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EMILYs List Celebrates Flipping the Michigan Legislature

November 9, 2022

November 9, 2022

EMILYs List Celebrates Flipping the Michigan Legislature 

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, celebrates flipping the Michigan Legislature, securing a pro-choice majority and Democratic trifecta in the state for the first time in nearly 40 years, and electing 31 women to the state legislature. EMILYs List President Laphonza Butler released the following statement:

“Michiganders have made their voices heard by shutting down Republicans’ attacks on abortion access in the state and electing a Democratic pro-choice trifecta to office. EMILYs List is thrilled to see what these reproductive rights champions will do in office to protect their constituents and ensure that Michigan is a place where all can prosper.” 

EMILYs List congratulates the following candidates on their elections and reelections to the Michigan Legislature: 

  • Erika Geiss (MI-SD01)
  • Sylvia Santana (MI-SD02)
  • Stephanie Chang (MI-SD03)
  • Dayna Polehanki (MI-SD05)
  • Mallory McMorrow (MI-SD08)
  • Veronica Klinefelt (MI-SD11) 
  • Rosemary Bayer (MI-SD13)
  • Sue Shink (MI-SD14)
  • Sarah Anthony (MI-SD21)
  • Winnie Brinks (MI-SD29)
  • Kristen McDonald Rivet (MI-SD35)
  • Regina Weiss (MI-HD06)
  • Helena Scott (MI-HD07)
  • Lori Stone (MI-HD13)
  • Stephanie Young (MI-HD16)
  • Kelly Breen (MI-HD21)
  • Jaime Churches (MI-HD27)
  • Reggie Miller (MI-HD31)
  • Christine Morse (MI-HD40)
  • Carrie Rheingans (MI-HD47)
  • Jennifer Conlin (MI-HD48)
  • Sharon MacDonnell (MI-HD56)
  • Denise Mentzer (MI-HD61)
  • Julie Brixie (MI-HD73)
  • Kara Hope (MI-HD74)
  • Angela Witwer (MI-HD76)
  • Rachel Hood (MI-HD81)
  • Kristian Grant (MI-HD82)
  • Carol Glanville (MI-HD84)
  • Betsy Coffia (MI-HD103)
  • Jenn Hill (MI-HD109)

EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, works to elect Democratic pro-choice women up and down the ballot and across the country with a goal of fighting for our rights and our communities. Our work is centered around a fundamental vision: Run. Win. Change the World. EMILYs List has raised over $700 million in service to that vision and has helped Democratic women win competitive elections by recruiting and training candidates, supporting and helping build strong campaigns, researching the issues that impact women and families, running one of the largest independent expenditure campaigns for Democrats, and turning out women voters to the polls. Since our founding in 1985, we have helped elect the country's first woman as vice president, 159 women to the House, 26 to the Senate, 16 governors, and nearly 1,400 women to state and local office. More than 40% of the candidates EMILYs List has helped elect to Congress have been women of color. Visit www.emilyslist.org for more information.