DFA endorses in key mayoral races across country
Today, Democracy for America (DFA) endorsed four mayoral candidates running in 2021 to lead major American cities from across the country. The four mayoral candidates that DFA is endorsing include:
India Walton - Buffalo, NY
Tameika Isaac Devine - Columbia, SC
Sharetta Smith - Lima, OH
Joyce Craig - Manchester, NH
This is the first time DFA has backed Walton, Devine, and Smith – all of whom are Black women and would be the first woman ever to be elected mayors of their respective cities. DFA endorsed Manchester Mayor Joyce Craig in 2015, 2017 and 2019, Craig was the first woman elected to lead Manchester.
DFA kicked off the 2021 cycle by endorsing Tishaura Jones in her successful bid for mayor of St. Louis, MO, where she became the first Black woman to be elected mayor.
“As a former DFA-endorsed Black woman mayoral candidate, I know the strength and support needed for a barrier-breaking race,” said Yvette Simpson, CEO. “These four amazing candidates are ready to meet the challenges of their very different cities while also building progressive power in key states critical to the kind of progressive change we need across America. We could not be more excited to stand with Joyce Craig, India Walton, Tameika Isaac Devine, and Sharetta Smith.”