Our Candidates

WCF has helped nearly 2,000 women from each political party run better campaigns. Check out the household names below for whom, over our 40+ years, we were often among the earliest to provide support!

WCF’s mission has evolved to address 50/50 representation by men and women in elected offices nationwide. That brings our elected leadership to a common sense 50/50, roughly the representation of women and men in the population. Not just any women.  WCF endorses women who can demonstrate the ability to achieve common ground solutions.

To that end, WCF is supporting a number of strategic races in 2018, providing a Seal of Approval and branded materials to strengthen the campaigns of women candidates and boost voter confidence in their leadership. Each WCF-endorsed candidate is chosen for her outstanding record on WCF’s three vital criteria:

WCF focuses on women candidates with the qualities that ensure our democracy is a government for all.  We address the defining issues of the day – from reproductive rights to the environment, from the right to vote to education for our kids, from senior security to healthcare – by making sure that 100% of America is represented by 100% of the available talent, wisdom and skill.

We will not advance on these topics without 100% commitment.  And our nation is worse off for acting as if all are not connected, for behaving as if each can be resolved in the silos that have become our comfort zones.

What is common ground after all?  It’s just the place where people with diverse ideas can find the best in the ideas of others and move forward.  WCF supports women candidates who prove they have the goods to do just that.

Take a look at the dozens of women WCF helped elect in the past four decades!


Baldwin_-Tammy.jpg Bass_-Karen.jpg Beatty_-Joyce.jpg Bernice-Johnson_-Eddie.jpg
 Bonamici_-Suzanne.jpg  Madeleine-Bordallo.jpg  Boxer_-Barbara.jpg  Brown_-Corrine.jpg
 Bustos_-Cheri.jpg  Cantwell_-Maria.jpg  Capps_-Lois.jpg  Castor_-Kathy.jpg
 Donna-Christensen.jpg  Chu_-Judy.jpg  Katherine Clark  clarke_-yvette.jpg
 Collins_-Susan.jpg  Davis_-Susan.jpg  DeGette_-Diana.jpg  DeLauro_-Rosa.jpg
 DelBene_-Suzan.jpg  Duckworth_-Tammy.jpg  Edwards_-Donna.jpg  Esty_-Elizabeth.jpg
 Feinstein_-Dianne.jpg  Frankel_-Lois.jpg  Fudge_-Marcia.jpg  Gabbard_-Tulsi.jpg
 Gillibrand_-Kirsten.jpg  Hagan_-Kay.jpg  Hahn_-Janice.jpg  Hanabusa_-Colleen.jpg
 Hirono_-Mazie.jpg  Jackson-Lee_-Sheila.jpg  Kirkpatrick_-Ann.jpg  Klobuchar_-Amy.jpg
 Kuster_-Annie.jpg  Lee_-Barbara.jpg  Kelly_-Robin.jpg  Lofgren_-Zoe.jpg
 Lowey_-Nita.jpg  Lujan-Grisham_-Michelle.jpg  Maloney_-Carolyn.jpg  Matsui_-Doris.jpg
 McCarthy_-Carolyn.jpg  McCaskill_-Claire.jpg  McCollum_-Betty.jpg  Meng_-Grace.jpg
 Mikulski_-Barbara.jpg  Moore_-Gwen.jpg  Murray_-Patty.jpg  Napolitano_-Grace.jpg
 Norton_-Eleanor-Holmes.jpg  Pelosi_-Nancy.jpg  Pingree_-Chellie.jpg  Roybal-Allard_-Lucille.jpg
 Sanchez_-Linda.jpg  Sanchez_-Loretta.jpg  Schakowsky_-Jan.jpg  Schwartz_-Allyson.jpg
 Sewell_-Terri.jpg  Shaheen_-Jeanne.jpg  Shea-Porter_-Carol.jpg  Sinema_-Kyrsten.jpg
 Slaughter_-Louise.jpg  Speier_-Jackie.jpg  Stabenow_-Debbie.jpg  Titus_-Dina.jpg
 Tsongas_-Niki.jpg  Velazquez_-Nydia.jpg  Warren_-Elizabeth.jpg  Wasserman-Schultz_-Debbie.jpg
 Waters_-Maxine.jpg  Wilson_-Frederica.jpg    


  • ★ 50/50 Representation

    Why should good government depend on only half of the nation’s human capital? WCF commits to 50/50 representation of women and men in elected office by 2028.

  • ★ Common Ground

    Common ground just means problems get solved more collaboratively, for the good of more people. It’s the bedrock of our leadership at home and abroad.

  • ★ Viability for Election

    It takes more than money to make a candidate worth electing. WCF looks for guts, street sense, situational awareness, resilience -- the full range of gifts a woman brings to the race.

  • ★ Non-Partisan

    A woman’s place is in every party, every elected office, at every level. Period.