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EMILYs List Congratulates 22 Women on Their Election to the Minnesota Legislature

December 8, 2020

For Immediate Release
December 8, 2020

EMILYs List Congratulates 22 Women on Their Election to the Minnesota Legislature

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, EMILY's List, the nation's largest resource for women in politics, celebrated the election of 22 pro-choice Democratic women to the Minnesota Legislature. Stephanie Schriock, president of EMILY's List, released the following statement: 

“Pro-choice Democratic women made the difference in Minnesota and we’re thrilled to congratulate these 22 endorsed candidates who were on the ballot. They will champion legislation to address police violence, make health care more affordable and accessible, and adequately fund Minnesota public schools. With their leadership in Saint Paul, voters can also trust that fair maps are drawn when redistricting begins in 2021. We’re excited for the progress that will come during the next legislative session and we're proud to stand with these incredible women leaders.”

EMILYs List congratulates the following candidates on their victories:
Mary Kunesh-Podein (SD-41)
Ann Johnson Stewart (SD-44)
Susan Kent (SD-53)
Karla Bigham (SD-54)
Lindsey Port (SD-56)
Erin Murphy (SD-64)
Heather Keeler (HD-04A) 
Kelly Morrison (HD-33B) 
Kristin Bahner (HD-34B)
Erin Koegel (HD-37A)
Ami Wazlawik (HD-38B)
Shelly Christensen (HD-39B)
Kelly Moller (HD-42A)
Ginny Klevorn (HD-44A)
Carlie Kotyza-Witthuhn (HD-48B)
Heather Edelson (HD-49A)
Ruth Richardson (HD-52B)
Jess Hanson (HD-56A) 
Kaela Berg (HD-56B)  
Esther Agbaje (HD-59B)
Emma Greenman (HD-63B)
Athena Hollins (HD-66B) 

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.