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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 √ WIN D wa
Sen. Ben Cardin √ WIN D md
Sen. Tom Carper √ WIN 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 √ 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. Jeff Merkley D or
Sen. Bill Nelson *NOT CALLED 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 √ WIN D mi
Sen. Tom Udall D nm
Sen. Chris Van Hollen D md
Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse √ WIN D ri
Representatives Party District
Rep. Don Beyer √ WIN D va-8
Rep. Suzanne Bonamici √ WIN D or-1
Rep. Madeleine Bordallo D gu-
Rep. Julia Brownley √ WIN D ca-26
Rep. Vern Buchanan √ WIN R fl-16
Rep. Salud Carbajal √ WIN D ca-24
Rep. Kathy Castor √ WIN D fl-14
Rep. Katherine Clark √ WIN D ma-5
Rep. James E. Clyburn √ WIN D sc-6
Rep. Joseph Crowley D ny-14
Rep. Elijah Cummings √ WIN D md-7
Rep. Peter DeFazio √ WIN D or-4
Rep. Suzan DelBene √ WIN D wa-1
Rep. Debbie Dingell √ WIN D mi-12
Rep. Raúl Grijalva √ WIN D az-3
Rep. Denny Heck √ WIN D wa-10
Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler √ WIN R wa-3
Rep. Steny Hoyer √ WIN D md-5
Rep. Jared Huffman √ WIN D ca-2
Rep. Derek Kilmer √ WIN D wa-6
Rep. Leonard Lance X LOSS R nj-7
Rep. Frank LoBiondo R nj-2nd
Rep. Alan Lowenthal √ WIN D ca-47
Rep. Nita Lowey √ WIN D ny-17
Rep. Ann McLane Kuster √ WIN D nh-2
Rep. Jerry McNerney √ WIN D ca-9
Rep. Grace Napolitano √ WIN D ca-32
Rep. Jimmy Panetta √ WIN D ca-20
Rep. Scott Peters √ WIN D ca-52
Rep. Chellie Pingree √ WIN D me-1
Rep. Jamie Raskin √ WIN D md-8
Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R fl-27th
Rep. Mark Sanford R sc-1
Rep. John Sarbanes √ WIN D md-3
Rep. Adam Schiff √ WIN D ca-28
Rep. Brad Schneider √ WIN D il-10
Rep. José E. Serrano √ WIN D ny-15
Rep. Carol Shea-Porter D nh-1st
Rep. Darren Soto √ WIN D fl-9
Rep. Eric Swalwell √ WIN D ca-15
Rep. Mark Takano √ WIN D ca-41
Rep. Niki Tsongas D ma-3rd
Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz √ WIN D fl-23
House Candidate Party District