It is important that we start following the lead of Black women, and it is more and more clear why. I went looking for a database of Black women running for office and there doesn’t seem to be a comprehensive one YET.

The organization, Higher Heights, is doing WORK to get Black women running for office, including capacity building and trainings. Their #BlackWomenLead campaign is ensuring that voices are being heard and that sistas are able to throw their hats in the ring. They BEENNNN doing this.

So below is a list of Black women who are running for office around the United States. The list was able to happen because of the handiwork of three other women who put in some about 20 real hours (hey Sili, Lucrecer, Candace), we were able to come up with this list of 100+ Black women who are running for office. It’s alphabetized by state.

DONATE, SUPPORT and VOTE for Black women!

I haven’t figured out how to maintain this database, and I’m not saying that this list is exhaustive, so I’m not promising substantial updates for now. I just wanted to make sure that, at the minimum, people realize that Black women are out here, running.

Please note: This is purely a list of Black women running, and not an endorsement. Click on their names and websites to find out what their stances and beliefs are. Again: this is a database, not a vouching for. Think about it as a phone book. 

Edit: if you or someone you know should be added to this list, fill out this Google form. Understand that this is a labor of love so updates won’t be made immediately. If there are errors, give us time to fix. Please DO NOT messsage or email Luvvie about additions or edits to the list. Use the form. 

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ALABAMA

Audri Scott Williams
Running for: U.S. Representative, District 2
Twitter: @Audri4Alabama
Website: AudriScottWilliams.com
Donate to Audri

Terri Sewell
Running for: U.S. Representative, District 7 (running for re-election)
Twitter: @RepTerriSewell
Website: SewellForCongress.com
Donate to Terri

Ashley Smith
Running for: District Judge
Twitter: N/A
Website: AshleynSmith4DistrictJudge.com
Donate to Ashley

ALASKA

Elvi Gray-Jackson
Running for: State Senate, District 1
Twitter: @ElviGrayJackson
Website: Friendsofelvi.com
Donate to Elvi

CALIFORNIA

Karen Bass
Running for: U.S. Representative, District 37 (running for re-election)
Twitter: @RepKarenBass
Website: KarenBass.com
Donate to Karen

Jovanka Beckles
Running for: State Representative, District 15
Twitter: @JovankaBeckles
Website: Jovanka.org
Donate to Jovanka

London Breed
Running for: Mayor, San Francisco (interim mayor running for seat in the Spring)
Twitter: @LondonBreed
Website: N/A
Donate to London

Malia Cohen
Running for: State Board of Equalization
Twitter: @MaliaCohen
Website: MaliaCohenForBOE.nationbuilder.com
Donate to Malia

Shay Franco-Clausen  
Running for: City Council, District 9
Twitter: @ShayforSanJose
Website: ShayforSanJose.com
Donate to Shay

Maame Frimpong  NOTE:  She has no web presence.
Running for: Superior Court Judge, Los Angeles County
Twitter:
Website:
Donate:

Kamala Harris
Running for: U.S. Senator 
Twitter: @KamalaHarris
Website: KamalaHarris.org
Donate to Kamala

Tamika L’Ecluse  
Running for: Sacramento City Council
Twitter: @TamikaLEcluse
Website: TamikaLEcluse.com (redirects to FB page)
Donate to Tamika

Barbara Lee
Running for: U.S. House of Representatives, 13th District (running for re-election)
Twitter: @RepBarbaraLee
Website: BarbaraLeeForCongress.org
Donate to Barbara

Genevieve Jones-Wright
Running for: District Attorney, San Diego
Twitter: @JonesWright4DA
Website: JonesWrightforDA.com
Donate to Genevieve

Monica Montgomery
Running for: San Diego City Council, District 4
Twitter: @VoteForMonica
Website: VoteForMonica.org
Donate to Monica

Lorna Phillips Forde
Running for: Montgomery County Council At-Large
Twitter: @Forde4MCCouncil
Website: LornaPhillipsForde.com
Donate to Lorna

Pamela Price
Running for: Alameda County District Attorney
Twitter: N/A
Website: PriceforDA.com
Donate to Pamela

Tracie Stafford
Running for: Mayor of Elk Grove
Twitter: @TracielStafford
Website: TracieStafford.com
Donate to Tracie

Maxine Waters
Running for: U.S. Representative, District 43 (running for re-election)
Twitter: @MaxineWaters
Website: MaxineWatersForCongress.com
Donate to Maxine

COLORADO

Leslie Herod
Running for: State Representative, District 8
Twitter: @LeslieHerod
Website: LeslieHerodForColorado.com
Donate to Leslie

Stephany Rose Spaulding
Running for: U.S. Representative, District 5
Twitter: @StephanyForCO
Website: StephanyRoseForCongress.com
Donate to Stephany

CONNECTICUT

Dr. Ann-Marie Adams
Running for: U.S. Senate
Twitter: @AnnMarieAdams
Website: N/A
Donate: N/A

DELAWARE

Elizabeth Lockman
Running for: State Senate, District 3
Twitter: @Lockman4Senate
Website: LockmanForSenate.org
Donate to Elizabeth

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

Sheika Reid
Running for: Ward 1 Council Seat
Twitter: @Reid4Ward1
Website: Reid4Ward1.website
Donate to Sheika

FLORIDA

Tina Certain
Running for: School Board in Alachua County
Twitter: N/A
Website: N/A
Donate: N/A

Tyra “Loudd” Edwards
Running for: Gainesville City Commission, District 1
Twitter: N/A
Website: GoLouddGainesville.com/
Donate to Tyra

Gail Johnson
Running for: Gainesville City Commission, At Large
Twitter: N/A
Website: GailForGainesville.com
Donate to Gail

Yvonne Hayes Hinson
Running for: U.S. Representative
Twitter: N/A
Website: YvonneForCongress.com
Donate to Yvonne

Pam Keith
Running for: U.S. Representative, District 18
Twitter: @PamKeithFL
Website: ElectPamKeith.com/
Donate to Pam

Gigi Simmons
Running for: Gainesville Commission
Twitter: N/A
Website: https://www.gigi4district1.com
Donate to Gigi

GEORGIA

Stacey Abrams
Running for: Governor of the state of Georgia
Twitter: @StaceyAbrams
Website: StaceyAbrams.com
Donate to Stacey

Faith Chikwekwe
Running for: State Representative
Twitter: N/A
Website: FaithForState.com
Donate to Faith  

Veronica Cope
Running for: Superior Court Judge
Twitter: @CopeForJudge
Website: CopeForJudge.com
Donate to Veronica 

Melissa Davis
Running for: U.S. Representative, District 7
Twitter: @DavisforGA
Website:MelissaDavisForCongress.com
Donate to Melissa

Phyllis Hatcher
Running for: State Senate
Twitter:  @revhatcher
Website: PhyllisHatcher.com
Donate to Phyllis

Lucy McBath
Running for: State Representative, District 37
Twitter: @LucyMcBath
Website: LucyMcbathforHD37.com
Donate to Lucy

Renitta Shannon
Running for: State Representative, District 84
Twitter: @RenittaShannon
Website: Renittashannon.com
Donate to Renitta

Tamara Johnson-Shealey
Running for: State Senate, District 40
Twitter:
Website: TamaraforGeorgia.com
Donate to Tamara

Nikema Williams
Running for: State Senate, District 39
Twitter: @NikemaForSenate
Website: NikemaforSenate.com
Donate to Nikema

ILLINOIS

Carol Ammons
Running for: State Representative, District 103 (running for re-election)
Twitter: @CarolAmmons4IL
Website: CarolAmmons.com
Donate to Carol

Alyssia Benford
Running for: State Representative
Twitter: @Electbenford
Website: Alyssiabenford.com
Donate to Alyssa

Adrienne Davis
Running for: Cook County Circuit Judge, Sub Circuit 2
Twitter: @ElectJudgeDavis
Website: ElectJudgeAdrienneDavis.com
Donate to Adrienne

Sharon Fairley
Running for: State Attorney General
Twitter: @FairleyForAG
Website: SharonFairley.com
Donate to Sharon

Maria Hadden
Running for: Alderwoman, 49th ward
Twitter: N/A
Website: http://www.mariafor49.org/
Donate: N/A

Adrienne Irmer
Running for: State Representative, District 25
Twitter: @AllIn4Adrienne
Website: AllInForAdrienne.com
Donate to Adrienne

Tanisha King-Taylor
Running for: Champaign County Board
Twitter: @TanishaKTaylor
Website: N/A
Donate: N/A

Johnaé Strong
Running for: State Representative, District 5
Twitter: @Johnae_Alyse
Website: JohnaeStrong.com
Donate to Johnaé

Lauren Underwood
Running for: U.S. Representative, District 14
Twitter: @LUnderwood630
Website: UnderwoodForCongress.com
Donate to Lauren

Litesa Wallace
Running for: Lieutenant Governor, IL
Twitter: @LitesaWallace
Website: DanielBiss.com
Donate to Litesa

Antoinette Weston
Running for: Judge
Twitter: N/A
Website: Weston4Judge0.wixsite.com
Donate to Antoinette

Charise Williams
Running for: Cook County Commissioner, District 3
Twitter: @charise4commish
Website: ChariseForCommissioner.com
Donate to Charise

INDIANA

LaMicra Martin
Running for: Floyd County Commissioner
Twitter: N/A
Website: N/A
Donate: N/A

IOWA

Diedre DeJear
Running for: Iowa Secretary of State
Twitter: @DeidreDeJear
Website: Dejearforiowa.com
Donate to Diedre

Mazahir Salih
Running for: City Council, Iowa City
Twitter: @MazahirIowaCity
Website: Mazahirforcouncil.com
Donate to Mazahir

KENTUCKY

Attica Scott
Running for: U.S. Representative, District 41
Twitter: https://twitter.com/atticascott
Website: AtticaScott4KY.com
Donate to Attica

LOUISIANA

Latoya Cantrell
Running for: Mayor of New Orleans
Twitter: @LaToyaForNOLA
Website: LatoyaCantrell.com
Donate to Latoya

MARYLAND

Mahasin Amin
Running for: Clerk of the Circuit Court
Twitter: @aminforclerk
Website: AminForClerk.com
Donate to Mahasin

Angela Angel
Running for: House of Delegates, Legislative District 25
Twitter: @MDAdvocateAngel
Website: AdvocateAngel.com
Donate to Angela

Fatmata Barrie
Running for: House of Delegates, District 20
Twitter: N/A
Website: FatmataBarrie.com
Donate to Fatma

Sandy Bartlett
Running for: House of Delegates, District 32
Twitter: N/A
Website: SandyBartlett.com
Donate to Sandy

Regina T. Boyce
Running for: House of Delegates, District 43
Twitter: N/A
Website: ReginaTBoyce.com
Donate to Regina

Cherri Branson
Running for: County Council At Large
Twitter: N/A
Website: Branson4Council.com
Donate to Cherri

Brandy Brooks
Running for: County Council At-Large
Twitter: @brandy4moco
Website: Brandy4Montgomery.com
Donate to Brandy

Wanika Fisher
Running for: State Senate
Twitter: @WanikaFisher
Website: WanikaFisher.com
Donate to Wanika

Jolene Ivey
Running for: Prince George’s County Council, District 5
Twitter: @JoleneIvey
Website: JoleneIvey.com
Donate to Jolene

Maya Rockeymoore Cummings
Running for: Governor of the state of Maryland
Twitter: @MayaRockeymoore
Website: MayaForMaryland.com
Donate to Maya

Stephanie Smith
Running for: House of Delegates, 45th State Legislative District
Twitter: @smith4delegate
Website: ElectStephanieSmith.com
Donate to Stephanie

Melissa Wells
Running for: House of Delegates, 40th State Legislative District
Twitter: @ElectWells
Website: ElectMelissaWells.com
Donate to Melissa

Jheanelle Wilkins
Running for: House of Delegates, 20th State Legislative District
Twitter: @JheanelleW
Website: JheanelleWilkins.com
Donate to Jheanelle  

Brenda Wolff
Running for: Board of Education
Twitter: @brendawolff1
Website: BrendaWolff.com
Donate to Brenda

MICHIGAN

Brenda Lawrence
Running for: U.S. House of Representatives, 14th District (running for re-election)
Twitter: @BrendaLLawrence
Website: BrendaLawrence.com
Donate to Brenda

MINNESOTA

Angela Conley
Running for: Hennepin County Commissioner
Twitter: @VoteConley
Website: VoteConley.com
Donate to Angela

Ilhan Omar
Running for: State Representative, District 60B
Twitter: @IlhanMN
Website: IlhanOmar.com
Donate to Ilhan

MISSOURI

Cori Bush
Running for: U.S. Representative, District 1
Twitter: @CoriBush
Website: VoteCoriBush.com
Donate to Cori

Jamilah Nasheed
Running for: State Senator, District 5
Twitter: @SenatorNasheed
Website: JamilahNasheed.com  
Donate to Jamilah

Raychel Proudie
Running for: State Representative, District 73
Twitter: N/A
Website: RaychelProudie.com
Donate to Raychel

Cora Faith Walker
Running for: State Representative, District 74
Twitter: @CoraFaith4MO
Website: CoraFaithWalker.org
Donate to Cora

NEW JERSEY

Tamara Harris
Running for: U.S. Representative, District 11
Twitter: @TamaraforNJ
Website: Tamarafornj.com
Donate to Tamara

Tomecca “Mecca” Keyes
Running for: West Ward City Council
Twitter: @Keyes4Council
Website: Keyes4Council.com
Donate to Mecca

Bonnie Watson Coleman
Running for: U.S. Representative, District 12
Twitter: @BWatsonColeman
Website: BonnieforCongress.com
Donate to Bonnie

Tanzie Youngblood
Running for: U.S. House of Representative, District 2
Twitter: @tanziefornj
Website: YoungbloodForCongress.com
Donate to Tanzie

NORTH CAROLINA

DD Adams
Running for: U.S. Representative, District 5
Twitter: @DDAdamsCongress
Website: ddadamsforcongress.com
Donate to DD

Sydney Batch
Running for: House District 37
Twitter: @friendsforbatch
Website: SydneyBatch.com
Donate to Sydney

OHIO

Joyce Beatty
Running for: U.S. Representative, District 3 (running for re-election)
Twitter: @JoyceBeatty
Website: BeattyForCongress.com
Donate to Joyce

Marcia L. Fudge
Running for: U.S. Representative, District 11 (running for re-election)
Twitter: @RepMarciaFudge
Website: MarcialFudge.com
Donate to Marcia

OKLAHOMA

Connie Johnson
Running for: Governor of the state of Oklahoma
Twitter: N/A
Website: ConnieForGovernor.com
Donate to Connie

Shay White
Running for: State Representative, District 77
Twitter: @shaywhiteok
Website: N/A
Donate to Shay

OREGON

Teressa Raiford
Running for: Mayor of Portland
Twitter: @teressa_raiford
Website: N/A
Donate: N/A

PENNSYLVANIA

Shavonnia Corbin-Johnson
Running for: U.S. Representative, District 4
Twitter: @SCJ4PA
Website: CorbinJohnson4Congress.com
Donate to Shavonnia

Summer Lee
Running for: State Representative, District 34
Twitter:
Website:
Donate to Summer

RHODE ISLAND

Marcia Ranglin-Vassell
Running for: State Representative, District 5
Twitter: @MRanglinVassell
Website: MarciaForRI.com
Donate to Marcia

TENNESSEE

Raumesh Akbari
Running for: State Representative, District 91
Twitter: N/A
Website: raumeshakbari.com
Donate to Raumesh

Martesha Johnson
Running for: Public Defender, Nashville
Twitter: @MJ4PD
Website: MarteshaJohnson.com
Donate to Martesha

Tami Sawyer
Running for: Shelby County Commissioner, District 7
Twitter: N/A
Website: TamiSawyer.com
Donate to Tami  

TEXAS

Devan Allen
Running for: Tarrant County Commissioner
Twitter: @devanjallen
Website: VoteDevanAllen.com
Donate to Devan

Adrienne Bell
Running for: U.S. Representative, District 14
Twitter: @AdrBell
Website: Bell2018.com
Donate to Adrienne

Tawana Cadien
Running for: U.S. Representative, District 10
Twitter: @Cadien4Congress
Website: tawanacadienforcongress.com
Donate to Tawana

Sheryl Cole
Running for: State Representative
Twitter: @sherylcole1
Website: SherylCole.com
Donate to Sheryl

Dedra Davis
Running for: Judge of 270th Civil District Court
Twitter: @DedraDavisWins
Website: DedraDavisforJudge.com
Donate to Dedra

Aicha Davis
Running for: Texas Board of Education
Twitter: @Aicha4Education
Website: Aicha4Education.com
Donate:  

Sarah DeMerchant
Running for: State Representative, District 26
Twitter: @SarahDFtBend
Website: DemocratDeMerchant.com
Donate to Sarah

Angela Graves-Harrington
Running for: Harris County 246th Judicial District Court Judge
Twitter: @SarahDFtBend
Website: Graves-Harrington4Judge.com
Donate to Angela

Maria Jackson
Running for: Judge for 339th State District Court
Twitter: N/A
Website: JudgeMariaTJackson.com
Donate to Maria

Hilda Montgomery
Running for: Round Rock City Council, District 6
Twitter: N/A
Website: HildaForRoundRock.com
Donate to Hilda

Letitia Plummer
Running for: U.S. Representative, District 22
Twitter: @letitiaplummer
Website: LetitiaPlummer2018.com
Donate to Letitia

Symone Redwine
Running for: Judge for Dallas County Criminal Court 3
Twitter: N/A
Website: RedwineForJudge.com
Donate to Symone  

Germaine Tanner
Running for: Judge of 311th Family District Court
Twitter: N/A
Website: GermaineFor311.com
Donate to Germaine

Fran Watson
Running for: State Senate, District 17
Twitter: @franfortexas
Website: FranWatsonForTexas.com
Donate to Fran

UTAH

Darlene McDonald
Running for: U.S. Representative, District 4
Twitter: @VoteDarlene
Website: DarleneMcDonald.com
Donate to Darlene

Mia Love
Running for: U.S. Representative, District 4
Twitter: @MiaBLove
Website: Love4Utah.com
Donate to Mia

VIRGINIA

Vangie Williams
Running for: U.S. Representative, District 1
Twitter: @vangie4congress
Website: vangieforcongress.com
Donate to Vangie

WASHINGTON

Jennifer “Gigi” Ferguson
Running for: U.S. Senate
Twitter: @FergusGigi
Website: VoteJenniferGigiFerguson.com
Donate to Jennifer

Kristine Reeves
Running for: State Representative, District 30
Twitter: @electkmreeves
Website: electkristinereeves.nationbuilder.com
Donate to Kristine

WISCONSIN

LaTonya Johnson
Running for: 6th Senate District
Twitter: N/A
Website: VoteForLaTonya.com
Donate to LaTonya

Gwen Moore
Running for: U.S. Representative, District 4 (seeking re-election)
Twitter: @Gwen4Congress
Website: GwenMooreForCongress.com
Donate to Gwen

List created: December 14, 2017.

If a Black woman candidate is missing from this list and should be added, fill out this Google form. Understand that this is a labor of love so updates won’t be made immediately. Please DO NOT messsage or email Luvvie about additions or edits to the list. Use the form.