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

How secular candidates fared in the 2020 election

Vol. 37 No. 10 December 2020
Members of the Congressional Freethought Caucus (Races Won)

D-CA (District 2) — Rep. Jared Huffman 2013
D-CA (District 9) — Rep. Jerry McNerney 2007
D-CA (District 19) — Rep. Zoe Lofgren 1995
D-GA (District 4) — Rep. Hank Johnson 2007
D-IL (District 6) — Rep. Sean Casten 2019
D-MD (District 8) — Rep. Jamie Raskin 2017
D-MI (District 5) — Rep. Dan Kildee 2013
D-MI (District 13) — Rep. Rashida Tlaib 2019
D-PA (District 7) — Rep. Susan Wild 2019
D-TN (District 9) — Rep. Steve Cohen 2007
D-WA (District 7) — Rep. Pramila Jayapal 2017
D-WI (District 2) — Rep. Mark Pocan 2013

D-D.C. Del. — Eleanor Holmes Norton 1991

U.S House (Races Lost)

D-AZ (District 4) — Delina DiSanto (Challenger)
D-CO (District 5) — Jillian Freeland (Challenger)
D-OH (District 16) — Aaron Godfrey (Challenger)
D-TX (District 26) — Carol Iannuzzi (Challenger)
D-WA (District 10) — State Rep. Beth Doglio (Challenger)
D-WI (District 8) — State Rep. Amanda Stuck (Challenger)

U.S House (Races Not Called Yet)

D-NY (District 1) Dr. Nancy Goroff (Challenger)

State Legislatures (Races Won)

AZ House District 18 — Rep. Jennifer Jermaine 2019 – Current Religiously unaffiliated
AZ House District 26 — Melody Hernandez (Challenger) Agnostic
AZ House District 26 — Rep. Athena Salman 2017 – Current Atheist
AZ Senate District 9 — Sen. Victoria Steele 2019 – Current Spiritual but not religious
AZ Senate District 26 — Sen. Juan Mendez 2017 – Current Atheist
CA House District 20 — Rep. Bill Quirk 2012 – Current “Scientist”
CO House District 11 — Karen McCormick (Challenger) Spiritual but not religious
CO House District 13 — Judy Amabile (Challenger) Atheist
CO House District 23 — Rep. Chris Kennedy 2017 – Current Agnostic
CO House District 27 — Rep. Brianna Titone 2019 – Current Spiritual but not religious
CO House District 52 — Rep. Cathy Kipp 2019 – Current “Does not belong to any organized religion”
CT House District 88 — Rep. Joshua Elliott 2017 – Current “Agnostic atheist”
CT House District 96 — Rep. Roland J. Lemar 2017 – Current “Agnostic & humanist”
FL House District 47 — Rep. Anna Eskamani 2018 – Current Secular
FL House District 49 — Rep. Carlos Guillermo Smith 2017 – Current Agnostic
FL House District 113 — Rep. Michael Grieco 2018 – Current “Not religious”
HI Senate District 9 — Stanley Chang 2016 – Current “No religion”
MD House District 20 — Rep. David Moon 2015 – Current Nonreligious
MA House Bristol 2 — Rep. Jim Hawkins 2018 – Current Religiously unaffiliated
MA House Essex 18 — Rep. Tram Nguyen 2019 – Current Spiritual but not religious
MA Senate Second 
Suffolk & Middlesex Dist. — Sen. William Brownsberger 2012 – Current Nontheist
NE Senate District 8 (Unicameral) — Sen. Megan Hunt 2019 – Current Atheist
NV House District 10 — Rep. Rochelle Nguyen 2018 – Current Not religious
NV House District 15 — Rep. Howard Watts III 2018 – Current Agnostic
NH House Cheshire 5 — Rep. John Bordenet 2014 – Current Unitarian Universalist
NH House Grafton 8 — Rep. Suzanne Smith 2008 – Current Religiously unaffiliated
NH House Grafton 8 — Rep. Joyce Weston 2018 – Current Atheist
NH House Hillsborough 12 — Rep. Amanda Bouldin 2014 – Current Atheist
NH House Hillsborough 12 — Rep. Andrew Bouldin 2018 – Current Atheist
NH House Hillsborough 17 — Rep. Tim Smith 2012 – Current Atheist
NH House Hillsborough 27 — Rep. Kat McGhee 2018 – Current “Does not practice religion”
NH House Hillsborough 28 — Rep. Jan Schmidt 2016 – Current Nontheist
NH House Hillsborough 30 — Rep. Sherry Dutzy 2018 – Current Nonbeliever, atheist, & humanist
NH House Hillsborough 42 — Rep. Jacqueline Chretien 2018 – Current Humanist
NH House Strafford 16 — Rep. Sherry Frost 2016 – Current Atheist
NH House Strafford 25 — Rep. Amanda Gourgue 2016 – Current Religiously unaffiliated
NJ House District 16 — Rep. Andrew Zwicker 2016 – Current Atheist
NM Senate District 37 — William Peter Soules 2013 – Current Spiritual but not religious
NY House District 74 — Rep. Harvey Epstein 2018 – Current Agnostic
NC Senate District 49 — Julie Mayfield Challenger Agnostic
OR House District 5 — Rep. Pam Marsh 2017 – Current Religiously unaffiliated
OR House District 14 — Rep. Julie Fahey 2017 – Current Religiously unaffiliated
OR House District 47 — Rep. Diego Hernandez 2016 – Current Openly agnostic
PA House District 182 — Rep. Brian Sims 2013 – Current Openly nonreligious & very outspoken
VT House Addison-1 — Rep. Robin Scheu 2017 – Current Humanist
VT House Bennington-4 — Kathleen James 2019 – Current Spiritual but not religious
VT House Chittenden 6-6 — Barbara Rachelson 2013 – Current Nonreligious Jew
VT House Windsor 4-2 Dist. — Rep. Rebecca White 2019 – Current Atheist
VT House Washington-4 Dist. — Rep. Warren Kitzmiller 2001 – Current Humanist
VT Senate Windsor Dist. — Sen. Dick McCormack 2007 – Current “Governs with reason”
WA House District 21a — Rep. Strom Peterson 2015 – Current Agnostic
WI House District 76 — Francesca Hong (Challenger) Humanist
WI Senate District 16 — Rep. Melissa Sargent 2013 – Current Agnostic
WI Senate District 26 — Kelda Roys (Challenger) Atheist & Secular Humanist

State Legislatures (Races lost)

AR House District 68 — Lisa Hassell (Challenger)Agnostic
AR House District 74 — June Anteski (Challenger) Spiritual but not religious
AZ House District 8 — Sharon Girard (Challenger) Agnostic
AZ House District 23 — Eric Kurland (Challenger) “Not religious”
AZ Senate District 20 — Douglas Ervin (Challenger) Humanistic Judaism
CO House District 16 — Stephanie Vigil (Challenger) Atheist
CO House District 56 — Maria-Vittoria “Giugi” Carminati (Challenger) Secular Humanist
CO House District 57 — Colin Wilhelm (Challenger)Spiritual but not religious
FL House District 69 — Jennifer Webb 2018 – Current Spiritual but not religious
FL House District 73 — David Fairey (Challenger) Atheist
GA House District 24 — Natalie Bucsko (Challenger) Non-theist Pagan
GA House District 44 — Connie Di Cicco (Challenger) “Not religious”
IA House District 22 — Shawna Anderson (Challenger) Humanist
IN House District 11 — Keegan Damron (Challenger) “Not religious”
IN House District 20 — Tim Gust (Challenger) Agnostic
IN House District 41 — Greg Woods (Challenger) Atheist
IN House District 49 — Amanda Qualls (Challenger) Agnostic
NV Senate District 18 — Liz Becker (Challenger) Secular Humanist
NH House Belknap 2 — Natalie Taylor (Challenger) Atheist
NH House Belknap 6 — Don House (Challenger) “Spiritual humanist”
NH House Grafton 9 — Carolyn Fluehr-Lobban (Challenger) “No religious affiliation”
NH House Hillsborough 20 — Nikki Fordey (Challenger) Agnostic
NH House Hillsborough 21 — Rep. Wendy Thomas 2018 – Current Spiritual but not religious
NH House Hillsborough 37 — Brett Gagnon (Challenger) No religious affiliation
NH House Rockingham 3 — Michael DiTommaso (Challenger)Secular Humanist
NH House Rockingham 4 — Ben Geiger (Challenger) Atheist
NH House Rockingham 4 —Matthew Krohn (Challenger) Agnostic Unitarian Universalist
NH House Sullivan 5 — Liza Draper (Challenger) Nonreligious
NY House District 130 — Christopher S. Comegys (Challenger) Spiritual but not religious
NC Senate District 50 — Victoria Fox (Challenger)Agnostic
ND House District 40 — Kalyn Dewitt (Challenger) Humanist
OH House District 76 — Garrett Westhoven (Challenger) Not religious
TX House District 11 — Alec Johnson (Challenger) Deist
TX House District 20 — Jessica Tiedt (Challenger)“Omnistic”
TX House District 33 — Andy Rose (Challenger) Agnostic
TX House District 150 — Michael Walsh (Challenger) Atheist
VT House Caledonia 3 — Brice Simon (Challenger) Secular Humanist
WA House District 31b — Thomas Clark (Challenger) Agnostic
WA Senate District 9 — Jenn Goulet (Challenger) Secular Humanist
WI House District 89 — Karl Jaeger (Challenger) Nonreligious
WI Senate District 18 — Aaron Wojciechowski (Challenger) Nonreligious

State Legislatures (Races Not Called Yet)

IL House District 90 — Seth Wiggins (Challenger) “Does not practice religion”
NY House District 3 — Steven Polgar (Challenger) Atheist
NY House District 105 — Laurette Giardino (Challenger) Humanist
OR House District 11 — Rep. Marty Wilde 2019 – Current Unitarian Universalist
TX House District 135 — Rep. Jon Rosenthal 2019 – Current Agnostic
UT House District 38 — Ashlee Matthews (Challenger) Agnostic

Total on the ballots: 14 state senators, 85 state reps, 8 Congress
Total (results so far): 10 state senators, 41 state reps, 1 Congress