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November 9, 2022
EMILYs List Congratulates New Mexico Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver on Reelection Victory
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, congratulates Secretary Maggie Toulouse Oliver on winning reelection in her New Mexico secretary of state race. EMILYs List President Laphonza Butler released the following statement:
“EMILYs List is thrilled New Mexico Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver has been reelected and will continue preserving electoral integrity as the state’s top election official. We are proud to stand by this pro-choice champion as she fights at the intersection of voting and reproductive rights: she has improved voter access in New Mexico and modernized the region’s electoral process, ensuring that New Mexico’s pro-choice majority is truly represented by their elected officials amid nationwide attacks on our fundamental freedoms. We know that she will continue utilizing her position to advance equity and justice for every New Mexican, protecting voting rights and the state’s free and fair elections.”
Maggie Toulouse Oliver has called New Mexico home since age three and is currently serving as the state’s 26th secretary of state. She was first elected in 2016. In 2007, she was appointed as a County Clerk in Bernalillo County, N.M. where she served until her election as secretary of state. Before entering public service, Toulouse Oliver worked her way through college and graduate school and gained activism and organizing experience.
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.