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Congressional Champions

Ocean Champions, a 501(c)(4), with an attached political action committee (PAC), is the first-ever political advocacy organization dedicated to protecting the ocean and its wildlife. Ocean Champions is focused on building champions for ocean conservation in the U.S. Congress.

Click on a state below, or use the drop down, to learn more about ocean champions in Congress we’ve endorsed and supported (and who won) or are endorsing in the current election. In making endorsement decisions, the Ocean Champions Board of Directors considers a number of factors, including a candidate’s past voting record on ocean issues, future leadership potential, potential committee assignments, and candidate interviews.

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Congressional Cycles

2018 Endorsements2017-2018 2015-2016 2013-2014 2011-2012 2009-2010 2007-2008 2005-2006

Senators Party State
Sen. Mark Begich D ar
Sen. Barbara Boxer D ca
Sen. Maria Cantwell √ WIN D wa
Sen. Ben Cardin √ WIN D md
Sen. Tom Carper √ WIN D de
Sen. Dianne Feinstein D ca
Sen. Kay Hagan D sc
Sen. Martin Heinrich √ WIN D nm
Sen. Mazie Hirono √ WIN D hi
Sen. Angus King √ WIN I me
Sen. Patrick Leahy D vt
Sen. Ed Markey D ma
Sen. Barbara Mikulski D md
Sen. Bill Nelson *NOT CALLED D fl
Sen. Jack Reed D ri
Sen. Brian Schatz D hi
Sen. Jeanne Shaheen D nh
Sen. Debbie Stabenow √ WIN D mi
Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse √ WIN D ri
Representatives Party District
Rep. Suzanne Bonamici √ WIN D or-1
Rep. Madeleine Bordallo D gu-
Rep. Lois Capps D ca-24th
Rep. Kathy Castor √ WIN D fl-14
Rep. James E. Clyburn √ WIN D sc-6
Rep. Joseph Crowley D ny-14
Rep. Elijah Cummings √ WIN D md-7
Rep. Suzan DelBene √ WIN D wa-1
Rep. Donna Edwards D md-4th
Rep. Sam Farr D ca-20th
Rep. John Garamendi D ca-3rd
Rep. Colleen Hanabusa D hi-1st
Rep. Denny Heck √ WIN D wa-10
Rep. Rush Holt D nj-12th
Rep. Mike Honda D ca-17th
Rep. Jared Huffman √ WIN D ca-2
Rep. Derek Kilmer √ WIN D wa-6
Rep. Leonard Lance X LOSS R nj-7
Rep. Alan Lowenthal √ WIN D ca-47
Rep. Jerry McNerney √ WIN D ca-9
Rep. Jim Moran D va-8th
Rep. Patrick Murphy D fl-18th
Rep. Scott Peters √ WIN D ca-52
Rep. Chellie Pingree √ WIN D me-1
Rep. Nick J. Rahall D wv-3rd
Rep. John Sarbanes √ WIN D md-3
Rep. Adam Schiff √ WIN D ca-28
Rep. Carol Shea-Porter D nh-1st
Rep. Niki Tsongas D ma-3rd
Rep. Chris Van Hollen D md-8th
Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz √ WIN D fl-23
House Candidate Party District