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EMILYs List Congratulates 31 Candidates for Securing the Democratic Nomination in Michigan

August 4, 2022

For Immediate Release
August 4, 2022 

EMILY's List Congratulates 31 Candidates for Securing the Democratic Nomination to the Michigan Legislature

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, congratulates 31 women for securing the Democratic nomination to the Michigan Legislature. EMILYs List President Laphonza Butler released the following statement:

“EMILYs List is thrilled to congratulate 31 candidates for the Michigan Legislature on advancing to the general election. Currently, the Republicans who control the legislature are committed to enforcing the state’s extremist 1931 pre-Roe abortion ban. We know that these pro-choice champions will advocate tenaciously to protect Michiganders from this all-out assault on their bodily autonomy, and are proud to stand with them in the fight to secure our reproductive rights.”

EMILY's List congratulates the following slate of challengers and incumbents:

  • Erika Geiss (MI-SD01)
  • Sylvia Santana (MI-SD02)
  • Stephanie Chang (MI-SD03)
  • Dayna Polehanki (MI-SD05)
  • Mallory McMorrow (MI-SD08)
  • Padma Kuppa (MI-SD09)
  • Veronica Klinefelt (MI-SD11) 
  • Rosemary Bayer (MI-SD13)
  • 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)
  • Dr. Patricia Bernard (MI-HD55)
  • 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, has raised over $700 million to elect Democratic pro-choice 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, 159 women to the House, 26 to the Senate, 16 governors, and more than 1,300 women to state and local office. More than 40% 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.