Candidate

“THE SAME WAY I FOUGHT TERRORISM ON A GLOBAL LEVEL, I WILL FIGHT FOR YOU WITH THE SAME PASSION AND RELENTLESS DETERMINATION.”

— Everett Stern

Everett Stern

In 2016, Everett Stern ran for U.S. Senate in Pennsylvania against the incumbent, Senator Pat Toomey. Stern ran as an Independent, in what the media called “a David and Goliath sort of show down.”

Stern knew from the outset that he was in for the fight of his life. “I have stood up against giants and won,” he said during the hard-fought campaign. “But I did not let that stop me from finishing my mission: Exposing the threat to our country and to our citizens.”

As the Huffington Post wrote in 2016, Stern had faced big battles before—against a runaway bank that blatantly ignored warning signs that drug dealers and terrorists were using it to launder their dirty money. “Everett Stern is a whistle blower,” the Huffington Post wrote. “As a banker for HSBC, he realized that funds were being diverted to terrorist organizations and individuals… [Stern] notified the FBI and CIA, launching a massive investigation that resulted in HSBC being fined $1.9 billion.”

Stern ultimately was defeated by a powerful incumbent backed by a party machine. But his grassroots campaign won over Pennsylvanians who believed in Stern’s idealism, patriotism and inspirational life story. “I believe in assuming personal responsibility and making your own way,” Stern told reporters. “I am advocating for a society where people willingly give back. I want to help create an America where we are all fighting apathy and making a significant, positive difference. I am fighting to ensure the good guys win in the end. America will only become great again by people caring. Maybe I am too idealistic, but I am on a mission to defend goodness while fighting like I have nothing to lose.”