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EMILY’s List Endorses Three More Women Leaders For the Virginia General Assembly

For Immediate Release

June 12, 2019

EMILY’s List Endorses Three More Women Leaders For the Virginia General Assembly

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today EMILY’s List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, endorsed three more women leaders for the Virginia State Senate. Stephanie Schriock, president of EMILY’s List, released the following statement:

“With these three women leaders on the ballot, along with our 33 previously endorsed candidates, Democrats are well positioned to take back both the Virginia State Senate and House of Delegates in November’s general election. Virginia is at a crucial juncture and this powerful, diverse group of pro-choice Democratic women will bring change to Richmond, by fighting for a fair economy and championing women and families. These candidates are proven advocates for their communities and we look forward to helping them win this November.”

EMILY’s List endorsed the following slate of candidates:

Cheryl Turpin (SD-07)

Ghazala Hashmi SD-10)

Debra Rodman (SD-12)

These endorsements are in addition to 33 previously endorsed EMILY’s List candidates in Virginia who advanced to the general election on June 11, 2019 – Jennifer Carroll Foy (HD-02); Wendy Gooditis (HD-10), Danica Roem (HD-13), Kelly Fowler (HD-21), Elizabeth Guzman (HD-31), Kathleen Murphy (HD-34), Kaye Kory (HD-38), Vivian Watts (HD-39), Eileen Filler-Corn (HD-41), Kathy Tran (HD-42), Charniele Herring (HD-46), Hala Ayala (HD-51), Lashrecse Aird (HD-63), Sheila Bynum-Coleman (HD-66), Karrie Delaney (HD-67), Dawn Adams (HD-68), Betsy Carr (HD-69), Delores McQuinn (HD-70), Nancy Guy (HD-83), Karen Mallard (HD-84), Martha Mugler (HD-91), Jeion Ward (HD-92), Shelly Simonds (HD-94), Marcia (Cia) Price (HD-95), Mamie Locke (SD-02), Missy Cotter Smasal (SD-08), Jennifer McClellan (SD-09), Amanda Pohl (SD-11), Amy Laufer (SD-17), L. Louise Lucas (SD-18), Barbara Favola (SD-31), Janet Howell (SD-32), and Jennifer Boysko (SD-33).

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 46,000 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.