For Immediate Release
EMILY's List Announces Staff Changes for the 2004 Election Cycle
WASHINGTON, D.C. – EMILY's List, the largest financial resource for women running for Congress and governor, today announced the addition of Karen M. White as National Political Director and the promotion of Chris Esposito to Director of Campaign Services.
Karen M. White brings to EMILY's List more than 12 years of statewide political and campaign experience, including serving as Coordinated Campaign Director for the Maryland Democratic Party in 2002, campaign manager for former Maryland Governor Parris Glendening's successful 1998 race, and Louisiana Senator Mary Landrieu's 1995 gubernatorial campaign. White previously held the position of Communications Director and Senior Advisor for former Governor Glendening.
Chris Esposito joined EMILY's List in March 2001 as a Political Tracker. Esposito previously served as Midwest/Northeast Political Director at the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee for the 2000 election cycle and was the Campaign Manager for Rep. Dennis Moore's (D-KS) historic U.S. House victory in 1998.
"We are excited to have Karen and Chris leading our efforts as we move forward," said EMILY's List President Ellen R. Malcolm. "Both Karen and Chris bring a vast array of political experiences to the organization and will be excellent strategists as we work to elect more women to office."
White will be developing general political strategy and supervising the EMILY's List WOMEN VOTE! and campaign training programs. Esposito will be working with trackers and staff to build winning campaigns. Sheila O'Connell, who served as Political Director for the 2000 and 2002 cycles, will be working as a senior member of the organization in a part-time capacity to spend more time with her family.
In its 18-year history, EMILY's List has helped to elect seven women governors, eleven women to the United States Senate and 55 women to the U.S. House of Representatives. In the 2002 elections, EMILY's List and its almost 73,000 members contributed nearly $9.7 million to pro-choice Democratic women candidates.