In anticipation of the June 26-27 2019 Democratic candidate debates, the Santa Rosa Democratic Club is highlighting a different batch of candidates each week. These candidates are in no particular order, so if your favorite is not below just check back the following week.

Former Governor, John Hickenlooper of Colorado

John Hickenlooper

Website: hickenlooper.com

Quote: "Let's face it: the War on Drugs was a disaster. It may be well intentioned... but it sent millions of kids to prison, gave them felonies oftentimes when they had no violent crimes."

Took the Indivisible 2020 Candidate Pledge: YES (constructive primary & beat Trump)

Signature Policy: In the wake of the 2012 Aurora theater shooting that left 12 dead and dozens injured, Hickenlooper’s state government passed background checks and magazine capacity limits.

Audio clip:

Listen to a Full Interview: Pod Save America - John Hickenlooper on brewing beer and winning purple states

Political positions: Ballotpedia - John Hickenlooper


Author, Marianne Williamson

Marianne Williamson

Website: marianne2020.com

Quote: "In every community, there is work to be done. In every nation, there are wounds to heal. In every heart, there is the power to do it."

Took the Indivisible 2020 Candidate Pledge: YES (constructive primary & beat Trump)

Signature Policy: Called for $100 billion in reparations for black people, distributed over 10 years. (Scholars have estimated a fair value for reparations at between $6 and $14 trillion.)

Audio clip:

Listen to a Full Interview: Pod Save America - Marianne Williamson on big truths and moral outrage

Political positions: Ballotpedia - Marianne Williamson


Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, New York

Kirsten Gillibrand

Website: 2020.kirstengillibrand.com

Quote: "America is the only high income nation without a paid family leave program. This means that if you or a family member gets sick, there is no guarantee that you can take the time you need to take care of yourself or your loved one, leaving already vulnerable families in the position of making hard decisions in cases of illness."

Took the Indivisible 2020 Candidate Pledge: YES (constructive primary & beat Trump)

Signature Policy: Universal paid family leave, publicly funded elections, and improving gender and racial equality.

Audio clip:

Listen to a Full Interview: Pod Save America - Kirsten Gillibrand on Medicare for All and Speaking Truths

Political positions: Ballotpedia - Kirsten Gillibrand


Representative Tulsi Gabbard, Hawaii - 2nd District

tulsi gabbard

Website: tulsi2020.com

Quote: "We need to stop judging individuals based on their race, profession, gender, religion, or anything other than their own individual behavior and character."

Took the Indivisible 2020 Candidate Pledge: NO - Has not yet pledged to a constructive primary & beating Trump

Signature Policy: An Iraq war vet, 37, Gabbard is the first Hindu to serve in the House of Representatives. Gabbard has staked her campaign in opposition to wars of regime change. She visited Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad in 2017 on a secret “fact-finding” mission and dismissed his opposition — across the board — as terrorists. (Gabbard’s rollout also received an unsettling signal boost from Kremlin-backed English language media networks, RT and Sputnik.)

Audio clip:

Listen to a Full Interview: The Late Show with Stephen Colbert - Tulsi Gabbard On America's Role In The World

Political positions: Ballotpedia - Tulsi Gabbard

More to come next week!