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EMILYs List Endorses Nine Candidates to the Minnesota Legislature

August 31, 2022

For Immediate Release
August 31, 2022 

EMILYs List Endorses Nine Candidates to the Minnesota Legislature

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, endorsed nine additional candidates to the Minnesota Legislature. EMILYs List President Laphonza Butler released the following statement:

“EMILYs List is excited to announce our slate of strong pro-choice champions to the Minnesota Legislature. With constant attacks on abortion care, it’s important we elect reproductive rights advocates into office. These nine women, and our previously endorsed candidates in Minnesota, will work tirelessly to expand abortion access for Minnesotans.” 

EMILY's List endorsed the following slate of candidates: 

  • Kristin Bahner (MN-HD37B)
  • Lucy Rehm (MN-HD48B)
  • Erin Preese (MN-HD57B)
  • María Isa Pérez-Hedges (MN-HD65B)
  • Nancy McLean (MN-SD33)
  • Farhio Khalif (MN-SD37)
  • Susan Pha (MN-SD38)
  • Bonnie Westlin (MN-SD42)
  • Clarice Grabau (MN-SD58)

These endorsements are in addition to the previously endorsed EMILYs List legislative candidates headed to the general election in Minnesota: Heather Keeler (MN -HD04A), Alicia Kozlowski (MN-HD08B), Tina Leibling (MN-HD24B), Kim Hicks (MN-HD25A), Brion Curran (MN-HD36A), Lauren Bresnahan (MN-HD45A), Amanda Hemmingsen-Jaeger (MN-HD47A), Carlie Kotyza-Witthuhn (HD-49B), Ruth Richardson (HD-52B), Mary Frances Clardy (MN-HD53A), Jess Hanson (MN-HD55A), Kaela Berg (MN-HD55B), Kristi Pursell (MN-HD58A), Aisha Gomez (MN-HD62A), Samantha Sencer-Mura (MN-HD63A), Leigh Finke (MN-HD66A), Liz Lee (MN-HD67A), Aleta Borrud (MN-SD24),  Liz Boldon (MN-SD25), Kate Luthner (MN-SD32), Kari Rehrauer (MN-SD35),  Heather Gustafson (MN-SD36), Judy Seeberger (MN-SD41), Kelly Morrison (MN-SD45), Nicole Mitchell (MN-SD47), Alice Mann (MN-SD50), Lindsey Port (MN-SD55), Erin Maye Quade (MN-SD56), Zaynab Mohamed (MN-SD63).

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 over $700 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 campaigns 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, 159 women to the House, 26 to the Senate, 16 governors, and nearly 1,400 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.