United States Congress

Portrait of For President of the United States

Kamala Harris

For President of the United States

History shows that when Black women gain political power we champion policies that benefit multiple communities.  Higher Heights for America is thrilled to endorse Senator Kamala D. Harris, CA, for president of the United States. Kamala has spent her life fighting injustice. As president, she will fight to restore truth and justice in America and build an economy that works for everyone. 

Portrait of North Carolina's 12th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives

Alma Adams

North Carolina's 12th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives

Congresswoman Adams was elected to her third term representing the 12th Congressional District of North Carolina on November 6, 2018. After winning a special election in November 2014, Congresswoman Adams was sworn in as the 100th woman elected to the 113th Congress.

Portrait of New Jersey's 12th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives

Bonnie Watson Coleman

New Jersey's 12th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives

Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman has served as the U.S. Representative for New Jersey's 12th congressional district since 2015. She is the first African American woman to represent New Jersey in Congress.

Portrait of Florida's 10th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives

Valdez “Val” Demings

Florida's 10th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives

Congresswoman Val Demings represents Florida's 10th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives. Demings was first elected to the House in 2016. She most recently won re-election in 2018. Congresswoman Demings is only the third Democrat ever to win this Orlando-based district since its creation in 1973.

Portrait of For Connecticut's 5th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives

Jahana Hayes

For Connecticut's 5th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives

Representative Hayes was elected to the United States House of Representatives in November 2018, making her the first African-American woman and the first African-American Democrat to ever represent the state of Connecticut in Congress.

Portrait of Michigan's 14th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives

Brenda Lawrence

Michigan's 14th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives

Congresswoman Lawrence was first elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2014, and was re-elected in 2016 and 2018. Congresswoman Lawrence serves as a Co-Chair of the bipartisan Congressional Caucus for Women’s Issues and 2nd Vice Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus.

Portrait of For Georgia's 6th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives

Lucy McBath

For Georgia's 6th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives

The Congresswoman proudly represents Georgia’s Sixth Congressional District. Representative McBath became the first Democrat to represent the district since it moved to Atlanta's northern suburbs in 1993.

Portrait of For Minnesota’s 5th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives

Ilhan Omar

For Minnesota’s 5th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives

An experienced Twin Cities policy analyst, organizer, public speaker and advocate, Rep. Omar was sworn into office in January 2019, making her the first Somali-American Member of Congress, the first woman of color to represent Minnesota, and one of the first two Muslim-American women elected to Congress.

Portrait of For Massachusetts’ 7th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives

Ayanna Pressley

For Massachusetts’ 7th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives

On November 6, 2018, Congresswoman Pressley was elected to represent Massachusetts’ 7th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives, making her the first woman of color to be elected to Congress from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Portrait of U.S. House of Representatives, Delaware's at-large district

Lisa Blunt Rochester

U.S. House of Representatives, Delaware's at-large district

Congresswoman Lisa Blunt Rochester represents Delaware in the U.S. House of Representatives and serves as an Assistant Whip for House Leadership.

Portrait of For Illinois’ 14th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives

Lauren Underwood

For Illinois’ 14th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives

Congresswoman Lauren Underwood serves Illinois’ 14th Congressional District. Lauren is the first woman, the first person of color, and the first millennial to represent her community in Congress. She is also the youngest African American woman to serve in the United States House of Representatives.

Statewide Executives

Portrait of  New York State Attorney General

Letitia “Tish” James

New York State Attorney General

Letitia “Tish” James is the 67th Attorney General for the State of New York. She is the first woman of color to hold statewide office in New York and the first woman to be elected Attorney General.

Portrait of  Lieutenant Governor, New Jersey

Sheila Oliver

Lieutenant Governor, New Jersey

Sheila Y. Oliver is the lieutenant governor of New Jersey following her victory alongside Governor Phil Murphy (D) in the 2017 gubernatorial election.

Portrait of Lieutenant Governor, Illinois

Juliana Stratton

Lieutenant Governor, Illinois

Lieutenant Governor Juliana Stratton serves Illinois as the state’s 48th Lieutenant Governor. Stratton’s entire career has focused on bringing people together, building consensus, and solving problems.

Mayors of the Top 100 Cities by Population

Portrait of  Mayor New Orleans, LA

Latoya Cantrell

Mayor New Orleans, LA

On May 7, 2018, Mayor Cantrell was sworn in as the first female Mayor of New Orleans, just in time to celebrate the city’s tricentennial, or 300th anniversary.

Portrait of Mayor of Atlanta, GA

Keisha Lance Bottoms

Mayor of Atlanta, GA

Keisha Lance Bottoms is the 60th Mayor of Atlanta, Georgia. A lifelong public servant, Mayor Bottoms is the only Mayor in Atlanta’s history to have served in all three branches of government, serving as a judge and City Council member before being sworn in as Mayor.

Portrait of Mayor of San Francisco, CA

London Breed

Mayor of San Francisco, CA

London Breed is the 45th Mayor of the City and County of San Francisco. She is the first African-American woman and only the second woman to serve as Mayor.

Portrait of Mayor of Charlotte, NC

Vi Lyles

Mayor of Charlotte, NC

Vi Lyles is serving as the 59th mayor of Charlotte, North Carolina, since 2017. She is the first African-American female mayor of the city, and also its first former city administrator to serve as mayor.