For Immediate Release
June 14, 2022
EMILY's List Congratulates Nicole Grohoski on Special Election Victory
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, congratulates Nicole Grohoski on her victory in the special election to represent Maine’s 7th Senate District. EMILYs List President Laphonza Butler released the following statement:
“EMILYs List is thrilled that state Rep. Nicole Grohoski won her special election to represent Maine’s 7th Senate District. Grohoski is a proven fighter for reproductive choice, education, good jobs, and accessible health care, and will continue to fight for meaningful change as a state senator. EMILYs List is proud to have supported her in a race crucial to holding the Democratic majority in the Maine state Senate.”
Nicole Grohoski is a geographic information system (GIS) specialist and two-term state representative who was raised in Ellsworth, Maine. During her time in the state House, she advocated for policies to increase funding for Maine’s schools, to guarantee health care access for those with preexisting conditions, and to expand local clean energy jobs. She won the special election on June 14, 2022 to represent Maine’s 7th Senate District, and will be running again in November as an incumbent.
EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, has raised over $700 million to elect Democratic pro-choice 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 and helping build strong campaigns, researching the issues that impact women and families, running nearly $50 million in independent expenditures in the last cycle alone, and turning out women voters and voters of color 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 more than 1,300 women to state and local office. More than 40% of the candidates EMILYs List has helped elect to Congress have been women of color. After the 2016 election, more than 60,000 women 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. In our effort to elect more women in offices across the country, we have created our Run to Win program, expanded our training program, including a Training Center online, and trained thousands of women.