For Immediate Release
November 5, 2020
EMILYs List Congratulates Farrah Khan on Her Election As Irvine Mayor
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, congratulated Farrah Khan on being elected Irvine mayor. Mayor-elect Khan is the first woman of color to serve as mayor of Irvine. Stephanie Schriock, president of EMILYs List, released the following statement:
“Farrah Khan is a dedicated public servant and her historic victory today is a victory for Irvine’s women and working families. A former Irvine City councilmember, PTA president, and community services commissioner, Farrah has worked tirelessly to tackle the city’s most challenging and pressing issues by finding solutions that create greater opportunity for every resident. As mayor, she will continue her work to address Irvine’s housing crisis and make her city a leader in the fight against climate change. Farrah has always put forth a clear vision for progress, and EMILYs List looks forward to her groundbreaking leadership as the first woman of color to serve as the mayor of Irvine.”
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 60,000 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.