October 26, 2020
Dr. Eliz Markowitz is an educator running to flip a state house seat in Texas in 2020. Can she do it? With turnout in early vote smashing expectations, the candidates who work the hardest may have the best chance of winning and few people are working harder than Eliz.
In this podcast, Eliz talks about what motivated her to run, why Texas is changing politically, what it would mean to flip the Texas legislature Democratic, and why YOU should run for office.
Follow Eliz as she tries to win in 2020 at: @ElizMarkowitz on Twitter
October 20, 2020
New Hampshire is the epicenter of American politics every Presidential year. In this You Should Run Podcast, New Hampshire State Representative Jackie Chretien talks about the Granite State, being surrounded by and bombarded by political issues from all sides, and what motivated her to run for office as well.
In this wide ranging discussion, Jackie Chretien highlights the unique challenges for New Hampshire during the COVID-19 crisis, how and why she sees voters in her state making their final decisions, and, of course, why YOU should run for office as well.
Listen, subscribe, and follow Jackie on Twitter to continue the conversation at @JackieCinMHT
October 13, 2020
Brandon Thomas is running for the state house in Tennessee and he is focused on three words: Family Friendly Economy. In this You Should Run Podcast, Brandon talks about his political motivations and how he decided to run for office himself. Brandon talks about his vision for a Family Friendly Economy, focusing on healthcare, how he came to be endorsed by Elizabeth Warren, and more.
Listen and share and follow Brandon on Twitter at @Brandon4Tenn
October 11, 2020
Tennessee is traditionally conservative state, but people like Gabby Salinas are working to change the trajectory of the state and push for progressive policies like expanded Medicaid. In this episode, Gabby joins the You Should Run Podcast to talk about how her own story of needing good healthcare at a young age motivated her towards a life of political activism, the state of politics in Tennessee, and why every vote is worth fighting for in this election. Gabby shares her extensive science background and talks about why we need more diversity of backgrounds in politics today, which is why you should run for office too! Listen, share, subscribe, and follow Gabby on Twitter @VoteforGabby
October 6, 2020
Abigail Wheeler is a firefighter looking to bring some fire and fresh ideas to the Michigan legislature in 2020. In this You Should Run Podcast, Abigail talks about running for local office and her love of improving things on a local level and the inspiration for running for the State House. Abigail's top issues include transparency and healthcare, so listen to why those are important to her and her specific ideas for making a significant improvement on both issues in Michigan. Follow her over these last weeks of the 2020 campaign on Twitter @WheelerforHD66
October 1, 2020
South Carolina is a swing state in 2020! Polls show close races for President and US Senate. But the best way to flip a state is to work on flipping state legislative districts.
In this You Should Run Podcast, Ryan Arioli talks about his decision to run for State Representative in South Carolina, the work that needs to be done to improve education in the state, campaigning and governing during COVID-19, the direction of his state, and more. Listen and hopefully you will be inspired to run for office too.
Follow Ryan on Twitter @RyanforSC
September 27, 2020
Elizabeth Beck is a mother, Iraq War veteran, lawyer, and leader looking to win a very competitive election for the State House in Texas. In this You Should Run Podcast, we discuss the changing direction of Texas politics, the things that motivated Elizabeth to run for office and what has changed since COVID-19 hit, and why YOU should run for office. Make sure to follow Elizabeth on Twitter @elizabethforTX
September 21, 2020
Representative Phil Robinson flipped a legislative seat in Ohio in 2018 and now he's running for re-election. In this podcast, Phil shares the personal story that inspired him to focus on education and run for office. He also discusses the recent corruption issues that have plagued the Ohio legislature and why he sees the state as getting increasingly competitive for Democrats in 2020. Listen to his positive outlook for the state and hopefully you will be encouraged to run for office too.
Follow Phil on Twitter at @RobinsonforOH
September 15, 2020
Louise Snodgrass is a 25-year-old, progressive, working-class, queer person running in the state of South Dakota. She decided to run for office in early 2020 after the legislature pushed harsh anti-transgender legislation. Since the COVID-19 pandemic started, she has turned her campaign upside down and is using tools never before used by a campaign.
In this podcast, Louise talks about the stresses for young people and the LGBTQ+ community and how to be an advocate and ally. She talks about the divisions in South Dakota politics, the local needs of her district, and encouraging other young people to run for office.
Listen and subscribe to the podcast today and follow Louise on Twitter at @lou4sd
September 3, 2020
The final state to be profiled on the You Should Run Podcast is the First State - Delaware. In this episode, Kyle Evans Gay talks about her run for State Senate in Delaware, her motivations for running, the major changes to campaigning during COVID-19 and also how her campaign message has not had to change as much as you'd think during the pandemic.
Since this is Delaware, we also discuss Joe Biden and the unique politics of the state. It may be a "Safe Democratic" state in terms of national politics, but the politics are not the same throughout the three counties.
Kyle also discusses how a lack of listening from elected officials inspires people like her to run for office. Maybe YOU will be inspired to run for office too.
Follow Kyle at her website www.kylefordelaware.com and on Twitter @kyleevansgay