This election year, AEM has invited 2020 candidates to take the Pledge to Equipment Manufacturers.

The Pledge to Equipment Manufacturers is a new program encouraging candidates to declare their support for the policies that keep the industry strong and America exceptional. It is an opportunity for any candidate running for elected office in 2020 to demonstrate their support for the 2.8 million men and women of the equipment manufacturing industry. The pledge is open to all candidates running for office at the local, state, and federal levels.

Jobs and the state of the U.S. economy consistently rank as the top issue for voters. And in many parts of the country, family-sustaining jobs and the health of the local economy depend directly on the strength of equipment manufacturing. That is why it is imperative that candidates affirm their support for rebuilding and modernizing our nation’s infrastructure, expanding access to foreign markets for U.S. manufactured good and components, preserve and improve our tax system to promote strong and sustained economic growth, funding programs to attract, train, and retain the next generation workforce, and strengthening rural America.

Here are the candidates who have taken the pledge so far in 2020. This list will continue to grow as the election draws closer to November 3. Candidates are in alphabetical order by last name: 

  • Beth Van Duyne (Republican Party) who is running for election to the U.S. House of Representatives to represent Texas’s 24th Congressional District. 
  • Peter Meijer (Republican Party) who is running for election to the U.S. House of Representatives to represent Michigan’s 3rd Congressional District. 
  • Representative Colin Allred (Democratic Party), running for re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives to represent Texas’s 32nd Congressional District.
  • Representative Don Bacon (Republican Party), running for re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives to represent Nebraska’s 2nd Congressional District.
  • Representative Jim Banks (Republican Party), running for re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives to represent Indiana’s 3rd Congressional District.
  • Representative Cheri Bustos (Democratic Party) who is running for re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives to represent Illinois’s 17th Congressional District.
  • Senator Joni Ernst (Republican Party), running for re-election to the U.S. Senate to represent the state of Iowa.
  • Representative Ron Estes (Republican), running for re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives to represent Kansas’s 4th Congressional District.
  • Representative Abby Finkenauer (Democratic Party) who is running for re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives to represent Iowa’s 1st Congressional District.
  • Michelle Fischbach (Republican Party) who is running for election to the U.S. House of Representatives to represent Minnesota’s 7th Congressional District.
  • Representative Bill Foster (Democratic Party) who is running for re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives to represent Illinois’s 11th Congressional District.
  • Representative Josh Gottheimer (Democratic Party), running for re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives to represent New Jersey's 5th Congressional District.
  • Ashley Hinson (Republican Party) who is running for election to the U.S. House of Representatives to represent Iowa’s 1st Congressional District.
  • Dr. Ted Howze (Republican Party) who is running for election to the U.S. House of Representatives to represent California’s 10th Congressional District.
  • Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith (Republican Party) who is running for re-election to the U.S. Senate to represent Mississippi.
  • Representative Raja Krishnamoorthi (Democratic Party) who is running for re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives to represent Illinois’s 8th Congressional District.
  • Marianette Miller-Meeks (Republican Party) who is running for election to the U.S. House of Representatives to represent Iowa’s 2nd Congressional District.
  • Greg Musselwhite (Republican Party) who is running for election to the U.S. House of Representatives to represent Florida’s 20th Congressional District.
  • Frank Pallotta (Republican Party) who is running for election to the U.S. House of Representatives to represent New Jersey’s 5th Congressional District.
  • Representative Collin Peterson (Democratic Party) who is running for re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives to represent Minnesota’s 7th Congressional District.
  • Dasha Pruett (Republican Party) who is running for election to the U.S. House of Representatives to represent Pennsylvania’s 5th Congressional District.
  • David Richter (Republican Party) who is running for election to the U.S. House of Representatives to represent New Jersey’s 3rd Congressional District.
  • Representative Mary Gay Scanlon (Democratic Party) who is running for re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives to represent Pennsylvania’s 5th Congressional District.
  • Susan Smith (Republican Party) who is running for election to the U.S. House of Representatives to represent Indiana’s 7th Congressional District.
  • Representative Tom Reed (Republican Party), running for re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives to represent New York’s 23rd Congressional District.
  • Senator Tom Tillis (Republican Party), running for re-election to the U.S. Senate to represent the state of North Carolina.
  • Representative David Trone (Democratic Party) who is running for re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives to represent Maryland’s 6th Congressional District.
  • Representative Susan Wild (Democratic Party) who is running for re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives to represent Pennsylvania’s 7th Congressional District.
  • David Young (Republican Party) who is running for election to the U.S. House of Representatives to represent Iowa’s 3rd Congressional District.

The Pledge can be found here. For more information contact Megan Evans at mevans@aem.org.

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