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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, congratulated Heather Boyd on her election to Pennsylvania’s 163 House District. EMILYs List President Laphonza Butler released the following statement:
“Heather Boyd’s extensive experience serving Pennsylvanians in government makes her the best choice to represent the state’s 163rd House District — and tonight, voters recognized that. As anti-choice extremists continue to encroach on our reproductive freedom in state after state, we are thankful that pro-choice champions like Boyd will be there to fight back and defend the Democratic House majority, and we are thrilled to congratulate her on her election.”
Heather Boyd is a former high school and college teacher who has worked in state and federal government for many years, previously serving as district director and senior adviser to U.S. Rep. Mary Gay Scanlon and chief of staff for state Rep. Leanne Krueger. Boyd was an Upper Darby School Board member from 2015 to 2018, where she focused on fighting for free meals for all students. She has also served for six years as chair of the Upper Darby Democratic Committee and founded the Delaware County Chapter of NOW.
EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, works to elect Democratic pro-choice women up and down the ballot and across the country with a goal of fighting for our rights and our communities. Our work is centered around a fundamental vision: Run. Win. Change the World. EMILYs List has raised $850 million in service to that vision and has helped Democratic women win competitive elections by recruiting and training candidates, supporting and helping build strong campaigns, researching the issues that impact women and families, running one of the largest independent expenditure operations for Democrats, and turning out women voters to the polls. Since our founding in 1985, we have helped elect the country’s first woman as vice president, 175 women to the House, 26 to the Senate, 20 governors, and over 1,500 women to state and local office. More than 40% of the candidates EMILYs List has helped elect to Congress have been women of color. Visit www.emilyslist.org for more information.