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ECU Backs New Slate of State-Level Reformers

Sep 05, 2018

ECU-affiliate, Fight for Reform, to connect local grassroots members with endorsed candidates running for state-level office


End Citizens United (ECU) today announced it is endorsing 55 reformers running for state-level office, all of whom are committed to fixing the broken campaign finance system.

“The corrosive and corrupting influence of unlimited, undisclosed money in politics is undermining all levels of our democracy,” said ECU President Tiffany Muller. “These candidates are committed to curbing the outsized influence that special interests wield over government, and returning power where it rightfully belongs: with everyday Americans. We’re proud to support these reformers, and we look forward to helping them win in November.”

The full list of new endorsements includes:


Governor: David Garcia
LD12: Lynsey Robinson
LD17: Jennifer Pawlik
LD18: Jennifer Jermaine
LD18: Mitzi Epstein
LD27: Diego Rodriguez
SD11: Ralph Atchue
SD18: Sean Bowie
SD28: Christine Marsh


SD24: Faith Winter


SD6: Dave Baker


Attorney General: Sean Shaw


Attorney General: Charlie Bailey
HD108: Jasmine Clark
HD21: Melanie Whitfield


SD31: Justin Chenette


HD91: Tanya Cabala

New Mexico:

HD29: Joy Garratt
HD44: R Benton Howell


State Treasurer: Rob Richardson
HD5: John Dyce
HD66: Jeff Richards
HD94: Taylor Sappington


HD14: Amy Fazio
HD144: Meredith Buck
HD155: Danielle Otten
HD178: Helen Tai
HD44: Michele Knoll
HD78: Deborah Baughman
HD86: Karen Anderson
HD87: Sean Quinlan
SD30: Emily Best
SD6: Tina Davis

South Carolina:

HD26: John Kraljevich


Attorney General: Justin Nelson
HD105: Terry Meza
HD106: Ramona Thompson
HD122: Claire Barnett
HD129: Alex Karjeker
HD26: Sarah DeMerchant
HD52: James Talarico
HD65: Michelle Beckley
HD70: Julie Luton
HD91: Jeromey Sims


Governor: Christine Hallquist


Attorney General: Josh Kaul
SD1: Caleb Frostman
SD17: Kriss Marion
SD21: Lori Hawkins
D23: Chris Kapsner
SD29: Richard Pulcher
SD31: Jeff Smith
SD5: Julie Henszey
SD9: Kyle Whelton

ECU was established in March 2015 to counter the harmful effects of Citizens United and reform our campaign finance system. Its affiliated project, Fight for Reform (FFR), focuses on bringing transparency and accountability to state and local elections around the country. ECU and FFR will connect its grassroots activists and donors with these candidates.

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