New Democracy’s advisory board consists of pragmatic elected leaders from all levels of government dedicated to making Democrats competitive in every part of America.


Mayor Steve Benjamin

Columbia, SC

Mayor Steve Benjamin
Since being elected mayor in a record turnout election in April 2010, Mayor Steve Benjamin has made it his mission to create in Columbia the most talented, educated and entrepreneurial city in the Southeast.

Gov. Steve Beshear

Kentucky

Gov. Steve Beshear
Steve Beshear is an attorney and politician who served as the 61st Governor of Kentucky from 2007 to 2015. He served in the Kentucky House of Representatives from 1974 to 1980, was the state’s Attorney General from 1980 to 1983.

Rep. Brendan Boyle

Pennsylvania

Rep. Brendan Boyle
Rep. Boyle is a member of the United States House of Representatives, representing Pennsylvania’s 13th congressional district including Philadelphia.

State Rep. Jeff Bridges

Colorado

State Rep. Jeff Bridges
Jeff Bridges is a Democratic member of the Colorado House of Representatives. Bridges represents District 3, which covers a portion of Arapahoe County.

State Rep. Janelle Bynum

Oregon

State Rep. Janelle Bynum
Janelle Bynum is a Democratic member of the Oregon House of Representatives, representing District 51. She was first elected to the chamber in 2016.

Rep. Jim Costa

California

Rep. Jim Costa
Jim Costa was sworn in as a Member of the U.S. House of Representatives representing California’s 16th Congressional District in January, 2005.

State Sen. Jeff Danielson

Iowa

State Sen. Jeff Danielson
Jeff Danielson is serving his fourth term in the Iowa State Senate. He represents Hudson, Cedar Falls and Waterloo in Black Hawk County, where he continues to work as a professional firefighter with the City of Cedar Falls and is an adjunct professor of public policy at the University of Northern Iowa.

Rep. Jim Davis

Florida

Rep. Jim Davis
Rep. Jim Davis served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1997 to 2007, representing Florida’s 11th congressional district.

Rep. John Delaney

Maryland

Rep. John Delaney
Congressman John Delaney was elected in 2012 to serve Maryland’s Sixth District in the U.S. House of Representatives.

State Sen. Joe Dunn

California

State Sen. Joe Dunn
Senator Dunn was a member of the California State Senate from 1998-2006. He is a candidate to represent California’s 46th Congressional district in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Mayor Michael Hancock

Denver, CO

Mayor Michael Hancock
Michael B. Hancock became Denver, Colorado’s 45th mayor in July 2011 and immediately began to transform Denver into a more globally competitive city.

State Rep. Daniel Hernandez Jr.

Arizona

State Rep. Daniel Hernandez Jr.
Daniel Hernandez Jr. is a Democratic member of the Arizona House of Representatives, representing District 2.

Gov. John Hickenlooper

Colorado

Gov. John Hickenlooper
John Hickenlooper is the 42nd and current Democratic Governor of Colorado. Hickenlooper was first elected to the position in 2010.

Rep. Jim Himes

Connecticut

Rep. Jim Himes
Jim Himes represents Connecticut’s 4th District in the United States House of Representatives where he is serving his fifth term.

State Rep. Scott Holcomb

Georgia

State Rep. Scott Holcomb
Scott Holcomb is a Democratic member of the Georgia House of Representatives, representing District 81. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.

Mayor Sly James

Kansas City

Mayor Sly James
Sly James is the mayor of Kansas City. Mayor James focuses his efforts to make Kansas City best in 4 areas: Education, Employment, Efficiency, and Enforcement.

Lt. Gov. Patty Judge

Iowa

Lt. Gov. Patty Judge
Patty Judge is the former Lieutenant Governor of Iowa from 2007 to 2011, and previously the Iowa Secretary of Agriculture from 1999 to 2007.

Rep. Ro Khanna

California

Rep. Ro Khanna
Congressman Ro Khanna represents California’s 17th Congressional District, located in the heart of Silicon Valley, and is serving in his first term.

Rep. Derek Kilmer

Washington

Rep. Derek Kilmer
Derek Kilmer is a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives representing Washington’s 6th Congressional District Kilmer was first elected in 2012.

Mayor Mitch Landrieu

New Orleans, LA

Mayor Mitch Landrieu
Mitch Landrieu was sworn in as the 61st Mayor of New Orleans on May 3, 2010 with a clear mandate to usher in a new era of peace and prosperity in New Orleans.

Sen. Mary Landrieu

Louisiana

Sen. Mary Landrieu
Mary Landrieu was previously a Democratic member of the U.S. Senate from the state of Louisiana. Landrieu was first elected to the Senate in 1996.

Lt. Gov. Donna Lynne

Colorado

Lt. Gov. Donna Lynne
Donna Lynne, DrPH, was sworn in as Colorado’s 49th Lieutenant Governor and Chief Operating Officer on May 12, 2016. She is widely respected as both a leader in the private sector and an expert in the health field.

Gov. Jack Markell

Delaware

Gov. Jack Markell
Jack Markell was sworn in as Delaware’s governor on January 19, 2009, and was sworn in for his second term on January 15, 2013.

State Sen. Liz Mathis

Iowa

State Sen. Liz Mathis
Liz Mathis of Robins was first elected to the Iowa Senate in 2011. She represents the people of Robins, Marion, Cedar Rapids, Hiawatha, Bertram, Ely, and southern Linn County.

State Sen. Matt McCoy

Iowa

State Sen. Matt McCoy
Matt McCoy is serving his seventh term in the Iowa Senate, after serving two terms in the Iowa House. He represents Senate District 21, which includes the southwestern and western portions of Des Moines, part of West Des Moines and Cumming in northwest Warren County.

Rep. Stephanie Murphy

Florida

Rep. Stephanie Murphy
U.S. Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy proudly represents Florida’s Seventh Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives. The district includes all of Seminole County and much of northern Orange County, including downtown Orlando.

Mayor Bill Peduto

Pittsburgh, PA

Mayor Bill Peduto
Bill Peduto is the Democratic mayor of Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania.

Rep. Scott Peters

California

Rep. Scott Peters
Congressman Scott Peters serves California’s 52nd Congressional District, which includes the cities of Coronado, Poway and most of northern San Diego.

Treasurer Tobias Read

Oregon

Treasurer Tobias Read
Tobias Read is the treasurer of Oregon. He was previously a Democratic member of the Oregon House of Representatives, representing District 27.

Rep. Kathleen Rice

New York

Rep. Kathleen Rice
Congresswoman Kathleen Rice represents New York’s fourth congressional district, which covers parts of Nassau County, NY, a diverse suburban community located on Long Island.

Mayor Jonathan Rothschild

Tucson, AZ

Mayor Jonathan Rothschild
Mayor Jonathan Rothschild came to City Hall promising accountability in government, increased emphasis on economic growth and help for those most in need.

Sec. Ken Salazar

Colorado

Sec. Ken Salazar
Ken Salazar is a lawyer and politician who was attorney general for the state of Colorado (1999–2005), a U.S. senator (2005–09), and secretary of the interior (2009–13) in the administration of Pres. Barack Obama.

Rep. Kurt Schrader

Oregon

Rep. Kurt Schrader
Congressman Kurt Schrader is currently serving his fifth term in the United States House of Representatives. He represents Oregon’s 5th Congressional District.

Rep. Terri Sewell

Alabama

Rep. Terri Sewell
Congresswoman Terri A. Sewell is in her fourth term representing Alabama’s 7th Congressional District.

Rep. Darren Soto

Florida

Rep. Darren Soto
Elected in 2016, Darren Soto represents Central Florida in Congress.

Mayor Marilyn Strickland

Tacoma, WA

Mayor Marilyn Strickland
Mayor Marilyn Strickland was sworn in as Mayor of Tacoma in January 2010, and previously served as a city council member.

Mayor Sylvester Turner

Houston, TX

Mayor Sylvester Turner
Mayor Sylvester Turner was elected Mayor of Houston on December 12, 2015, to serve a four year term beginning January 4, 2016. Sylvester Turner was born and raised in the Acres Homes community in northwest Houston.

Sec. Tom Vilsack

Iowa

Sec. Tom Vilsack
Tom Vilsack was appointed by President Barack Obama as the 30th Secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and sworn into office on January 21, 2009.