For Immediate Release
November 3, 2021
EMILYs List Congratulates Kathy Sheehan on her Reelection as Mayor of Albany
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, congratulated Kathy Sheehan on her victory in the race for Albany, NY mayor. Laphonza Butler, president of EMILYs List, released the following statement:
“For seven years, Kathy Sheehan has shown her steadfast commitment to the people of Albany, and we are thrilled that her dedication has not gone unnoticed by voters. Her reelection means that Albany will continue to make progress on curbing gun violence, improving public infrastructure, and bringing jobs and opportunities to the city. EMILYs List is proud to congratulate Mayor Sheehan on her reelection, and we look forward to all she will accomplish in her next term.”
In January 2014, Kathy Sheehan was sworn in as the first woman mayor of Albany, New York. She was reelected in 2017 and will now serve a third term. Before her election, Sheehan 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, 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.