For Immediate Release
June 22, 2021
EMILYs List Congratulates Kathy Sheehan on her Victory in the Democratic Primary for Mayor of Albany
Today, EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, congratulated Kathy Sheehan on her primary victory in the race for Albany mayor. Emily Cain, executive director of EMILYs List, released the following statement:
“For seven years, Kathy Sheehan has shown her commitment to the people of Albany. She has worked tirelessly as mayor to end gun violence, improve public infrastructure, and bring opportunities back to the city. Kathy’s dedication has not gone unnoticed by voters, and her primary victory shows that the people of Albany stand by their mayor. EMILYs List is thrilled to congratulate Kathy on this primary win and proud to support her as she proceeds to the general election.”
In January 2014, Kathy Sheehan was sworn in as the first female mayor of Albany, New York. She was reelected in 2017 and is now seeking her third term. Before her election, Kathy served as Albany treasurer and chief fiscal officer, where she promoted economic fairness and fought to increase independence and efficiency. Before serving in elected office, she was the vice president, general counsel, and corporate secretary of a publicly traded medical device manufacturer.
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, 157 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.