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EMILYs List Endorses Sarah Elfreth for Election to Maryland’s 3rd Congressional District

June 4, 2024


WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, endorsed Sarah Elfreth for election to Maryland’s 3rd Congressional District. EMILYs List President Jessica Mackler released the following statement:

“Sarah Elfreth is a proven leader and has the legislative track record to back it up. EMILYs List is proud to support her for election to Congress from Maryland’s 3rd Congressional district. Elfreth will fight on behalf of Marylanders by combating gun violence and strengthening our health care system. She is also committed to defending reproductive freedoms and will take on any Republican extremists who are working overtime to dismantle abortion access.

Sarah Elfreth was raised by working class parents who were both union-members and taught her the value of hard work and public service. As a product of the public education system, Elfreth developed a passion for making her community a better place. She graduated from Haddon Heights High School in 2006 and her Bachelor of Arts degree in political science in 2010 from Towson University. In 2012, Elfreth earned her Master of Science degree in public policy from Johns Hopkins University, where she worked as a research assistant in the Office of Government and Community Affairs from 2010 to 2012. In 2018, Sarah Elfreth became the youngest woman elected to the state Senate in Maryland history. Within her five years in office, she has passed 91 bills into law on issues that impact Maryland families. She was named “Legislator of the Year” amongst awards from community and statewide groups, including: the Maryland Military Coalition, the Park Rangers, the Maryland Affordable Housing Coalition, Preservation Maryland, the Maryland Library Association, among others. Elfreth is a member of the tri-state Chesapeake Bay Commission, she helps coordinate state and federal efforts to clean up the Bay. Elfreth lives in Annapolis with her dogs, Hoosier and Ollie, where she enjoys hiking, being on the water, and collecting oyster plates.

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.