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EMILYs List Endorses Cathleen Fountain and Edith Tucker for the New Hampshire State House in Special Elections

November 28, 2023


WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, endorsed Cathleen Fountain for New Hampshire House District Coos 1 and Edith Tucker for New Hampshire House District Coos 6. EMILYs List Interim President Jessica Mackler released the following statement:

“Radical Republicans in New Hampshire are working overtime to destroy reproductive freedom in the Granite State, and it’s never been more critical to elect Democratic pro-choice champions like Cathleen Fountain and Edith Tucker who will push back against extremism and fight for our rights. With these two women in office, the potential for Democratic leadership in New Hampshire could become a reality. EMILYs List is proud to endorse Fountain and Tucker for these crucial seats because we have full faith that they will take the dedication to their communities they have exhibited for their entire careers to the state House and be the leaders their districts can trust.”

Cathleen Fountain is a U.S. Navy veteran and a current supervisor of the Checklist, and a library trustee. She and her husband have lived in Dalton, New Hampshire since 2007, and she previously served as Dalton’s trustee of the Trust Funds and Planning Board secretary. During her career in public service, Fountain has been a powerful voice for New Hampshire’s women, children, and immigrants.

Edith Tucker is an experienced journalist and served as the representative for New Hampshire House District Coos 5 from 2016 to 2022. In the state House, Tucker was a strong advocate for the protection of New Hampshire’s ecology and the state’s natural resources. Tucker currently lives in Randolph, New Hampshire.

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.