Press Release

For Your Radar – March 2023

Thursday, March 30th, 2023

Throughout 2023, The Collective PAC will provide pertinent updates every month on our work to support Black candidates running nationwide, as well as results of key research projects and groundbreaking initiatives we’ll be undertaking as we work to increase Black political engagement, representation and power across all levels of government. 


Run-Off Victory in Arizona City Council Race   

On March 14th, Kesha Hodge Washington won her run-off election for the Phoenix City Council District 8 seat. With this win, Hodge Washington became one of two people to successfully defeat an incumbent for a city council race in Phoenix for the first time in two decades. Councilmember-Elect Hodge Washington, will take office on April 17th and for the first time in city history, Phoenix will have two Black city council members serving at one time. 


March Endorsements 

During the month of March, The Collective PAC made major mayoral endorsements:

  • Brandon Johnson in his run-off election for mayor of Chicago, Illinois
  • Leslie Herod as she runs to become Denver, Colorado’s first Black woman mayor
  • Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas as he runs for re-election in Missouri 
  • Charelle Parker as she runs to become the first Black woman to serve as mayor of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


The Collective PAC also endorsed the following 11 candidates running in state and local elections in 7 states:


The Collective PAC is working to create an America where Black people are equally represented at every level of government. The Collective PAC is strategically focused on creating a truly equitable democracy where our nation’s local, state, and federal governments have diverse and talented elected leadership and Black people are fully represented in positions of power to create the policies necessary to progress our communities forward. Over the past six years, The Collective PAC has successfully helped 425 Black candidates win elections across the United States.