2018 US House of Representatives
Here's a compiled list of Independent & Third Party Candidates.
This is not a full list; rather, these candidates specifically all are :
1. On the Ballot this Election Day, November 6, 2018.
2. The Only Independent or Third Party candidate (non Republican or Democrat) in their race.
3. Running for the US House of Representatives.
Why might this list be interesting?
Click Here for a relevant Twitter thread (by yours truly explaining why)
40% of the electorate in the US (as of 2018) are independent (Not Republican, nor Democrat), proportionately speaking, and of true representation, the US House ought to be near the same.
Some points to mention :
* I compiled this list using : https://ballotpedia.org/United_States_House_of_Representatives_elections,_2018
* I did leave some off because they didn't have a website (very few, perhaps 10 - 20 or so).
* There are a variety of candidates who are independent, Green, Libertarian and some other parties within the list.
* I didn't label each one via district & party (I'll update those factors later), the ones that are - are because the info was easy to find - this is a substantial list; however, I do have the websites plus the state they are running in (keep in mind you can donate & support them even if they are not in your district nor state and since they are running for a federal position it is still relevant to do so).
* I have noticed Ballotpedia has made mistakes in the past (very seldom) however, it has been very dependable and efficient overall.
* If you are a candidate who fits the description above and aren't listed below, contact me and I will verify it and add you to the list.
* This list was created July 29, 2018 - it's possible a candidate might drop out or endorse another etc.
* If you notice any discrepancies please contact me and I will check it out and correct if verified.
The List :
Haryaksha Gregor Knauer US House of Representatives - Arizona 2018 Green Party
California's 40th Congressional District
Colorado 6th CD
U.S. CT 02
Illinois 12th District
Indiana 6th District
Congressional Candidate in Iowa's First District
Louisiana's sixth district
Libertarian Party Candidate for Maryland's 3rd Congressional District
Maryland 7th CD
Maryland 8th CD
Massachusetts Paul V Grady for US Congress District 2
Michigan 8th CD
Michigan 9th District
Green Party candidate for Congress from Michigan's 10th District
Green Party candidate U.S. House 12th Congressional District of Michigan.
Minnesota's 8th District
Wisconsin’s 7th District
Washington US HOUSE CD 6
Joe for Virginia – Virginia's 7th Congressional District
Stevan Porter - Congressional Candidate for Virginia's 11th District
7th Congressional District of Texas
18th Congressional District Texas
19th Congressional District Texas
Congressional House District 21 TEXAS
Mike Kolls for Congress - Texas District 24
Libertarian Candidate for US House of Representatives Texas district 26
Texas Libertarian choice for Congressional District 32.
Texas Congressional District 17
running for Congress as the American Party SC candidate
RI Congressional Dist. 1
US House Representative for Oregon’s 1st Congressional District
received the co-nomination of both the Libertarian and Green parties
Oregon US House Dist. 5
Barbara Howe for North Carolina Congressional District 4 | Barbara Howe
NC Ninth Congressional District
Green Party Candidate for Congress – CD12 (Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn)
Joe Ciardullo | NY District 17 | Average Joe For Congress
New Mexico - 1st Congressional district
Competition should get us closer to true representation. A lack of competition distorts the truth, so does unfair competition.
Even if you’re a true blood Democrat or Republican, consider a time tested way to make parties behave better; via some competition.
Out of the almost 70 candidates listed above running for the US House (w/ 435 members) perhaps 10 could garner enough consensus & support for voters to decide to take the risk and open the possibilities & potential for true representation in 2018 and the future. After all this is the US House, the easiest place for that kind of risk to occur, it’s one reason the elections are held every 2 years for that position.
Being that these candidates are the only ones who are not Republicans nor Democrats on the ballot, in their districts, and that these candidates are running for the US House — not Presidency nor Senate — they should be less divisive.