For Immediate Release
June 7, 2022
EMILYs List Congratulates Christina Bohannan on Advancing to the General Election in Iowa’s 1st Congressional District
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, congratulates Christina Bohannan on advancing to the general election in Iowa’s 1st Congressional District. EMILYs List President Laphonza Butler released the following statement:
“Christina Bohannan’s passion for fighting for justice for those she represents and for all Americans is so powerful because it is so personal—it arises from her own experiences, knowing first hand what it’s like to have to choose between health care and basic necessities. Bohannan is a champion for working class Americans, for women and children, and for those who have historically fallen through the cracks of our political systems, and EMILYs List looks forward to supporting her candidacy in the general election.”
Christina Bohannan is a mother, law professor, state representative, and former engineer who is running to represent Iowa’s 1st District in Congress. The youngest of her parents’ three children, Bohannan grew up in a trailer in a small town. She became the first in her family to graduate from college. Bohannan worked her way through engineering school and then law school, where she graduated first in her class and was Editor-in-Chief of the law review. More than two decades ago, Bohannan moved to Iowa to become a law professor at the University of Iowa. In 2020, Bohannan stood up to run for office and defeated a 20-year incumbent to represent District 85 in the Iowa House.
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