For Immediate Release
September 10, 2020
EMILY’s List Endorses Chris Bubser in California’s 8th Congressional District
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, EMILY’s List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, endorsed Chris Bubser in California’s 8th Congressional District. Stephanie Schriock, president of EMILY’s List, released the following statement:
“EMILY’s List is thrilled to endorse Chris Bubser in California’s 8th Congressional District. Chris is a health care professional who spent decades helping launch groundbreaking treatments for patients with HIV and cancer. A mother whose own daughter has a preexisting condition, Chris understands the anxiety families face around securing quality, affordable health care. EMILY’s List is confident this innovative thinker will bring pragmatic and solutions-oriented leadership to Washington, and we look forward to helping her turn this seat blue in the fall.”
Chris Bubser is a mom, an engineer, a health care professional, and a conservationist running to fight for the working families of California's 8th Congressional District. Born in Pennsylvania coal country as the youngest of three, Chris was raised in a working-class family. Chris got her first job at 14 years old, and she waited tables while she earned a degree in industrial engineering from Lehigh University. Chris moved to California and earned an MBA at UCLA, and she went on to work for a start-up medical device company and then worked in the biotechnology field. For two decades, Chris helped launch groundbreaking treatments that extended the lives of patients with HIV and cancer. Chris has lived in California for nearly 30 years and in Mammoth Lakes for more than 13, and she has been married to her husband David for 20 years.
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 55,000 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.