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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, congratulated Leirion Gaylor Baird on her reelection as mayor of Lincoln, Nebraska. EMILYs List President Laphonza Butler released the following statement:
“Thanks to Mayor Leirion Gaylor Baird’s reelection and continued leadership, Lincoln, Nebraska will continue to be a city in which the rights and freedoms of its residents are championed and respected. In a race that highlighted the difference between a candidate dedicated to the thriving of their city and a candidate who was more focused on spreading extremist anti-choice disinformation, the voters of Lincoln chose the leader they trusted to continue investing in the city and ensuring that it remains a beacon of hope and civil rights that will inspire Nebraskans for years to come.”
Leirion Gaylor Baird is the 52nd mayor of Lincoln, Nebraska and one of the most effective mayors in the city’s history. In office, she has prioritized public safety, infrastructure improvements, economic renewal, and ensuring quality of life for all residents of Lincoln. Prior to being elected mayor, Gaylor Baird was an at-large member of the Lincoln City Council and served on the Lincoln and Lancaster County Planning Commission. Gaylor Baird is a graduate of Yale University and lives in Lincoln’s Near South neighborhood with her husband, Scott, and their three children.
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.