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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. Maria Cantwell D wa
Sen. Ben Cardin D md
Sen. Tom Carper D de
Sen. Martin Heinrich D nm
Sen. Mazie Hirono D hi
Sen. Angus King I me
Sen. Debbie Stabenow D mi
Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse D ri
Representatives Party District
Rep. Don Beyer D va-8
Rep. Suzanne Bonamici D or-1
Rep. Julia Brownley D ca-26
Rep. Vern Buchanan R fl-16
Rep. Salud Carbajal D ca-24
Rep. Kathy Castor D fl-14
Rep. Katherine Clark D ma-5
Rep. James E. Clyburn D sc-6
Rep. Elijah Cummings D md-7
Rep. Peter DeFazio D or-4
Rep. Suzan DelBene D wa-1
Rep. Debbie Dingell D mi-12
Rep. Jared Golden D me-2
Rep. Raúl Grijalva D az-3
Rep. Denny Heck D wa-10
Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler R wa-3
Rep. Steny Hoyer D md-5
Rep. Jared Huffman D ca-2
Rep. Joe Kennedy III D ma-4
Rep. Derek Kilmer D wa-6
Rep. Andy Kim D nj-3
Rep. Mike Levin D ca-49
Rep. Alan Lowenthal D ca-47
Rep. Nita Lowey D ny-17
Rep. Elaine Luria D va-2
Rep. Ann McLane Kuster D nh-2
Rep. Jerry McNerney D ca-9
Rep. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell D fl-26
Rep. Grace Napolitano D ca-32
Rep. Jimmy Panetta D ca-20
Rep. Scott Peters D ca-52
Rep. Chellie Pingree D me-1
Rep. Katie Porter D ca-45
Rep. Jamie Raskin D md-8
Rep. Harley Rouda D ca-48
Rep. John Sarbanes D md-3
Rep. Adam Schiff D ca-28
Rep. Brad Schneider D il-10
Rep. Kim Schrier D wa-8
Rep. José E. Serrano D ny-15
Rep. Donna Shalala D fl-27
Rep. Elissa Slotkin D mi-8
Rep. Darren Soto D fl-9
Rep. Eric Swalwell D ca-15
Rep. Mark Takano D ca-41
Rep. Jeff Van Drew D nj-2
Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz D fl-23
Rep. Jennifer Wexton D va-10
House Candidate Party District