Highlighting his background as a frontline public service pro, new national organization plans to actively support Seth Magaziner’s congressional bid.
Milford, Conn. (March 14, 2022) — Today, Democrats Serve — a national hybrid political action committee (PAC) that supports Democrats running for office with public service backgrounds — is endorsing Rhode Island General Treasurer Seth Magaziner in his congressional bid.
Brett Broesder, the PAC’s executive director, noted that Seth Magaziner — who is a former public school teacher — is an excellent example of a Democrat running for office with frontline public service experience who can excel as a candidate and a policymaker.
“Rhode Islanders need a representative who will fight for them,” said Broesder. “That’s why we’re supporting Seth Magaziner’s congressional run. From helping families keep up with the rising cost of living by making higher education more affordable, to ensuring every child has access to free pre-k, Seth will always do what’s right for Rhode Island families.”
Seth Magaziner, who currently serves as Rhode Island’s General Treasurer, notes he’s honored to receive Democrats Serve’s endorsement.
“I started my career as a public school teacher and that experience shapes everything I do, including my focus on rebuilding our crumbling schools so students are prepared to thrive and succeed in a modern workforce. I am honored to earn the support of Democrats Serve in my campaign for Congress as they share my commitment to building a stronger economic future that works for every Rhode Islander.”
Democrats Serve works to support public service candidates, many of whom lack access to national donor networks.
Since launching in May 2021, of the 29 endorsed candidates who have appeared on a ballot so far, every single one has won their election.
For the 2022 midterms, the PAC has made endorsements nationwide in competitive elections, including: U.S. Senate Candidates Cheri Beasley (NC), Val Demings (FL), and Sarah Godlewski (WI); U.S. House Candidates Christina Bohannan (IA-01), Matt Castelli (NY-21), Jasmine Crockett (TX-30), Val Foushee (NC-06), Kara Hahn (NY-1), Jonathan Logemann (IL-17), Karin Norington-Reaves (IL-01), Ruben Ramirez (TX-15), and Tony Vargas (NE-2); Incumbent House Democrats Carolyn Bourdeaux (GA-07), Jahana Hayes (CT-05), Andy Kim (NJ-03), Tom Malinowski (NJ-07), Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01), Katie Porter (CA-45), Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11), Abigail Spanberger (VA-07), Elissa Slotkin (MI-08), Lauren Underwood (IL-14), and Susan Wild (PA-07); Gubernatorial Candidate Katie Hobbs (AZ); and Attorney General Candidate Aramis Ayala (FL).
Broesder also said that the group is making a concerted effort to recruit diverse candidates with public safety and justice system experience.
Democrats Serve’s overall national effort consists of recruiting, training, and supporting Democrats with backgrounds serving communities in government — at the federal, state, and local levels — including teachers, police officers, firefighters, first responders, social workers, judges, prosecutors, public defenders, public health nurses, and more.
About Democrats Serve
Democrats Serve is a political action committee (PAC) that supports Democrats running for office – at the federal, state, and local levels – with frontline civil or public service backgrounds. The group does this by recruiting, training, and financially supporting Democrats nationwide with experiences serving communities in government, including police officers, firefighters, first responders, social workers, judges, prosecutors, public defenders, educators, and more. For additional information, visit www.democratsserve.org.