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EMILYs List Congratulates Holly Seibold on Her Victory in Virginia’s 35th House District
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, congratulated Holly Seibold on her victory in Virginia’s 35th House District and setting a new record for the number of Democratic women in the chamber. EMILYs List President Laphonza Butler released the following statement:
“Holly Seibold’s dedication to the women and families of Virginia has been clear for her entire career, whether as an educator, a nonprofit professional, or an advocate for change. Her voice in Virginia’s House of Delegates will be a crucial and compassionate one, and EMILYs List is thrilled to congratulate this pro-choice champion on her special election victory today because we know she has what it takes to stand up for the rights and freedoms of all Virginians.”
Holly Seibold is a former educator, nonprofit founder, and small business owner. Seibold is a creative problem-solver who has achieved solutions for women and girls facing crisis situations in her community. As a former educator and member of the Virginia Council on Women, Seibold is dedicated to stopping attacks on the school system, protecting Virginia’s children from gun violence, supporting small business, and defending abortion access. She lives in Vienna, Virginia with her husband and two children.
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 over $700 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 campaigns 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, 159 women to the House, 26 to the Senate, 16 governors, and nearly 1,400 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.