Under 45 and running for high office in the South

Millennial participation in politics is growing. The Millennial Action Project, which tracks millennial participation in politics, estimates from 2018 to 2020, there has been a 266% increase in millennials running for office. The group reports that there are 236 candidates under the age of 45 running for Congress in 2020.

Here are those under-45 candidates running for the U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. Senate or in their state Gubernatorial races. Let us know if there’s anyone we left off our list. 


Jon Ossoff (D), 33, U.S. Senate


Brian Flowers (R), 40, MS-2

Antonia Eliason (D), 40, MS-1


Leo Valentin (R),  35, FL-7

Anna Paulina Luna (R), 36, FL-13


Martin Lemelle (D), 36, LA-5

Adrian Perkins (D), 35, US Senate


Ricky Dale Harrington Jr. (L), 35, US Senate


Nicholas Betts (D), 30, VA-6

North Carolina

Madison Cawthorn (R), 25, NC-11

South Carolina

Jaime Harrison (D), 44, US Senate

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