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EMILY’s List Statement on Virginia’s Primary Election Results

For Immediate Release

June 11, 2019

EMILY’s List Statement on Virginia’s Primary Election Results

WASHINGTON D.C. –Today EMILY’s List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, congratulated 33 women on advancing to the general election for the Virginia General Assembly. Stephanie Schriock, president of EMILY’s List, released the following statement:

“EMILY’s List is thrilled to congratulate these incredible candidates on advancing to the general election. Tonight has brought Virginians that much closer to flipping both chambers of the Virginia General Assembly, and ensuring pro-choice Democratic women are at the table to make decisions about Virginia’s working families. With so much at stake this election, EMILY’s List is proud to stand with these amazing champions and we look forward to helping get them elected this November.”

EMILY's List congratulates the following women as they move on to the general election:

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)

Jennifer Boysko (SD-33)

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