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September 15, 2022

September 15, 2022

EMILYs List Endorses 13 More Candidates for Election to the Ohio General Assembly

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, endorsed 13 more candidates for election to the Ohio General Assembly. EMILYs List President Laphonza Butler released the following statement:

“Abortion is on the ballot, and EMILYs List is thrilled to endorse 13 more Democratic pro-choice women for election to the Ohio General Assembly. At this critical juncture for abortion access, we know that these women will fight against the radical, anti-choice GOP majority in the state to protect every Ohioan’s right to choose. We’re proud to stand with these pro-choice champions and know that they will advocate tirelessly for justice and opportunity across the state.”

EMILYs List is proud to endorse the following slate of candidates in Ohio: 

  • Tina Maharath (OH-SD03)
  • Catherine Ingram (OH-SD09)
  • Paula Hicks-Hudson (OH-SD11)
  • Nickie Antonio (OH-SD23)
  • Dr. Patricia Goetz (OH-SD27)
  • Mary Lightbody (OH-HD04)
  • Allison Russo (OH-HD07)
  • Munira Abdullahi (OH-HD09)
  • Anita Somani (OH-HD11)
  • Bride Rose Sweeney (OH-HD16)
  • Jessica Miranda (OH-HD28)
  • Louise Valentine (OH-HD61)
  • Kathleen Clyde (OH-HD72)

These endorsements are in addition to the previously endorsed EMILYs List legislative candidates headed to the general election in Ohio: Juanita Brent (OH-HD22), Rachel Baker (OH-HD27), Nancy Larson (OH-HD41), Erika White (OH-HD42), and Lauren McNally (OH-HD59).

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.