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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. Michael Bennet D co
Sen. Richard Blumenthal D ct
Sen. Cory Booker D nj
Sen. Maria Cantwell D wa
Sen. Ben Cardin D md
Sen. Tom Carper D de
Sen. Susan Collins R me
Sen. Chris Coons D de
Sen. Tammy Duckworth D il
Sen. Dick Durbin D il
Sen. Dianne Feinstein D ca
Sen. Martin Heinrich D nm
Sen. Mazie Hirono D hi
Sen. Angus King I me
Sen. Patrick Leahy D vt
Sen. Ed Markey D ma
Sen. Jeff Merkley D or
Sen. Bill Nelson D fl
Sen. Gary Peters D mi
Sen. Rob Portman R oh
Sen. Jack Reed D ri
Sen. Brian Schatz D hi
Sen. Jeanne Shaheen D nh
Sen. Debbie Stabenow D mi
Sen. Tom Udall D nm
Sen. Chris Van Hollen D md
Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse D ri
Representatives Party District
Rep. Don Beyer D va-8th
Rep. Suzanne Bonamici D or-1st
Rep. Madeleine Bordallo D gu-1st
Rep. Julia Brownley D ca-26
Rep. Vern Buchanan R fl-16th
Rep. Salud Carbajal D ca-24
Rep. Kathy Castor D fl-14th
Rep. Katherine Clark D ma-5th
Rep. James E. Clyburn D sc-6th
Rep. Joseph Crowley D ny-14
Rep. Elijah Cummings D md-7
Rep. Peter DeFazio D or-4th
Rep. Suzan DelBene D wa-1st
Rep. Debbie Dingell D mi-12th
Rep. Raúl Grijalva D az-3rd
Rep. Denny Heck D wa-10th
Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler R wa-3rd
Rep. Steny Hoyer D md-5
Rep. Jared Huffman D ca-2
Rep. Derek Kilmer D wa-6th
Rep. Leonard Lance R nj-7
Rep. Frank LoBiondo R nj-2nd
Rep. Alan Lowenthal D ca-47
Rep. Nita Lowey D ny-17th
Rep. Ann McLane Kuster D nh-2nd
Rep. Jerry McNerney D ca-9
Rep. Grace Napolitano D ca-32
Rep. Jimmy Panetta D ca-20
Rep. Scott Peters D ca-52
Rep. Chellie Pingree D me-1st
Rep. Jamie Raskin D md-8
Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R fl-27th
Rep. Mark Sanford R sc-1st
Rep. John Sarbanes D md-3
Rep. Adam Schiff D ca-28
Rep. Brad Schneider D il-10th
Rep. José E. Serrano D ny-15th
Rep. Carol Shea-Porter D nh-1st
Rep. Darren Soto D fl-9th
Rep. Eric Swalwell D ca-15
Rep. Mark Takano D ca-41
Rep. Niki Tsongas D ma-3rd
Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz D fl-23rd
House Candidate Party District