Future Now Fund Endorsements

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Over the last tough weeks, we’ve seen the importance of building a future in which elected leaders are truly committed to improving lives. One in which those who represent us can be trusted when lives and the economy are at risk. One in which they protect our democracy, not a kleptocracy. 

Great state lawmakers are where we can create that future and we can start right now. 

Today we’re thrilled to announce our next slate of Future Now Fund endorsements. In Arizona, Iowa, and Maine they answered the call for leadership in this unprecedented time and we’re proud to have their backs. We’re excited for you to meet them.

These, and all of our 2020 endorsed candidates, are ready to improve lives and fight for a more healthy, prosperous, and sustainable future.We need your support to help Future Now Fund Endorsed Candidates win. Can you make a contribution today?

Arizona FNF Endorsed Candidates

Coral Evans
As the Mayor of Flagstaff, Coral has seen how decisions in the state legislature can hurt regular people and businesses in Arizona. She is running to ensure rural Arizona has a strong voice in the state House and every Arizonan has a fair shot to succeed.

Jennifer Pawlik
A longtime public school teacher and college educator, Jennifer took her commitment to education to the state Capitol in 2018 where she has been a leader in ensuring all students have a fair chance to succeed. 

Jennifer Jermaine
The co-founder of two nonprofits that empower people to make an impact in their community,Jennifer understands the importance of civic engagement. She joined the state house in 2018, where she fights for civil rights and better schools.

Judy Schwiebert
Growing up the child of a high school principal, the importance of education was instilled in Judy early. A longtime public school teacher and a community leader herself, she is eager to advocate for better schools for all Arizonans.

Kathy Knecht
Kathy is a community leader and public servant who has served on the school board for twelve years. She is running to fight for affordable healthcare, quality education, and to ensure that government works for the people, not special interests.

Aaron Lieberman
After growing up in the district, Aaron founded efforts that have improved education access for more than 100,000 families. Since 2018, he has been advocating for students and his community in the state House. 

Felicia French
Felicia served 32 years as a Colonel, nurse, and helicopter pilot in the Army. Since retiring from the army in 2010, she has worked as a hospice nurse, as well as to support nonprofits.

AJ Kurdoglu
A first-generation American, AJ is a small business owner and engineer. He is running to ensure every Arizonan has access to a great education, to a great health care system, and to thriving communities. 

Christine Marsh
Christine was a longtime high school English teacher who was named Arizona’s teacher of the year in 2016. She has seen firsthand how the state is failing its schools and she is running because she knows Arizona’s kids deserve better. 

Iowa FNF Endorsed Candidates

Andrea Phillips 
Raised by a repairman and a bank teller, Andrea learned early that there is no substitute for hard work. She is running to advocate for working families by ensuring all Iowans have access to strong public education and affordable, accessible healthcare.

Kayla Koether
Kayla learned the value of hard work and independence growing up on a fifth-generation farm in Iowa. Today, Kayla helps beginning farmers succeed and is running to bring the voices and needs of her community to Des Moines. 

Eric Gjerde
The son of a veteran and a nurse, Eric learned the importance of public service and hard work at a young age. Now, he is a special education teacher, coach, and County Sheriff’s Office Special Deputy, looking to take the next step in public service.

Phil Miller
A lifelong resident of Iowa, Phil is a veterinarian and community leader who has served on his church council and as president of the Community School District Board. He is running to fight for quality health care, strong public schools, and good jobs.

Maine FNF Endorsed Candidates

Troy Jackson
A fifth-generation logger, Troy originally ran for office after seeing first-hand how lawmakers’ decisions can adversely affect workers’ lives. Now, after over a decade in public service he is the President of the Senate and fights for stronger healthcare and good jobs. 

Chloe Maxmin
A lifelong community member, Chloe has dedicated her life to giving back to her community. She has been a fierce advocate for responsive and accountable government since joining the state House in 2018. 

Ned Claxton
A family physician, Ned has a deep understanding of the challenges that face the health care system, from the opioid crisis to the high cost of prescription drugs. Since joining the legislature in 2018, he has been working to tackle these challenges. 

Stacy Brenner
Stacy is a former nurse-midwife who has taken up the call to rejoin the healthcare workforce during the COVID-19 pandemic. She is also a farmer, a small business owner, and is running to translate her district’s experiences into solutions in Augusta.

Joe Rafferty
Joe is a father, football coach, teacher and community leader who believes in the importance of empowering others. Rising to be a leader in his union, he is prepared to be a strong advocate for all Mainers. 

We’re excited to share these game-changing candidates with you. Thank you for being in this fight with us. 



Andrew Grunwald 
Campaigns Director

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