• Press Release

EMILYs List Endorses 18 Candidates for Election in Wisconsin

July 26, 2022

For Immediate Release
July 26, 2022

EMILY's List Endorses 18 Candidates for Election in Wisconsin

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, endorsed 18 women for election in Wisconsin. EMILYs List President Laphonza Butler released the following statement:

“EMILYs List is thrilled to endorse 18 candidates for election in Wisconsin. After the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, the state is poised to revert back to a 173-year-old abortion ban, denying Wisconsinites autonomy over their reproductive health care. No clinics are currently providing abortions in the state. We know that these pro-choice champions will work tirelessly to restore abortion access in the state while advancing opportunity and justice for every person who calls Wisconsin home.”

EMILY's List endorsed the following slate of challengers and incumbents:

  • Sara Rodriguez (WI-LG)
  • Gillian Battino (WI-Treasurer)
  • Sarah Harrison (WI-AD13)
  • Maureen McCarville (WI-AD37)
  • Jenna Jacobson (WI-AD43)
  • Leah Spicer (WI-AD51)
  • Lori Palmeri (WI-AD54)
  • Lee Snodgrass (WI-AD57)
  • Katrina Shankland (WI-AD71)
  • Laura Gapske (WI-AD73)
  • Anna Halverson (WI-AD80)
  • LuAnn Bird (WI-AD84)
  • Kristin Conway (WI-AD85)
  • Kristina Shelton (WI-AD90)
  • Jessica Katzenmeyer (WI-SD05)
  • Kristin Alfheim (WI-SD19)
  • Kelly Westlund (WI-SD25)
  • Dianne Hesselbein (WI-SD27)

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.