For Immediate Release
September 12, 2019
EMILYs List Endorses Sheri Donahue for Kentucky State Auditor
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, endorsed Sheri Donahue for Kentucky State Auditor. Stephanie Schriock, president of EMILYs List, released the following statement:
“Sheri Donahue is a champion for women and families with a long career fighting government waste and abuse and keeping working people safe. As a lifelong Kentucky resident, she knows first hand the issues facing her fellow Kentuckians and will fight tirelessly to increase government transparency, protect taxpayers, and hold state lawmakers to the highest ethical standards. There’s no doubt Sheri will represent the people of Kentucky well as State Auditor and EMILY's List is thrilled to support her candidacy.”
A cybersecurity expert with two decades of experience, Sheri has proven that she can remain an independent champion for Kentucky’s working families and a leader in the fight for government accountability. Throughout her impressive career, Sheri has worked to improve security and intelligence with private corporations as well as government agencies including the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the U.S. Navy, the Department of Defense, and the Department of Homeland Security. She has received a number of awards throughout her career for her outstanding service including the InfraGard National Members Alliance Lifetime Leadership Award. Sheri was born in a small working-class town outside of Louisville, Kentucky and currently lives in Jefferson County.
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 46,000 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.