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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, endorsed Janice Hahn for reelection to the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors. EMILYs List President Laphonza Butler released the following statement:
“Janice Hahn’s career has been dedicated to serving the residents of Southern California, whether on the city council, in Congress, or on the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors. She has always put the needs of the most vulnerable members of her community first and has been steadfast in supporting reproductive freedom and affordable healthcare for all. EMILYs List has been proud to endorse Supervisor Hahn in the past and we are proud to endorse her now, because we know that her continued leadership will be critical to ensuring a thriving and prosperous Los Angeles County for years to come.”
Janice Hahn was born and raised in Los Angeles and has been passionate about serving her community for her entire life. Hahn was first elected to office to represent the 15th District on the Los Angeles Charter Reform Commission, where she served from 1997 to 1999. Hahn then served on the Los Angeles City Council from 2001 to 2011 and as a member of Congress from 2011 to 2016. She was elected to the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors in 2016 and has served as the board’s chair since 2022. As a member of the Board of Supervisors, Hahn has focused on investing in care for Southern Californians who are in need of affordable health care, mental health support, economic resources, and affordable housing.
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.