List of Democratic Socialists of America members who have held office in the United States

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The following American politicians are members of the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) and have held elected or appointed office in the United States. The DSA is a political nonprofit organization and not a political party, therefore DSA members usually run as members of the Democratic Party, Green Party, Working Families Party, or as independents.

In the 2017 elections, DSA members were elected to fifteen state and local offices.[1] In the 2018 midterm elections, DSA members Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Rashida Tlaib were elected to the United States House of Representatives[2] and DSA members were elected to over forty state and local offices.[3] In the 2020 elections, DSA members Jamaal Bowman and Cori Bush were elected to the House[4] and at least thirty-six DSA members won office, earning more than 3.1 million votes.[5]

In 2021, DSA members largely took control of the Nevada Democratic Party, as the Las Vegas DSA-endorsed Progressive Slate won all five party positions in the party elections held that year.[6][7] Four of the candidates on the winning slate are DSA members.[8]

Federal officials[edit]

United States House of Representatives[edit]

Current (5)[edit]

Name State District Tenure
Danny K. Davis[9][10] (former member[11])  Illinois IL-7 since 1997
Rashida Tlaib[12]  Michigan MI-13 since 2019
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez[12]  New York NY-14 since 2019
Cori Bush[12][13]  Missouri MO-1 since 2021
Jamaal Bowman[12][14]  New York NY-16 since 2021

Former (4)[edit]

Name State District Tenure
John Conyers[15]  Michigan MI-1, MI-14, MI-13 1965–2017
Ron Dellums[15][16]  California CA-9 1971–1998
David Bonior[17]  Michigan MI-12, MI-10 1977–2003
Major Owens[18]  New York NY-12, NY-11 1983–2007

State officials[edit]

Upper houses[edit]

Current (8)[edit]

Name State Chamber District Tenure
Julie Gonzales[19]  Colorado Senate 34th since 2019
Robert Peters[20][21]  Illinois Senate 13th since 2019
Julia Salazar[22]  New York State Senate 18th since 2019
Sam Bell[23]  Rhode Island State Senate 5th since 2019
Jen McEwen[24]  Minnesota Senate 7th since 2021
Omar Fateh[24][25]  Minnesota Senate 62nd since 2021
Jabari Brisport[26]  New York State Senate 25th since 2021
Nikil Saval[27]  Pennsylvania State Senate 1st since 2021

Former (1)[edit]

Name State Chamber District Tenure
Constance N. Johnson[28]  Oklahoma Senate 48th 2005–2014

Lower houses[edit]

Current (31)[edit]

Name State House District Tenure
Timothy Smith[29]  New Hampshire House of Representatives Hillsborough 17th since 2012
Edwin Vargas[30]  Connecticut House of Representatives 6th since 2013
Mark King[29]  New Hampshire House of Representatives Hillsborough 33th since 2016
Brian Cina[31]  Vermont House of Representatives Chittenden-6-4 since 2016
Selene Colburn[32]  Vermont House of Representatives Chittenden-6-4 since 2016
Michael Sylvester[33]  Maine House of Representatives 39th since 2017
Mike Connolly[34]  Massachusetts House of Representatives 26th Middlesex since 2017
Amy Perruso[33]  Hawaii House of Representatives 46th since 2019
Gabriel Acevero[33]  Maryland House of Delegates 39th since 2019
Vaughn Stewart[33]  Maryland House of Delegates 19th since 2019
Ruth Buffalo[35][36]  North Dakota House of Representatives 27th since 2019
Sara Innamorato[33]  Pennsylvania House of Representatives 21st since 2019
Summer Lee[37](former member, until 2021[38])  Pennsylvania House of Representatives 34th since 2019
Elizabeth Fiedler[33]  Pennsylvania House of Representatives 184th since 2019
Melanie Morgan[39]  Washington House of Representatives 29th-Position 1 since 2019
Alex Lee[40]  California State Assembly 25th since 2020
Torrey Harris[41]  Tennessee House of Representatives 90th since 2020
Emma Mulvaney-Stanak[32]  Vermont House of Representatives Chittenden-6-2 since 2020
Tanya Vyhovsky[32]  Vermont House of Representatives Chittenden-8-1 since 2020
Madinah Wilson-Anton[42]  Delaware House of Representatives 26th since 2021
Eric Morrison[43]  Delaware House of Representatives 27th since 2021
Grayson Lookner[44]  Maine House of Representatives 37th since 2021
Erika Uyterhoeven[45]  Massachusetts House of Representatives 27th Middlesex since 2021
Abraham Aiyash[46]  Michigan House of Representatives 4th since 2021
Aisha Gomez[47]  Minnesota House of Representatives 62B since 2019
Athena Hollins[48]  Minnesota House of Representatives 66B since 2021
Danny Tenenbaum[49]  Montana House of Representatives 95th since 2021
Jessica González-Rojas[50][51]  New York State Assembly 34th since 2021
Zohran Mamdani[52]  New York State Assembly 36th since 2021
Emily Gallagher[53][51]  New York State Assembly 50th since 2021
Marcela Mitaynes[54]  New York State Assembly 51st since 2021
Phara Souffrant Forrest[55]  New York State Assembly 57th since 2021
Rick Krajewski[56]  Pennsylvania House of Representatives 188th since 2021
David Morales[57]  Rhode Island House of Representatives 7th since 2021

Former (10)[edit]

Name State House District Tenure
Perry Bullard[58]  Michigan House of Representatives 53rd 1973–1992
Harlan Baker[59]  Maine House of Representatives 1979–1988
Tom Gallagher[58]  Massachusetts House of Representatives 1st Suffolk district 1980–1986
Niilo Koponen[60][61]  Alaska House of Representatives 21st 1982–1992
Babette Josephs[58]  Pennsylvania House of Representatives 182nd 1985–2012
Jackie Goldberg[58]  California State Assembly 45th 2000–2006
Rashida Tlaib[58]  Michigan House of Representatives 12th 2009–2014
Kaniela Ing[62]  Hawaii House of Representatives 11th 2012–2018
Lee J. Carter[1][63][64]  Virginia House of Delegates 50th 2018–2022
Isaac Robinson[65]  Michigan House of Representatives 4th 2019–2020
Jade Bahr[37]  Montana House of Representatives 50th 2019–2021

Local officials[edit]

City councils and county commissions[edit]

Current (70)[edit]

Name Municipality State Position District Tenure
Tom Hendrickson[66] Agawam  Massachusetts City Council At-large since 2022
Mariah Parker[67][68] Athens-Clarke County  Georgia County Commission 2nd since 2018
Alison Coombs[69] Aurora  Colorado City Council 5th since 2019
Juan Marcano[63][69][70] Aurora  Colorado City Council 4th since 2019
Greg Casar[71] Austin  Texas City Council 4th since 2015
Terry Taplin[72] Berkeley  California City Council 2nd since 2021
Denise Joy[63] Billings  Montana City Council 3rd since 2018
Junie Joseph[63][73] Boulder  Colorado City Council At-large since 2019
Konstantine Anthony[74] Burbank  California Vice Mayor 4th since 2021
Perri Freeman[75] Burlington  Vermont City Council Central since 2019
Joe Magee[76] Burlington  Vermont City Council 3 since 2021
Jack Hanson[77] Burlington  Vermont City Council East since 2019
Michael Payne[63][78] Charlottesville  Virginia City Council At-large since 2019
Brian Nowak[1] Cheektowaga  New York Town Council 4th since 2018
Daniel La Spata[79] Chicago  Illinois City Council 1st since 2019
Carlos Ramirez-Rosa[79] Chicago  Illinois City Council 35th since 2015
Rossana Rodriguez-Sanchez[79] Chicago  Illinois City Council 33rd since 2019
Byron Sigcho-Lopez[79] Chicago  Illinois City Council 25th since 2019
Jeanette Taylor[79] Chicago  Illinois City Council 20th since 2019
Andre Vasquez[79] Chicago  Illinois City Council 40th since 2019
Candi CdeBaca[80][81] Denver  Colorado City Council 9th since 2019
Hale McSharry[63] Greenwich  Connecticut Town Meeting 5th since 2020
Justin Farmer[63] Hamden  Connecticut Legislative Council 5th since 2017
Abdul Osmanu[82][83] Hamden  Connecticut Legislative Council 3rd since 2021
Larry Agran[58] Irvine  California City Council At-large 1982–2014, since 2020
Seema Singh Perez[63] Knoxville  Tennessee City Council 3rd since 2018
Amelia Parker[63][73] Knoxville  Tennessee City Council At-large Seat C since 2019
Tristan Rader[1] Lakewood  Ohio City Council At-large since 2018
Nithya Raman[84] Los Angeles  California City Council 4th since 2020
Yannette Figueroa Cole Madison  Wisconsin Common Council 10th since 2021
Zac Bears[63][85] Medford  Massachusetts City Council At-large since 2020
Bertha Perez[5][86] Merced  California City Council 3rd since 2020
Darnell Ford[63] Middletown  Connecticut Common Council At-large since 2019
Aisha Chughtai[87] Minneapolis  Minnesota City Council Ward 10 since 2021
Jason Chavez[87][88] Minneapolis  Minnesota City Council Ward 9 since 2021
Robin Wonsley[87] Minneapolis  Minnesota City Council Ward 2 since 2021
Kristin LaLonde[1] Mount Pleasant  Michigan City Commission 3rd since 2018
Sally Lieber[89] Mountain View  California City Council At-large since 2021
Charles Decker[1] New Haven  Connecticut City Council 9th since 2018
Carlina Rivera[1][90](former member, until 2018)[91] New York City  New York City Council 2nd since 2018
Kristin Richardson Jordan[92] New York City  New York City Council 9th since 2022
Tiffany Cabán[93] New York City  New York City Council 22nd since 2022
Chi Ossé[94] New York City  New York City Council 36th Since 2022
Alexa Avilés[95] New York City  New York City Council 38th since 2022
Shahana Hanif[96] New York City  New York City Council 39th since 2022
Vanessa Agudelo[1] Peekskill  New York City Council 3rd since 2018
Kendra Brooks[97] Philadelphia  Pennsylvania City Council At-large since 2020
Ross Grooters[63] Pleasant Hill  Iowa City Council At-large since 2018
April Fournier Portland  Maine City Council At-large since 2020
Lissette Espinoza-Garnica[98] Redwood City  California City Council 3rd since 2021
Gayle McLaughlin[99][100] Richmond  California City Council 5th (formerly at-large) 2005–17, since 2021
Dylan Parker[101] Rock Island  Illinois City Council 5th since 2017
Katie Valenzuela[102] Sacramento  California City Council 4th since 2020
Nelsie Yang[63][73] Saint Paul  Minnesota City Council 6th since 2020
Jalen McKee-Rodriguez[103] San Antonio  Texas City Council 2nd since 2021
Teri Castillo[103] San Antonio  Texas City Council 5th since 2021
Monica Montgomery[37] San Diego  California City Council District 6 since 2019
Dean Preston[63][104][105] San Francisco  California Board of Supervisors 5th since 2019
Kshama Sawant[106] Seattle  Washington City council 3rd since 2013
Jefferson Thomas Scott[63] Somerville  Massachusetts City Council 2nd since 2018
Ben Ewen-Campen[63] Somerville  Massachusetts City Council 3rd since 2018
Willie Burnley Jr.[107] Somerville  Massachusetts City Council At-large since 2022
Charlotte Kelly[107] Somerville  Massachusetts City Council At-large since 2022
khalid kamau[nb 1][109] South Fulton  Georgia Mayor 6th since 2017
James H. Coleman[98] South San Francisco  California City Council 4th since 2021
Megan Green[110] St. Louis  Missouri Board of Aldermen 15th since 2014
Richie Floyd[111][112] St. Petersburg  Florida City Council 8th since 2022
Mike McDermott[63][113] Westland  Michigan City Council 16th since 2019
Janeese Lewis George[114] Washington, D.C.  District of Columbia City Council 4th since 2021
James Blanco[63] West Lafayette  Indiana City Council At-large since 2020

Former[edit]

Name Municipality State Position Tenure
Gus Newport[115] Berkeley  California Mayor 1979-86
Jackie Goldberg Los Angeles  California City Council 1994-2000
Jovanka Beckles[116] Richmond  California City Council 2010-18
Harry Britt[58] San Francisco  California Board of Supervisors 1979-93
Hilda Mason[58] Washington, D.C.  District of Columbia Council 1977-99
Gina Morgenstein[63][117][118] Wallingford  Connecticut Town Council 2017-21
Benjamin Nichols[119] Ithaca  New York Mayor 1989-95
David Dinkins[120] New York City  New York Mayor 1990-93
Jumaane Williams[121] New York City  New York City Council 2010-19
Brad Lander[122] New York City  New York City Council 2010-21
James Scheibel[58] Saint Paul  Minnesota Mayor 1990-94
David Scondras[58] Boston  Massachusetts City Council 1984-93
Jivan Sobrinho-Wheeler[63][123] Cambridge  Massachusetts City Council 2020-22
Brandon Betz[58][124][125] Lansing  Michigan City Council since 2019
Joel Sipress[63][126] Duluth  Minnesota City Council 2014-21

Other local offices[edit]

Current (23)[edit]

Name Local Government Authority State Position District Tenure
Jason Boxer[127][128] Manhattan Beach, California  California School Board At-large since 2020
Jovanka Beckles[129][130] Alameda County and Contra Costa County  California AC Transit Board 1st since 2021
Anita Prizio[1] Allegheny County  Pennsylvania County Council 3rd since 2018
Lola Brooks[131] Clark County  Nevada School Board E since 2016
Erika D. Ballou[132][133] Clark County  Nevada Judicial District Court 24 since 2021
Tay Anderson[134][81] Denver  Colorado Board of Education At-large since 2019
Franklin Bynum[135] Harris County  Texas County Criminal Court Judge Number 8 since 2019
Chris Kolb[5] Jefferson County Kentucky Kentucky JCPS Board of Education 2nd since 2016
Jackie Goldberg[136] Los Angeles  California School Board 5th since 2019
Kellin Atherton[137] Middletown  Connecticut Planning and Zoning Commission At-large since 2019
Ryan Clancy[138] Milwaukee County  Wisconsin Board of Supervisors 4th since 2020
Marc Elrich[139] Montgomery County  Maryland County Executive At-large since 2018
Kara Gloe[140] Moorhead  Minnesota School Board At-large since 2018
Chris Ludwig[63] New Milford  Connecticut Planning Commission At-large since 2019
Jumaane Williams[121] New York City  New York New York City Public Advocate At-large since 2019
Brad Lander[141] New York City  New York New York City Comptroller At-large since 2022
Marisa Ziegler[137] Parkland  Pennsylvania School Board At-large since 2019
Crystal Dávila[142] Pasadena  Texas School Board At-large since 2021
Gabriella Cázares-Kelly[143] Pima County  Arizona County Recorder At-large since 2021
Colin Palmer[144][145] Riverhead  New York School Board At-large since 2021
Tara Gaston[146] Saratoga County  New York Board of Supervisors Saratoga Springs since 2017
José Garza[147] Travis County  Texas District Attorney At-large since 2021
Scott Alberts[1] Upper Darby Township, Delaware County  Pennsylvania Treasurer At-large since 2018

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ kamau uses lowercase letters for his names.[108]

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