For Immediate Release
November 3, 2021
EMILYs List Congratulates Guyleen Castriotta on her Victory in the Broomfield Mayoral Race
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, congratulated Guyleen Castriotta on being elected to a full term as mayor of Broomfield, CO. Laphonza Butler, president of EMILYs List, released the following statement:
“EMILYs List is thrilled to congratulate Guyleen Castriotta on making history yet again as the first LGBTQ+ person elected mayor of Broomfield. Mayor Castriotta has proven to be a progressive champion for justice and equality and has spent her career in public service advocating for all Broomfield residents. Mayor Castriotta worked to better the lives of Broomfield families on the City Council, as mayor pro tem, and as interim mayor, and we look forward to watching her continue this work during her full term.”
Before running for City Council, Guyleen Castriotta spent more than 15 years working with local news and national media networks in marketing and communications. She was first elected to the Broomfield City Council in 2017, where she prioritized regional housing and environmental issues. She was unanimously appointed mayor pro tem in 2019. Castriotta made history today as the first openly LGBTQ+ person elected mayor of Broomfield.
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, 158 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.