FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 9, 2022
EMILYs List Congratulates Illinois Comptroller Susana Mendoza on Reelection Victory
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, congratulates Illinois Comptroller Susana Mendoza on her reelection. EMILYs List President Laphonza Butler released the following statement:
“EMILYs List is thrilled to congratulate Illinois Comptroller Susana Mendoza on her reelection. Comptroller Mendoza is a dedicated public servant who has a record of distinguished leadership as comptroller, successfully shifting funds to the state’s most vulnerable communities during the state’s years-long budget impasse. We’re proud to stand with Comptroller Mendoza as she continues ushering in opportunity and equity for the people of Illinois.”
Comptroller Susana Mendoza made history in 2016 when she became the first Hispanic independently elected to statewide office in Illinois. In less than a year, Mendoza transformed the office, shifting the priorities back to funding nursing homes, hospice centers, schools and the state’s most vulnerable. Before being elected to the Comptroller’s office, she was the Chicago city clerk. Mendoza also served six terms as a Democratic member of the Illinois House of Representatives from 2001 to 2011 for the 1st District. Elected in 2000 as the youngest member of the 92nd Illinois General Assembly, she was publicly recognized for her leadership and legislation on social services, education, law enforcement, job creation and animal welfare.
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.