Founding Members

Marla M.

Tell Us About Yourself.  I am 24 years old, and was born and raised in the Williamsport, Pennsylvania area. I am a paralegal, a mom, a student, and a lover of all things political.  

John D.

Tell Us About Yourself. My name is John Daniel. I was born in Israel, and immigrated to America when I was 12 years old. I had dreams of coming to the United States to achieve the American dream. Coming from humble beginnings, I was raised by a single mother who worked two jobs to support the family. I started my first business at 16 selling used shoes and clothes out of an old car, and have been a businessman ever...

Michael A

Tell Us About Yourself. My name is Michael Adrian and I was born and raised in Stillwater, Minnesota, just East of the Twin Cities. I have been passionate about politics and social good as long as I can remember. I began my working life with Tesla Motors, dedicating myself to only work with organizations that had a mission beyond profitability and related to the social good that I believed in. Today, I work for Clear Impact as the Implementation Success...

Mona D.

Tell us about yourself. I am a second generation Indian who was born in Houston, Texas and raised as a conservative Hindu. Now at age 26, I live in San Francisco, CA and have been pulled just enough to the left to make me right in the middle but nowhere near a coastal elite. 


Who are you? I’m a middle school language arts/reading teacher in Colorado. I have a great husband and boy-girl twins who just turned 21. What does being a "Centrist" mean to you? To me, being a Centrist means being a sensible and caring person. I believe that most Americans have these traits as well, but our political system isn’t listening to us. I want to see Congress doing its job again.

Seth Weinberger

Who are you? I am the founder and Executive Director of Innovations for Learning, a national nonprofit focused on using technology to improve beginning literacy in low income schools. What does being a "Centrist" mean to you, and why did you get involved? The current two party system has become dysfunctional. It reinforces a culture clash that is polarizing America.   What is a policy issue you are passionate about and why? Education -- we are violating basic human rights...


"I come from a conservative background, so I’ve always found myself trying to balance what my parents believed and what I held to be true as my own beliefs. I realized that neither political party represented me leading me, over time, to seek the center. We need to look at our neighbors, recognize all their differences and see the beauty in the uniqueness of this melting pot we call America.


I got into politics when I was 14 by chance. After reading multiple stories and reports in the news about youth suicide across the country, I wanted to implement a suicide prevention awareness campaign. That allowed me to connect with community leaders. I loved the local elections and their closeness to the people and their purity to the community.