For Immediate Release
August 27, 2020
EMILYs List Endorses Seven More Women Leaders for Legislative and Statewide Offices in Washington
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, endorsed seven more women leaders for legislative and statewide offices in Washington. Stephanie Schriock, president of EMILYs List, released the following statement:
“EMILYs List is excited to expand our endorsements in Washington with seven more outstanding public servants. These women are trailblazers who have spent their careers breaking barriers. From representing the United States on the international diplomatic stage to paving the way for nontraditional candidates to run for office, they are powerful leaders and champions for progress. Once elected, they will ensure that all voices are heard at the ballot box and in the halls of the state Capitol and we look forward to helping them cross the finish line in November.”
EMILYs List endorsed the following women:
Gael Tarleton (Secretary of State)
Danielle Garbe Reser (SD-16)
Lori Feagan (HD-04, Pos. 1)
Angie Homola (HD-10, Pos. 1)
Donna Sinclair (HD-18, Pos. 2)
Tarra Simmons (HD-23, Pos. 1)
Jamila Taylor (HD-30, Pos. 1)
These endorsements are in addition to 13 women EMILYs List has already endorsed in Washington: Helen Price Johnson (SD-10), Julie Door (SD-25), T'wina Nobles (SD-28), Lisa Callan (HD-05, Pos. 2), Tanisha Harris (HD-17, Pos. 1), Jamie Smith (HD-25, Pos. 1), Carrie Hesch (HD-26, Pos. 1), Joy Stanford (HD-26, Pos. 2), Mari Leavitt (HD-28 Pos. 2), Darcy Huffman (HD-35, Pos. 2), Alicia Rule (HD-42, Pos. 1), Sharon Shewmake (HD-42, Pos. 2), Debra Entenman (HD-47, Pos. 1).
EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, has raised over $600 million to elect pro-choice Democratic 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 strong campaigns, researching the issues that impact women and families, and turning out women voters to the polls. Since our founding in 1985, we have helped elect 150 women to the House, 26 to the Senate, 16 governors, and nearly 1,100 women to state and local office. Nearly 40 percent of the candidates EMILYs List has helped elect to Congress have been women of color. During the historic 2017-2018 cycle, EMILYs List raised a record-breaking $110 million and launched a record independent expenditure campaign. We helped elect 34 new women to the House, including 24 red-to-blue victories; enough seats to have delivered the U.S. House majority alone. Since the 2016 election, more than 55,000 women have 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.