SEIU Candidates

SEIU is proud to both endorse and support current and past members in their run for political office. SEIU endorsement means written support has been secured from the candidate’s local union or state council due to alignment of goals and objectives, specifically Unions for All and building a true multi-racial democracy.

If you are a current or past member interested in endorsement, contact your Local for more information. We welcome the next generation of worker leaders united in strong local unions — we want to help you succeed!

Candidates Currently Running

Portrait of Shondra Summers-Armstrong with her arms crossed, smiling, with glasses on

Shondra Summers-Armstrong

Nevada, SEIU Local 1107

Chief Steward at the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)
Assembly District 6

Shondra Summers-Armstrong is a 24 year employee of the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC), an Executive Board Member of SEIU Local 1107, and serves as Chief Steward at the RTC. Shondra was inspired to get involved with activism and politics after attending a community meeting about a street closure. Since then, she has been a member of the West Las Vegas Plan Team, a commissioner on the Southern Nevada Regional Housing Authority, and a commissioner on the Southern Nevada Enterprise Community Board. She is the proud mother of three sons.

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Portrait of Angie Nixon in front of the American flag.

Angie Nixon

Florida, SEIU FPSU

FL Legislature District 14 Organizing Director
State Representative

​​Angie Nixon is a mother, SEIU member, and community organizer from Jacksonville, Florida, where she has spent over ten years advocating for healthy food options, small businesses, and the health and well being of her neighbors. With SEIU, Angie has served as the state field director for SEIU Florida and is the former director for the Florida Public Service Union's Higher Education Campaign. Nixon also served as the North Florida regional organizer for New Florida Majority. Angie and her daughter Natalie co-own and operate a smoothie/ice cream/sandwich shop bringing healthy options to a food insecure neighborhood.

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Portrait of William McCurdy on a white background

William McCurdy

Nevada, SEIU Local 1107

Clark County Commissioner
County Commissioner District D

William McCurdy grew up in a family surrounded by a legacy of community activism, but after dropping out of school to support his family at an early age, his life could have gone in a very different direction. However, William instead worked to get into the College of Southern Nevada where he earned an Associate's degree and became Student Body President. He eventually joined SEIU as an organizer, working his way up to become the state Political Director...

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Then, at 28 years old, he was elected Chairman of the Nevada State Democratic Party, the party's first African American Chair and the youngest Chair in modern party history. Passionate about education, William earned his Bachelor's degree and is on track to law school, all while serving as an active State Assemblyman, board member of several nonprofit and advocacy organizations, and was elected to the Clark County Commission in 2020. He is the proud father of two sons.

Odessa Kelly Portrait

Odessa Kelly

Tennessee, SEIU 205

Co-founder of Stand Up Nashville
Representative for Tennessee

Odessa was born and raised in Nashville. She spent nearly 14 years working in Metro Nashville Parks and Recreation, where she became an SEIU member. Then Odessa co-founded Stand Up Nashville, a non-profit community organization that fights for working families. She has seen firsthand how the political and economic system is rigged against working families who’ve spent their lives playing by the rules. Odessa has organized diverse coalitions and already delivered for Nashville — now she’s ready to take the fight to Congress.

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Odessa Kelly at City Hall
Odessa Kelly at City Hall
Odessa Kelly speaking for Stand Up Nashville
Odessa Kelly speaking for Stand Up Nashville

SEIU Members In Office

Portrait of Shondra Summers-Armstrong with her arms crossed, smiling, with glasses on

Shondra Summers-Armstrong

Nevada, SEIU Local 1107

Chief Steward at the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)
Assembly District 6

Shondra Summers-Armstrong is a 24 year employee of the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC), an Executive Board Member of SEIU Local 1107, and serves as Chief Steward at the RTC. Shondra was inspired to get involved with activism and politics after attending a community meeting about a street closure. Since then, she has been a member of the West Las Vegas Plan Team, a commissioner on the Southern Nevada Regional Housing Authority, and a commissioner on the Southern Nevada Enterprise Community Board. She is the proud mother of three sons.

Candidate's Website
Portrait of Angie Nixon in front of the American flag.

Angie Nixon

Florida, SEIU FPSU

FL Legislature District 14 Organizing Director
State Representative

​​Angie Nixon is a mother, SEIU member, and community organizer from Jacksonville, Florida, where she has spent over ten years advocating for healthy food options, small businesses, and the health and well being of her neighbors. With SEIU, Angie has served as the state field director for SEIU Florida and is the former director for the Florida Public Service Union's Higher Education Campaign. Nixon also served as the North Florida regional organizer for New Florida Majority. Angie and her daughter Natalie co-own and operate a smoothie/ice cream/sandwich shop bringing healthy options to a food insecure neighborhood.

Candidate's Website
Portrait of William McCurdy on a white background

William McCurdy

Nevada, SEIU Local 1107

Clark County Commissioner
County Commissioner District D

William McCurdy grew up in a family surrounded by a legacy of community activism, but after dropping out of school to support his family at an early age, his life could have gone in a very different direction. However, William instead worked to get into the College of Southern Nevada where he earned an Associate's degree and became Student Body President. He eventually joined SEIU as an organizer, working his way up to become the state Political Director...

Candidate's Website

Then, at 28 years old, he was elected Chairman of the Nevada State Democratic Party, the party's first African American Chair and the youngest Chair in modern party history. Passionate about education, William earned his Bachelor's degree and is on track to law school, all while serving as an active State Assemblyman, board member of several nonprofit and advocacy organizations, and was elected to the Clark County Commission in 2020. He is the proud father of two sons.

Odessa Kelly Portrait

Odessa Kelly

Tennessee, SEIU 205

Co-founder of Stand Up Nashville
Representative for Tennessee

Odessa was born and raised in Nashville. She spent nearly 14 years working in Metro Nashville Parks and Recreation, where she became an SEIU member. Then Odessa co-founded Stand Up Nashville, a non-profit community organization that fights for working families. She has seen firsthand how the political and economic system is rigged against working families who’ve spent their lives playing by the rules. Odessa has organized diverse coalitions and already delivered for Nashville — now she’s ready to take the fight to Congress.

Candidate's Website
Odessa Kelly at City Hall
Odessa Kelly at City Hall
Odessa Kelly speaking for Stand Up Nashville
Odessa Kelly speaking for Stand Up Nashville