For Immediate Release
October 20, 2021
EMILYs List Endorses Gina H. Curry for Pennsylvania House District 164
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, endorsed Gina H. Curry in the special election for Pennsylvania House District 164. Laphonza Butler, president of EMILYs List, released the following statement:
“EMILYs List is thrilled to endorse Gina Curry in the special election to represent District 164 in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. After more than 20 years as an educator and as a member of the Upper Darby School Board since 2017, Curry has devoted her career to improving the lives of those in her community. She has worked tirelessly to advocate for youth, doing her part to ensure a quality education for all and to dismantle the school-to-prison pipeline. EMILYs List is proud to support her election to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, where she will continue to work hard for her constituents by championing education, economic development, and affordable housing.”
After obtaining her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in criminal justice with a concentration on sociology from St. Joseph’s University, Gina Curry has spent more than 20 years as an educator with a focus on curriculum development and behavioral health. She founded a real estate group with her husband and has used it as a tool to mentor young adults on the importance of property ownership. In 2017, Curry was elected to the Upper Darby School Board. She was reelected in 2019 and was recently selected as the School Board’s vice president.
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, 158 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.