It is important that we pray for all our elected officials, that we cast informed votes, and that we encourage others to do their civic duty. In one of our recent C12 gatherings of Christian businessmen, we were told that research shows less than 20% of voters show up for state and municipal elections, and only 56% show up for federal elections. Homeschoolers make up roughly 5% of the population, so if all homeschoolers voted in local elections, we would make up an amazing 25% of the voting populace.
We have compiled a list of formerly homeschooled candidates or candidates that are currently homeschooling that are running for office so that you may pray for them, consider donating, or help their campaign in some way. Please understand that we have not vetted their positions, and their inclusion on this list is not an endorsement. These candidates have not necessarily been in a licensed Classical Conversations community or associated with CC.
However, in an era where we hear increasingly louder voices questioning the effectiveness of homeschooling, this list should serve as a ringing endorsement that home education works. Please pray for these formerly homeschooled candidates who are now proving that the knowledge and skills they learned while being homeschooled are more than enough to pursue big dreams and make a difference in America.
Brian Mast – Florida – U.S. House of Representatives, District 18
Marcie Adkins – Florida – state House of Representatives, District 53
Ryan Chamberlin – Florida – U.S. Congress, District 3
Matt Gurtler – Georgia – U.S. Congress, District 9
Chris Miller – Illinois – state House of Representatives, District 15
Mary Miller – Illinois – U.S. Congress, District 15
Jason Arp – Indiana – Fort Wayne City Council, District 4
Chris Judy – Indiana – state House of Representatives, District 83
Sonya Swan – Iowa – state House of Representatives, District 43
Andrew Carlson – Kansas – County Commissioner, Finney County
Kris Kobach – Kansas – U.S. Senate
Bronwyn Haltom – Michigan – state House of Representatives, District 61
Jeff Yaroch – Michigan – state House of Representatives, District 33
Kellie Atkinson – Mississippi – Alderwoman, Ward 1
Dirk Deaton – Missouri – state House of Representatives, District 159
Gregg Schmedes – New Mexico – state Senate, District 19
Paul Newby – North Carolina – Supreme Court
Dan Forest – North Carolina – Governor
Madison Cawthorn – North Carolina – U.S. House of Representatives, District 11
Sarah Fowler – Ohio – state House of Representatives, District 99
Kathy Barnette – Pennsylvania – U.S. House of Representatives, District 4
Doug Mastriano — Pennsylvania — state Senate, District 33
David Ellison – South Carolina – state Senate, District 32
Richard Cash – South Carolina – state Senate, District 3
Jaime Greene – Virginia – Richmond City Council
Nick Freitas – Virginia – 7th Congressional District
Jaime Herrera-Beutler – Washington – U.S. House of Representatives, District 3
Tim Salazar – Wyoming – state House of Representatives, District 34
Please let us know if we have left anyone off the list. I’m sure there are more out there, so please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if there is someone else we can add to our list.
Again, this list is not about being political. It is about using the influence that we have in our country and that God has given us to be faithful stewards of the world around us. Jesus is coming again, and we are citizens of heaven, but let us also be an earthly good while we have the opportunity.
Peace be with you,
Robert Bortins, CEO
Classical Conversations, Inc.