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September 6, 2022
EMILYs List Congratulates Kim Driscoll on Advancing to the General Election for Massachusetts’ Lieutenant Governor
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, congratulates Kim Driscoll on advancing to the general election to determine who will serve as Massachusetts’ next lieutenant governor. EMILYs List President Laphonza Butler released the following statement:
“We could not be more thrilled to stand by Kim Driscoll, a leader who has demonstrated her commitment to public service and expanding equality, as she advances to the general election. The mayor of Salem for over 15 years, Driscoll has helped revitalize the city, leading it through financial hardship and the COVID-19 pandemic. She brings a wealth of experience that will help her champion her constituents’ reproductive freedom as lieutenant governor, and we know she has what it takes to win in November.”
Kim Driscoll is a mother of three, wife of a union bricklayer, and lawyer running for Massachusetts lieutenant governor. Driscoll made history in 2006 when she became the first woman elected as mayor of Salem, Massachusetts, a position she has been reelected to every term since. Driscoll began her extensive political career in 1999 when she ran and won a seat on the Salem City Council. Her lifelong commitment to public service and successful career in city government best positions her to address the needs of the people of Massachusetts as their lieutenant governor.
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.