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EMILY’s List Endorses 13 Women Leaders for Re-Election to the Minnesota Legislature

For Immediate Release
December 12, 2019

EMILY’s List Endorses 13 Women Leaders for Re-Election to the Minnesota Legislature

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, EMILY’s List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, endorsed 13 women leaders for re-election to the Minnesota Legislature. Stephanie Schriock, president of EMILY’s List, released the following statement:

“With Democrats only two seats away from controlling both chambers ahead of redistricting in 2021, it’s crucial that we send these 13 women back to Saint Paul for another term. With proven track records of putting families first, voters can trust they will continue championing efforts to protect health care, safeguard the environment, and increase access to education and funding for Minnesota public schools. These 13 women leaders will fight for a state government that works for every Minnesotan and EMILY’s List is proud to endorse their bids for re-election.”

EMILY’s List endorsed the following slate of candidates for re-election:

Susan Kent (SD-53)
Karla Bigham (SD-54)
Kelly Morrison (HD-33B)
Kristin Bahner (HD-34B)
Erin Koegel (HD-37A)
Ami Wazlawik (HD-38B)
Shelly Christensen (HD-39B)
Kelly Moller (HD-42A)
Ginny Klevorn (HD-44A)
Carlie Kotyza-Witthuhn (HD-48B)
Heather Edelson (HD-49A)
Ruth Richardson (HD-52B)
Anne Claflin (HD-54A)

EMILY’s List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, has raised over $600 million to elect pro-choice Democratic women candidates. With a grassroots community of over five million members, EMILY's List helps Democratic women win competitive campaigns – across the country and up and down the ballot – by recruiting and training candidates, supporting strong campaigns, researching the issues that impact women and families, and turning out women voters to the polls. Since our founding in 1985, we have helped elect 150 women to the House, 26 to the Senate, 16 governors, and nearly 1,100 women to state and local office. Nearly 40 percent of the candidates EMILY’s List has helped elect to Congress have been women of color. During the historic 2017-2018 cycle, EMILY’s List raised a record-breaking $110 million and launched a record independent expenditure campaign. We helped elect 34 new women to the House, including 24 red-to-blue victories; enough seats to have delivered the U.S. House majority alone. Since the 2016 election, more than 50,000 women have reached out to EMILY's List about running for office laying the groundwork for the next decade of candidates for local, state and national offices.