Published by the Freedom From Religion Foundation, Inc. FFRF.org

Chart: How secular candidates fared in the midterms

Vol. 35 No. 10 December 2018

Election winners

District     Name      Nonreligious Label

U.S. Senate

Arizona – Kyrsten Sinema – Religiously unaffiliated

U.S. House

D-CA (District 2) – Rep. Jared Huffman (i) – Humanist

D-CA (District 25) – Katie Hill – Religiously unaffiliated

D-IL (District 6) – Sean Casten – Religiously unaffiliated

D-KS (District 3) – Sharice Davids – Religiously unaffiliated

D-MD (District 8) – Rep. Jamie Raskin (i) – Jewish and “humanist”

D-NJ (District 7) – Tom Malinowski – Religiously unaffiliated

D-NY (District 19) – Antonio Delgado – Religiously unaffiliated

D-PA (District 6) – Chrissy Houlahan – Religiously unaffiliated

D-VA (District 10 – Jennifer Wexton – Religiously unaffiliated

D-WI (District 2) – Mark Pocan – Religiously unaffiliated

State Legislatures

AZ House District 18 – Jennifer Jermaine – Religiously unaffiliated

AZ House District 26 – Rep. Athena Salman (i) – Atheist

AZ Senate District 26 – Sen. Juan Mendez (i) – Atheist

CA House District 20 – Rep. Bill Quirk (i) – “Scientist”

CO House District 23 – Rep. Chris Kennedy (i) – Agnostic

CO House District 27 – Brianna Titone – Spiritual but not religious

CT House District 88 – Rep. Joshua Elliott (i) – “Agnostic atheist”

CT House District 96 – Rep. Roland J. Lemar (i) – “Agnostic and humanist”

FL House District 49 – Rep. Carlos Guillermo Smith (i) – Agnostic

FL House District 69 – Jennifer Webb – Spiritual but not religious

ME House District 93 – Rep. Pinny Beebe-Center (i) – Unitarian Universalist

MD House District 20 – Rep. David Moon (i) – Nonreligious

MA House Bristol 2 – Rep. Jim Hawkins – Religiously unaffiliated

MA House Essex 18 – Tram Nguyen – Spiritual but not religious

MA Senate Second District – Sen. William Brownsberger (i) – Nontheist

NE District 8 (Unicameral) – Megan Hunt – Atheist

NV House District 15 – Howard Watts – Agnostic

NV House District 16 – Rep. Heidi Swank (i) – Atheist

NH House Cheshire 5 – Rep. John Bordenet (i) – Unitarian Universalist

NH House Grafton 8 – Rep. Suzanne Smith (i) – Religiously unaffiliated

NH House Grafton 8 – Joyce Weston – Atheist

NH House Hillsborough 17 – Rep. Tim Smith (i) – Atheist

NH House Hillsborough 21 – Wendy Thomas – Spiritual but not religious

NH House Hillsborough 28 – Rep. Jan Schmidt (i)-  Nontheist

NH House Hillsborough 38 – Chris Balch – Spiritual but not religious

NH House Hillsborough 42 – Jacqueline Chretien – Humanist

NH House Strafford 16 – Rep. Sherry Frost (i) – Atheist

NH House Strafford 25 – Rep. Amanda Gourgue (i) – Religiously unaffiliated

NH Senate District 5 – Sen. Martha Hennessey (i) – Agnostic

NY House District 74 – Rep. Harvey Epstein (i) – Agnostic

OR House District 5 – Rep. Pam Marsh (i) – Religiously unaffiliated

OR House District 11 – Marty Wilde – Unitarian Universalist

OR House District 14 – Rep. Julie Fahey (i) – Religiously unaffiliated

OR House District 28 – Rep. Jeff Barker (i) – A “religious skeptic”

OR House District 33 – Rep. Mitch Greenlick (i) – Atheist

OR House District 47 – Rep. Diego Hernandez (i) – Openly agnostic

PA House District 182 – Rep. Brian Sims (i) – Openly non-religious 

TX House District 135 – Jon Rosenthal – Agnostic

VT House Orleans-Caledonia District – Rep. Sam Young (i) – Agnostic

VT House Wash. District – Rep. Warren Kitzmiller (i) – Humanist

VT Senate Windsor District – Sen. Dick McCormack (i) – “Governs with reason”

WA House District 21a – Rep. Strom Peterson (i) – Agnostic

WA House District 22b – Rep. Beth Doglio (i) – Agnostic

WA Senate District 47 – Mona Das – Religiously unaffiliated

WI House District 48 – Rep. Melissa Sargent (i) – Agnostic

WI House District 57 – Rep. Amanda Stuck (i) – Unitarian Universalist

WY House District 45 – Rep. Charles Pelkey (i) – Agnostic

Election non-winners

U.S. House

D-CA (District 42) – Julia Peacock – Humanist

Green-IA (District 3) – Paul Knupp, Jr. – Humanist

D-KY (District 1) – Paul Walker – Humanist

D-LA (District 3) – Rob Anderson – Spiritual but not religious

D-NE (District 1) – Jessica McClure – Religiously unaffiliated

State Legislatures

AK House District 29 – Shawn Butler – Spiritual but not religious

AL House District 41 – Emily Anne Marcum – Atheist

AR State Senate District 5 – Jim Wallace – Agnostic

CA House District 5 – Carla Neal – Spiritual but not religious

CA House District 9 – Harry He – “Not religious”

CA House District 67 – Michelle Singleton – Religiously unaffiliated

CA Senate District 28 – Joy Silver – “Culturally Jewish”

CO House District 16 – Andrew Smith – Agnostic

FL House District 24 – Adam Morley – Agnostic

FL House District 53 – Phil Moore – Atheist

FL House District 77 – Alanis Elizabeth Garcia – Agnostic

FL House District 79 – Mark Lipton – Spiritual but not religious

GA House District 5 – Brian Neil Rosser – Agnostic

GA House District 7 – Rick Day – “Does not hold supernatural beliefs”

GA House District 47 – Andrea Nugent – Unitarian Universalist

GA House District 49 – Krishan Bralley – Unitarian Universalist

ID House District 13B – Chris Ho – Agnostic

ID Senate District 34 – Robert Nielsen – “Realist”

IN House District 84 – Curtis Nash – Spiritual but not religious

IN House District 91 – Kevin Leineweber – Humanist

IN Senate District 6 – Ryan Farrar – Humanist

IA Senate District 11 – Sara Ramsey – Not religious

KS House District 19 – Stephen Wyatt – Atheist

KS House District 59 – John Hall – Humanist

KS House District 67 – Alex Van Dyke – Atheist

KY House District 66 – Roberto Henriquez – Agnostic atheist

ME Senate District 15 – Kellie Julia – Religiously unaffiliated

MD House District 29C – Julia Nichols – Humanist

MD House District 31B – Harry Freeman – Secular

MD House District 37B – Dan O’Hare – “Inventor of religions”

MA House Bristol 3 – Emily Farrer – Agnostic

MI House District 56 – Ernie Whiteside – Atheist, secular humanist

MI House District 79 – Joey Andrews – Religiously unaffiliated

MI House District 82 – Christopher Giles – Agnostic atheist

MN House District 13B – Heidi Everett – Agnostic

MN House District 18A – Justin Vold – Spiritual but not religious

MN House District 21A – Lori Ann Clark – Atheist

MN House District 29A – Renee Cardarelle – Religiously unaffiliated

MO House District 13 – Mitch Weber – Spiritual but not religious

MO House District 101 – Genevieve Steidtmann – Atheist

MO House District 111 – Phoebe Ottomeyer – Religiously unaffiliated

MO House District 114 – Dennis McDonald – “None”

MO House District 133 – Cindy Slimp – Religiously unaffiliated

MO House District 134 – Derrick Nowlin – Agnostic

MO House District 161 – Elizabeth Lundstrum – Religiously unaffiliated

MT House District 9 – Robert Peterson – Naturalist

MT House District 97 – Patrick Maloney – Atheist

NV House District 26 – June Joseph – “Believes in science”

NV House District 32 – Paula Povilaitis – Spiritual but not religious

NV House District 36 – Lesia Romanov – Spiritual but not religious

NH House Belknap 3 – Carlos Cardona – Humanist

NH House Belknap 5 – Michelle Carter – Atheist

NH House Belknap 6 – Justin Bordon – Atheist

NH House Carroll 6 – David Owen – Unitarian Universalist

NH House Hillsborough 6 – Eric Emmerling – Spiritual but not religious

NH House Hillsborough 21 – Brenda Grady – Religiously unaffiliated

NH House Merrimack 2 – Scott Burns – Religiously unaffiliated

NH House Rockingham 4 Ben Geiger – Atheist

NH House Strafford 24 Rep. Brandon Phinney (i) – Atheist

NY House District 64 Adam Baumel – Secular

NY House District 105 Laurette Giardino – Humanist

NY House District 135 Andrew Gilchrist – Agnostic

NC House District 77 Bonnie Dawn Clark – Spiritual but not religious

NC House District 117 Gayle Kemp – Religiously unaffiliated

NC Senate District 48 Norman Bossert – Humanist

ND House District 1 Crysta Parkinson – Agnostic atheist

ND House District 5 Zachary Raknerud – Agnostic humanist

ND House District 45 Tim Hoye – Agnostic

ND Senate District 31 Rachele Hall – Atheist

OH House District 16 Cassimir Svigelj – Atheist

OH House District 89 Joe Helle – Religiously unaffiliated

OK House District 76 Forrest Mayer – Atheist

OK Senate District 22 William Andrews – Agnostic

OR Senate District 30 Solea Kabakov – Atheist

PA House District 92 Shanna Danielson – Agnostic

PA House District 97 Dana Hamp Gulick – Agnostic

SD House District 3 Justin Roemmick – Agnostic

SD House District 5 Brett Ries – Agnostic

SD House District 34 George Nelson – Agnostic

SD Senate District 3 Cory Allen Heidelberger – Atheist

TN House District 19 Edward Nelson – “Not a believer”

TX House District 11 Alec Johnson – Deist

TX House District 23 Amanda Jamrok – Not religious

TX House District 130 Frederick Infortunio – Spiritual but not religious

VT House Orange-Washington-Addison District – Larry Satcowitz – Atheist

WA House District 7b – Mike Bell – Agnostic

WA House District 9a – Jennifer Goulet – Secular Humanist

WA House District 35a – James Thomas – Atheist

WI House District 15 – Lillian Cheesman – Secular Humanist

WI House District 22 – Aaron Matteson – Religiously unaffiliated

WI House District 27 – Nanette Bulebosh – Religiously unaffiliated

WI House District 53 – Joe Lavrenz – Religiously unaffiliated

WI House District 84 – Erica Flynn – Religiously unaffiliated