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EMILYs List Congratulates 11 Women Leaders on their Election to the Virginia General Assembly

November 5, 2019

For Immediate Release
November 5, 2019

EMILYs List Congratulates 11 Women Leaders on their Election to the Virginia General Assembly

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, EMILY's List, the nation's largest resource for women in politics, celebrated the re-election of 10 pro-choice Democratic women to the Virginia General Assembly and the election of Sally Hudson to the Virginia House of Delegates. EMILYs List President Stephanie Schriock released the following statement:

“Virginians have made clear they want strong, highly qualified women representing them in the General Assembly and moving Virginia forward. Whether it’s protecting reproductive rights and health care, championing increased access to the ballot box, or fighting for a fair economy, these progressive leaders are advocates families can count on. EMILYs List is thrilled to congratulate these women on their election and we look forward to their leadership across the Commonwealth.” 

EMILYs List congratulates the following candidates on their victories:

Kaye Kory (HD-38)
Charniele Herring (HD-46)
Sally Hudson (HD-57)
Karrie Delaney (HD-67)
Betsy Carr (HD-69)
Delores McQuinn (HD-70)
Jeion Ward (HD-92)
Marcia “Cia” Price (HD-95)
Mamie Locke (SD-02)
L. Louise Lucas (SD-18)
Barbara Favola (SD-31)

EMILYs List has endorsed a record 39 women for the Virginia General Assembly. 

EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, has raised over $600 million to elect pro-choice Democratic women candidates. With a grassroots community of over five million members, EMILY's List helps Democratic women win competitive campaigns – across the country and up and down the ballot – by recruiting and training candidates, supporting strong campaigns, researching the issues that impact women and families, and turning out women voters to the polls. Since our founding in 1985, we have helped elect 150 women to the House, 26 to the Senate, 16 governors, and nearly 1,100 women to state and local office. Nearly 40 percent of the candidates EMILYs List has helped elect to Congress have been women of color. During the historic 2017-2018 cycle, EMILYs List raised a record-breaking $110 million and launched a record independent expenditure campaign. We helped elect 34 new women to the House, including 24 red-to-blue victories; enough seats to have delivered the U.S. House majority alone. Since the 2016 election, more than 50,000 women have reached out to EMILY's List about running for office laying the groundwork for the next decade of candidates for local, state and national offices.