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Prominent current and former elected Democrats from across the nation support Democrats Serve and our mission to help candidates with public service backgrounds win elections.

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Here’s what they’re saying:

Pat Timmons-Goodson"To get better policy, we need to elect more people who have seen and felt the human impact of government. As a judge, I saw it all. My judicial experience helped me to see what should be done differently. Supporting non-traditional candidates who have served their communities will bring change. Democrats Serve will promote that change."
Pat Timmons-GoodsonFormer North Carolina Supreme Court Justice
George Gascón"From beat cop to top cop, I spent decades in policing before I served as an elected official. That experience shaped by service and gave me insights into the criminal legal system that I lean on every day. Front line workers have firsthand expertise on the most challenging problems facing our communities. To turn that experience into positive change they need support, expertise, and access to resources."
George GascónLos Angeles District Attorney and former San Francisco DA, Mesa Police Chief, and LAPD officer
Martha Guerrero“Social workers often interact with people at their most vulnerable moments and that experience has given me a tremendous insight into the impact of policy, both good and bad. We could use more policymakers who have worked directly with people in their communities and these are the types of candidates Democrats Serve will help.”
Martha GuerreroWest Sacramento Mayor and Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Bill Finch“Trump’s war on public service was a disaster. As a former emergency management administrator, I know first-hand what it takes to mitigate the impact of natural disasters. That’s why I’m supporting Democrats Serve and their mission to support candidates with public service backgrounds. Because the best and most responsible policymakers are often public service pros, who have seen first-hand how policies directly impact folks in their communities.”
Bill FinchFormer Bridgeport, CT, mayor, state senator, city councilman, director of the NY State Thruway, and director of Bridgeport’s emergency services department
Shevrin Jones“Teaching high school chemistry at a public school gave me a unique perspective on the challenges our young people face and solutions needed to improve education. Democrats Serve will help more educators get elected to public office so we can create more opportunities for our future.”
Shevrin JonesFlorida State Senator, Educator, and Research Specialist for the Broward County Sheriff's Office
John Oceguera"Serving as a firefighter motivated me to step up and serve my community, and made me a better legislator. I’m enthusiastic about Democrats Serve because our frontline public servants make great community leaders, and often need the help to make the leap."
John OcegueraFormer North Las Vegas Fire Dept (1991-2011), Nevada State Assembly (2001-2013), and Speaker of the Assembly (2011-2013)
Kara Hahn“To be a social worker, first responder, or educator means you’ve devoted your life to making a difference in your community. We should be helping these kinds of service-oriented people get elected to public office. I’m excited that Democrats Serve is stepping up to do this because the result will be good policy.”
Kara HahnSuffolk County Legislator and Former Social Worker
Tom Potter"We need more elected officials who know what it means to serve the public and deliver results. I'm looking forward to helping Democrats Serve recruit and support a diverse field of public servants ready to step up to elected office in their communities."
Tom PotterFormer Portland, OR, Police Bureau (1966-1993) and Mayor of Portland (2005-2009)