Federal and state politicians diagnosed with COVID-19

Ballotpedia tracks political incumbents, candidates, and government officials diagnosed with COVID-19, in quarantine or isolation to avoid possible transmission of COVID-19, or confirmed to have been tested and found not to carry COVID-19.

Through April 3, 2020, Ballotpedia had identified 36 federal and state politicians with a positive diagnosis. Here is the full list:

Federal
  • Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart (FL)
  • Sen. Rand Paul (KY)
  • Rep. Mike Kelly (PA)
  • Rep. Joe Cunningham (SC)
  • Rep. Ben McAdams (UT)
  • New York congressional candidate Suraj Patel
State
  • State Rep. Reginald Murdock (AR)
  • State Rep. Vivian Flowers (AR)
  • State Rep. Jane Garibay (CT)
  • State Rep. Matthew Gambill (GA)
  • State Sen. Lester Jackson (GA)
  • State Sen. Nikema Williams (GA)
  • State Sen. Bruce Thompson (GA)
  • State Sen. Kay Kirkpatrick (GA)
  • State Sen. Brandon Beach (GA)
  • State Sen. Clarence Nishihara (HI)
  • State Rep. Edward James (LA)
  • State Rep. Reggie Bagala (LA)
  • State Rep. Michael Day (MA)
  • State Rep. Tyrone Carter (MI)
  • State Rep. Joe Runions (MO)
  • North Carolina Treasurer Dale Folwell
  • State Rep. Clinton Calabrese (NJ)
  • State Sen. James L. Seward (NY)
  • State Rep. Brian Miller (NY)
  • State Rep. Kimberly Jean-Pierre (NY)
  • State Rep. Helene Weinstein (NY)
  • State Rep. Charles Barron (NY)
  • State Rep. Jason Lowe (OK)
  • State Sen. Paul Rosino (OK)
  • State Rep. Bob Glanzer (SD)
  • State Sen. Luz Escamilla (UT)
  • State Rep. David Bowen (WI)
  • California State Assembly candidate Rick Herrick
  • Colorado State Senate candidate Jim Smallwood
  • Colorado House of Representatives candidate Terrence Hughes



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