Union Hails Member Volunteers for Making a Difference

By turning out to vote and engaging in political action, Local 400 members helped propel many recommended candidates to victory in the November 8, 2022 elections, and played a key role in stopping a predicted anti-worker “red wave” from happening.

“Our members had the backs of pro-worker candidates who have our backs,” said UFCW Local 400 President Mark P. Federici. “By going door to door, operating phone banks, holding rallies and taking part in other efforts to inform voters about where the contenders stand on the issues affecting our lives, Local 400 member activists made a huge difference in propelling a large majority of our recommended candidates to victory.

“By highlighting our rights and freedoms at stake in this pivotal election, they also helped stop a long-predicted ‘red wave’ that could have resulted in anti-worker policies that would have harmed our living standards and silenced our voices in the workplace,” he said.

Among the most notable victories were the election of Wes Moore as the first Black governor in Maryland history, and the re-election of Rep. Abigail Spanberger (D-Va.) who was a top target of national Republicans and their billionaire funders.

“Elections have consequences and it couldn’t be more important that our members make their voices heard in the political process,” Federici said. “I am proud that they did so in this pivotal year, as they do time and again.”

The Winners

Here is a list of Local 400-recommended candidates who have been declared victors so far:

Washington, D.C.

U.S. Representative:
Eleanor Holmes Norton

Muriel Bowser

Council Chairman:
Phil Mendelson

City Council:

Ward 1 Brianne Nadeau
Ward 5 Zachary Parker
Ward 6 Charles Allen


Wes Moore

Lieutenant Governor:
Aruna Miller

Attorney General:
Anthony Brown

Brooke Lierman

U.S. Senate:
Chris Van Hollen

U.S. House of Representatives:

District 2 Dutch Ruppersberger
District 3 John Sarbanes
District 4 Glen Ivey
District 5 Steny Hoyer
District 6 David Trone
District 7 Kweisi Mfume
District 8 Jamie Raskin


State Senate:

District 14 Craig Zucker
District 15 Brian Feldman
District 16 Susan Lee
District 17 Cheryl Kagan
District 18 Jeff Waldstreicher
District 19 Ben Kramer
District 20 Will Smith
District 21 Jim Rosapepe
District 22 Paul G. Pinsky
District 23 Ron Watson
District 24 Joanne Benson
District 25 Melony Griffith
District 26 C. Anthony Muse
District 27 Michael A. Jackson
District 28 Arthur Carr Ellis
District 39 Nancy King
District 47 Augustine Malcolm


House of Delegates:

District 14

Anne Kaiser

Eric Luedtke

Pamela Queen

District 15

Linda Foley

David Fraser-Hidalgo

Lily Qi

District 16

Ariana Kelly

Marc Korman

Sara Love

District 17

Kumar Barve

Julie Palakovich Carr

Joe Vogel

District 18

Emily Shetty

Jared Soloman

District 19

Charlotte Crutchfield

Bonnie Cullison

Vaughn Stewart

District 20

Lorig Charkoudian

David Moon

Jheanelle Wilkins

District 21

Ben Barnes

Mary Lehman

Joseline Pena–Melnyk

District 22

Anne Healy

Alonzo Washington

Nicole A. Williams

District 23

Marvin Holmes

Adrian Boafo

Kym Taylor

District 24

Andrea Fletcher Harrison

Jazz Lewis

Tiffany Alston

District 25

Darryl Barnes

Nick Charles

Karen Toles

District 26

Veronica Turner

Kriselda Valderrama

Jamila J. Woods

District 27A Kevin Harris
District 27B Jeffrie E. Long, Jr.
District 28

Debra Davis

Edith Patterson

C.T. Wilson

District 29B Brian Crosby
District 39

Lesley Lopez

Kirill Reznik

District 47A

Diana Fennell

Robert Julian Ivey

District 47B Deni Taveras

Prince George’s County

County Executive:
Angela D. Alsobrooks

State’s Attorney:
Aisha Braveboy

County Council:

At-Large Calvin Hawkins
District 1 Tom Dernoga
District 2 Wanika Fisher
District 3 Eric Olson
District 4 Ingrid Harrison
District 5 Jolene Ivey
District 6 Wala Blegay
District 7 Krystal Oriadha
District 8 Edward Burroughs III

Montgomery County

County Executive:
Marc Elrich

State’s Attorney:
John McCarthy

County Council:


Evan Glass

Laurie-Ann Sayles

District 3 Sidney Katz
District 4 Kate Stewart
District 5 Kristin Mink
District 6 Natali Fani Gonzalez
District 7 Dawn Luedtke



U.S. House of Representatives:

District 3 Bobby Scott
District 4 Donald McEachin
District 7 Abagail Spanberger
District 8 Don Beyer
District 10 Jennifer Wexton
District 11 Gerry Connolly