ESOP Advocates

On Monday, we shared information and links for the newly updated Advocacy Kit and Congressional Visit Kit. Today, we want to share a list of Congressional ESOP Advocates. This list is available on The ESOP Association’s website and is updated frequently.

The following members of Congress were ESOP champions in recent Congresses as sponsors and co-sponsors of pro-employee ownership legislation, and will serve in the current 114th Congress.

House of Representatives

Congressman Mark E. Amodei (R-NV)
Congressman Brad Ashford (D-NE)
Congressman Andy Barr (R-KY)
Congressman Rob Bishop (R-UT)
Congressman Timothy H. Bishop (D-NY)
Congresswoman Diane Black (R-TN)
Congressman Earl Blumenauer (D-OR)
Congressman John Boehner (R-OH)
Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR)
Congresswoman Madeleine Bordallo (D-GU)
Congressman Charles Boustany, Jr. (R-LA)
Congressman Kevin Brady (R-TX)
Congressman Vern Buchanan (R-FL)
Congressman Larry Bucshon (R-IN)
Congressman Ken Calvert (R-CA)
Congressman John C. Carney (D-DE)
Congressman Andre Carson (D-IN)
Congressman Steve Chabot (R-OH)
Congresswoman Donna M. Christensen (D-VI)
Congressman Emanuel Cleaver (D-MO)
Congressman James Clyburn (D-SC)
Congressman Michael K. Conaway (R-TX)
Congressman Gerald E. Connolly (D-VA)
Congressman John Conyers, Jr. (D-MI)
Congressman Joe Courtney (D-CT)
Congressman Kevin Cramer (R-ND)
Congressman Eric A. “Rick” Crawford (R-AR)
Congressman John Culberson (R-TX)
Congressman Danny Davis (D-IL)
Congressman Rodney Davis (R-IL)
Congressman Robert J. Dold (R-IL)
Congressman John Duncan, Jr. (R-TN)
Congressman Michael G. Fitzpatrick (R-PA)
Congressman Randy Forbes (R-VA)
Congressman Rodney P. Frelinghuysen (R-NJ)
Congressman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA)
Congressman Sam Graves (R-MO)
Congressman Gene Green (D-TX)
Congressman Raul Grijalva (D-AZ)
Congressman Brett Guthrie (R-KY)
Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler (R-MO)
Congressman Joseph Heck (R-NV)
Congressman Michael Honda (D-CA)
Congressman Randy Hultgren (R-IL)
Congresswoman Lynn Jenkins (R-KS)
Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX)
Congressman Sam Johnson (R-TX)
Congressman Walter Jones, Jr. (R-NC)
Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (D-OH)
Congressman Ron Kind (D-WI)
Congressman Steve King (R-IA)
Congressman Adam Kinzinger (R-IL)
Congresswoman Ann M. Kuster (D-NH)
Congressman John Larson (D-CT)
Congressman Robert E. Latta (R-OH)
Congresswoman Barbara Lee (D-CA)
Congressman Sander Levin (D-MI)
Congressman John Lewis (D-GA)
Congressman David Loebsack (D-IA)
Congressman Billy Long (R-MO)
Congressman Frank Lucas (R-OK)
Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer (R-MO)
Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (D-NY)
Congressman Kenny Marchant (R-TX)
Congressman Tom Marino (R-PA)
Congresswoman Betty McCollum (D-MN)
Congressman James McGovern (D-MA)
Congressman David McKinley (R-WV)
Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA)
Congressman Jeff Miller (R-FL)
Congresswoman Gwen Moore (D-WI)
Congressman Patrick Murphy (D-FL)
Congressman Tim Murphy (R-PA)
Congressman Richard Neal (D-MA)
Congresswoman Kristi Noem (R-SD)
Congressman Alan Nunnelee (R-MS)
Congressman Pete Olson (R-TX)
Congressman Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ)
Congressman Erik Paulsen (R-MN)
Congressman Collin Peterson (D-MN)
Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-ME)
Congressman Joseph Pitts (R-PA)
Congressman Ted Poe (R-TX)
Congressman Jared Polis (D-CO)
Congressman Bill Posey (R-FL)
Congressman Mike Quigley (D-IL)
Congressman Charles Rangel (D-NY)
Congressman Tom Reed (R-NY)
Congressman David Reichert (R-WA)
Congressman James B. Renacci (R-OH)
Congressman Reid Ribble (R-WI)
Congressman Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA)
Congressman Todd Rokita (R-IN)
Congressman Peter Roskam (R-IL)
Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL)
Congressman Edward Royce (R-CA)
Congressman C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger (D-MD)
Congressman Paul Ryan (R-WI)
Congresswoman Janice Schakowsky (D-IL)
Congressman Bradley Schneider (D-IL)
Congressman Austin Scott (R-GA)
Congressman James Sensenbrenner (R-WI)
Congressman Jose Serrano (D-NY)
Congressman Pete Sessions (R-TX)
Congressman Brad Sherman (D-CA)
Congressman Adrian Smith (R-NE)
Congressman Jason T. Smith (R-MO)
Congressman Steve Stivers (R-OH)
Congressman Glenn Thompson (R-PA)
Congressman Mike Thompson (D-CA)
Congressman William Thornberry (R-TX)
Congressman Patrick Tiberi (R-OH)
Congressman Michael Turner (R-OH)
Congressman Juan Vargas (D-CA)
Congressman Tim Walberg (R-MI)
Congressman Greg Walden (R-OR)
Congressman Timothy Walz (D -MN)
Congressman Peter Welch (D-VT)
Congressman Steve Womack (R-AR)
Congressman Kevin Yoder (R-KS)
Congressman Todd Young (R-IN)


Senator Kelly Ayotte (R-NH)
Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI)
Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT)
Senator Roy Blunt (R-MO)
Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH)
Senator Richard Burr (R-NC)
Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA)
Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV)
Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD)
Senator William Cassidy (R-LA)
Senator Susan M. Collins (R-ME)
Senator Tom Cotton (R-AR)
Senator Michael Crapo (R-ID)
Senator Michael B. Enzi (R-WY)
Senator Al Franken (D-MN)
Senator Charles Grassley (R-IA)
Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT)
Senator Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND)
Senator John Hoeven (R-ND)
Senator Johnny Isakson (R-GA)
Senator Angus S. King, Jr. (I-ME)
Senator Mark Steven Kirk (R-IL)
Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN)
Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT)
Senator John McCain (R-AZ)
Senator Mitch McConnell (R-KY)
Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ)
Senator Jerry Moran (R-KS)
Senator Rand Paul (R-KY)
Senator Gary C. Peters (D-MI)
Senator Rob Portman (R-OH)
Senator James E. Risch (R-ID)
Senator Pat Roberts (R-KS)
Senator Bernard Sanders (I-VT)
Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH)
Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI)
Senator Jon Tester (D-MT)
Senator Pat Toomey (R-PA)
Senator John Thune (R-SD)
Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI)
Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR)

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.