2020 US President Candidate Gallery

Republicans

Rep. Mark Sanford (Suspended 11/19)

  • 2013-2019: US Rep. for South Carolina
  • 2003-2011: South Carolina Governor
  • 1995-2001: US Rep. for South Carolina
  • 2017-present: President of the United States

Rep. Joe Walsh (Illinois)

  • 2011-2013: US Rep. for Illinois

Governor Bill Weld (Suspended 3/20)

  • 1991-1997: Governor of Massachusetts
  • 1986-1988: US Assistant Attorney-General for the Criminal Division
  • 1981-1986: US Attorney for the District of Massachusetts

Libertarians

Rep. Max Abramson (Suspended 3/20)

  • 2018-present, 2014-2016: New Hampshire House of Representatives.
  • Previous: Seabrook, NH Planning Commission and Budget Committee.

Rep. Justin Amash

  • 2011-present: US House of Representatives.
  • 2009-2011: Michigan House of Representatives.


Governor Lincoln Chafee (Suspended 4/20)

  • 2011-2015: Rhode Island Governor
  • 1999-2007: US Senator for Rhode Island
  • 1993-1999: Warwick, RI Mayor


Judge Jim Gray

  • 1989-2009: Orange County, CA Superior Court
  • 1983-1989: Santa Anna, CA Municipal Court

Rep. Max Abramson (Suspended 3/20)

  • 2018-present, 2014-2016: New Hampshire House of Representatives.
  • Previous: Seabrook, NH Planning Commission and Budget Committee.

2011-2015: Rhode Island Governor

1999-2007: US Senator for Rhode Island

1993-1999: Warwick, RI Mayor

Other Candidates

The Libertarian Party nominated experienced politicians during the last three Presidential contests, both former Republicans (US Rep. Bob Barr in 2008, Gov. Gary Johnson in 2012 and 2016). Rep. Abramson and Governor Chafee are the only candidates with governing experience.

Democrats

  • 2009-present: US Senator for Colorado
  • 2005-2009: Superintendent, Denver, CO Public Schools
  • 2009-2017: Vice President of the United States
  • 1972-2009: US Senator for Delaware
  • 1970-1972: County Council, Newcastle County, DE

Mayor Michael Bloomberg (Suspended 3/20)

  • 2002-2013. New York, NY Mayor
  • 2013-present: US Senator for New Jersey
  • 2006-2013: Newark, NJ Mayor
  • 1998-2002: Newark, NJ Municipal Council
  • 2013-present: Montana Governor
  • 2009-2013: Montana Attorney-General
  • 2012-present: South Bend, IN Mayor
  • 2014-2017: US Secretary of Housing & Urban Development
  • 2009-2014: San Antonio, TX Mayor
  • 2001-2005: San Antonio, TX City Council

Mayor Bill De Blasio (Suspended 9/19)

  • 2014-present: New York City, NY Mayor
  • 2010-2013: New York City, NY Public Advocate
  • 2002-2009: New York City, NY City Council

Rep. John Delaney (Suspended 2/20)

  • 2013-2019. US Rep. for Maryland

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (Suspended 3/20)

  • 2013-present: US Rep. for Hawaii
  • 2011-2012: Honolulu, HI City Council
  • 2002-2004: Hawaii House of Representatives

2009-present: US Senator for New York.

2007-2009: US Rep. for New York.

Senator Mike Gravel (Suspended 8/19)

  • 1969-1981: US Senator for Alaska
  • 1965-1967: Alaska House of Representatives Speaker
  • 1963-1965: Alaska House of Representatives
  • 2017-present: US Senator for California
  • 2011-2017: California Attorney-General
  • 2004-2011: San Francisco, CA District Attorney

Governor John Hickenlooper (Suspended 8/19)

  • 2011-2019: Colorado Governor
  • 2003-2011: Denver, CO Mayor

Governor Jay Inslee (Suspended 8/19)

  • 2013-present: Washington Governor
  • 1999-2012, 1993-1995: US Rep. for Washington
  • 1989-1993: Washington House of Representatives
  • 2007-present: US Senator for Minnesota
  • 1999-2007: Hennepin County, MN District Attorney


  • 2015-present: Miaramar, FL Mayor
  • 2011-2015: Miramar, FL City Council

Rep. Seth Moulton (Suspended 8/19)

  • 2015-present: US Rep. for Massachusetts

Rep. Beto O'Rourke ( Suspended 11/19)

  • 2013-2019: US Rep. for Texas

2005-2011: El Paso, TX City Council

Governor Deval Patrick (Massachusetts)

  • 2007-2015. Governor of Massachusets
  • 1994-1997. US Assistant Attorney-General for Civil Rights

Rep. Tim Ryan (Suspended 10/19)

  • 2003-present: US Rep. for Ohio
  • 2001-2002: Ohio State Senate
  • 2007-present: US Senator for Vermont
  • 1991-2009: US Rep. for Vermont
  • 1981-1989: Burlington, VT Mayor

2007-2011: US Rep. for Pennsylvania

Rep. Eric Swalwell (Suspended Campaign 7/19)

  • 2013-present: US Representative for California.
  • 2010-2013: Dublin, CA City Council.
  • 2008-2010: Dublin, CA Planning Commission
  • 2006-2008: Dublin, CA Heritage & Cultural Arts Commission
  • 2013-present: US Senator for Massachusetts
  • 2010-2011: US Acting Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

The Rando's

In its infinite wisdom, the Democratic National Committee has encouraged multiple unknown and untested neophytes to enter an important electoral contest for control over America's stockpile of 6,800 nuclear warheads. Two of these people were permitted on the first two debate stages to make the pitch for why they should possess the unilateral authority to destroy the planet with the push of a button, and a third purchased a seat at the third DNC debate.