DC and Maryland need strong, ethical leaders who will fight for equality and justice, and work for the people of our region. And with our crowded elections, it’s hard to sift through the candidates and know who these people are, what they stand for, and whether they will actually follow through on their campaign promises.

That’s why we started the JUFJ Campaign Fund: to help you decide whom to vote for, and to make it clear to candidates that we expect them to fight for us.

What an election season this has been. As Jews, we know that every vote is sacred, just as every person is sacred. Every single one of us is entitled to a say in our democracy. We are so proud to be part of a powerful local progressive movement in DC and Maryland, a movement that continues to gain momentum even when the election is over. In the 2020 general election, we endorsed 14 candidates and 7 ballot initiatives. Every single ballot initiative and nearly every candidate won. 

Announcing our 2020 Endorsements for Baltimore

We are proud to have supported an amazing slate of candidates in Baltimore’s Democratic primary in 2020. Whether they won or lost, we know that all of them are going on to do amazing work for justice in Baltimore. The JUFJ Campaign Fund encourages you to vote in the general election for our endorsees who won their primary elections.

Brandon Scott
Mayor

Brandon Scott campaign photo

Bill Henry
Comptroller

Bill Henry campaign photo

City Council

Zeke Cohen
District 1

Councilmember Zeke Cohen

Ryan Dorsey
District 3

Councilmember Ryan Dorsey

Sharon Green Middleton
District 6

Councilmember Sharon Green Middleton

James Torrence
District 7

James Torrence

Kris Burnett
District 8

Councilmember Kris Burnett

John Bullock
District 9

Councilmember John Bullock

Phylicia Porter
District 10

Phylicia Porter

Odette Ramos
District 14

Odette Ramos

Mazel Tov, State Senator Shelly Hettleman!

The JUFJ Campaign Fund enthusiastically endorsed Delegate Shelly Hettleman to fill the Senate vacancy in Baltimore County’s District 11. As a Delegate, Shelly Hettleman has established a reputation as a hard-working, knowledgeable, and politically astute legislator. She has been a champion on JUFJ’s key issues including the Fight for $15 to raise the minimum wage, Earned Sick Leave, and the Trust Act for immigrant safety. Since first elected by District 11 voters in 2015, Hettleman has initiated and passed an impressive 20 pieces of legislation. Her legislative priorities for the 2020 session include enacting the “Blueprint for Education,” reining in predatory student loan practices, and innovative treatment for opioid addiction through overdose prevention services. At this time of momentous change within the Maryland General Assembly’s leadership structure, Hettleman’s appointment to District 11’s Senate seat will significantly bolster the strength of progressives working to move Maryland forward on social justice and racial equity, a primary focus of the JUFJ Campaign Fund and our partners.

Delegate Shelly Hettleman

Announcing our 2020 Endorsements for DC Council

We are proud to have supported an amazing slate of candidates in DC’s Democratic primary in 2020. Whether they won or lost, we know that all of them are going on to do amazing work for justice in DC. The JUFJ Campaign Fund encourages you to vote in the general election for our endorsees who won their primary elections, as well as for Independent Ed Lazere for DC Council At Large.

The JUFJ Campaign Fund is not endorsing in the DC State Board of Education races in 2020. 

Janeese Lewis George for Ward 4

Janeese Lewis George headshot

Ed Lazere for At Large

Ed Lazere sits on a bench

Robert White, Jr. for At Large

Councilmember Robert White, Jr. headshot

Trayon White, Sr. for Ward 8

Councilmember Trayon White, Sr. with a DC flag

Announcing our 2020 Endorsements for Baltimore

Brandon Scott
Mayor

Brandon Scott campaign photo

Shannon Sneed
Council President

Shannon Sneed campaign photo

Bill Henry
Comptroller

Bill Henry campaign photo

City Council

Zeke Cohen
District 1

Councilmember Zeke Cohen

Ryan Dorsey
District 3

Councilmember Ryan Dorsey

Logan Endow
District 4

Logan Endow

Sharon Green Middleton
District 6

Councilmember Sharon Green Middleton

James Torrence
District 7

James Torrence

Kris Burnett
District 8

Councilmember Kris Burnett

John Bullock
District 9

Councilmember John Bullock

Phylicia Porter
District 10

Phylicia Porter

Odette Ramos
District 14

Odette Ramos

Phillip Westry
District 12

Phillip Westry

Mazel Tov, State Senator Shelly Hettleman!

The JUFJ Campaign Fund enthusiastically endorsed Delegate Shelly Hettleman to fill the Senate vacancy in Baltimore County’s District 11. As a Delegate, Shelly Hettleman has established a reputation as a hard-working, knowledgeable, and politically astute legislator. She has been a champion on JUFJ’s key issues including the Fight for $15 to raise the minimum wage, Earned Sick Leave, and the Trust Act for immigrant safety. Since first elected by District 11 voters in 2015, Hettleman has initiated and passed an impressive 20 pieces of legislation. Her legislative priorities for the 2020 session include enacting the “Blueprint for Education,” reining in predatory student loan practices, and innovative treatment for opioid addiction through overdose prevention services. At this time of momentous change within the Maryland General Assembly’s leadership structure, Hettleman’s appointment to District 11’s Senate seat will significantly bolster the strength of progressives working to move Maryland forward on social justice and racial equity, a primary focus of the JUFJ Campaign Fund and our partners.

Delegate Shelly Hettleman

Announcing our 2020 Endorsements for DC Council

Janeese Lewis George for Ward 4

Janeese Lewis George headshot
Jews United for Janeese Lewis George Ward 4

Jordan Grossman for Ward 2

Jordan Grossman endorsement photo
Jews United for Jordan

Trayon White, Sr.
for Ward 8

Councilmember Trayon White, Sr. with a DC flag

Robert White, Jr.
for At Large

Councilmember Robert White, Jr. headshot

Ed Lazere
for At Large

Ed Lazere sits on a bench

Trayon White, Sr. for Ward 8

Councilmember Trayon White, Sr. with a DC flag

Robert White, Jr. for At Large

Councilmember Robert White, Jr. headshot

Click below to read about our past endorsees from 2014 to now.