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EMILYs List Congratulates Lauren McLean on Her Reelection as Mayor of Boise, Idaho

November 8, 2023


WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, congratulates Lauren McLean on her reelection as mayor of Boise, Idaho. EMILYs List Interim President Jessica Mackler released the following statement:

“Mayor Lauren McLean has been a critical voice for reproductive rights in Idaho during a time when the state’s radical Republicans have enacted one of the most dangerous and extreme abortion bans in the country. In spite of challenges, she has led the city with courage and determination, fighting for Boise’s working families, small businesses, and natural resources. EMILYs List is proud to congratulate her on her victory today.”

Lauren McLean is Boise, Idaho’s 56th mayor and the first woman elected mayor in the city’s history. She has lived in Boise for over 20 years and first became involved in public service through an effort to preserve Boise’s beautiful foothills. Before becoming mayor, McClean served on the Boise City Council from 2011 to 2019, where she ensured the passage of Boise’s 100% Clean Energy Plan. As mayor, McLean has focused on Boise’s environmental sustainability as well as housing, living wage jobs, and transportation. She has two children with her husband and high school sweetheart, Scott.

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 $850 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 operations 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, 175 women to the House, 26 to the Senate, 20 governors, and over 1,500 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.