present)
  13. Peter Kilmartin[378] (D–Rhode Island) (2011–present)
  14. Gary King[376] (D–New Mexico) (2007–present)
  15. Chris Koster1[379] (D–Missouri) (2009–present)
  16. David M. Louie[380] (D–Hawaii) (2010–present)
  17. Lisa Madigan[381] (D–Illinois) (2003–present)
  18. Catherine Cortez Masto[382] (D–Nevada) (2007–present)
  19. Dustin McDaniel1[383] (D–Arkansas) (2007–present)
  20. Tom Miller[384] (D–Iowa) (1995–present)
  21. Janet T. Mills[385] (D–Maine) (2009–2011, 2013–present)
  22. Irvin B. Nathan[376] (D–District of Columbia) (2011–present)
  23. Ellen Rosenblum[386] (D–Oregon) (2012–present)
  24. Eric Schneiderman[74] (D–New York) (2011–present)
  25. William Sorrell[387] (D–Vermont) (1997–present)

Note:

  • 1Attorneys General Jim Hood, Chris Koster, and Dustin McDaniel all personally support same-sex marriage, but have actively defended the bans on same-sex marriage in their state's constitutions.

Former Attorneys General[edit]

  1. Jeff Bingaman (D-New Mexico) (1979–1983)
  2. Bruce Botelho[76] (D–Alaska) (1994–2002)
  3. Richard Blumenthal[74] (D–Connecticut) (1991–2011)
  4. Jerry Brown[304] (D–California) (2007–2011)
  5. Steve Bullock[305] (D–Montana) (2009–2013)
  6. Bill Clinton[67] (D–Arkansas) (1977–1979)
  7. Charlie Crist[320] (R–Florida) (2003–2007)
  8. Andrew Cuomo[306] (D–New York) (2007–2010)
  9. Michael Delaney[376] (D–New Hampshire) (2009–2013)
  10. Lee Fisher[360] (D–Ohio) (1991–1995)
  11. Jennifer Granholm[325] (D–Michigan) (1999–2003)
  12. Christine Gregoire[326] (D–Washington) (1993–2003)
  13. Scott Harshbarger[294] (D–Massachusetts) (1991–1999)
  14. Heidi Heitkamp[83] (D–North Dakota) (1992–2000)
  15. Ted Kulongoski[329] (D–Oregon) (1993–1997)
  16. Bill Lockyer[388] (D–California) (1999–2007)
  17. Patrick C. Lynch[389] (D–Rhode Island) (2003–2011)
  18. Patricia A. Madrid[390] (D–New Mexico) (1999–2007)
  19. Janet Napolitano[335] (D–Arizona) (1999–2003)
  20. Jay Nixon[313] (D–Missouri) (1993–2009)
  21. Jim Petro[391] (R–Ohio) (2003–2007)
  22. Thomas Reilly[392] (D–Massachusetts) (1999–2007)
  23. G. Steven Rowe[393] (D–Maine) (2001–2009)
  24. James Shannon[294] (D–Massachusetts) (1987–1991)
  25. Eliot Spitzer[343] (D–New York) (1999–2006)
  26. Tom Udall[102] (D–New Mexico) (1991–1999)
  27. Sheldon Whitehouse[74] (D–Rhode Island) (1999–2003)
  28. Grant Woods[394] (R-Arizona) (1991–1999)

Mayors[edit]

The U.S. Conference of Mayors, representing the mayors of cities with populations larger than 30,000 resolved to support same-sex marriage.[395]

  1. Pete Aguilar[396] (D–Redlands, California)
  2. Matt Appelbaum[76] (I–Boulder, Colorado)
  3. Scott Avedisian[76] (R–Warwick, Rhode Island)
  4. Greg Ballard[76] (R–Indianapolis, Indiana)
  5. Tom Barrett[76] (D–Milwaukee, Wisconsin)
  6. Tom Bates[76] (D–Berkeley, California)
  7. Bill Bell[76] (D–Durham, North Carolina)
  8. Virg Bernero[76] (D–Lansing, Michigan)
  9. Dave Bing[76] (D–Detroit, Michigan)
  10. Bill de Blasio[397] (D–New York City, New York)
  11. Connie Boardman [76] (D–Huntington Beach, California)
  12. Peter Bober[76] (I–Hollywood, Florida)
  13. Bill Bogaard[76] (D–Pasadena, California)
  14. Matti Herrera Bower[76] (D–Miami Beach, Florida)
  15. Jim Brainard[76] (R–Carmel, Indiana)
  16. Noam Bramson[76] (D–New Rochelle, New York)
  17. Ardell Brede[76] (I–Rochester, Minnesota)
  18. Michael F. Brennan[76] (D–Portland, Maine)
  19. Pete Buttigieg[76] (D–South Bend, Indiana)
  20. Chuck Cahn[76] (D–Cherry Hill, New Jersey)
  21. Kirk Caldwell[76] (D–Honolulu, Hawaii)
  22. John B. Callahan[76] (D–Bethlehem, Pennsylvania)
  23. Stephen Cassidy[76] (D–San Leandro, California)
  24. Dan Clodfelter[398] (D-Charlotte, North Carolina)
  25. Chris Coleman[76] (D–Saint Paul, Minnesota)
  26. Michael B. Coleman[76] (D–Columbus, Ohio)
  27. Suzette Cooke[76] (R–Kent, Washington)
  28. Dennis Coombs[76] (D–Longmont, Colorado)
  29. David Coss[76] (D–Santa Fe, New Mexico)
  30. Jon Costas[76] (R–Valparaiso, Indiana)
  31. Frank Cownie[76] (D–Des Moines, Iowa)
  32. Joseph Curtatone[76] (D–Somerville, Massachusetts)
  33. Henrietta Davis[76] (D–Cambridge, Massachusetts)
  34. Karl Dean[76] (D–Nashville, Tennessee)
  35. John Dennis[76] (R–West Lafayette, Indiana)
  36. John DeStefano, Jr.[76] (D–New Haven, Connecticut)
  37. Christopher Doherty[393] (D–Scranton, Pennsylvania)
  38. Denny Doyle[329] (D–Beaverton, Oregon)
  39. Harry Dressler[76] (D–Tamarac, Florida)
  40. Carol Dutra-Vernaci[76] (D–Union City, California)
  41. Buddy Dyer[76] (D-Orlando, Florida)
  42. Rahm Emanuel[76] (D–Chicago, Illinois)
  43. John Engen[76] (D–Missoula, Montana)
  44. William D. Euille[76] (D–Alexandria, Virginia)
  45. Paul J. Feiner[76] (D–Greenburgh, New York)
  46. Bill Finch[76] (D–Bridgeport, Connecticut)
  47. Greg Fischer[76] (D–Louisville, Kentucky)
  48. Bob Foster[76] (D–Long Beach, California)
  49. Eric Garcetti[399] (D–Los Angeles, California)
  50. Don Gerard[76] (D–Champaign, Illinois)
  51. Patricia Gerard[76] (D–Largo, Florida)
  52. Marie Gilmore[76] (D–Alameda, California)
  53. Mike Gin[76] (R–Redondo Beach, California)
  54. Vincent C. Gray[76] (D–Washington, D.C.)
  55. Mary Goloff[76] (Chico, California)
  56. Greg Goodnight[76] (D–Kokomo, Indiana)
  57. Charlie Hales[400] (D–Portland, Oregon)
  58. Michael Hancock[76] (D–Denver, Colorado)
  59. William J. Healy II[76] (D–Canton, Ohio)
  60. George Heartwell[76] (I–Grand Rapids, Michigan)
  61. Tom Henry[76] (D–Fort Wayne, Indiana)
  62. Richard Hickman[76] (D–Angola, Indiana)
  63. John Hieftje[76] (D–Ann Arbor, Michigan)
  64. Bobby Hopewell[76] (D–Kalamazoo, Michigan)
  65. Frank G. Jackson[76] (D–Cleveland, Ohio)
  66. Sly James[76] (I–Kansas City, Missouri)
  67. Teresa Jacobs[401] (R–Orange County, Florida)
  68. Gerald Jennings[76] (D–Albany, New York)
  69. Kevin Johnson[76] (D–Sacramento, California)
  70. Lioneld Jordan[76] (I–Fayetteville, Arkansas)
  71. Richard Kaplan[76] (D–Lauderhill, Florida)
  72. Mike Kasperzak[402] (I–Mountain View, California)
  73. Judith Flanagan Kennedy[76] (R–Lynn, Massachusetts)
  74. Rick Kriseman[76] (D–St. Petersburg, Florida)
  75. Joe Krovoza[76] (D–Davis, California)
  76. Mark Kruzan[76] (D–Bloomington, Indiana)
  77. Mitch Landrieu[76] (D–New Orleans, Louisiana)
  78. Denis Law[76] (I–Renton, Washington)
  79. Tim Leavitt[76] (I–Vancouver, Washington)
  80. Ed Lee[76] (D–San Francisco, California)
  81. Lee Leffingwell[76] (D–Austin, Texas)
  82. Craig Lowe[76] (D–Gainesville, Florida)
  83. Mike Maguire[76] (D–Eagan, Minnesota)
  84. Mark Mallory[76] (D–Cincinnati, Ohio)
  85. Esther Manheimer[76] (D-Asheville, North Carolina)
  86. John Marks[76] (D–Tallahassee, Florida)
  87. Garrad Marsh[403] (D–Modesto, California)
  88. Jamie Matthews[76] (I–Santa Clara, California)
  89. Thomas McDermott, Jr.[76] (D–Hammond, Indiana)
  90. Gayle McLaughlin[76] (G–Richmond, California)
  91. Stephanie Miner[76] (D–Syracuse, New York)
  92. Lori Moseley[76] (D–Miramar, Florida)
  93. Jeri Muoio[76] (D–West Palm Beach, Florida)
  94. Patrick O. Murphy[76] (I–Lowell, Massachusetts)
  95. Ed Murray[76] (D–Seattle,Washington)
  96. Don Ness[76] (D–Duluth, Minnesota)
  97. Michael Nutter[76] (D–Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
  98. Timothy O'Brien[76] (D–New Britain, Connecticut)
  99. Pam O'Connor[76] (D–Santa Monica, California)
  100. Frank C. Ortis[76] (D–Pembroke Pines, Florida)
  101. Annise Parker[76] (D–Houston, Texas)
  102. Judy Paul[76] (D–Davie, Florida)
  103. Bill Peduto[404] (D–Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)
  104. Kitty Piercy[76] (D–Eugene, Oregon)
  105. Don Plusquellic[76] (D–Akron, Ohio)
  106. Jean Quan[76] (D–Oakland, California)
  107. Mike Rawlings[405] (D–Dallas, Texas)
  108. Stephanie Rawlings-Blake[76] (D–Baltimore, Maryland)
  109. Kasim Reed[76] (D–Atlanta, Georgia)
  110. Thomas Richards[76] (D–Rochester, New York)
  111. Antonia Ricigliano[76] (D–Edison, New Jersey)
  112. Madeline Rogero[406] (D–Knoxville, Tennessee)
  113. Tony Roswarski[76] (D–Lafayette, Indiana)
  114. Jonathan Rothschild[76] (D–Tucson, Arizona)
  115. Michael Ryan[76] (D–Sunrise, Florida)
  116. Robert Sabonjian[76] (I–Waukegan, Illinois)
  117. Nicholas Sacco[407] (D–North Bergen, New Jersey)
  118. Chuck Sammarone[76] (D–Youngstown, Ohio)
  119. Domenic J. Sarno[76] (D–Springfield, Massachusetts)
  120. Marni Sawicki[76] (D–Cape Coral, Florida)
  121. Greg Scharff[76] (Palo Alto, California)
  122. Helene Schneider[76] (D–Santa Barbara, California)
  123. Pedro Segarra[76] (D–Hartford, Connecticut)
  124. Francis G. Slay[76] (D–St. Louis, Missouri)
  125. Scott Slifka[76] (D–West Hartford, Connecticut)
  126. Kevin Smith[76] (D–Anderson, Indiana)
  127. Paul Soglin[76] (D–Madison, Wisconsin)
  128. Mike Spano[76] (D–Yonkers, New York)
  129. Brian P. Stack[407] (D–Union City, New Jersey)
  130. Greg Stanton[76] (D–Phoenix, Arizona)
  131. Marilyn Strickland[76] (I–Tacoma, Washington)
  132. Michael Sweeney[76] (D–Hayward, California)
  133. Angel Taveras[76] (D–Providence, Rhode Island)
  134. Jill Techel[76] (D–Napa, California)
  135. Elizabeth Tisdahl[76] (D–Evanston, Illinois)
  136. Dayne Walling[76] (D–Flint, Michigan)
  137. Molly Joseph Ward[76] (I–Hampton, Virginia)
  138. Setti Warren[76] (D–Newton, Massachusetts)
  139. Yiaway Yeh[402] (I–Palo Alto, California)

Former mayors[edit]

  1. Jerry Abramson[347] (D–Louisville, Kentucky)
  2. Sam Adams[402] (D–Portland, Oregon)
  3. Rocky Anderson[408] (D–Salt Lake City, Utah)
  4. Toni Atkins[409] (D–San Diego, California)
  5. Mark Begich[75] (D–Anchorage, Alaska)
  6. Richard Bloom[76] (D–Santa Monica, California)
  7. Michael Bloomberg[76] (I–New York City, New York)
  8. Cory Booker[76] (D–Newark, New Jersey)
  9. Jerry Brown[304] (D–Oakland, California)
  10. Willie Brown[410] (D–San Francisco, California)
  11. Anna Caballero[263] (D–Salinas, California)
  12. Jane L. Campbell[411] (D–Cleveland)
  13. Joe Canciamilla[201] (D–Pittsburg, California)
  14. Mike Capuano[91] (D–Somerville, Massachusetts)
  15. Julian Castro[76] (D–San Antonio, Texas)
  16. Lincoln Chafee[109] (R–Warwick, Rhode Island)
  17. Martin Chávez[412] (D–Albuquerque, New Mexico)
  18. Upendra J. Chivukula[413] (D–Franklin Township, Somerset County, New Jersey)
  19. Judy Chu[74] (D–Monterey Park, California)
  20. David Cicilline[142] (D–Providence, Rhode Island)
  21. Dave Cieslewicz[414] (D–Madison, Wisconsin)
  22. Emanuel Cleaver[145] (D–Kansas City, Missouri)
  23. Ellen Corbett[415] (D–San Leandro, California)
  24. Aron Cromwell[402] (I–Lawrence, Kansas)
  25. Richard M. Daley[416] (D–Chicago, Illinois)
  26. Hector De La Torre[263] (D–South Gate, California)
  27. Ron Dellums[261] (D–Oakland, California)
  28. Mark DeSaulnier[263] (D–Concord, California)
  29. David Dinkins[417] (D–New York City, New York)
  30. Robert Duffy[350] (D–Rochester, New York)
  31. Clint Eastwood[122] (R–Carmel-by-the-Sea, California)
  32. Mike Eng[263] (D–Monterey Park, California)
  33. Dianne Feinstein[74] (D–San Francisco, California)
  34. Adrian Fenty[418] (D–Washington, D.C.)
  35. Anthony Foxx[398] (D-Charlotte, North Carolina)
  36. Lois Frankel[167] (D–West Palm Beach, Florida)
  37. Bob Filner[74] (D–San Diego, California)
  38. Shirley Franklin[419] (D–Atlanta, Georgia)
  39. Laura Friedman[402] (D–Glendale, California)
  40. Anthony Galluccio[420] (D–Cambridge, Massachusetts)
  41. Neil Giuliano[421] (R–Tempe, Arizona)
  42. Ron Gonzales[422] (D–San Jose, California)
  43. Loni Hancock[263] (D–Berkeley, California)
  44. John Hickenlooper[308] (D–Denver, Colorado)
  45. Jennifer Hosterman[402] (D–Pleasanton, California)
  46. Jan Laverty Jones[410] (D–Las Vegas, Nevada)
  47. Tim Kaine[86] (D–Richmond, Virginia)
  48. Vera Katz[423] (D–Portland, Oregon)
  49. Ed Koch[280] (D–New York City, New York)
  50. Dennis Kucinich[282] (D–Cleveland, Ohio)
  51. Sally J. Lieber[263] (D–Mountain View, California)
  52. Abel Maldonado[362] (R–Santa Maria, California)
  53. Dan Malloy[310] (D–Stamford, Connecticut)
  54. Michael McGinn[402] (D–Seattle, Washington)
  55. Jim McGreevey[333] (D–Woodbridge Township, New Jersey)
  56. Bob Menendez[74] (D–Union City, New Jersey)
  57. Thomas Menino[76] (D–Boston, Massachusetts)
  58. Jim Moran[209] (D–Alexandria, Virginia)
  59. Gus Morrison[402] (D–Fremont, California)
  60. Gene Mullin[263] (D–South San Francisco, California)
  61. Tim Murray[363] (D–Worcester, Massachusetts)
  62. Richard Neal[91] (D–Springfield, Massachusetts)
  63. Mike Nevin[424] (D–Daly City, California)
  64. Gavin Newsom[74] (D–San Francisco, California)
  65. Greg Nickels[395][425] (D–Seattle, Washington)
  66. Martin O'Malley[314] (D–Baltimore, Maryland)
  67. Bill Pascrell[214] (D–Paterson, New Jersey)
  68. Eddie Perez[426] (D–Hartford, Connecticut)
  69. Tom Potter[427][428] (D–Portland, Oregon)
  70. Luke Ravenstahl[76] (D–Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)
  71. Kenneth Reeves[429] (D–Cambridge, Massachusetts)
  72. Ed Rendell[337] (D–Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
  73. Norm Rice[430] (D–Seattle, Washington)
  74. Richard Riordan[431] (R–Los Angeles, California)
  75. Ann Schwab[402] (D–Chico, California)
  76. Joe Simitian[415] (D–Palo Alto, California)
  77. Ira Ruskin[263] (D–Redwood City, California)
  78. R. T. Rybak[76] (D–Minneapolis, Minnesota)
  79. Jerry Sanders[402] (R–San Diego, California)
  80. E. Denise Simmons[432] (D–Cambridge, Massachusetts)
  81. Jesse Ventura[345] (I–Brooklyn Park, Minnesota)
  82. Antonio Villaraigosa[76] (D–Los Angeles, California)
  83. Edward Vincent[415] (D–Inglewood, California)
  84. Joseph Vitale[319] (D–Woodbridge Township, New Jersey)
  85. Joan Wagnon[74] (D–Topeka, Kansas)
  86. Wellington Webb[433] (D–Denver, Colorado)
  87. Anthony A. Williams[434] (D–Washington, D.C.)
  88. Lois Wolk[263] (D–Davis, California)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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