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DMO Election Brief: November 2022 Midterm Results

Good morning Democrats!

Results are still coming in from last night, but it is safe to say that Democrats have held strong during a tough election cycle. Midterms are always a challenge for the party in power. But as races are called, it looks as though President Biden has led Democrats to our most competitive midterm election in recent history.

And of course, it was an incredible night for local Democrats, who continue to build up the blue wall in our towns and cities. A few of those wins are listed below.

If you won a significant election last night, email me at Nils.Robbins@NationalDMO.org so we can promote your victory.

Sincerely,

Nils Robbins

DMO Communications and Operations Director

 

DMO Highlights

  • DMO Board Member and Representative to the DNC Anita Bonds soared to victory in her reelection for At-Large Member of the Washington, DC City Council.
  • DMO Board Member and National Secretary Gary Hansen handily won reelection as a Council Member in Eagan, MN.
  • A special shout out to former Board Member and current DMO staff Dan Besse, who won his race for the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners At-Large position. Dan previously served on the Winston-Salem City Council.
  • DMO Board Member and Boulder Mayor Pro-tem Junie Joseph won her race for Colorado State Representative in District 10.

 

Election Night Notables

  • John Fetterman, former Mayor of Braddock, PA, won his US Senate race, flipping the seat from red to blue.
  • Robert Garcia, Mayor of Long Beach, CA, won his Congressional race in the 42nd District.
  • Kim Driscoll, Mayor of Salem, MA, won her race for Lt. Governor.

 

Mayoral Election Victories

  • Frank Scott Jr, Little Rock, AR
  • Muriel Bowser, Washington, DC
  • Craig Greenberg, Louisville, KY
  • Brett Smiley, Providence, RI
  • Catherine Read, Fairfax City, VA
  • Sheila Olem, Herndon, VA
  • Amy Shuler Goodwin, Charleston, WV

 

Council Election Victories

  • Phil Mendelson, Council Chairman, Washington, DC
  • Brianne Nadeau, Council Member, Washington, DC
  • Matthew Frumin, Council Member, Washington, DC
  • Zachary Parker, Council Member, Washington, DC
  • Reggie Gaffney Jr, Council Member, Jacksonville, FL
  • Lisa Johnson, Council Member, Versailles, KY
  • Willow Hambrick, Council Member, Georgetown, KY
  • Megan Ellyia Green, President of the Board of Alderman, St. Louis, MO
  • Jane Harrison, City Council, Raleigh, NC
  • Sandra Wittner, Board of Aldermen, Dover, NJ
  • Jim Harrity, At-Large Council, Philadelphia, PA
  • Sharon Vaughn, At-Large Council, Philadelphia, PA
  • Quetcy Lozada, City Council, Philadelphia, PA
  • Anthony Phillips, City Council, Philadelphia, PA
  • Jana Swearengen-Washington, City Council, Memphis, TN
  • Sonia Vasquez Luna, Councilor, Manassas, VA

 

Election Violence & Election Security

Democratic Municipal Officials Digest
Week of 10/31
/2022

Voter Protection Hotline: Call 1-833-DEM-VOTE (1-833-336-8683)

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Local Gun Bans & Mutual Banks

Democratic Municipal Officials Digest
Week of 10/24
/2022

DMO Update

  • DMOs dealing with the aftermath of Hurricane Ian – Call the DMO Hotline day or night at 312-550-3078 for support. We can connect you directly with our partners in the Biden Administration.

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Student Debt & Right Turns

Democratic Municipal Officials Digest
Week of 10/17
/2022

DMO Update

  • DMOs dealing with the aftermath of Hurricane Ian – Call the DMO Hotline day or night at 312-550-3078 for support. We can connect you directly with our partners in the Biden Administration.

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Video of the Week

Unsure of how to counter right wing attacks on trans youth? John Oliver has the facts for you.

 

Bike Lanes & Factory Towns

Democratic Municipal Officials Digest
Week of 10/10
/2022

DMO Update

  • DMOs dealing with the aftermath of Hurricane Ian – Call the DMO Hotline day or night at 312-550-3078 for support. We can connect you directly with our partners in the Biden Administration.

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Basic Income Results & SCOTUS Term

Democratic Municipal Officials Digest
Week of 10/3
/2022

DMO Update

  • DMOs dealing with Hurricane Ian – Call the DMO Hotline day or night at 312-550-3078 for support. We can connect you directly with our partners in the Biden Administration.

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Congressional Unions & Climate Officers

Democratic Municipal Officials Digest
Week of 9/26
/2022

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  • DMOs dealing with Hurricane Ian – Call the DMO Hotline day or night at 312-550-3078 for support. We can connect you directly with our partners in the Biden Administration.

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Election Threats & Safety Gaps

Democratic Municipal Officials Digest
Week of 9/19
/2022

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Debt Forgiveness & Water Crisis

Democratic Municipal Officials Digest
Week of 8/29
/2022

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Pic of the Week

In addition to $10k in forgiveness, President Biden has implemented key reforms to enable student loan borrowers to free themselves of debt and plan for their futures.

Heat Officers & Fire Losses

Democratic Municipal Officials Digest
Week of 8/22
/2022

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