A Comprehensive List of All the Atheists Still Running for State and Federal Office July 18, 2016

A Comprehensive List of All the Atheists Still Running for State and Federal Office

It’s hard to keep up with all the non-theists running for office this year. I’m not complaining about that — it’s a wonderful problem to have. But there are a lot of people to keep tabs on and we will be tracking every single one of them during this election season.

For now, here’s a comprehensive list of everyone I’m aware of who identifies as non-theistic in some way or another and is still campaigning for state or federal office. (***Last updated***: Sep. 29)

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Primary on August 2:

Jennifer Goulet, running for Washington State House in District 9, Position 1 (Link)

Rep. Strom Peterson, running for Washington State House in District 21, Position 1 (Link)

Barbara Stocker, running for Missouri State House in District 115 (Link)

Primary on August 4:

Gayle Jordan, running for Tennessee State Senate in District 14 (Link)

Primary on August 30:

Juan Mendez, running for Arizona State Senate in District 26 (Note: Mendez is an incumbent legislator currently in the Arizona House) (Link)

Cara Prior, running for Arizona State House in District 16 (Link)

Scott Prior, running for Arizona State Senate in District 16 (Link)

Athena Salman, running for Arizona State House in District 26 (Note: Salman is running for the seat currently held by Rep. Juan Mendez) (Link)

Beth Tuura, running for Florida State House in District 47 (Link)

Beth Weisser, running for Arizona State House in District 5 (Link)

Mikel Weisser (AZ-4), running for U.S. Congress (Link)

General Election on November 8:

Ernie Chambers, running for Nebraska State Senate (unicameral) in District 11 (Note: Chambers has served as a legislator since 1971, with a brief respite between 2008 and 2012, when he was term-limited out. He returned to office in 2013) (Link)

Patrick Edwards, running for Pennsylvania General Assembly in District 62 (Link)

Julie Fahey, running for Oregon State House in District 14 (Link)

Diego Hernandez, running for Oregon State House in District 47 (Link)

Chris Kennedy, running for Colorado State House in District 23 (Link)

Pam Marsh, running for Oregon State House in District 5 (Link)

Jamie Raskin (MD-8), running for U.S. Congress (Note: There’s a lot of debate over whether Raskin would openly identify as a Humanist if elected, but his comments all suggest he’s a non-theistic Jew) (Link)

Misty K. Snow, running for U.S. Senate from Utah (Link)

Perrin Swanlund, running for California State Assembly in District 34 (Link)

There’s also Kyrsten Sinema (AZ-9), running for re-election as a member of Congress. She’s the only “Unaffiliated” persona currently on Capitol Hill, though she refuses to say publicly if she’s non-religious.

If there’s anybody I’m missing (who has made public statements about their atheism), please let me know.

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