For Immediate Release
March 19, 2021
EMILYs List Endorses Tishaura Jones for Mayor of St. Louis
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, endorsed Tishaura O. Jones in the race for mayor of St. Louis. Stephanie Schriock, president of EMILYs List, released the following statement:
“EMILYs List is thrilled to endorse Tishaura O. Jones for mayor of St. Louis. Tishaura has a long history of representing the people of Missouri with integrity, transparency, and a deep commitment to service. As a champion for families, reproductive rights, and education, Tishaura Jones is ready to fight for the needs of St. Louis residents. We are confident that with Tishaura as mayor, St. Louis will succeed in recovering economically from the COVID-19 pandemic and ensuring that all residents have access to the health care they need now and for generations to come.”
Tishaura Jones started her career as a public servant in 2002 when she was appointed as Democratic committeewoman of the 8th Ward in the City of St. Louis. She served two terms in the Missouri House of Representatives, and was selected as the first African American woman in Missouri history to hold the position of assistant minority floor leader. She also is the first African American woman to serve as treasurer of St. Louis. Since 2012, Treasurer Jones has helped the City of St. Louis earn and save over $30 million and counting. If elected, Treasurer Jones would be the first African American woman mayor of St. Louis.
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.