EMILY's List

We ignite change by getting pro-choice
Democratic women elected to office.


State and Local Candidates

EMILY’s List recruits, trains and supports pro-choice Democratic women candidates at every level of the ballot. By helping to elect these women to office in 2017, we’re not only building a farm team, but we’re also putting strong women in charge of decisions that affect women and families every day — from the legislators who write laws, the attorneys general who defend and enforce them, and the secretaries of state who ensure access to the ballot.

Here are the candidates who are running strong campaigns at the state and local level in 2017 and have earned the EMILY's List endorsement:

*candidates seeking statewide office are in bold



Stephanie Hansen DE-SD10


Annette Taddeo FL-SD40


Cindy Friedman MA-SD Fourth Middlesex District


Sara Cambensy MI-HD109

New Hampshire

Joyce Craig Manchester Mayor

New York

Christine Pellegrino NY-HD09
Laura Curran Nassau County Executive


Jennifer Carroll-Foy VA-HD02
Wendy Gooditis VA-HD10
Danica Roem VA-HD13
Djuna Osborne VA-HD17
Kelly Fowler VA-HD21
Elizabeth Guzman VA-HD31
Tia Walbridge VA-HD33
Kathleen Murphy VA-HD34
Kathy Tran VA-HD42
Hala Ayala VA-HD51
Karrie Delaney VA-HD67
Dawn Marie Adams VA-HD68
Delores McQuinn VA-HD70
Debra Rodman VA-HD73
Cheryl Turpin VA-HD85
Shelly Simonds VA-HD94


Manka Dhingra WA-SD45