For Immediate Release
April 2, 2021
EMILYs List Endorses Pat Keon for Mayor of Coral Gables
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, endorsed Commissioner Pat Keon in the race for mayor of Coral Gables. Emily Cain, executive director of EMILYs List, released the following statement:
“Commissioner Pat Keon has been a dedicated public servant for the people of Coral Gables and we are thrilled to endorse her for mayor. Pat has served as a city commissioner since 2013 and has been an active participant in the city groups that influence the issues that most impact the people of Coral Gables, such as the Planning & Zoning Board, Youth Advisory Board, and the Dade County School’s Citizens’ Advisory Panel for Children with Learning Disabilities. Pat has committed her career to bettering the lives of all the residents of Coral Gables and we are eager to watch as she continues to make The City Beautiful shine as its next mayor.”
Commissioner Pat Keon was reelected for a second four-year term on the Coral Gables City Commission in April of 2017. Pat has served on an array of city boards, including the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board, where she spearheaded the redevelopment of the Coral Gables War Memorial Youth Center. When her children were of school age, Pat was an officer and board member of their PTAs and also served on various school board advisory panels.
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, 157 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.