• Press Release

EMILYs List Endorses Seven Democratic Women for Reelection to Virginia’s State Legislature

March 28, 2023


WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, endorsed seven Democratic women for reelection to Virginia’s state legislature. EMILYs List President Laphonza Butler released the following statement:

“During a pivotal time in Virginia’s history, when many surrounding states are aggressively banning abortion and extremist Republicans within Virginia’s state legislature are attempting to restrict reproductive health care further, it has never been more important to support our Democratic pro-choice state senators and delegates who are working hard every day to protect the rights of Virginians. EMILYs List has full confidence in each of these women’s demonstrated commitment to continue doing just that, and we are proud to endorse them for reelection today.”

EMILYs List endorsed the following slate of candidates for reelection:

  • L. Louise Lucas, VA-SD18
  • Jennifer Boysko, VA-SD38
  • Barbara Favola, VA-SD40
  • Kaye Kory, VA-HD13
  • Michelle Maldonado, VA-HD20
  • Shelly Simonds, VA-HD70
  • Delores McQuinn, VA-HD81

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.