Washington, DC—Heritage Action today announced several of its Sentinels — a nationwide group of grassroots activists — have won public office, including a Congressional seat in New Mexico. Executive Director Jessica Anderson said:
On behalf of Heritage Action and over 20,000 other Sentinels, I’d like to thank and congratulate the Sentinels who won this week.
Heritage Action Sentinels are grassroots activists who lead in their communities, organize other volunteers, and achieve legislative victories. Sentinels are passionate patriots that want government to work for the people—it’s only natural that many make the decision to enter public service and represent their communities in making America great.
I am so excited to see the hard work of these tremendous Sentinels pay off. I know that every Sentinel who won this week at the local, state, and national levels are going to continue the good fight for conservative policies. We have been privileged to work with them as grassroots activists, and we look forward to continuing our work with them as elected officials.
Two Sentinels running for federal offices are Yvette Herrell, who won New Mexico’s 2nd Congressional district, and Nick Freitas, who is awaiting election results for Virginia’s 7th Congressional district.
Other Sentinels, and one member of Heritage Action’s grassroots staff, who won their state and local races include the following:
Karen Jaroch, Soil and Water Group 2, FL
Brenda Barton, State House District 6, AZ (leading in close pending race)
Jim O'Connor, Arizona Corporation Commission, AZ (leading in close pending race)
Nancy Barto, State Senate District 15, AZ
Walter Price, Tavares City Council, FL
Sheri Gilligan, House District 24, GA
Jack Seward, Washington County Supervisor, IA
Kay Riker-Peyton, Fayette County Council At Large, IN
Norman Taylor, Wayland City Council, MI
Dottie Bailey, State House District 110, MO
Terry Lynch, Parker City Council, TX
MaryEllen Crowder, Fire Commissioner, FL