For Immediate Release
November 12, 2019
EMILYs List Congratulates Lisa Herbold and Debora Juarez on Their Re-Election to the Seattle City Council
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, congratulated Councilmembers Lisa Herbold (District 1) and Debora Juarez (District 5) on their re-election to the Seattle City Council. EMILY's List President Stephanie Schriock released the following statement:
“As longtime Seattle residents, Lisa Herbold and Debora Juarez will continue to be advocates for working families across Seattle and fight for fair housing, paid sick leave, and economic opportunity for vulnerable communities. With their long records championing policies that ensure all residents have a fair shot at success, we know Seattle has a strong and bright future ahead. EMILYs List is thrilled to congratulate Councilmembers Herbold and Juarez on their victories.”
Lisa Herbold was elected to the Seattle City Council in 2015. A longtime Seattle resident, Lisa has a deep understanding of the challenges facing working families in her community and has been a strong advocate for improving public life for all residents. Since taking office, she has been an innovative problem solver for tough public policy issues including access to affordable housing, paid sick leave, government accountability, and criminal justice reform. Prior to her election, Councilmember Herbold worked as a legislative aide in City Hall and was an outspoken community advocate who served on several local boards including the Young Adult Independent Living Project, Homestead Community Land Trust, and the Tenants Union.
Debora Juarez was elected to the Seattle City Council in 2015 when she became the first Native American person elected to the Council. Since taking office, she has led the effort to secure funding for a new Lake City Community Center, worked to improve accessibility throughout District 5. She has been a longtime outspoken advocate for Washington’s Native American population. Prior to joining the City Council, she worked as a public defender for indigent communities, served as a King County Superior Court Judge, as Executive Director of the Governor's Office of Indian Affairs, and created a premier Tribal Practice Group at one of the Pacific Northwest’s top law firms. She is a member of the Blackfeet Nation and the daughter to a Native American mother and a first-generation Mexican-American father.
EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, has raised over $600 million to elect pro-choice Democratic women candidates. With a grassroots community of over five million members, EMILY's List helps Democratic women win competitive campaigns – across the country and up and down the ballot – by recruiting and training candidates, supporting strong campaigns, researching the issues that impact women and families, and turning out women voters to the polls. Since our founding in 1985, we have helped elect 150 women to the House, 26 to the Senate, 16 governors, and nearly 1,100 women to state and local office. Nearly 40 percent of the candidates EMILYs List has helped elect to Congress have been women of color. During the historic 2017-2018 cycle, EMILYs List raised a record-breaking $110 million and launched a record independent expenditure campaign. We helped elect 34 new women to the House, including 24 red-to-blue victories; enough seats to have delivered the U.S. House majority alone. Since the 2016 election, more than 50,000 women have reached out to EMILY's List about running for office laying the groundwork for the next decade of candidates for local, state and national offices.