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A Geography Lesson on the ESOP Advocates

We thought we’d take a look at the list of ESOP advocates and break it down by state. As you know, you can find the list of ESOP advocates on the Association’s website here. The list is updated frequently. Right now, there are 148 advocates on the list.

So, the important question, what state boasts the most ESOP Advocates?

The answer: Texas with 10 ESOP advocates in residence, all members of the House of Representatives.

Here’s the breakdown by state:

Alabama = 1 (House)

  • Congresswoman Jo Bonner (R-AL)

Arizona = 3 (2 House, 1 Senate)

  • Congressman Raul Grijalva (D-AZ)
  • Congressman Ed Pastor (D-AZ)
  • Senator John McCain (R-AZ)

California = 7 (all House)

  • Congressman Ken Calvert (R-CA)
  • Congressman Michael Honda (D-CA)
  • Congresswoman Barbara Lee (D-CA)
  • Congressman Howard McKeon (R-CA)
  • Congressman Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA)
  • Congressman Edward Royce (R-CA)
  • Congressman Mike Thompson (D-CA)

Colorado = 1 (House)

  • Congressman Jared Polis (D-CO)

Connecticut = 3 (2 House, 1 Senate)

  • Congressman Joe Courtney (D-CT)
  • Congressman John Larson (D-CT)
  • Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT)

Florida = 4 (all House)

  • Congressman Vern Buchanan (R-FL)
  • Congressman Jeff Miller (R-FL)
  • Congressman Bill Posey (R-FL)
  • Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL)

Georgia = 3 (1 House, 2 Senate)

  • Congressman John Lewis (D-GA)
  • Senator Saxby Chambliss (R-GA)
  • Senator Johnny Isakson (R-GA)

Guam = 1 (House)

  • Congresswoman Madeleine Bordallo (D-GU)

Idaho = 1 (Senate)

  • Senator Michael Crapo (R-ID)

Illinois = 7 (all House)

  • Congressman Danny Davis (D-IL)
  • Congressman Randy Hultgren (R-IL)
  • Congressman Adam Kinzinger (R-IL)
  • Congressman Mike Quigley (D-IL)
  • Congressman Peter Roskam (R-IL)
  • Congresswoman Janice Schakowsky (D-IL)
  • Congressman Aaron Schock (R-IL)

Indiana = 3 (all House)

  • Congressman Larry Bucshon (R-IN)
  • Congressman Andre Carson (D-IN)
  • Congressman Todd Rokita (R-IN)

Iowa = 5 (4 House, 1 Senate)

  • Congressman Bruce Braley (D-IA)
  • Congressman Steve King (R-IA)
  • Congressman Tom Latham (R-IA)
  • Congressman David Loebsack (D-IA)
  • Senator Charles Grassley (R-IA)

Kansas = 4 (2 House, 2 Senate)

  • Congresswoman Lynn Jenkins (R-KS)
  • Congressman Kevin Yoder (R-KS)
  • Senator Jerry Moran (R-KS)
  • Senator Pat Roberts (R-KS)

Kentucky = 2 (1 House, 1 Senate)

  • Congressman Brett Guthrie (R-KY)
  • Senator Mitch McConnell (R-KY)

Louisiana = 4 (3 House, 1 Senate)

  • Congressman Rodney Alexander (R-LA)
  • Congressman Charles Boustany, Jr. (R-LA)
  • Congressman William Cassidy (R-LA)
  • Senator Mary Landrieu (D-LA)

Maine = 3 (2 House, 1 Senate)

  • Congressman Michael Michaud (D-ME)
  • Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-ME)
  • Senator Susan M. Collins (R-ME)

Maryland = 1 (Senate)

  • Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD)

Massachusetts = 2 (all House)

  • Congressman James McGovern (D-MA)
  • Congressman Richard Neal (D-MA)

Michigan = 2 (all House)

  • Congressman Dave Camp (R-MI)
  • Congressman Sander Levin (D-MI)

Minnesota = 5 (4 House, 1 Senate)

  • Congresswoman Betty McCollum (D-MN)
  • Congressman Erik Paulsen (R-MN)
    Congressman Collin Peterson (D-MN)
  • Congressman Timothy Walz (D -MN)
  • Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN)

Mississippi = 1 (House)

  • Congressman Alan Nunnelee (R-MS)

Missouri = 6 (5 House, 1 Senate)

  • Congressman Emanuel Cleaver (D-MO)
  • Congressman Sam Graves (R-MO)
  • Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler (R-MO)
  • Congressman Billy Long (R-MO)
  • Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer (R-MO)
  • Senator Roy Blunt (R-MO)

Montana = 1 (Senate)

  • Senator Max Baucus (D-MT)

Nebraska = 1 (House)

  • Congressman Lee Terry (R-NE)

Nevada = 1 (House)

  • Congressman Joseph Heck (R-NV)

New Hampshire = 2 (all Senate)

  • Senator Kelly Ayotte (R-NH)
  • Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH)

New Jersey = 5 (4 House, 1 Senate)

  • Congressman Robert Andrews (D-NJ)
  • Congressman Rodney P. Frelinghuysen (R-NJ)
  • Congressman Rush Holt (D-NJ)
  • Congressman Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ)
  • Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ)

New York = 5 (all House)

  • Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (D-NY)
  • Congressman William Owens (D-NY)
  • Congressman Charles Rangel (D-NY)
  • Congressman Tom Reed (R-NY)
  • Congressman Jose Serrano (D-NY)

North Carolina = 4 (3 House, 1 Senate)

  • Congressman Howard Coble (R-NC)
  • Congressman Walter Jones, Jr. (R-NC)
  • Congressman Melvin Watt (D-NC)
  • Senator Richard Burr (R-NC)

Ohio = 8 (6 House, 2 Senate)

  • Congressman John Boehner (R-OH)
  • Congressman Steve Chabot (R-OH)
  • Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (D-OH)
  • Congressman Steve Stivers (R-OH)
  • Congressman Patrick Tiberi (R-OH)
  • Congressman Michael Turner (R-OH)
  • Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH)
  • Senator Rob Portman (R-OH)

Oklahoma = 1 (House)

  • Congressman Frank Lucas (R-OK)

Oregon = 4 (3 House, 1 Senate)

  • Congressman Earl Blumenauer (D-OR)
  • Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR)
  • Congressman Greg Walden (R-OR)
  • Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR)

Pennsylvania = 7 (all House)

  • Congressman Michael G. Fitzpatrick (R-PA)
  • Congressman Jim Gerlach (R-PA)
  • Congressman Tom Marino (R-PA)
  • Congressman Tim Murphy (R-PA)
  • Congressman Joseph Pitts (R-PA)
  • Congresswoman Allyson Schwartz (D-PA)
  • Congressman Glenn Thompson (R-PA)

Rhode Island = 1 (Senate)

  • Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI)

South Carolina = 1 (House)

  • Congressman James Clyburn (D-SC)

South Dakota = 3 (1 House, 2 Senate)

  • Congresswoman Kristi Noem (R-SD)
  • Senator Tim Johnson (D-SD)
  • Senator John Thune (R-SD)

Tennessee = 1 (House)

  • Congressman John Duncan, Jr. (R-TN)

Texas = 10 (all House)

  • Congressman Kevin Brady (R-TX)
  • Congressman John Culberson (R-TX)
  • Congressman Gene Green (D-TX)
  • Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX)
  • Congressman Sam Johnson (R-TX)
  • Congressman Kenny Marchant (R-TX)
  • Congressman Pete Olson (R-TX)
  • Congressman Ted Poe (R-TX)
  • Congressman Pete Sessions (R-TX)
  • Congressman William Thornberry (R-TX)

U.S. Virgin Islands = 1 (House)

  • Congresswoman Donna M. Christensen (D-VI)

Utah = 2 (1 House, 1 Senate)

  • Congressman Rob Bishop (R-UT)
  • Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT)

Vermont = 3 (1 House, 2 Senate)

  • Congressman Peter Welch (D-VT)
  • Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT)
  • Senator Bernard Sanders (I-VT)

Virginia = 5 (all House)

  • Congressman Eric Cantor (R-VA)
  • Congressman Gerald E. Connolly (D-VA)
  • Congressman Randy Forbes (R-VA)
  • Congressman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA)
  • Congressman James Moran (D-VA)

Washington = 3 (2 House, 1 Senate)

  • Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA)
  • Congressman David Reichert (R-WA)
  • Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA)

West Virginia = 3 (2 House, 1 Senate)

  • Congressman David McKinley (R-WV)
  • Congressman Nick Rahall (D-WV)
  • Senator John D. Rockefeller (D-WV)

Wisconsin = 7 (6 House, 1 Senate)

  • Congressman Ron Kind (D-WI)
  • Congresswoman Gwen Moore (D-WI)
  • Congressman Thomas Petri (R-WI)
  • Congressman Reid Ribble (R-WI)
  • Congressman Paul Ryan (R-WI)
  • Congressman James Sensenbrenner (R-WI)
  • Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI)

If you’re wondering, the states without ESOP advocates are:

  • Alaska
  • Arkansas
  • Delaware
  • Hawaii
  • New Mexico
  • North Dakota
  • Wyoming

If you’ll be attending the 36th Annual Conference in Washington, DC this year, and would like to visit your member of Congress, we’ll have information in the soon to be updated Advocacy Kit which will be available on the Association’s website for download. Additional materials will be available at the Conference as well.

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