We are committed to winning gubernatorial races given the importance of state matters including voting rights. JDCA was proud to endorse these winning candidates who share our values and ran in states where the Jewish community played a critical role in building the blue wave. We are also proud that more than 80% of our endorsed candidates won their races and that our endorsed candidates helped flip 28 seats from red to blue. We mobilized hundreds of volunteers and conducted one of the most sophisticated digital Get Out the Vote efforts targeting Jews and we saw results.

Gavin Newsom, California

Gavin Newsom was elected San Francisco’s mayor in 2003 and served in that roll until 2010, when he was elected Lieutenant Governor of California. While Mayor, Newsom created college savings accounts for every entering kindergarten student and launched Preschool for All and Afterschool for All, and and was lauded as one of the first mayors to direct the city-county clerk to issue same-sex marriage licences.

Jared Polis, Colorado

Rep. Jared Polis is an entrepreneur who has dedicated his life to expanding opportunity for Colorado. After building multiple successful startups Polis represented Colorado’s beginning in 2006. Rep. Polis wants to move Colorado to 100% renewable energy by 2040 and boost Colorado’s underfunded school systems. He is running against ardent Trump supporter Walker Stapleton.

J.B. Pritzker, Illinois

J.B. Pritzker is a philanthropist and businessman. He has bold plans to create a state-wide single payer healthcare option, protect immigrants, and make the investments in infrastructure and higher education that will grow opportunity and jobs in Illinois. He is running against Governor Bruce Rauner.

Tom Wolf, Pennsylvania

Tom Wolf won his race for governor in 2014. In his time in office, Governor Wolf has banned fracking in state parks, placed a moratorium on the death penalty, and expanded Medicaid coverage for Pennsylvanians. Governor Wolf has expanded protections from discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender expression, or identity.

Pd. Pol. Adv. by Jewish Democratic Council of America, 1440 G Street NW Washington, D.C 20005.

Approved by Andrew Gillum, Democrat for Governor


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