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2023 Hope for Progressives

Isaiah Thomas

While the Democratic primary was grim for lots of progressives (Helen Gym, Seth Anderson-Oberman and Amanda McIllmurray, for starters), Thomas was the top vote-getter in the hotly contested City Council at-large race. He tallied over 108,000 votes — not bad for a Black millennial best known for demanding more police accountability at traffic stops.