Success Stories

Join Maggie's ListShown here are conservative candidates endorsed by Maggie's List who were elected to the United States Congress. We are proud to support these women.

Martha Roby

Martha Roby

State/District: Alabama - 02
Website: www.roby.house.gov

Elected to the US House of Representatives in 2010, Martha Roby is a conservative Rebublican Congresswoman in Alabama's 2nd Congressional District. She is a native of Montgomery, Alabama, where she served on the Montgomery City Council. During her tenure on the council, Martha routinely opposed tax increases, fighting hard and alone in 2008 to vote against five proposed tax increases and offering solutions to reduce government spending. Roby led the efforts for the Montgomery City Council to adopt an ordinance to comply with federal law and rohibit businesses from harboring illegal alients.

Roby obtained a Bachelor of Music degree from New York University in 1998 and her law degree from Cumberland School of Law at Samford University in 2001. Prior to her entry into public service, she practiced law at Copeland Franco, Screws and Gill, P.A. and remains a member in good standing with the Alabama and Mississippi bar associations.

Diane Black

Diane Black

State/District: Tennessee - 06
Website: www.black.house.gov

Elected to the US House of Representatives in 2010, Diane Black was served in Tennessee's 18th State Senate District since 2004, and previously represented Tennessee in the House of Representatives for the 45th District. Black currently serves as Chair of the Senate Republican Caucus and is the first woman in Tennessee history to hold that title. She also serves as a member of Senate General Welfare Health and Human Resources Committee, Judiciary Committee, Finance Committee, TennCare Oversight Committee and Select Committee on Children and Youth. A nurse for 40 years, she tirelessly worked to provide health care to the sick and injured; she continues to hold her nursing license.

Black has been an ardent defender of the Second Amendment and believes in small government, traditional family values, improved health care that is not government run, better care for seniors, superior education for our youth and zero-tolerance for illegal immigrants who choose to ignore our nation's laws.

Sandy Adams

Sandy Adams

State/District: Florida - 24
Website: www.adams.house.gov

Elected to the US House of Representatives in 2010, Sandy Adams has built a reputation as a tough, no nonsense leader, having served eight years in the Florida House of Representatives. During her tenure, she led the fight to expand of the use of E-Verify to end state agencies using illegal workers and to oppose the issuance of driver's licenses and in-state tuition for those not in the country legally.

She has taken a hard line against government spending and new taxes, protected Second Amendment rights, stood up for the sanctity of life and increased penalties for violent criminals. Sandy is a former Orange County Deputy Sheriff, and following her husband's death in the line of fire as a fellow deputy, she helped to found the Central Florida chapter of the Concerns of Police Survivors.

In 2002, Adams decided that rather than complain about Tallahassee, she was going to do something about it and announced her candidacy for the Florida House of Representatives. In a hard-fought 5-way primary, she took 42% of the vote and has been re-elected ever since.

Nan Hayworth

Nan Hayworth

State/District: New York - 19
Website: www.hayworth.house.gov

Elected to the US House of Representatives in 2010, Dr. Nan Hayworth has served her community as an ophthalmologist for 16 years. In 2007 Hayworth became a Vice President in Medical and Scientific Affairs at a large health‐care communications agency, Cline, Davis and Mann, in New York City, serving as a scientific expert in Ophthalmology as well as an expert in private‐practice medicine. She entered Princeton University in 1977, graduating summa cum laude in 1981 with a major in Biology. She was elected there to Phi Beta Kappa. Upon receiving her degree from Cornell University Medical College in 1985, Hayworth was given multiple awards as one of the top three students in her graduating class.

Hayworth is committed to restoring a dynamic, fast‐growing economy that will allow Americans to rebuild our infrastructure, put Social Security and Medicare on a permanently sound footing, protect our environment and resources, and defend our country against any threats to peace and freedom.

Kristi Noem

Kristi Noem

State/District: South Dakota - 06
Website: www.noem.house.gov

Elected to the US House of Representatives in 2010, Kristi Noem had previously served in the District 6 House of Representatives since the fall of 2006. Noem was elected Assistant Majority Leader in the House of Representatives at the beginning of her second term in 2008.

She lives with her husband, Bryon, and three children on a ranch near Castlewood, where the family raises Angus cattle and also shows Quarter Horses. Kristi actively farmed with her family for 17 years, owned and operated a hunting operation, and helped manage the family restaurant.

Representative Noem graduated from Hamlin High School in 1990 and has lived in the area her entire life. Noem has been a 4-H leader for 12 years and has served as Hamlin County's 4-H Leaders Association President. She enjoys hunting, and raising cattle and horses.

Kelly Ayotte

Kelly Ayotte

State/District: New Hampshire
Website: www.ayotte.senate.gov

Elected to the US Senate in 2010, Kelly Ayotte served her home state of New Hampshire for five years as its first female Attorney General where she earned a reputation as a tough-on- crime prosecutor. While Ayotte was serving as the state's top law enforcement officer, New Hampshire remained one of the safest states in the Nation. She resigned to pursue the campaign for Senate in July 2009. Prior to her election as Attorney General, Kelly served as the Deputy Attorney General and Chief of the Homicide Unit where she led the prosecution of numerous murder cases including the successful prosecution of two defendants for the brutal murders of two Dartmouth professors.

The Union Leader named Ayotte Citizen of the Year in 2008 for her successful prosecutions of the first capital murder cases in New Hampshire in over 60 years. Her husband, Joe, an Iraq war veteran who flew combat missions over Iraq, currently serves in the Air National Guard.

Ann Marie Buerkle

Ann Marie Buerkle

State/District: New York - 25
Website: www.buerkle.house.gov

Elected to the US House of Representatives in 2010, Ann Marie is a native of Auburn, New York, Ann Marie Buerkle is a nurse and attorney working in healthcare, as well as a mother of six and grandmother of eleven. After graduating as an R.N. from St. Joseph's Hospital School of Nursing, Buerkle worked at Columbia‐Presbyterian Hospital in New York City and St. Joseph's Hospital in Syracuse. While raising her family, she was a substitute school nurse for many years before obtaining her law degree from Syracuse University School of Law. An Assistant New York State Attorney General since 1997, Buerkle represents New York State with Upstate Medical University as her client, capping a professional life dedicated to improving the quality and affordability of our local health care system while expanding its patient‐centered focus.

Jaime Herrera

Jaimie Herrera

State/District: Washington - 03
Website: www.herrera.house.gov

Elected to the US House of Representatives in 2010, Jaime Herrera grew up in Southwest Washington and attended the University of Washington, earning her Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications. As a college student, she had the opportunity to hold temporary positions in both the Washington State Senate and in Washington, D.C. at the White House Office of Political Affairs.

From 2005-07 Herrera worked in Washington D.C. as a Senior Legislative Aide for Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Spokane). In 2007, Jamie was appointed to fill a vacancy in Washington's 18th District and was then re-elected in 2008 with over 60 percent of the vote.

Herrera was elected by her colleagues as Assistant Floor Leader, the youngest member of her party's leadership in the State House. Now, Herrera is running for Congress to replace Brian Baird in the 3rd Congressional District and will work to change direction and reverse the policies that are driving America further into debt and killing the opportunities for new job creation. She and her husband Daniel Beutler currently reside in Camas.

Vicky Hartzler

Vicky Hartzler

State/District: Missouri - 04
Website: www.hartzler.house.gov

Elected to the US House of Representatives in 2010, Vicky Hartzler is a leader who believes people of character have a wonderful opportunity to make a difference for others through public service. Hartzler graduated summa cum laude from the University of Missouri-Columbia with a B.S. in Education and Central Missouri State University with a M.S. in Education. In 1994 she ran for state representative and was overwhelmingly elected to represent parts of Cass and Johnson Counties. Since leaving office in 2001 to start a family, Hartzler has remained active in politics coordinating and managing numerous campaigns and serving as state spokesperson for the Coalition to Protect Marriage in Missouri in 2004. She is the author of the book "Running God's Way: Step by Step to a Successful Political Campaign". She and her husband, Lowell, run a diversified farming operation and are owners of Hartzler Equipment Company with store locations in Harrisonville, Nevada, and Lamar.

Renee Ellmers

Renee Ellmers

State/District: North Carolina - 02
Website: www.ellmers.house.gov

Renee Ellmers was elected to the US House of Representatives in 2010. Born in Ironwood in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, where her father worked in the auto industry, Ellmers trained as a medical assistant and put herself through college at Oakland University graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing. She met her husband, Brent, while working as a Intensive Care Nurse at Beaumont Hospital and now works with him as Clinical Director of the Trinity Wound Care Center in Dunn. After she and her husband attended a Town Hall meeting to hear Congressman Bob Etheridge speak on behalf of President Obama's health care plan, she became an outspoken critic of government-run healthcare.

Ellmers is active in community affairs, having served as Vice President of Community Development for the Chamber of Commerce and as President Elect of the Chamber for the coming year. She has also served on the Dunn Planning Board, the board of the Betsy Johnson Hospital Foundation and the Harnett County Nursing Home Committee.

Deb Fischer

Deb Fischer

State/District: Nebraska
Website: http://www.fischer.senate.gov/

A lifelong Nebraskan, Deb Fischer was elected to the United States Senate in 2012. Senator Fischer has earned a reputation as a "tenacious advocate" for lower taxes, reduced government spending, and a balanced budget. She is committed to working with Republicans and Democrats alike to advance sensible policies that will grow the economy and promote strong Nebraska families and communities.Senator Fischer arrived in Washington as an expert on a range of issues, from education policy to complex telecommunications matters. She was elected to the Valentine Rural High School Board of Education, became President of the Nebraska Association of School Boards, and served as a Commissioner on the Coordinating Commission for Post-Secondary Education.In 2004, Senator Fischer was elected to the Nebraska Unicameral to represent the 43rd Legislative District. During her time in the state legislature, she served as Chair of the Transportation and Telecommunications Committee and was a member of the Revenue Committee, Natural Resources Committee, and the Executive Board. In addition to promoting fiscally responsible policies, Fischer was also involved in initiatives that addressed water policy, statewide economic development, and natural resources issues.

Born and raised in Lincoln, Nebraska, Senator Fischer attended the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and graduated with a degree in education. She and her husband, Bruce, have been married for 40 years and own a ranching business near Valentine. There, they raised their three sons, all of whom have returned to live and work on the ranch. And now, a third generation of Fischers has joined the family ranch with the recent birth of Senator Fischer's granddaughter, Rachael, to son Adam and daughter-in-law Tisha. The Fischer family has been recognized for their conservation and environmental stewardship, receiving honors from the Nebraska Natural Resources Districts, Nebraska Cattleman and the Society for Range Management.

Jackie Walorski

Jackie Walorski

State/District: Indiana - 02
Website: http://walorski.house.gov/

Elected in 2012 to represent Indian's 2nd Congressional District, Jackie Walorski has a reputation as an independent voice in the fight to lower taxes and eliminate wasteful government spending. Jackie Walorski is a native Hoosier, born and raised in South Bend, Indiana. Jackie attended Riley High School in South Bend and graduated with a BA from Taylor University, also in Indiana. She started her career as a reporter at WSBT-TV and later worked as a Development Director to raise funds for local colleges and universities. Jackie was elected to her first of three terms in the Indiana House of Representatives in 2004. She rose quickly to leadership becoming the Assistant Floor Leader for the Republican Caucus.

Ann Wagner

Ann Wagner

State/District: Missouri - 02
Website: http://wagner.house.gov/

Elected to represent Missouri's 2nd District in 2012, Ann won her 2012 Congressional race with over 60% of the vote and received more votes than any other Republican candidate for Congress in the State of Missouri this cycle. Ann will serve on the House Financial Services Committee, and was selected by the Freshman Class of the 113th Congress to be their representative on the Elected Leadership Committee. Ann Wagner’s public service began at the grassroots level. She served for nine years as a local committeewoman in Lafayette Township and went on to Chair the Missouri Republican Party delivering historic Republican gains. She also served as Co-Chairman of the Republican National Committee during the first term of President George W. Bush.In 2005, following nomination by President Bush and confirmation by the U.S. Senate, Ann was sworn in as the 19th U.S. Ambassador to Luxembourg by Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. She served as U.S. Ambassador for four years before returning to her home in Ballwin, Missouri.

Susan Brooks

Susan Brooks

State/District: Indiana - 05
Website: http://susanwbrooks.house.gov/

Elected in 2012 to represent Indiana's 5th District, Susan Brooks brings her extensive public and private sector experience to the U.S. House of Representatives. As a lifelong resident of Indiana, she has devoted her career — as a lawyer, a local official, a federal prosecutor, and a workforce development leader — to develop and implement solutions related to public safety, homeland security and counter-terrorism, and job training and creation. In 2001, President George W. Bush appointed Susan as U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Indiana, where she served for six years and rose quickly to a leadership advisory role with two U.S. Attorneys General. As the chief federal law enforcement officer for an area that covers two-thirds of Indiana, including the majority of the newly drawn 5th Congressional District, Susan earned praise from leaders in both parties for her efforts in battling mortgage fraud, gun violence, drug trafficking, gangs, child exploitation, and identity theft. From 1998-99, Susan served as Deputy Mayor of Indianapolis under Mayor Steve Goldsmith, focused on public safety and social issues. In addition to oversight of police, fire, and emergency response activities, she represented the City of Indianapolis on numerous boards related to criminal justice, community corrections, violence reduction, race relations, and programs of the United Way of Central Indiana, among others.