For Immediate Release
September 24, 2021
EMILYs List Endorses Guyleen Castriotta for Mayor of Broomfield
WASHINGTON, D.C. –Today, EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, endorsed Guyleen Castriotta in her campaign for mayor of Broomfield, CO. Laphonza Butler, president of EMILYs List, released the following statement:
“EMILYs List is proud to endorse Guyleen Castriotta in the race for mayor of Broomfield. A groundbreaker in many ways, Guyleen made history as the first openly lesbian official to serve on the Broomfield City Council and again when she was unanimously appointed Mayor Pro Tem in 2019. She has spent her career in public service fighting to uplift underserved populations in the Broomfield community. We are thrilled to stand with this progressive advocate for justice and equality as she runs for mayor.”
Before running for City Council, Guyleen Castriotta spent more than 15 years working with local news and national media networks in marketing and communications. She was first elected to the Broomfield City Council in 2017, where she prioritized regional housing and environmental issues. She was unanimously appointed to Mayor Pro Tem in 2019. If elected, Guyleen will be the first openly LGBTQ+ person elected mayor.
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.