2020 Women To Win Guide

Over the last six months the Candidate Information Team has interviewed 24 Democratic women running to flip Republican Congressional seats Blue or to keep their seat in a district they won in 2018. Read on to learn more about these impressive Women To Win, their exceptional qualifications, and their path to represent their districts in Congress.


Dr. Hiral Tipireni (AZ-06)

“I am willing to work with anyone who will come to the table, roll up their sleeves, and get the job done. It’s about finding common ground. This campaign has been focused on the real issues on communities and not ideological battles. And that’s what Americans are looking for, real solutions.”

- Dr. Hiral Tipireni

Women To Win Profile

Women To Win September 22 Candidate Forum

Candidate Site: hiralforcongress.com

Facebook: Hiral for Congress

Twitter: @HiralForCongress


Felicia French (Arizona State Senate District 6)

Women To Win AZ September 3 Candidate Forum

Candidate Site: frenchforaz.com

Facebook: Felicia French for Arizona

Twitter: @French4AZ


Coral Evans (Arizona State House District 6)

Women To Win AZ September 3 Candidate Forum

Candidate Site: coralevansaz.com

Facebook: Coral for Arizona

Twitter: @Coral4AZ


Sharon Girard (Arizona State House District 8)

Women To Win AZ September 3 Candidate Forum

Candidate Site: girardforarizona.com

Twitter: @Girard4AZ


Judy Schwiebert (Arizona State House District 20)

Women To Win AZ September 3 Candidate Forum

Candidate Site: judyforaz.com

Facebook: Judy for AZ

Twitter: @JudyForAZ


Kathy Knecht (Arizona State House District 21)

Women To Win AZ September 3 Candidate Forum

Candidate Site: electknecht.org

Facebook: Elect Kathy Knecht for AZ House

Twitter: @KDKinAZ


Christy Smith (CA-25)

After running in the CA-25 special election to fill former Representative Katie Hill’s seat in May, Christy is back on the ballot to defeat opponent and incumbent Mike Garcia.

Women To Win Profile

Candidate Site: christyforcongress.org

Facebook: ChristyForCongress

Twitter: @ChristyforCA25


Carolyn Bourdeaux (GA-07)

“Our community deserves a representative who has the courage to stand up for our children’s future, to reform our democracy, to ensure access to affordable health care and a system of world-class education.”

- Carolyn Bourdeaux

Women To Win Profile

Women To Win July 21 Candidate Forum

Candidate Site: carolyn4congress.com

Facebook: Carolyn Bourdeaux for Congress

Twitter: @carolyn4GA7


Lucy McBath (GA-06)

I work every day in Congress to fight for the well-being of my district and our nation.”

- Lucy McBath

Women To Win Profile

Candidate Site: lucyforcongress.com

Facebook: Lucy McBath For Congress

Twitter: @RepLucyMcBath


Theresa Greenfield (US Senate for IA)

“I’m focused on pragmatic solutions to the challenges hardworking Iowans face. Together, we can make sure everyone has quality health care and education, and that Iowa’s economy thrives in every part of the state, and I’m committed to getting the job done.”

- Theresa Greenfield

Women To Win Profile

Candidate Site: greenfieldforiowa.com

Facebook: Theresa Greenfield

Twitter: @GreenfieldIowa


Rita Hart (IA-02)

“. . . quite often the most important voice in the room is not the loudest or most powerful, but the one you have to lean into to hear. I took that lesson to the classroom, raising my children, and serving my constituents in the state senate and became a better teacher, better parent, and better legislator. Listening to those voices, not the loud and powerful voices in Washington, is how we bring people together on issues like health care, jobs, and education.”

- Rita Hart

Women To Win Profile

Candidate Site: ritahart.com

Facebook: Rita Hart for Iowa

Twitter: @RitaHartIA


Lauren Underwood (IL-14)

“I think that every candidate for public office should take their lead from the people in their community. That's what being a representative is all about.”

- Lauren Underwood

Women To Win Profile

Candidate Site: underwoodforcongess.com

Facebook: Lauren Underwood for Congress

Twitter: @LaurenUnderwood


Hillary Scholten (MI-03)

“I lead by example. People will follow a leader who deescalates the tensions that are rising in the country and who puts divisions aside to focus on doing the right thing. In our campaign, we’re focused on core kitchen table issues that we know both parties care about, like keeping harmful PFAS chemicals out of our water, and making healthcare affordable for all Americans.”

- Hillary Scholten

Women To Win Profile

Women To Win September 8 Candidate Forum

Candidate Site: hillaryscholten.com

Facebook: Hillary Scholten for Congress

Twitter: @HillaryScholten


Gretchen Driskell (MI-07)

“I just raised my hand to help. That’s how I got started. I wasn’t really thinking about politics. I was just thinking about how I could help.”

- Gretchen Driskell

Women To Win Profile

Women To Win July 21 Candidate Forum

Candidate Site: votegretchen.com

Facebook: Gretchen Driskell for Congress

Twitter: @gdriskell


Elissa Slotkin (MI-08)

MI-08 is a microcosm of the industrial Midwest. This community echoes the same concerns as many swing state voters across the country. As a MI-08 representative these last two years, Elissa has gone out on listening tours in her community. After thousands of conversations, she knows that the middle class is under direct threat and people are working harder for less. Congresswoman Slotkin will continue to fight to preserve the American Dream in Michigan when re-elected to Congress. 

Women To Win Profile

Women To Win September 8 Candidate Forum

Candidate Site: elissaforcongress.com

Facebook: Elissa Slotkin for Congress

Twitter: @ElissaSlotkin


Jeanne Shaheen (US Senate for NH)

A true trailblazer for women in politics, she was the first woman to be elected to the office of Governor in New Hampshire (where she served three terms), the first woman to serve as a U.S Senator from New Hampshire, and the first woman in U.S history to have been elected as both a Governor and a U.S Senator.

Women To Win Profile

Candidate Site: jeanneshaheen.org  

Facebook: Jeanne Shaheen

Twitter: @SenatorShaheen


Teresa Leger Fernandez (NM-03)

“I originally thought I’d work on social and economic justice issues in Latin America, but while working on a graduate school project with women in Peru, I realized that my roots and heart were in New Mexico.”
- Teresa Leger Fernandez

Women To Win Profile

Women To Win September 22 Candidate Forum

Candidate Site: teresaforall.com

Facebook: Teresa Leger Fernandez

Twitter: @TeresaForNM


Patricia Ackerman (NV-02)

"It is time to usher in a new era of governing, one that is guided by empathy and compassion toward every sister and brother and certainly this precious planet we call home."

- Patricia Ackerman

Women To Win Profile

Women To Win September 22 Candidate Forum

Candidate Site: ackerman4congress.com

Facebook: Patricia Ackerman

Twitter: @PAckermanNV


Nancy Goroff (NY-01)

As a Doctor of Chemistry at Stony Brook University, Nancy is running to bring science back into conversations about coronavirus, climate change, and healthcare.

Women To Win Profile

Candidate Site: goroffforcongress.com

Facebook: Nancy Goroff For Congress

Twitter: @ngoroff


Kate Schroder (OH-01)

“Even incremental change can have an impact on countless individuals, on their families, on their communities.  Having that perspective fuels my approach as a relentless problem solver -- working hard every day to make things better -- even in the face of overwhelming bureaucracy and political agendas.” 

- Kate Schroder

Women To Win Profile

Women To Win September 8 Candidate Forum

Candidate Site: kateforcongress.com

Facebook: Kate For Congress

Twitter: @KateForCongress


Desiree Tims (OH-10)

Desiree is running to flip this swing district’s red seat blue as the first African American democratic nominee and, if elected, the first woman to represent the district. Her priorities include ending gun violence, expanding the Affordable Care Act, and ensuring access to jobs and opportunities in Dayton and all of Ohio’s 10th Congressional District.

Women To Win September 22 Candidate Forum

Candidate Site: timsforcongress.com

Facebook: Tims For Congress

Twitter: @TimsDesiree


Wendy Davis (TX-21)

In Davis’s own words, she is running “to be a voice for those who are forgotten and, worse, ignored.” Her campaign is for hardworking people who can’t get ahead because of the structural barriers in healthcare, education, and housing.

Women To Win Profile

Women To Win July 21 Candidate Forum

Candidate Site: wendydavisforcongress.com

Facebook: Wendy Davis

Twitter: @wendydavis


Gina Ortiz Jones (TX-23)

“My lived experience has absolutely shaped my desire to serve and give back to a community and country that has given me so much. It’s the reason I spent my entire career in public service, and it’s the reason I’m running for Congress today.”

- Gina Ortiz Jones

Women To Win Profile

Women To Win July 21 Candidate Forum

Candidate Site: ginaortizjones.com

Facebook: Gina Ortiz Jones for Congress

Twitter: @GinaOrtizJones


Tricia Zunker (WI-07)

After running in the WI-07 special election in May, Tricia is back on the ballot to defeat opponent and incumbent Tom Tiffany.

“I believe we're more alike than we're different. People want someone who will listen to their concerns, who will advocate for affordable health care and lower prescription drug prices and economic security for their families. I am the only person in this race who is going to do that.”

- Tricia Zunker

Women To Win Profile

Special Election Profile

Candidate Site: triciaforwisconsin.com

Facebook: Tricia Zunker

Twitter: @TriciaforWI