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November 8, 2022
EMILYs List Congratulates Kim Driscoll on Massachusetts Lieutenant Governor Election Victory
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, congratulates Kim Driscoll on her election as Massachusetts lieutenant governor. EMILYs List President Laphonza Butler released the following statement:
“EMILYs List proudly celebrates Kim Driscoll’s election as Massachusetts lieutenant governor, knowing that her lifelong commitment to public service positions her to successfully advocate for every person who calls the state home. We’re thrilled to stand by her and Gov.-elect Maura Healey as they promote transparent and inclusive government while championing reproductive freedom, voting rights, and an economy that works for all.”
Kim Driscoll is a mother of three, wife of a union bricklayer, and lawyer. 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. Driscoll’s lifelong commitment to public service and successful career in city government will enable her to address the needs of the people of Massachusetts as their lieutenant governor. Driscoll and Gov.-elect Maura Healey now comprise one of the first all-woman gubernatorial leadership teams in American history.
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.