Politicians Taking ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge is sweeping social media and the nation’s elected officials have been joining in.

A look at videos show governors across the country having ice water poured on them, along with gubernatorial candidates, members of Congress, state legislators and U.S. Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.). Others have decided to donate to ALS related charities instead of taking the ice bucket challenge. Videos can be seen below and were embedded from YouTube unless otherwise indicated.

After being challenged the other day by Amanda Woloshen Glass, district director for U.S. Rep. Leonard Lance (R-N.J.), I took the challenge and my challenges ended up leading to a governor’s mansion. One of my challenges was to Kansas state Rep. J.R. Claeys (R-Salina), who took the challenge, and in turn challenged Heath Kohl, political director for the Kansas Republican Party. After taking the challenge, Heath in turn challenged Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback (R), who did take the challenge.

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback (R)

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R)
Obtained on Governor Christie’s Facebook Page.

U.S. Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.)

Connecticut Gov. Dan Malloy (D)

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley (R)

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) and Wisconsin First Lady Tonette Walker (R)
From website of Fox 6 Now News

Wisconsin Democratic Gubernatorial Nominee Mary Burke

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder (R)

Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval (R)

Alaska Gov. Sean Parnell (R)

Rhode Island Republican Gubernatorial Candidate Allan Fung

U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.)
Obtained from Congressman Ryan’s Facebook Page

U.S. Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Cal.) and Dublin, Cal. Mayor Tim Sbranti (D)

U.S. Rep. Joseph Kennedy (D-Mass.)

Kansas Lt. Gov. Jeff Colyer (R)

New Jersey Senate Minority Leader Tom Kean Jr. (R-Westfield)

Kansas Rep. J.R. Claeys (R-Salina)

From Pennsylvania: Sen. Sean Wiley (D), Rep. Ryan Bizzarro (D), Erie County Councilman Jay Breneman (D) and Erie City Councilman Bob Merski (D)

Wisconsin Rep. Adam Neylon (R)

Connecticut State Reps. Themis Klarides (R) and Paul Davis (D)

Massachusetts Rep. Keiko Orrall

New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu (D)

Houston Mayor Annise Parker (D)

Camden, N.J. Mayor Dana Redd (D)

Belmar, N.J. Mayor Matt Doherty (D)

Walnut Creek, Cal. Mayor Kristina Daniel Lawson

Holyoke, Mass. Mayor Alex Morse

Among other elected officials who have taken the challenge and videos not immediately available.

Kansas Sen. Oletha Faust-Goudeau
Kansas Rep. Brett Hildabrand
Kansas Rep. Brandon Whipple
Kansas Rep. Ron Ryckman Jr.
Kansas Rep. Travis Couture-Lovelady
Kansas Rep. Reid Petty
Kansas Rep. Jim Ward
Kansas Rep. Steve Anthimides
Kansas Rep. Carolyn Bridges
Kansas Rep. John Carmichael
Kansas Rep. Les Osterman
Essex County, N.J. Clerk Chris Durkin
Morris County, N.J. Freeholder Hank Lyon
Kenilworth, N.J. Councilman Kevin Leary Jr.
Westfield, N.J. Councilman Mark LoGrippo
Westfield, N.J. Board of Education member Mitch Slater