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EMILYs List Congratulates 16 Women on Their Election to California Down-Ballot Offices

December 7, 2020

For Immediate Release
December 7, 2020

EMILYs List Congratulates 16 Women on Their Election to California Down-Ballot Offices

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, EMILY's List, the nation's largest resource for women in politics, celebrated the election of 16 pro-choice Democratic women to the California State Legislature and local offices. Stephanie Schriock, president of EMILYs List, released the following statement:

“It has never been clearer why we need smart, ambitious women like these 16 progressive leaders at all levels of government, and EMILYs List is thrilled to congratulate them on their election victories. As lawmakers work to protect access to women’s reproductive health care, pass commonsense gun reforms, and combat the climate change exacerbating the threat of wildfires, we are proud to know these women will be at the tables of power. From the local to legislative level, they will represent the interests of marginalized communities and ensure that California remains a leader in the fight for more progressive and inclusive policies. EMILYs List is proud to stand with them as we continue building and diversifying the bench of progressive women leaders serving in elected office across the state.” 

EMILYs List congratulates the following candidates on their victories:
Monique Limón (SD-19)
Rebecca Bauer-Kahan (AD-16)
Jacqui Irwin (AD-44)
Eloise Gómez Reyes (AD-47)
Sydney Kamlager (AD-54)
Sabrina Cervantes (AD-60)
Sharon Quirk-Silva (AD-65)
Cottie Petrie-Norris (AD-74)
Tasha Boerner Horvath (AD-76)
Holly Mitchell (Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, District 2)
Nora Vargas (San Diego County Board of Supervisors, District 1)
Terra Lawson-Remer (San Diego County Board of Supervisors, District 3)
Mara Elliott (San Diego City Attorney)
Tammy Kim (Irvine City Council) 
Mai Vang (Sacramento City Council, District 8)
Marni Von Wilpert (San Diego City Council, District 5)

EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, has raised over $700 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 and helping build strong campaigns, researching the issues that impact women and families, running nearly $50 million in independent expenditures in the last cycle alone, and turning out women voters and voters of color to the polls. Since our founding in 1985, we have helped elect the country's first woman as vice president, 157 women to the House, 26 to the Senate, 16 governors, and more than 1,300 women to state and local office. More than 40 percent of the candidates EMILYs List has helped elect to Congress have been women of color. After the 2016 election, more than 60,000 women 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. In our effort to elect more women in offices across the country, we have created our Run to Win program, expanded our training program, including a Training Center online, and trained thousands of women.