Candidates & Activists

We are fortunate to live in a country where our vote and our voice make a difference. EmpowerPAC is committed to supporting candidates who uphold middle class values. EmpowerPAC will stand strong and fight tirelessly to support issues that reflect equality and justice for all. These are some of the candidates that fight for everyday working families and support issues that are vital to our communities.

  • Marlon Kimpson
    South Carolina State Senator (District 42)

    Senator Marlon Kimpson represents the 42nd District in South Carolina. As Simpson filed for re-election he stated, “I promised to fight for the working class people of District 42 and this entire state and that’s what I’ve done.” In his first term as senator, Kimpson championed key legislation that includes police body-worn cameras, removal of the confederate flag from the state house and juvenile expungement. He is also a fierce advocate for public education funding.

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  • Elizabeth Guzman

    Delegate Guzman was elected in 2017 to become the first Hispanic female immigrant to join the 400 year old Virginia General Assembly. She now proudly represents Virginia's 31st House District that covers Fauquier and Prince William County.

    Elizabeth has been working in the public sector for 10 years, and currently works as the Division Chief for Administrative Services for the Center for Adult Services for the City of Alexandria. Her personal and professional experience have given her strong insight into the needs of the 31st House of Delegates district, and Elizabeth cares about the many challenges residents in Prince William County and Fauquier County face.

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  • Elissa Silverman
    DC Council Member

    Elissa has focused her career on making the District and its government accountable, responsive, and accessible to residents through her work as a budget analyst, reporter, and progressive reformer. Now she’s putting those skills to work as an at-large member of the D.C. Council.

    Elissa grew up in Baltimore and attended public schools. She graduated from Brown University with a concentration in economics and history. Her studies at Brown sparked a lifelong interest in urban policy and shaped her thinking on key issues such as equity, race, poverty, and economic development.

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  • Helen Gym
    Philadelphia City Councilwoman

    Councilwoman Gym is serving her first term in the Philadelphia City Council and is running for re-election this fall. Gym is one of the leading social and economic justice advocates in local government for low-wage workers and families. One of her main priorities is increased funding for Philadelphia public schools and making sure every child has access to a “world-class public education.” Gym was recently the lead sponsor of one of the strongest Fair Work Week bills in the country, that was signed into law late in 2018. Her legislation will require big box retailers to fairly schedule their workforce and stop poor labor practices that exploit workers.

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