For Immediate Release
EMILY’s List Endorses Ellen Rosenblum for Attorney General and Kate Brown for Secretary of State in Oregon
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, EMILY’s List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, announced its endorsement of Ellen Rosenblum and Kate Brown for statewide office in Oregon.
“We are excited to endorse two extraordinary women for statewide office in Oregon today,” said Jonathan Parker, Political Director of EMILY’s List. “Coming off of Suzanne Bonamici’s inspiring special election victory in Oregon’s 1st Congressional District last month, Ellen Rosenblum and Kate Brown are the voices Oregon needs to keep up the momentum for strong pro-choice Democratic women.
“From her time as a prosecutor for financial crimes to her service as an appellate judge, Ellen has worked hard to ensure that Oregonians from all walks of life are able to access the justice system. She is the advocate Oregon needs to look out for consumers, small businesses, and the most vulnerable throughout the state. We are proud to stand with Ellen throughout her campaign and see her make history as the first woman Attorney General of Oregon.
“As Secretary of State, Kate Brown has always been a strong and dynamic leader who will continue to ensure that every voice is heard and every vote is counted. In office she has fought to remove barriers to voter registration and voting, and streamlined business registration by expanding online services. Kate has been a wonderful success story from the EMILY’s List Political Opportunity Program; serving as the first woman Senate Majority Leader in Oregon and now as Secretary of State. The entire EMILY’s List community looks forward to her continued service.”
A graduate of the University of Oregon, Ellen Rosenblum began practicing law in Eugene, Oregon and has over 30 years of legal experience in the state. She served as a federal prosecutor of financial crimes and was later appointed by former Governor Barbara Roberts to the Circuit Court before serving on the Oregon Court of Appeals as a judge from 2005 to 2011. Rosenblum has fought hard throughout her career to make sure that all Oregonians have access to the judicial system.
Kate Brown has been a dynamic public servant in Oregon for decades. After serving in the Oregon House of Representatives and Oregon Senate she was elected Senate Democratic Leader. She broke barriers in 2004 when senators made her the first woman to serve as Oregon’s Senate Majority Leader. In 2008, she was elected Oregon’s 24th Secretary of State.
EMILY’s List Political Opportunity Program supported Kate Brown in her campaigns for state Senate in 2004 and Secretary of State in 2008.
EMILY’s List’s Political Opportunity Program (POP) helps pro-choice Democratic women run and win for state and local office. Since the program started in 2001, POP has helped elect hundreds of women across the country.
In the 2009-2010 cycle, EMILY's List raised more than $38.5 million to support its mission of recruiting and supporting women candidates, helping them build strong campaigns, and mobilizing women voters to turn out and vote. With a community of more than 1,000,000 members across the country, EMILY's List is one of the largest political action committees in the nation. Since its founding in 1985, EMILY's List has worked to elect 87 pro-choice Democratic women to the U.S. House, 16 to the U.S. Senate, nine governors, and hundreds of women to the state legislatures, state constitutional offices, and other key local offices. In the 2009-2010 cycle, EMILY's List had the largest number of members and donors in our 27 year history.