Third batch of presidential candidates

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.

Pete Buttigieg, Mayor, South Bend, Indiana

Pete Buttigieg

Website: peteforamerica.com

Quote: "The president's promise is to turn back the clock, that we can somehow just go back to the 1950s. It’s just not true. The economy is changing, the pace of change is accelerating, and what we’ve got to do is master those changes in order to make them work for us."

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

Signature Policy: “The electoral college needs to go.” Pete believes in our democratic republic, but knows that our government has not been nearly democratic or accountable enough. Too many communities have been denied their voice in the political process while our democracy has been captured by special interests and those with the greatest economic power.

Audio clip:

Listen to a Full Interview: Pod Save America - Pete Buttigieg

Political positions: Ballotpedia - Pete Buttigieg


Amy Klobuchar, U.S. Senator, Minnesota

Amy Klobuchar

Website: amyklobuchar.com

Quote: "I’m running because I believe we can be a nation governed not by chaos – but by opportunity."

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

Signature Policy: Reducing the influence of money in politics, automatically registering young people to vote and reinstating climate regulations rolled back by Trump. She also called for “digital rules of the road” to protect Americans online, policies to cut drug prices and a path to universal health care.

Audio clip:

Listen to a Full Interview: Pod Save America - 2020: Amy Klobuchar

Political positions: Ballotpedia - Amy Klobuchar


Andrew Yang, Tech Executive and founder of Venture For America

Andrew Yang

Website: yang2020.com

Quote: "As a society, we can't hide from the future; we have to build and own it."

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

Signature Policy: The 44-year-old is running on a platform of a universal basic income, to counteract the worst effects of automation in the workforce. Yang spoke at length to Rolling Stone about his “Freedom Dividend,” insisting: “You want to universalize it so it’s seen as a true right of citizenship.”

Audio clip:

Listen to a Full Interview: Is our economy totally screwed? Andrew Yang and I debate - The Ezra Klein Show

Political positions: Ballotpedia - Andrew Yang


Jay Inslee, Governor of Washington

Jay Inslee

Website: jayinslee.com

Quote: "We’re the first generation to feel the sting of Climate Change and we are the last generation that can do something about it."

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

Signature Policy: Fighting climate change. Inslee’s track record includes creating a $120 million clean-energy fund, directing his state government to set new caps on emissions (now being challenged in court) and launching the U.S. Climate Alliance, a bipartisan group of 22 governors implementing the Paris climate accord.

Audio clip:

Listen to a Full Interview: Jay Inslee on climate change and beating Donald Trump - Pod Save America

Political positions: Ballotpedia - Andrew Yang

More to come next week!