Who’s running for the 2024 presidential election?

Kenneth Osborn


Marianne Williamson (D): Williamson is the first democrat to enter the presidential race announcing her campaign on February 23, 2023. This isn’t her first run for president; she previously ran in the 2020 presidential election where she ended her campaign on January 10, 2020. Williamson is an author who has written 13 books and even founded Project Angel Food, a program delivering food to those homebound with AIDS in Los Angeles. Williamson also co-founded The Peace Alliance in 2004 which had the campaign to establish the department of peace. Williamson is dedicated to creating new political policies that elevates the standards of democracy in America. 

Joe Biden (D): The current President of the United States hasn’t officially announced his run for his second term. Biden has qualifications that include Delaware in the United States Senate from 1973 to 2009, then working as the vice president to Barack Obama from 2009 to 2017. He will continue promoting workers’ rights, investing in America and its people, making the US economy more competitive, and reforming the tax code to reward work, not wealth. 


Cory Stapleton (R): Stapleton is the first Republican to enter the race, announcing his run on November 11, 2022. He served as the Former Secretary of State for Montana. Stapleton served in the Montana State Senate from 2001 to 2009. After graduating from Great Falls High School, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy where he attended a nuclear power school and graduated from the Naval Academy with a degree in engineering in 1992. His motives for running for president is that he can change the way Americans think of themselves. He also has a movement called “Pay It Forward” where he wants to invest in the future for future generations in the same way older generations have done for the current generation.

Donald J. Trump (R): The second Republican who has announced his presidential run and the former president of the United States. Trump joined his family’s company, Elizabeth Trump & Son, which he took control of in 1971 and renamed it later to The Trump Organization. In 1999, Trump ran as a reform party presidential candidate but withdrew from the race in 2000. From 1987 to 2012 he changed his party affiliation five times. After winning the 2016 election against Hillary Clinton, Trump became the 45th president of the United States. His goal back in office is to boost jobs, bring back the economy after the hits it took these past years, protect U.S. trade interests, and continue his stance on immigration.

Nikki Haley (R): The third Republican who has announced a presidential run is the former U.N. Ambassador and South Carolina governor. Haley was the first Indian-American governor of South Carolina where she served from 2010 to 2017 and the second Indian-American governor in the United States. Haley was also the first Indian-American to hold a cabinet-level position. Haley has also been the US ambassador to the UN. She announced her run on February 21, 2023.

Vivek Ramaswamy (R): The fourth and final candidate who announced his presidential run is Vivek Ramaswamy. An entrepreneur, political commentator, and author, he announced his presidential run on February 21, 2023. Ramaswamy announced his presidential run through a Youtube video where he talks about how he wants the ‘New American Dream’. “That you get ahead in this country not on the color of your skin, but on the content of your character and your contributions.” He adds, “Yet the goal of the ruling party in this country is to convince us that we are divided. Why? So they can accumulate more power for themselves.”