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EMILYs List Congratulates 10 Democratic Pro-Choice Women on Winning their Primary Elections to the New Mexico State Legislature

June 5, 2024


WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, congratulates 10 Democratic pro-choice women on winning their primary elections and advancing to the general election to the New Mexico state Legislature. EMILYs List President Jessica Mackler released the following statement:

“These women are the leaders we need in the New Mexico state Legislature and EMILYs List congratulates them on their primary victories. They have proven that they will fight on behalf of New Mexicans and we are thrilled to support them as they seek to continue their work. They are committed to securing better paying jobs, ensuring accessible health care, and protecting reproductive freedom in New Mexico for generations to come. EMILYs List is proud to support each of them in November as they safeguard a strong pro-choice majority in New Mexico.”

EMILYs List congratulates the following candidates:

  • Heather Berghmans, NM-SD15
  • Angel Charley, NM-SD30
  • Cynthia Borrego, NM-HD17
  • Pamelya Herndon, NM-HD28
  • Joy Garratt, NM-HD29
  • Tara Jaramillo, NM-HD38
  • Kathleen Holmes Cates, NM-HD44
  • Charlotte Little, NM-HD68
  • Michelle Paulene Abeyta, NM-HD69
  • Anita Gonzales, NM-HD70

If elected, Michelle Paulene Abeyta and Angel Charley would become the first women to serve in their seats. Abeyta would also be the first Indigenous person to represent HD-69, a majority Native American district. Anita Gonzales would be the first woman and woman of color to represent HD-70 since 1970.

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 $850 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 operations 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, 175 women to the House, 26 to the Senate, 20 governors, and over 1,500 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.