Alex Lee, 24

The youngest candidate by far in his election, South Bay native Alex Lee is running for Assemblymember of his home district. After serving as President of UC Davis, he hopes to continue fighting for disenfranchised communities by tackling California’s housing issues.

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Jamie Tijerina, 31

A scientist for city council? An academic by trade, Jamie Tijerina is running to get Los Angeles City Council to focus on the issues facing young people, from the housing crisis to the environment. She spoke with us about how we can make STEM fields more accessible to young people of color, especially in a city where cost-of-living in ever growing.

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Danielle Kempe, 34

Danielle Kempe has spent years advocating for people with disabilities in Quincy. She aims to leverage her background in non-profits on the Quincy City Council, to make her local government more accessible to its constituents.

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Colton Thornton, 26

The state of Mississippi currently has no equal protection bills, causing many young people to flee the state seeking more welcoming communities. Colton Thorton, 26, hopes to move the state forward and be a voice for young people in the Mississippi State Senate.

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Robert Hoggard, 26

Robert Hoggard, 26, is a Ph.D. student at the University of Rochester hoping to win a seat on the Rochester City School District School Board. He’s invested in developing trauma-informed practices, restorative justice in discipline efforts, expanding quality after-school programs, and special education reform.

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Johanna Gusman, 35

From Manila to Cairo, Johanna Gusman has traveled the world fighting injustice as a human rights lawyer. Donning her signature jean jacket, she’s returned home to advocate for the human rights behind denied to people in her home state of Virginia.

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Jimmy Pereira, 28

At 28, Jimmy Pereira could be the next mayor of Brockton, Massachusetts. A transportation planner focused on environmental justice, he’s tackled the issues affecting the health of his community. After over half a decade of public service, he’s running to create a more accessible government for Brockton.

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Cinda Danh, 27

Lynn, Massachusetts has the 3rd largest Cambodian American population, yet no one from that community has ever served on city council! 27-year-old Cinda Danh first Asian American woman ever to run for office in Lynn, to make sure every resident feels like they have a voice in their government.

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Joshua Cole, 28

28-year-old Joshua Cole is first African American and youngest candidate to ever run for Virginia’s House of Delegates 28th district. In a legislature that’s long been an ol’ boys club, he’s bucking the system to represent the diverse voices in Virginia.

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Kenny Boddye, 32

Virginia's Prince William County is a minority-majority county, yet all but one board member is white. 32-year-old Kenny Boddye is running for county board to be a voice for his diverse county's diverse needs. Boddye has seen first hand how government services are failing to support our most vulnerable, after losing his mother to chronic homelessness and substance abuse. Today he's fighting to create a more equitable Prince William County.

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