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November 9, 2022
EMILYs List Congratulates Laura Kelly on Her Reelection as Governor of Kansas
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, congratulates Laura Kelly on her reelection as governor of Kansas. EMILYs List President Laphonza Butler released the following statement:
“Gov. Laura Kelly has been one of the most effective governors in modern American history, leading Kansas through the trials of the pandemic and the extremist onslaught against reproductive freedom with poise and dedication. EMILYs List has been proud to stand by her because we have no doubt that the people of Kansas will continue to thrive under her leadership, and we are thrilled to congratulate her on her reelection today.”
Gov. Laura Kelly is an experienced leader and public servant who has dedicated her career to fighting for Kansas kids and families. Growing up in a military family, Kelly was taught the importance of serving her community at a young age. She served as the executive director of the Kansas Recreation and Park Association for over a decade, advocating for public parks across the state. Kelly was elected to the Kansas state Senate in 2004 and has been a leader on issues dealing with the state budget, public schools, early childhood programs, health care, and more. She was elected governor in 2018 and has been a champion for working families and growing the Kansas economy. Kelly lives with her husband in Topeka and has two grown daughters.
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.