Women We Helped Elect

EMILY's List wins elections. Since our founding, we have helped elect 102 pro-choice Democratic women members of Congress, 19 senators, 10 governors, and hundreds of women to state and local office.

EMILY's List has also become one of the largest financial resource for minority women seeking federal office.

*currently serving in higher office
**no longer in office
***deceased

Governors (10)

Arizona
Janet Napolitano*

Delaware
Ruth Ann Minner**

Kansas
Kathleen Sebelius*
 

Michigan
Jennifer Granholm**

New Hampshire
Maggie Hassan
Jeanne Shaheen*

North Carolina
Bev Perdue**
 

Oregon
Barbara Roberts**

Texas
Ann Richards***

Washington
Christine Gregoire**

United States Senate (19)

Arkansas
Blanche Lambert Lincoln**

California
Barbara Boxer
Dianne Feinstein

Hawai'i
Mazie Hirono

Illinois
Carol Moseley Braun**

Louisiana
Mary Landrieu
 

Maryland
Barbara Mikulski

Massachusetts
Elizabeth Warren

Michigan
Debbie Stabenow

Minnesota
Amy Klobuchar

Missouri
Jean Carnahan**
Claire McCaskill
 

New York
Hillary Clinton
Kirsten Gillibrand

New Hampshire
Jeanne Shaheen

North Carolina
Kay Hagan

Washington
Maria Cantwell
Patty Murray

Wisconsin
Tammy Baldwin

United States House of Representatives (102)

Alabama
Terri Sewell

Arizona
Karan English**
Gabrielle Giffords**
Ann Kirkpatrick
Kyrsten Sinema

Arkansas
Blanche Lambert Lincoln**

California
Karen Bass
Julia Brownley
Lois Capps
Judy Chu
Susan Davis
Anna Eshoo
Jane Harman**
Janice Hahn
Barbara Lee
Zoe Lofgren
Doris Matsui
Juanita Millender-McDonald***
Gloria Negrete McLeod
Grace Napolitano
Laura Richardson**
Lucille Roybal-Allard
Linda Sanchez
Loretta Sanchez
Lynn Schenk**
Hilda Solis**
Jackie Speier
Ellen Tauscher*
Maxine Waters
Diane Watson**
Lynn Woolsey**

Colorado
Diana DeGette
Betsy Markey**

Connecticut
Rosa DeLauro
Elizabeth Esty

Florida
Corrine Brown
Kathy Castor
Lois Frankel
Suzanne Kosmas**
Carrie Meek**
Karen Thurman**
Debbie Wasserman Schultz
Frederica Wilson

Georgia
Denise Majette**
Cynthia McKinney**

Hawaii
Tulsi Gabbard
Colleen Hanabusa
Mazie Hirono*
Patsy Mink***

Illinois
Melissa Bean**
Cheri Bustos
Tammy Duckworth
Debbie Halvorson**
Jan Schakowsky
Robin Kelly

Indiana
Julia Carson***
Jill Long**

Maine
Chellie Pingree

Maryland
Donna Edwards

Massachusetts
Niki Tsongas
Katherine Clark

Michigan
Barbara-Rose Collins**
Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick**
Lynn Rivers**
Debbie Stabenow*

Minnesota
Betty McCollum

Missouri
Karen McCarthy**

Nevada
Shelley Berkley**
Dina Titus

New Hampshire
Ann McLane Kuster
Carol Shea-Porter

New Mexico
Michelle Lujan Grisham

New York
Yvette Clarke
Kirsten Gillibrand*
Kathy Hochul**
Nita Lowey
Carolyn Maloney
Carolyn McCarthy
Grace Meng
Louise Slaughter
Nydia Velazquez

North Carolina
Eva Clayton**

Ohio
Joyce Beatty
Marcia Fudge
Mary Jo Kilroy**
Betty Sutton**
Stephanie Tubbs Jones***
 

Oregon
Suzanne Bonamici
Elizabeth Furse**
Darlene Hooley**

Pennsylvania
Marjorie Margolies-Mezvinsky**
Allyson Schwartz

South Dakota
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin**

Texas
Eddie Bernice Johnson
Sheila Jackson Lee

Utah
Karen Shepherd**

Virginia
Leslie Byrne**

Washington
Maria Cantwell*
Suzan DelBene
Jolene Unsoeld**

Washington, DC
Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton

Wisconsin
Tammy Baldwin*
Gwen Moore

State and Local Office (507)

The following are the candidates we've helped elect to state and local office since we began the Political Opportunity Program (POP) in 2001. Updated November 2012.

Arizona
Paula Aboud
Lela Alston
Lilia Alvarez
Sharon Bronson
Olivia Cajero Bedford
Andrea Dalessandro
Rosanna Gabaldon
Sally Ann Gonzales
Katie Hobbs
Sandra Kennedy**
Linda Lopez
Stefanie Mach
Debbie McCune
Barbara McGuire
Lynn Pancrazi
Sara Presler-Hoefle
Regina Romero
Victoria Steele
Nina Trasoff**
Karin Uhlich
Nancy Young Wright**

California
Elaine Alquist**
Karen Bass*
Patty Berg**
Debra Bowen
Cheryl Brown
Julia Brownley*
Joan Buchanan
Erin Carlstrom
Judy Chu**
Ellen Corbett
Noreen Evans
Cathleen Galgiani**
Cristina Garcia
Lorena Gonzalez
Susan Gorin
Janice Hahn*
Loni Hancock
Erin Hannigan
Kamala Harris
Mary Hayashi**
Alyson Huber**
Hannah-Beth Jackson
Betty Karnette**
Christine Kehoe**
Sally Lieber**
Carol Liu
Bonnie Lowenthal
Fiona Ma**
Barbara Matthews**
Carole Migden**
Holly Mitchell
Cindy Montanez**
Gloria Negrete-McLeod*
Jenny Oropeza***
Nicole Parra**
Fran Pavley
Sharon Quirk-Silva
Laura Richardson*
Gloria Romero**
Mary Salas**
Lori Saldana**
Nancy Skinner
Susan Talamantes Eggman
Norma Torres
Shirley Weber
Pat Wiggins**
Lois Wolk
Mariko Yamada
Betty Yee

Colorado
Irene Aguilar
Debbie Benefield**
Alice Borodkin**
Betty Boyd*
Morgan Carroll
Kathleen Curry**
Crisanta Duran
Rhonda Fields
Joan Fitz-Gerald**
Sara Gagliardi**
Jessica Garrow
Joann Ginal
Angela Giron
Gwyn Green**
Deanna Hanna**
Millie Hamner
Mary Hodge
Evie Hudak
Dickey Lee Hullinghorst
Maryanne Keller**
Cary Kennedy
Tracy Kraft-Tharp
Jeanne Labuda
Claire Levy
Alice Madden**
Liane McFadyen**
Jenise May
Anne McGihon**
Karen Middleton**
Diane Mitsch Bush
Linda Newell
Angie Paccione**
Cherylin Peniston 
Brittany Pettersen
Dianne Primavera
Su Ryden
Christine Scanlan**
Sue Schafer
Gail Schwartz
Judy Solano**
Lois Tochtrop
Nancy Todd
Suzanne Williams**
Sue Windels**

Delaware
Helene M. Keeley
Diana McWilliams**
Teresa Schooley**

Florida
Lori Berman
Karen Castor Dentel 
Katie Edwards
Lois Frankel*
Anne Gannon
Audrey Gibson
Suzanne Kosmas**
Maria Lorts Sachs
Betty Reed
Michelle Rehwinkel Vasilinda
Nan Rich**
Elaine Schwartz
Kelly Skidmore**
Alex Sink**
Eleanor Sobel
Shelley Vana
Frederica Wilson*

Georgia
Roberta Abdul-Salaam**
Stacey Abrams
Kim Alexander
LaDawn Blackett Jones
Debbie Buckner
Gloria Butler
Cathy Cox**
Gail Davenport
Pam Dickerson
Dee Dawkins-Haigler
Pat Dooley**
Shirley Franklin**
Pat Gardner
Stacey Godfrey Evans
Michele Henson
Patty James-Bentley
Sheila Jones
Margaret Kaiser
Dar'shun Kendrick
Jane Kidd**
Alisha Thomas Morgan
Mary Margaret Oliver
Nan Orrock
Elena Parent**
Valencia Seay
Stephanie Stuckey Benfield**

Hawaii
Roz Baker
Lyla Berg**
Helene Hale**
Colleen Hanabusa*
Michelle Kidani
Marilyn Lee**
Sylvia Luke
Hermina Morita
Danette Morikawa
Maile Shimabukuro
Jill Tokuda
Jessica Wooley

Illinois
Anita Alvarez
Melissa Bean**
Maria Antonia Berrios
Melinda Bush
Kelly Cassidy
Deb Conroy
Laura Fine
Barbara Flynn Currie
Robyn Gabel
Susan Garrett**
Jehan Gordon
Deborah Graham*
Julie Hamos**
Lisa Herandez
Linda Holmes
Naomi Jakobsson
Stephanie Kifowit
Natalie Manley
Emily Klunk-McAsey
Lisa Madigan
Iris Y. Martinez
Karen May
Deborah Mell
Julie Morrison
Michelle Mussman 
Elaine Nekritz
Toni Preckwinkle
Kathleen Ryg**
Jan Schakowsky*
Carol Sente
Heather Steans
Ann Williams

Indiana
Sue Errington**
Jill Long**
Mary Ann Sullivan**

Iowa
Marti Anderson
Staci Appel**
Deborah Berry
Elesha Gaymen**
Lisa Heddens
Doris Kelley**
Helen Miller
Jo Oldson
Amanda Ragan
Becky Schmitz**
Sharon Steckman
Beth Wessel-Kroeschell
Mary Jo Wilhelm

Kansas
Lisa Benlon**
Geraldine Flaharty**
Laura Kelly
Kelly Kultala**
Judith Loganbill**

Maine
Jill Duson**
Teresa Hayes
Dawn Hill
Maeghan Maloney**

Maryland
Sheila Dixon
Tawanna Gaines
Sue Hecht**
Verna Jones
Anne Kaiser
Sue Kullen**
Jane Lawton***
Susan Lee
Maggie McIntosh
Heather Mizeur
Karen Montgomery
Ana Sol Gutierrez

Michigan
Theresa Abed
Vicky Barnett
Joan Bauer**
Winnie Brinks
Liz Brater**
Lisa Brown*
Pam Byrnes**
Barbara Byrum*
Dianne Byrum**
Marsha Cheeks**
Deb Cherry**
Irma Clark-Coleman**
Ellen Cogen Lipton
Marie Donigan**
Gretchen Driskell     
Stacy Erwin Oakes
Barbara Farrah**
Pam Faris
Jennifer Haase**
Marcia Hovey-Wright
Deb Kennedy**
Collene Lamonte
Kathleen Law**
Lesia Liss
Sarah Roberts
Kate Segal
Dian Slavens
Martha Scott**
Maureen Stapleton**
Mary Valentine**
Rebekah Warren
Alma Wheeler Smith**
Rashida Tlaib
Gretchen Whitmer

Minnesota
Susan Allen
Karla Bigham**
Terri Bonoff
Robin Brown**
Kathy Brynaert
Julie Bunn**
Tarryl Clark**
Karen Clarke
Kari Dziedzic
Chris Eaton
Sharon Erickson Ropes**
Barb Goodwin
Melissa Halverson Wiklund
Alice Hausman
Melissa Hortman
Ruth Johnson**
Phyllis Kahn
Susan Kent
Kate Knuth
Gail Kulick Jackson**
Carolyn Laine
Tina Liebling
Ann Lynch**
Sharon Marko**
Carly Melin
Sandy Masin
Rena Moran
Mee Moua**
Erin Murphy
Kim Norton
Rebecca Otto
Sandy Pappas
Sandy Peterson**
Jeanne Poppe
Sandy Rummel**
Maria Ruud**
Brita Sailer**
Kathy Saltzman**
Kathleen Sheran
Katie Sieben
Marsha Swails**
Lori Swanson
Patricia Torres Ray
Neva Walker**
JoAnn Ward
Sandy Wollschlager**

Missouri
Judy Baker**
Joan Bray**
Jane Bogetto**
Robin Carnahan**
Maria Chappelle-Nadal
Jeanne Kirkton
Sara Lampe**
Vicki Lorenz Englund**
Rebecca McClanahan**
Margo McNeil
Susan Montee**
Jeanette Mott Oxford**
Stacey Newman
Vicky Riback**
Jill Schupp
Mary Still**
Rachel Storch**
Rochelle Walton Gray
Robin Wright-Jones**
 

Montana
Mary Caferro
Sue Dickenson**
Kimberly Dudlik
Jenny Eck
Eve Franklin**
Jennifer Gursky  
Betsy Hands**
Ellie Hill   
Carol Juneau**
Denise Juneau
Christine Kaufmann
Monica Lindeen
Margie MacDonald
Sue Malek
Linda McCulloch
Lynda Moss**
Jennifer Pomnichowski
Michele Reinhart**
Carolyn Squires
Lea Whitford
Franke Wilmer

Nevada
Teresa Benitez-Thompson
Susan Brager
Shirley Breeden**
Irene Bustamente Adams
Barbara Buckley**
Catherine Cortez Masto
Olivia Diaz
Marilyn Dondero Loop
Lucy Flores
Susan Gerhardt**
Marilyn Kirkpatrick
Kate Marshall
April Mastroluca**
Kathy McClain**
Dina Neal
Peggy Pierce
Patricica Spearman
Ellen Spiegel
Dina Titus*
Kim Wallin
Joyce Woodhouse

New Hampshire
Jacalyn Cilley**
Betsie DeVries**
Iris Estabrook**
Martha Fuller Clark
Peggy Gilmour
Molly Kelly
Bette Lasky
Sylvia Larsen
Mandy Merrill**
Deb Reynolds**
Kathleen Sgambati**
Donna Soucy
Maggie Wood Hassan*

New Jersey
Barbara Buono
Nia Gill
Linda Greenstein
Ellen Karcher**
Sandra Love**
Linda Stender
Joan Voss**
Bonnie Watson-Coleman
Loretta Weinberg

New Mexico
Kari Brandenburg
Diane Denish**
Dede Feldman
Joanne Ferrary
Doreen Gallegos
Stephanie Garcia Richard
Joni Marie Gutierrez
Mary Herrera**
Emily Kane
Linda Lopez
Georgene Louis    
Patsy Madrid**
Danice Picraux
Mimi Stewart
Patricia Roybal Caballero
Elizabeth Thomson
Donna Tillman
Maggie Toulouse
Christine Trujillo Oliver
Rebecca Vigil-Giron**
Sheryl Williams Stapleton

New York
Didi Barrett
Kate Browning
Pat Eddington
Susan John**
Patricia Fahy
Julissa Ferreras
Liz Krueger
Jessica Lappin
Melissa Mark
Shelley Mayer Viverito
Darlene Mealy
Rosie Mendez
Annabel Palma
Amy Paulin
Crystal Peoples
Nily Rozic
Diane Savino
Michaelle Solages  
Toby Ann Stavisky
Andrea Stewart-Cousins

North Carolina
Lucy Allen**
June Atkinson
Alice Bordsen
Julia Boseman**
Angela Bryant
Linda Coleman**
Janet Cowell
Tricia Cotham
Margaret Dickson**
Katie Dorsett**
Susan Fisher
Deb McManus
Valerie Foushee
Rosa Gill
Alice Graham Underhill**
Susi Hamilton
Pricey Harrison
Maggie Jeffus
Eleanor Kinnaird
Elaine Marshall
Annie Mobley
Diane Parfitt
Gladys Robinson
Deborah Ross
Jennifer Weiss
Jane Whilden**
Beth Wood

Ohio
Heather Bishoff
Jennifer Brunner**
Kathleen Clyde
Nancy Garland
Marian Harris**
Sue Morano**
Debbie Phillips
Connie Pillich
Sandra Williams

Oregon
Terry Beyer
Suzanne Bonamici*
Debbie Boone
Kate Brown
Susan Castillo
Jean Cowan
Jackie Dingfelder
Margaret Doherty
Shemia Fagan
Val Hoyle Sara Gelser
Alissa Keny-Guyer
Tina Kotek
Catherine McKewon
Laurie Monnes Anderson
Nancy Nathanson
Mary Nolan
Diane Rosenbaum
Ellen Rosenblum
Judy Stiegler**
Suzanne Van Orman**
Jessica Vega Pederson
Joanne Verger
Vicki Walker**
Jennifer Williamson

Pennsylvania
Linda Bebko-Jones**
Ruth Damsker**
Madeleine Dean
Pam DeLissio
Babette Josephs**
Kathleen Kane
Barbara McIlvaine-Smith**
Erin Molchany
Cherelle Parker
Maria Quinones Sanchez
Marian Tasco
Leanna Washington
Connie Williams**
Rosita Youngblood

Rhode Island
Edith Ajello
Grace Diaz
Sabina Matos
Rhoda Perry
Gina Raimondo
Amy Rice**
Elizabeth Roberts
Deborah Ruggiero
Susan Sosnowski
Teresa Tanzi
Lisa Tomasso
Donna Walsh

South Carolina
Gilda Cobb-Hunter
Vida Miller**
Anne Parks

Texas
Alma Allen
Carol Alvarado
Valinda Bolton**
Ellen Cohen**
Wendy Davis
Jess Farrar
Veronica Gonzales**
Yvonne Gonzalez Toureilles**
Ana Hernandez
Donna Howard
Mae Jackson***
Jolanda Jones
Carol Kent**
Sue Lovell
Diana Maldonado**
Annise Parker
Mary Ann Perez
Paula Pierson**
Irma Rangel***

Utah
Christine Johnson**

Vermont
Peg Andrews
Claire Ayer
Denise Barnard**
Susan Bartlett**
Cynthia Browning
Ann Cummings
Helen Head
Martha Heath
Kathleen Keenan
Jane Kitchel
Sara Kittell
Diane Lanpher
Virginia Lyons
Deborah Markowitz
Rose McLaughlin**
Carolyn Partridge
Kathy Pellet**
Elizabeth Pearce
Ann Pugh
Kesha Ram
Elizabeth Ready**
Gaye Symington**
Kate Webb

Virginia
Kristen Amundson**
Viola Baskerville**
Mary Christian**
Karen Darner**
Eileen Filler-Corn
Janet Howell
Jennifer McClellan
Toddy Puller
Amelia Ross-Hammond
Allison Silberg
Margi Vanderhye**
Jeion Ward
Vivian Watts

Washington
Sherry Appleton
Jean Berkey**
Lisa Brown
Annette Cleaveland  
Judy Clibborn
Jeannie Darneille
Deb Eddy
Jeanne Edwards**
Tracey Eide
Tami Green
Carol Gregory**
Kathy Haigh
Mary Margaret Haugen
Claudia Kauffman**
Karen Keiser
Patricia Lantz**
Liz Loomis**
Kristine Lytton
Marcie Maxwell
Rosemary McAuliffe
Dawn Morrell**
Mary Helen Roberts
Deb Wallace**
Vickie Ybarra**

West Virginia
Bonnie Brown**
Barbara Evans Fleischauer
Barbara Hatfield**
Natalie Tennant
Carrie Webster**

Wisconsin
Penny Bernard Schaber
Kristen Dexter**
Tamara Grigsby
Ann Hraychuck**
Peg Lautenschlager**
Barbara Lawton**
Sandra Pasch
Sondy Pope-Roberts
Kelda Helen Roys
Donna Seidel
Christine Sinicki
Lena Taylor
Amy Sue Vruwink

 

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