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EMILYs List Congratulates Six Women Leaders On Virginia General Assembly Primary Victories

June 8, 2021

For Immediate Release

June 8, 2021

EMILYs List Congratulates Six Women Leaders On Their Primary Election Victories for the Virginia General Assembly

Today, EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, congratulated six Democratic pro-choice women on their primary election victories. Emily Cain, executive director of EMILYs List, released the following statement:

“The Democratic majority in the Virginia General Assembly has made tremendous progress for the people of Virginia, including increasing reproductive freedom, passing landmark climate change legislation, investing in education, and protecting voting rights. Today, voters showed they want to continue to see progressive policies prioritized by casting their ballots for Democratic pro-choice women. Each of these women are champions for families and the people of Virginia. EMILYs List is proud to congratulate them today, and we look forward to continuing to support their campaigns as they work to secure their seats this November.”   

EMILYs List congratulates the following candidates on their victories: 

Candi King (HD-02)

Elizabeth Guzmán (HD-31)

Kathleen Murphy (HD-34)

Kaye Kory (HD-38)

Katie Sponsler (HD-66)

Dawn Adams (HD-68)

The following EMILYs List-endorsed candidates did not face primary opposition and have also advanced to the general election:

Wendy Gooditis (HD-10) 

Danica Roem (HD-13)

Kelly Convirs-Fowler (HD-21)

Debra Gardner (HD-27)

Vivian Watts (HD-39)

Eileen Filler-Corn (HD-41)

Kathy Tran (HD-42)

Charniele Herring (HD-46)

Briana Sewell (HD-51)

Sally Hudson (HD-57)

Lashrecse Aird (HD-63)

Karrie Delaney (HD-67)

Betsy Carr (HD-69)

Delores McQuinn (HD-70)

Nancy Guy (HD-83)

Angelia Williams Graves (HD-90)

Martha Mugler (HD-91)

Jeion Ward (HD-92)

Shelly Simonds (HD-94)

Cia Price (HD-95)

Finale Norton (HD-100)

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, 157 women to the House, 26 to the Senate, 16 governors, and more than 1,300 women to state and local office. More than 40 percent 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.