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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, endorsed Emily Larson for reelection as mayor of Duluth, Minnesota. EMILYs List President Laphonza Butler released the following statement:
“Under Emily Larson’s leadership and guidance as mayor, the city of Duluth has thrived in the face of significant challenges and served as a shining example of local government making a positive impact on the everyday lives of its citizens. Larson has been a mayor for the people, and EMILYs List is proud to support her in her campaign for reelection because we know she has what it takes to continue ensuring that Duluth is a city that protects the rights and freedoms of its residents.”
Emily Larson has been mayor of Duluth, Minnesota since 2016. She has been a resident of Duluth since the age of 17 and was first elected to serve as an at-large Duluth City councilor from 2011 to 2015. As mayor, she has focused on addressing racial and economic disparities, championing affordable housing, fighting climate change, and growing the city’s economy. Larson is also a graduate of the College of St. Scholastica and the University of Minnesota Duluth and lives in the Hillside neighborhood of Duluth with her husband, Doug.
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.