Elected Experience: James Harris, 64, is a veteran trade unionist and a longstanding member of the National Committee of the Socialist Workers Party. Harris was the Socialist Workers candidate for U.S. president in 1996 and 2000.
Other Professional Experience: He has advanced a revolutionary socialist perspective in the struggle for Black rights for more than four decades, in mobilizations against imperialist wars from Vietnam to Iraq and Afghanistan and in working-class politics.
Education: Cleveland State
Community Service: Harris has joined battles by working people to defend their unions, conditions of work and life and limb on the job from the relentless productivity drive by the bosses today.
Elected Experience: Alyson Kennedy, 61, is a production worker and a member of the Socialist Workers Party's National Committee.
Other Professional Experience: A trade union fighter for more than three decades, Kennedy worked in coalmines in Alabama, Colorado, Utah and West Virginia. She joined the United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) in 1981. From 2003 to 2006 Kennedy was a leading militant in a union organizing battle at the Co-Op coalmine outside Huntington, Utah.
Education: Indiana University
Community Service: Kennedy joined protests against the lynching of Florida youth, Trayvon Martin. She is on the front lines of struggles to defend immigrant workers from government assaults.