2018 Democratic Socialists of America candidates election
The following American politicians are affiliated with the Democratic Socialists of America. In the 2018 midterm elections, the national organization endorsed 42 candidates who ran for federal, state, and local offices in 20 states while local chapters endorsed over 110 candidates.
DSA drew national attention in 2018 with its dramatic surge in support following the upset victory of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez over the ten-term Congressman and Democratic Caucus Chair Joe Crowley, who had been fourth in line for the Democratic leadership of the House of Representatives.
DSA members elected to Congress in 2018 include Ocasio-Cortez, Rashida Tlaib and incumbent Danny K. Davis. DSA members elected to state legislatures in 2018 include Hawaii Representative Amy Perruso, New York Senator Julia Salazar, and Pennsylvania Representatives Elizabeth Fiedler, Sara Innamorato, and Summer Lee.
U.S. Senatorial candidates
|Candidate||State||Primary date||Primary result||%||General result||%|
|Zak Ringelstein||Maine||6/12/2018||Won||67.7%[n 1]||Defeated||10.4%|
|Sema Hernandez||Texas||3/6/2018||Defeated||23.7%||Did not qualify||N/A|
|Jensen Bohren||Mississippi||3/1/2018||Defeated||3.21%||Did not qualify||N/A|
U.S. House candidates
|Candidate||District||Primary date||Primary result||%||General result||%|
|Kaniela Ing||Hawaii-1||8/11/2018||Defeated||6.4%||Did not qualify||N/A|
|Carlos Ramirez-Rosa||Illinois-4||3/20/2018||Withdrew||N/A||Did not qualify||N/A|
|Danny K. Davis (incumbent)||Illinois-7||3/20/2018||Won||73.9%||Won||87.6%|
|Rashida Tlaib||Michigan-13||8/7/2018[n 2]||Defeated||35.8%||Did not qualify||N/A|
|Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez||New York-14||6/26/2018||Won||56.7%||Won||78.2%|
|Amy Vilela||Nevada-4||6/12/2018||Defeated||9.2%||Did not qualify||N/A|
|Ali Khorasani||Texas-2||3/6/2018||Defeated||7.5%||Did not qualify||N/A|
|Justin Snider||Texas-6||3/6/2018||Defeated||6.9%||Did not qualify||N/A|
|Derrick Crowe||Texas-21||3/6/2018||Defeated||23.1%||Did not qualify||N/A|
|Rick Treviño||Texas-23||5/22/2018||Defeated||32.1%[n 3]||Did not qualify||N/A|
|James Singer||Utah-3||6/26/2018||Uncontested||N/A[n 4]||Defeated||27.3%|
|Sarah Smith||Washington-9||8/7/2018||Advanced||26.9%[n 5]||Defeated||32.1%|
|Candidate||State||Primary date||Primary result||%||General result||%|
|Constance N. Johnson||Oklahoma||6/12/2018||Defeated||38.6%||Did not qualify||N/A|
|Tom Wakely||Texas||3/6/2018||Defeated||3.4%||Did not qualify||N/A|
State and local candidates
Jovanka Beckles won one of the top two spots in the primary, advancing to the general election for a State Assembly seat in the East Bay. She was defeated with 46% of the vote in the general election against Democratic political consultant Buffy Wicks on November 6, 2018.
In March 2018, 15 members of Denver Democratic Socialists of America were elected to the Denver Democratic Party Assembly, and managed to pass an amendment to the Denver Democratic Party platform calling for the economy to be "democratically owned and controlled in order to serve the needs of the many, not to make profits for the few" passed with the support of over 90% of the delegates. 
In the 2018 election, Denver Democratic Socialists of America endorsed Bernard Douthit for Colorado State Treasurer and Julie Gonzales for the Colorado State Senate.  Gonzales won her election in November, becoming the only Latina elected to the Colorado State Senate. 
District of Columbia
In September 2018, Metro. D.C. Democratic Socialists of America announced that they were endorsing Emily Gasoi for the D.C. State Board of Education and a group of 11 candidates for the District Advisory Neighborhood Commission.  Of these, Gasoi and four ANC candidates were elected: Dan Orlaskey, Matthew Sampson, Beau Finley, and Ryan Linehan. 
DSA member Amy Perruso defeated Democratic incumbent Lei Learmont in the primary election for the 46th district in Hawaii House of Representatives. She defeated Republican candidate John Miller in the general election on 6 November, 2018 with 66% of the vote.
In January 2018, Metro D.C. Democratic Socialists of America endorsed four candidates in Montgomery County: Marc Elrich for County Executive, and Brandy Brooks, Danielle Meitiv, and Chris Wilhelm for County Council At-Large. Two months later, MDC DSA endorsed Vaughn Stewart and Gabriel Acevero for the Maryland House of Delegates.  Elrich, Stewart, and Acevero subsequently won their respective elections. 
Jade Bahr and Amelia Marquez won primary elections for the State House with 68% and 65% of the vote in Montana's 50th and 52nd districts respectively. Bahr won with 53% of the vote, while Marquez lost with 47% to the Republican candidate on November 6, 2018.
Julia Salazar won the Democratic primary, defeating incumbent state senator Martin Malave Dilan in New York's 18th senate district. She won the seat uncontested in the general election on November 6, 2018.
Sara Innamorato, Summer Lee, Elizabeth Fiedler and Kristin Seale won Democratic primary contests for seats in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, two of them defeating conservative male Democratic incumbents. Innamorato, Lee and Fielder won their seats uncontested in the general election, while Seale was defeated by the Republican incumbent by less than 1,000 votes, with 49% of the vote on November 6, 2018.
- Won the primary unopposed.
- Special election to fill in vacancy.
- Advanced to the May 22 runoff with 17.5% of the primary vote.
- No primary election was held, as Singer was the only Democrat that qualified for the ballot.
- Advanced to the November general election by coming in second place in the top-two primary.
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