FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, congratulates Sara Innamorato on her election as Allegheny County executive. EMILYs List Interim President Jessica Mackler released the following statement:
“EMILYs List is thrilled to congratulate Sara Innamorato on her historic, groundbreaking victory today. As the first woman to hold this position in Allegheny County’s history and as a dedicated pro-choice champion, we are confident that Innamorato will be a fighter for her community, just as she has always been, and ensure that all of the county’s residents have the resources and support they need to thrive.”
Sara Innamorato was the state representative for Pennsylvania’s 21st House District, where she had served from 2019 to 2023. Innamorato grew up in Pennsylvania and graduated magna cum laude from the University of Pittsburgh, after which she began work in the nonprofit sector focusing on community development, economic opportunity, and environmental stewardship. Innamorato is also a small business founder and the co-founder of She Runs SWPA, a program that empowers women to run for local office. She is passionate about putting people first and leveling the playing field for all Pennsylvanians.
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.