The former magazine publisher and daughter of immigrants wants to implement gun control, prison reform, and equal pay in a historically conservative state.
Running in a historically Republican district against a longtime incumbent doesn’t dissuade Becky Anderson Wilkins from being the change she wants to see in Congress.
As Texas voter turnout skews bluer by the day, this mathematician, minister, and member of the LGBT community wants to become her district’s first female U.S. Representative.
With a focus on healthcare access, workers' rights, and education, the state's first Latina Sheriff aims to continue her career of milestones as governor of Texas.
After a dozen years of overseeing the state budget, Otto has earned a large following that may just propel her into the governor’s mansion.
Challenging Republican incumbent and climate denier Steve Knight, scientist Jess Phoenix wants to focus on facts in California's 25th district.
This year is all about turning rage into action. Throughout the month of January, we're highlighting the most effective organizations doing that work.
The candidate for Georgia governor wants voters and the media to focus more on her business and political cred than her race or gender.
Running for office poses particular challenges for women. Here’s how a few of next year’s candidates are tackling their campaigns.
If 29-year-old community organizer Liliana Bakhtiari wins Atlanta’s District 5 city council seat, she will become the first queer Muslim woman elected to office in United States history.