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Endorsed Candidates

Democrats Serve’s overall national effort consists of recruiting, training, and supporting Democrats with backgrounds serving communities in government — at the federal, state, and local levels — including teachers, police officers, firefighters, first responders, social workers, judges, prosecutors, public defenders, public health nurses, and more. Candidates endorsed by the PAC are listed below.

U.S. Senate

Val Demings for U.S. Senate (FL)Val Demings for U.S. Senate (FL)Democrats Serve is endorsing Congresswoman Val Demings in her bid to unseat Senator Marco Rubio. Demings, a former Orlando police chief, is an excellent example of a Democrat running for office with a public service background who has excelled as a candidate and a policymaker.
Cheri Beasley for U.S. Senate (NC)Cheri Beasley for U.S. Senate (NC)Democrats Serve is endorsing former North Carolina Supreme Court Chief Justice Cheri Beasley in her U.S. Senate bid to replace Richard Burr, who is not running for re-election. Beasley — a former public defender, state district court judge, and the first Black woman to serve as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of North Carolina — is well-positioned to make history again as the Tar Heel State’s first Black U.S. Senator.

Incumbents in Congress

All 13 incumbent House members receiving Democrats Serve PAC backing have public service backgrounds, are part of the DCCC’s Frontline Program, and safeguarding their seats is critical for House Democrats to protect their majority.

Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01)Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01)Former Chicago Police Department officer
Katie Porter (CA-45)Katie Porter (CA-45)Former professor at University of California Irvine School of Law
Jahana Hayes (CT-05)Jahana Hayes (CT-05)Former public school teacher
Carolyn Bourdeaux (GA-07)Carolyn Bourdeaux (GA-07)Former U.S. Senate policy aide and director of Georgia’s Senate and Budget Evaluation Office
Lauren Underwood (IL-14)Lauren Underwood (IL-14)Registered nurse and former senior advisor to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Elissa Slotkin (MI-08)Elissa Slotkin (MI-08)Former Central Intelligence Agency analyst and Department of Defense official
Andy Kim (NJ-03)Andy Kim (NJ-03)Former director for the White House National Security Council, director for the U.S. Department of Defense, and civilian foreign affairs officer for the U.S. Department of Defense
Tom Malinowski (NJ-07)Tom Malinowski (NJ-07)Former director for the White House National Security Council, and assistant secretary for the U.S. Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor
Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11)Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11)Former federal prosecutor
Susan Wild (PA-07)Susan Wild (PA-07)Former Allentown city solicitor
Abigail Spanberger (VA-07)Abigail Spanberger (VA-07)Former federal agent with the U.S. Postal Inspection Service and case officer with the Central Intelligence Agency


Aramis Ayala for Congress (FL-10)Aramis Ayala for Congress (FL-10)Democrats Serve is endorsing Aramis Ayala in her bid to replace Congresswoman Val Demings, who is running for U.S. Senate against Marco Rubio. Ayala worked as a prosecutor and public defender before becoming Florida’s first Black state attorney. She’s an excellent example of a Democrat running for office, with frontline public service experience, who can excel as a candidate and a policymaker.
Matt Castelli for Congress (NY-21)Matt Castelli for Congress (NY-21)Democrats Serve is endorsing Matt Castelli in his bid to unseat New York Congresswoman Elise Stefanik of the 21st District. Castelli is a former Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and counterterrorism official.


Katie Hobbs for Governor (AZ)Katie Hobbs for Governor (AZ)Democrats Serve is endorsing Arizona Secretary of State in her bid to replace Governor Doug Ducey, who is termed-out. Hobbs — a social worker who has also served Arizona as a state representative, state senator, and currently secretary of state — is well-positioned to bring accountability, transparency, and results as the Grand Canyon State’s next governor.


Eric Adams for New York City Mayor (NY)Eric Adams for New York City Mayor (NY)Adams joined the NYPD to change it from within, leading a coalition of officers who fought the pervasive racism and bias in the police department. He rose to the rank of Captain before moving on to the State Senate and then serving as Brooklyn Borough President. Adams has what it takes to be the next mayor, due in no small part to his experience as a frontline public service pro, working at the "rubber meets the road" end of government.