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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 2018, 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 2018 and have earned the EMILY's List endorsement:

*candidates seeking statewide office are in bold

 

Arizona

January Contreras AZ-AG
Katie Hobbs AZ-SOS
Kate Gallego Phoenix Mayor
Victoria Steele AZ-SD9
Rebecca Rios AZ-SD27
Christine Marsh AZ-SD28
Rosanna Gabaldón AZ-HD2
Felicia French AZ-HD6
Pamela Powers Hannley AZ-HD9
Kirsten Engel AZ-HD10
Mitzi Epstein AZ-HD18
Hazel Chandler AZ-HD20
Talonya Adams AZ-HD27
Kelli Butler AZ-HD28
Raquel Teran AZ-HD30
   

California 

Eleni Kounalakis CA-LG
Fiona Ma State Treasurer
Betty Yee State Controller
Anna Caballero CA-SD12
Connie Leyva CA-SD20
Maria Elena Durazo CA-SD24
Rebecca Bauer-Kahan CA-AD16
Christy Smith CA-AD38
Luz Rivas CA-AD39
DeniAntionette Mazingo CA-AD42
Laura Friedman CA-AD43
Jacqui Irwin CA-AD44
Eloise Reyes CA-AD47
Wendy Carrillo CA-AD51
Sydney Kamlager CA-AD54
Sabrina Cervantes CA-AD60
Sharon Quirk-Silva CA-AD65
Tasha Boerner Horvath CA-AD76
Cottie Petrie-Norris CA-AD74
Sunday Gover CA-AD77
Diana Becton Contra Costa County District Attorney
Malia Cohen CA-BOS-2
   

Colorado

Jena Griswold CO-SOS
Kerry Donovan CO-SD5
Rebecca Cranston CO-SD15
Tammy Story CO-SD16
Jessie Danielson CO-SD20
Brittany Pettersen CO-SD22
Faith Winter CO-SD24
Julie Gonzales CO-SD34
Monica Duran CO-HD24
Lisa Cutter CO-HD25
Kerry Tipper CO-HD28
Tracy Kraft-Tharp CO-HD29
Dafna Michaelson Jenet CO-HD30
Yadira Caraveo CO-HD31
Janet Buckner CO-HD40
Daneya Esgar CO-HD46
Rochelle Galindo CO-HD50
Barbara McLachlan CO-HD59  
   

Connecticut

Denise Merrill CT-SOS
Dita Bhargava State Treasurer
Julie Kushner CT-SD24
   

Delaware

Stephanie Hansen DE-SD10
Sherry Dorsey Walker DE-HD03
   

Florida

Kayser Enneking FL-SD08
Amanda Murphy FL-SD16
Janet Cruz FL-SD18
Lori Berman FL-SD31
Annette Taddeo FL-SD40
Tracye Polson FL-HD15
Joy Goff-Marcil FL-HD30
Anna Eskamani FL-HD47
Fentrice Driskell FL-HD63
Jennifer Webb FL-HD69
Margaret Good FL-HD72
Emma Collum FL-HD93
Deede Weithorn FL-HD113
Daniella Levine Cava Miami-Dade County Commission, District 8
   

Georgia

Lindy Miller GA-PSC
Jen Jordan GA-SD06
Nikema Williams GA-SD39
Angelika Kausche GA-HD50
Betsy Holland GA-HD54
Park Cannon GA-HD58
Bee Nguyen GA-HD89
Aisha Yaqoob GA-HD97
Deborah Gonzalez GA-HD117
Keisha Lance Bottoms Atlanta Mayor
   

Illinois

Juliana Stratton IL-LG
Susana Mendoza IL-Comptroller
Iris Martinez IL-SD20
Ann Gillespie IL-SD27
Kelly Cassidy IL-HD14
   

Iowa

Deidre DeJear IA-SOS
Jackie Smith IA-SD7
Vicky Brenner IA-SD13
Amber Gustafson IA-SD19
Claire Celsi IA-SD21
Mary Stewart IA-SD41
Patti Robinson IA-SD49
Megan Srinivas IA-HD9
Ann Fields IA-HD28
Heather Matson IA-HD38
Karin Derry IA-HD39
Kristin Sunde IA-HD42
Jennifer Konfrst IA-HD43
Lori Egan IA-HD56
Molly Donahue IA-HD68
Tracy Ehlert IA-HD70
Laura Liegois IA-HD91
Joan Marttila IA-HD94
Lindsay James IA-HD99
   

Maine

Bev Uhlenhake ME-SD08
Erin Herbig ME-SD11
Laura Fortman ME-SD13
Shenna Bellows ME-SD14
Kellie Julia ME-SD15
Karen Kusiak ME-SD16
Jan Collins ME-SD17
Eloise Vitelli ME-SD23
Heather Sanborn ME-SD28
Linda Sanborn ME-SD30
Diane Denk ME-HD09
Eryn Gilchrist ME-HD57
Jessica Fay ME-HD66
Doretta Colburn ME-HD71
Charlotte Warren ME-HD84
Vicki Doudera ME-HD93
Maeghan Maloney District Attorney, District 4
Natasha Irving District Attorney, District 6

Maryland 

Delores Kelley MD-SD10
Marilyn Mosby Baltimore City State's Attorney

Massachusetts

Cindy Friedman MA-SD Fourth Middlesex District
Yvonne Spicer Framingham Mayor
Lydia Edwards Boston City Council
Kim Janey Boston City Council
   

Michigan

Jocelyn Benson MI-SOS
Sylvia Santana MI-SD03
Erika Geiss MI-SD06
Dayna Polehanki MI-SD07
Tenisha Yancey MI-HD01
Sherry Gay-Dagnogo MI-HD08
Brenda Carter MI-HD29
Sheryl Kennedy MI-HD48
Alberta Griffin MI-HD61
Sheila Troxel MI-HD64
Kara Hope MI-HD67
Tanya Cabala MI-HD91
Kathy Wiejaczka MI-HD101
Sara Cambensy MI-HD109
Raquel Castañeda Lopez Detroit City Council 
   

Minnesota

Julie Blaha MN- State Auditor
Karla Bigham MN-SD54
Lori Ann Clark MN-HD21A
Yvette Marthaler MN-HD24B
Kelly Morrison MN-HD33B
Erin Koegel MN-HD37A
Ami Wazlawik MN-HD38B
Shelly Christensen MN-HD39B
Kelly Moller MN-HD42A
Ginny Klevorn MN-HD44A
Patty Acomb MN-HD44B
Laurie Pryor MN-HD48A
Carlie Kotyza-Witthuhn MN-HD48B
Heather Edelson MN-HD49A
Ruth Richardson MN-HD52B
Anne Claflin MN-HD54A
Tina Folch MN-HD54B
Alice Mann MN-HD56B
Hodan Hassan MN-HD62A
   

Missouri

Nicole Galloway MO-State Auditor
Lauren Arthur MO-SD17
   

Nevada

Kate Marshall NV-LG
Marilyn Dondero Loop NV-SD8
Melanie Scheible NV-SD9
Yvanna Cancela NV-SD10
Julie Pazina NV-SD20
Jennie Sherwood NV-AD2
Selena Torres NV-AD3
Connie Munk NV-AD4
Brittney Miller NV-AD5
Susan Martinez NV-AD12
Kristee Watson NV-AD22
Lesley Cohen NV-AD29
Michelle Gorelow NV-AD35
Lesia Romanov NV-AD36
Shea Backus NV-AD37
Sandra Jauregui NV-AD41
   

New Hampshire

Debora Pignatelli Executive Council, District 5
Anne Grassie NH-SD06
Jenn Alford-Teaster NH-SD08
Shannon Chandley NH-SD11
Melanie Levesque NH-SD12
Cindy Rosenwald NH-SD13
Donna Soucy NH-SD18
Joyce Craig Manchester Mayor
   

New Jersey

Sheila Oliver NJ-LG
Carol Murphy NJ-HD07
   

New Mexico

Maggie Toulouse Oliver NM-SOS
Stephanie Garcia Richard NM- Land Commissioner
Patricia Roybal Caballero NM-HD13
Day Hochman-Vigil NM-HD15
Liz Thomson NM-HD24
Melanie Stansbury NM-HD28
Joy Garratt NM-HD29
Natalie Figueroa NM-HD30
Joanne Ferrary NM-HD37
Christine Chandler NM-HD43
Andrea Romero NM-HD46
Doreen Gallegos NM-HD52
   

New York

Kathy Hochul NY-LG
Tish James NY-AG
Shelley Mayer NY-SD37
Christine Pellegrino NY-HD09
Lovely Warren Rochester Mayor
Laura Curran Nassau County Executive
   

North Carolina

Helen Probst Mills NC-SD25
Jen Mangrum NC-SD30
Natasha Marcus NC-SD41
Allison Dahle NC-HD11
Marcia Morgan NC-HD19
Leslie Cohen NC-HD20
Jean Farmer-Butterfield NC-HD24
Julie von Haefen NC-HD36
Sydney Batch NC-HD37
Cynthia Ball NC-HD49
Lisa Mathis NC-HD51
Ashton Clemmons NC-HD57
Martha Shafer NC-HD62
Erica McAdoo NC-HD63
Terri LeGrand NC-HD74
Aimy Steele NC-HD82
Christy Clark NC-HD98
Rachel Hunt NC-HD103
Rhonda Cole Schandevel NC-HD118
Satana Deberry Durham County District Attorney
Vi Lyles Charlotte Mayor
   

Ohio

Kathleen Clyde OH-SOS
Teresa Fedor OH-SD11
Sharon Sweda OH-SD13
Louise Valentine OH-SD19
Sandra Williams OH-SD21
Nickie Antonio OH-SD23
Lauren Friedman OH-SD29
Bride Sweeney OH-HD14
Mary Lightbody OH-HD19
Beth Liston OH-HD21
Allison Russo OH-HD24
Erica Crawley OH-HD26
Christine Fisher OH-HD27
Jessica Miranda OH-HD28
Paula Hicks-Hudson OH-HD44
Lisa Sobecki OH-HD45
Lorraine Wilburn OH-HD48
Randi Clites OH-HD75
Rachel Crooks OH-HD88
   

Oregon

Val Hoyle OR-Labor Commissioner
Michelle Blum Atkinson OR-HD6
Caddy McKeown OR-HD9
Tiffiny Mitchell OR-HD32
   

Pennsylvania

Rebecca Rhynhart Philadelphia Controller
Danielle Friel Otten PA-HD155
Carolyn Comitta PA-HD156
Leanne Krueger-Braneky PA-HD161
Kristin Seale PA-HD168
Helen Tai PA-HD178
Elizabeth Fiedler PA-HD184
   

Rhode Island 

Nellie Gorbea RI-SOS
   

Texas

Carol Alvarado TX-SD06
Beverly Powell TX-SD10
Terry Meza TX-HD105
Victoria Neave TX-HD107
Julie Johnson TX-HD115
Lina Hidalgo TX-Harris County-Judge
   

Virginia

Jennifer McClellan VA-SD09
Jennifer Carroll Foy VA-HD02
Wendy Gooditis VA-HD10
Danica Roem VA-HD13
Kelly Fowler VA-HD21
Elizabeth Guzman VA-HD31
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
   

Washington

Emily Randall WA-SD26
Claire Wilson WA-SD30
Rebecca Saldaña WA-SD37
Manka Dhingra WA-SD45
Patty Kuderer WA-SD48
Christine Kilduff WA-HD28
Kristine Reeves WA-HD30
Lauren Davis WA-HD32
Debra Lekanoff WA-HD40
Vandana Slatter WA-HD48
Lorena González Seattle City Council
Teresa Mosqueda Seattle City Council
   

Washington, D.C.

Muriel Bowser Mayor
Brianne Nadeau City Council, Ward 1

Wisconsin

Julie Henszey WI-SD05
Patty Schachtner WI-SD10
Lee Snodgrass WI-SD19
Janet Bewley WI-SD25
Marisabel Cabrera WI-AD09
Robyn Vining WI-AD14
Liz Sumner WI-AD23
Brittany Keyes WI-AD31
Ann Groves Lloyd WI-AD42
Greta Neubauer WI-AD66
Wendy Sue Johnson WI-AD68
Beth Meyers WI-AD74
Alyson Leahy WI-AD85
Jodi Emerson WI-AD91
   

 

 

 

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