Candidates for Common Good have committed themselves to leading with values consistent with the common good. This means they will use the common good as a guiding principle in how they govern, what policies they advocate, and the ways in which they interact with both voters and other candidates for office. Candidates for Common Good have taken the Vote Common Good Love In Politics Pledge. Multiple candidates in a race can receive this recognition, and just like the common good, it is non-partisan.
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Joseph Alfonso

US House of Representatives: MI-04

“Working toward positive change is something most of us can agree on. If you want to help build toward the future and not cause undue harm to others we will work with you.”

Ken Bach

US House of Representatives: PA-14

“What is common good? Let me use covid in my explanation of what common good is and how we have lost our way. Something as simple as wearing a mask somehow was turned into a political statement. For the common good we ask people to wear a mask. Some people would tell me it was their right to not wear a mask and they weren’t afraid of covid, or you name the many excuses given. I would explain to them that wearing a mask was to protect the weak among us and that we may personally never know how many if any lives we would save by wearing the mask, but it was the least we could do for the common good. Most issues are similar to this. Educating people to the benefit of helping everyone and not using people as pawns in their political fights for power. Freedom to work together for the common good is what has made America great. We must work to open people’s eyes to this simple message.”

Nasser Beydoun

US Senate: MI

“My campaign is predicated on restoring American democracy and giving the government back to the average person. Todays Congress does not act in the interest of the people, but that of special interest. My goal and reason for seeking office is to change that paradigm.”

Josh Bocanegra

US House of Representatives: CA-30

“As an Independent candidate, my allegiance is to the people rather than any political party. This unique position as a non-partisan representative allows me to effectively negotiate and collaborate with all members of the House of Representatives, fostering a more inclusive and cooperative legislative process.”

Erik Bonnett

US House of Representatives: PA-04

“A single individual, who has the right heart and the right mind, driven by an unbreakable will, can move the world.”

Katrina Christiansen

US Senate: ND

“I believe that we need a government that works for the majority of Americans who work hard but are struggling to get ahead. Not the elite few. I am a wife, mother of three and problem solving agricultural engineer. I grew up poor as my family lost the farm and needed federal programs to get by. I became my high school class valedictorian and earned my PhD from Iowa State University.”

William Compton

US House of Representatives: KY-02

“I envision using the common good to ensure that we work to make life for every American truly better, lift our nation up, and truly be for the people, regardless of party affiliation.”

Bonnie Watson Coleman

US House of Representatives: NJ-12

“To whom much is given, much is required. It is the North Star that guides my office, my legislation and myself.”

Jasmine Crockett

US House of Representatives: TX-30

“At a time in which we are truly having to ask ourselves if Democracy is going to survive or not, I don’t think we can afford to do anything but be guided by “the common good,” as elected leaders.”

Mac Deford

US House of Representatives: SC-01

“If I am elected to office, my guiding principle would be to promote the common good by ensuring that our laws and policies serve just not the wealthy or the powerful, but every American. I believe in supporting public officials to the extent they support are serving all of their citizens. Above all, we cannot allow greed to strip the beauty of our country and her people.”

Caitlin Draper

US House of Representatives: AR-03

“First of all, I LOVE this! I will use the principles of common good and my values of love of humanity and unconditional positive regard for ALL living beings to guide my votes in congress. I *genuinely* want to the make the world a better place.”

Angelica Duenas

US House of Representatives: CA-29

“I am a working class lady with 5 kids who wants a better community, a better country and a better planet for them. I am motivated by fear, hope, and love of the future and what we can do about it.”

Amanda Edwards

US House of Representatives: TX-18

“I served for four years in the non-partisan role of at-large member of the Houston City Council. That means having been elected by, and serving the needs of, the entire city of Houston—the fourth largest city in the country, and its most diverse. And the major issues facing residents in the Houston region—health outcomes, infrastructure investment and flooding, jobs and economic opportunity—require a cooperative effort. My experience driving change as a City Council Member will inform my work in Congress.”

Ashley Ehasz

US House of Representatives: PA-01

“As a commander, it was my role to ensure that soldiers of all races, religions, and creeds felt a sense of belonging in their units in order to achieve our shared objective. I would use this same inclusive approach in Congress to advance progress and promote the common good.”

Veronica Escobar

US House of Representatives: TX-16

“The goal is to legislate in a manner that treats people with dignity, humanity, and compassion.”

Kimberly Felan

US House of Representatives: PA-14

“The common good should be the general publics'(including our most frail and fragile citizens) overwhelming best interests in regards to health, safety, environment, economics, education, transportation, and human resources.”

Mike Feuer

US House of Representatives: CA-30

“We live in an urgent moment, with no time to waste in tackling the major issues of our time: tackling the climate crisis, defending our democracy, combating gun violence, protecting fundamental rights, reducing economic inequality …so much is on the line. I will strive to help heal our nation’s profound divisions and focus on the common good, aspiring for a sustainable future grounded on equality, fairness, inclusiveness and justice.”

Rodney Govens

US House of Representatives: AR-01

“Outside of having a value based foundation, I believe that ‘common good’ equates to ‘common sense.’ We have to be above the ‘I must get way’ attitude in a lot of societal aspects and figure out a way to take care of the disenfranchised and oppressed populations. After all, we represent EVERYONE and we must not take that lightly.”

Kevin C. Harris

City Council: Miami Gardens FL, Seat 5

“My guiding principles are selflessness and service, which I believe contributes to the common good. Elected officials are the people’s best advocates, and I intend to use my platform to transform lives for the better.”

Sarah Klee Hood

US House of Representatives: NY-22

“I believe I am already using the common good guiding principles in my governing. I have never taken corporate PAC money and am proud to be the only elected candidate in this race to say this. To me, it is important that my constituents know I take votes and create legislation that is for our greater good, for the betterment of my community. I never want to be in a position where my integrity or actions could be compromised due to corporate interest.

As an elected official, every vote I take or legislation I take is viewed through a community lens. I try to look at all viewpoints and perspectives of those who will be affected by my actions to ensure I am governing from a position of common good. If I don’t have a full understanding of a topic, I reach out to those directly affected by the issue to understand their position and needs prior to my actions.”

Andrew Horne

US House of Representatives: AZ-01

“Prioritizing the welfare of the people. I envision a governance rooted in love and compassion, fostering unity and working tirelessly to create policies that benefit everyone in our community.”

Jeff Jackson

Attorney General: NC

“Before politics comes principle. Without adhering to the basic principles of honesty, decency, and the common good there can be no political debate – and no political progress. As a Soldier, a former prosecutor, a husband, and a father, commitment to those principles has been non-negotiable in my life. My primary mission is to represent the people of North Carolina with honesty and decency.”

Dom Jones

State Legislature: CA-AD72

“As a candidate for the California State Assembly, my commitment to the common good is unwavering. I envision using the common good as my guiding principle in governing by centering policies on unity, love, and inclusivity, ensuring that decisions prioritize the well-being of all constituents rather than catering to special interests or party affiliations.”

Luele Kifle

US House of Representatives: CA-18

“If elected, I envision using the common good as the cornerstone of my governance, prioritizing policies and decisions that benefit the broader community, especially those most in need. This principle will guide me to create inclusive, equitable solutions that address key issues, ensuring that every action taken serves the collective well-being of all constituents.”

Kyle Kilbourn

US House of Representatives: WI-07

“I will ensure every Wisconsinite has the opportunity and tools to pursue and protect their American Dream, by making healthcare work for everyone, preserving our water and environment, and safeguarding our freedoms.”

David Kim

US House of Representatives: CA-34

“The common good and humanity will be the driving forces in everything I do in office, and will help serve to be a good balancer b/t my personal values and beliefs, be it in legislation, positions and speech.”

Raja Krishnamoorthi

US House of Representatives: IL-08

“As first-generation Americans who experienced some hard times and got help through food stamps and public housing, our family succeeded due to the generosity of the American people. I am working in Congress to make sure the American Dream remains alive for all people, no matter their background, where they come from, how they worship or whom they love.”

Kurt Kroemer

US House of Representatives: AZ-01

“The fundamental purpose of legislating is to pass laws that improve the lives of our fellow citizens. This work is defined by universalism and not partisanship and this has been my life’s work.”

Joel Levi

State Legislature: IN-SD20

“I envision Common Good being a public statement of my personal relationship with faith and politics. As a progressive Christian, I don’t want a government controlled by any religion, even my own. I want to be a politician that has a servant’s heart, and a leader that strives to give his constituents safety, inclusivity, and dignity.”

Mike Levin

US House of Representatives: CA-49

“Representative is not only my title but also my job description. Everything I do in office is about best representing the communities that sent me to Congress, and I choose the issues I focus on based on how much my constituents will benefit from my work. I strive to be respectful and work with well intentioned colleagues from both sides of the aisle in order to achieve results for my constituents.”

Bob Lorinser

US House of Representatives: MI-01

“As an advocate for a compassionate approach to immigration and border issues, I believe that it is essential to welcome and provide refuge to those in need. I also prioritize democracy and voting rights as essential to promoting fairness and equality in society. On the issue of climate change, I view environmental stewardship as a moral imperative and support efforts to address this pressing issue. In terms of tax policy, I generally support a more progressive tax system that prioritizes helping the most vulnerable members of society. I am also a strong advocate for criminal justice reform and the abolition of the death penalty, believing that the criminal justice system should be focused on rehabilitation rather than punishment. Overall, I seek to promote a society that is fair, just, and compassionate, and that also prioritizes the needs of everyone, not just a select few.”

Mary Ann Lutz

US House of Representatives: CA-31

“As an elected official I see myself less as a politician, and more as a public servant leader. In all the elected positions I have held, in my work with non-profits, my business, and in my personal life, I strive to treat all people equitably and with compassion. I believe in working for legislation that supports people, building strong communities through policies that uplift and better people’s lives. This means supporting and advocating for a healthy planet and addressing climate change; medical care and services for all including women’s health and abortion care, gender care, and mental health; complete immigration reform that treats immigrants, migrants, and asylum seekers with empathy and humanity; provide and support education and workforce training that is equitable and lifts people into prosperity strengthening economic prospects. I could continue listing many issues that are dear to my heart; my website is a great resource to provide further details ( Overarching I believe the key element that will lead me in my work in congress is to put people first, supporting and advocating for legislation that is fair, equitable to all citizens that nondiscriminatory and values lives.”

Carl Marlinga

US House of Representatives: MI-10

“In these cynical and toxic times, it is important to remember the words of Aristotle, that the ‘art of politics is doing good things for good people.’ Our view of what constitutes ‘good things’ may differ, but we should not let those differences blind us to the fact that we all seek the common good. Therefore, I am running for office to advance the issues that I think are important, but I will do so in a way that utilizes reason, civility, and good faith compromise, wherever possible.”

Jan McDowell

US House of Representatives: TX-32

“I believe in the inherent worth and dignity of all people. And that we all do better when we ALL do better.”

Samantha Meadows

US House of Representatives: OH-02

“Compassion and empathy are my guiding principles in governing. Politics is about people. My focus is on empowering the disenfranchised and creating a revival in underrepresented communities.”

Dave Min

US House of Representatives: CA-47

“‘A civilization is great when its elders plant trees whose shade they know they will never sit under.‘”

Kellie Moore

US House of Representatives: IN-08

“I would like to work with you guys here from voters. I would also like to understand what we need fix so I can work towards it.”

Michael B. Moore

US House of Representatives: SC-01

“My motivation for running is to create a better world for my children as they enter adulthood, with that in mind, it makes complete sense to me to use the common good at the heart of all my policy decisions. My overall goal is to leave the 1st Congressional District of South Carolina better than when I took office and the common good needs to be a force to steer that effort.”

John Padora

US House of Representatives: CO-04

“I am a working-class person fighting for working families. I’m running for Congress to advocate for the people of Colorado, not special interests in DC or companies based out of other states. Using the common good, I’m here to help rebuild trust and help draft and vote for policies that help my neighbors and fellow Coloradans and be a leader they can count on. I will run an honest, transparent and ethical campaign.”

Ty Pinkins

US Senate: MS

“As the next U.S. Senator from Mississippi, I will prioritize policies and decisions that aim to benefit the well-being of the broader community, fostering inclusivity, equity, and sustainable progress for the common good.”

Katie Porter

US Senate: CA

“As a longtime consumer advocate, I’ve seen firsthand how giant corporations use their outsized influence in Washington, DC, to game our political system, go against the common good, and rig the rules against workers and their families. That’s why I first ran for office six years ago – to shake up the status quo and get the federal government working for all Americans, not faceless multinational corporations. ”

Pamela Pugh

US House of Representatives: MI-08

“I want to sleep soundly each night knowing that the decision(s) that I am making will positively impact the people, especially those most in need. I want to help restore the people’s faith in our government and it’s leaders.”

Jirair Ratevosian

US House of Representatives: CA-30

“I intend to use common good principles to guide my decision making as an elected official. I will strive to care for others and work with people of different political ideologies to get things done.”

David Roth

US House of Representatives: ID-02

“I think that too often in politics it is more about scoring points for the team rather than advocating for what is in the best interest of the country. In every action that I take I strive to look at how it affects us as a whole.”

Rudy Salas

US House of Representatives: CA-22

“During my time in public service I’ve worked to do the most good for the most amount of people. I will bring that ethos with me to Congress.”

Joe Salerno

US House of Representatives: NJ-02

“JFK and RFK Sr. taught that ‘idealism, high aspiration and deep convictions are not incompatible with the most practical and efficient of programs.’ I believe that we can and must craft solutions that lead from righteousness, justice and love.”

Salem Snow

US House of Representatives: PA-02

“If elected, I will prioritize the common good by fostering policies based in compassion, love, equity, and respect for human rights and dignity across all communities. My actions are guided by the principle of seeking not what is beneficial for a select few, but a system that uplifts and supports the well-being of every person, upholding the values of inclusivity and our collective responsibility for the common good.”

Paul Tonko

US House of Representatives: NY-20

“Using the common good as a guiding principle means working toward policies that benefit entire communities, not the already wealthy and well-connected.”

Bianca Von Krieg

US House of Representatives: CA-11

“It was a calling from God (one that I let go to voicemail for much too long 🙂 ) that I run for this particular seat. He would NEVER desire (nor would I accept) a purpose dedicated to the few. 60% of Americans live paycheck to paycheck and the bottom 80% of Americans own just 7% of its wealth. Never has it been more clear that Representatives must serve as the crucible of perspective to their constituents, colleagues and the nation.”

Destiny Drake West

US House of Representatives: MD-06

“I am committed to championing policies that prioritize the well-being of all citizens across Maryland’s 6th Congressional District. By promoting inclusive economic initiatives, equitable access to education and healthcare, and investing in rural development, I aim to help create a society where every individual, regardless of their personal background or geographic location, feels safe and has the opportunity to thrive, ensuring that the benefits of progress are shared by all.”