Our Endorsements

Wes Clark
Fmr. Democratic presidential candidate and NATO Commander
Gen. Wesley Clark
“Former Army Ranger Jesse Colvin, who is running to represent Maryland’s 1st Congressional District, is perhaps a perfect embodiment of the unique qualities of leadership veterans posses and of the trajectory that has led them to where they are today.”
Wayne Gilchrest
Nine-term Fmr. Representative
Wayne Gilchrest (MD1-R)
“Jesse Colvin is an honest man, who sees America through the eyes of someone rooted in the soil of our history. The integration of integrity between all of us, is the foundation of the words, ‘We hold these Truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal.’ Jesse will continue those ideals, by taking his turn to knit our communities together.”
Jake Day
Salisbury Mayor
Jake Day
"Jesse Colvin in not only going to change the way the 1st District is represented in Congress, but he’s also going to change the way Congress does business. Jesse is a fighter. He is a progressive candidate, who is ready to represent the Eastern Shore of Maryland’s values, and he absolutely, unequivocally, has my endorsement.”
Peter Franchot
Maryland Comptroller
Peter Franchot
“As concerned as I become about our political system at times, there are exceptional leaders out there who restore my confidence in our country’s future. Jesse Colvin, who is running for Congress from Maryland’s First Congressional District, is one of those leaders.”
Former Senator Bob Kerrey (NE-D)
Former Senator
Bob Kerrey (NE-D)
"Jesse Colvin is needed in Congress: His values, his experiences, and his determination to participate in writing laws that will help working families. Rangers lead the way!"
The American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) represents the largest federation of unions in the country. The full body of membership of the Maryland and DC AFL-CIO is comprised of over 700 affiliated local unions.
Moms Demand Action
Jesse received the Gun Sense Candidate Distinction from Moms Demand Action, which is the largest gun violence prevention organization in the country. They support the Second Amendment and responsible gun ownership while advocating for laws that keep our communities safe.
Vote Vets
VoteVets is the largest progressive group of veterans in the country, representing over 500,000 American military families. It's the single most active and influential group focused on getting veterans elected public office in the United States.
With Honor
WithHonor is a bipartisan group looking help next generation vets get elected to office in hopes of creating a more effective and less polarized government.
The Cecil County Progressive Caucus, formerly known as Cecil County for Bernie Sanders, is a local grassroots group that got thousands registered to vote and out to polls in 2016 in the third most populous county of MD1.
The Maryland State Education Association (MSEA) works to empower their 74,000 educators and school employess to make a positive difference in their professional lives in order to elevate the quality of public education for all students.