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EMILYs List Congratulates Mai Xiong on Her Victory in the Special Election for Michigan State House District 13

April 16, 2024


WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, congratulates Mai Xiong on her victory in the special election for Michigan state House District 13. EMILYs List President Jessica Mackler released the following statement: 

“EMILYs List is thrilled to congratulate Mai Xiong on her victory today. We know that she is ready to hit the ground running for her constituents by fighting for living wages, supporting working families, and protecting women’s reproductive rights. Xiong’s election is key to maintaining the strong Democratic pro-choice majority in the Michigan state legislature, and we are thrilled that the people of the 13th state House District have put their faith in her.”

Mai Xiong makes history as the first Hmong American to be elected to the Michigan state Legislature. Prior to her election, she served on the Board of Commissioners for Macomb County, Michigan. Michigan’s 13th state House District was formerly held by EMILYs List-endorsed Lori Stone, mayor of Warren, Michigan. On the Board of Commissioners, Xiong focused on improving care for seniors, expanding public transportation, and championing the needs of the county’s working families. In office, Xiong will continue the district’s strong tradition of Democratic pro-choice leadership and protect fundamental freedoms for southeast Michigan and the entire state. 

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.