For Immediate Release
October 2, 2020
EMILYs List Endorses Two More Women Leaders for the Pennsylvania House of Representatives
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, endorsed two more women leaders for the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. Stephanie Schriock, president of EMILYs List, released the following statement:
“EMILYs List is proud to endorse Emily Skopov and Jill Dennin for the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. A founder of a nonprofit organization dedicated to redistributing school supplies to families in need, Emily is a compassionate public servant and an innovative thinker. A leading voice on the Boyertown Area School Board and a substitute teacher, Jill is an experienced community leader with a clear vision for progress.
Earlier this cycle, EMILYs List placed Pennsylvania House Republicans ‘On Notice’ for introducing shameful anti-woman legislation and repeatedly voting against the interests of Pennsylvania’s working families. We are confident that Emily and Jill, alongside 27 other endorsed state House candidates, have what it takes to flip the Pennsylvania House in November, and we look forward to helping them do so.”
Emily Skopov is running to be the next representative of Pennsylvania’s 28th state House District. Emily is no stranger to hard work. Raised in a working family, she previously owned and co-founded a small manufacturing business. She is the founder of a nonprofit organization, No Crayon Left Behind, which collects crayons from partner restaurants, schools, and organizations to redistribute to families with children who cannot afford them. The organization has grown beyond collecting crayons with a new initiative to collect and redistribute computers.
Jill Dennin is running to represent Pennsylvania’s 147th state House District in Harrisburg. A current member of the Boyertown Area School Board and substitute teacher in the Daniel Boone School District, Jill is an active volunteer and leader in her community. She has previously served as a fundraising coordinator for the Virginia Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and president of the Boyertown Elementary School Parent Teacher Organization. She and her husband, Ned, have raised four children.
The endorsements are in addition to the 34 previously endorsed EMILYs List women in Pennsylvania: Nina Ahmad (Auditor General), Judy Schwank (SD-11), Janet Diaz (SD-13), Amanda Cappelletti (SD-17), Carolyn Comitta (SD-19), Pam Iovino (SD-37), Julie Slomski (SD-49), Emily Kinkead (HD-20), Sara Innamorato (HD-21), Marlene Katz (HD-29), Lissa Geiger Shulman (HD-30), Summer Lee (HD-34), Jessica Benham (HD-36), Michele Knoll (HD-44), Liz Hanbidge (HD-61), Patty Kim (HD-103), Brittney Rodas (HD-105), Lindsay Drew (HD-106), Joanna Bryn Smith (HD-120), Wendy Ullman (HD-143), Nancy Guenst (HD-152), Danielle Friel Otten (HD-155), Dianne Herrin (HD-156), Melissa Shusterman (HD-157), Christina Sappey (HD-158), Leanne Krueger (HD-161), Jennifer O'Mara (HD-165), Kristine Howard (HD-167), Deb Ciamacca (HD-168), Mary Isaacson (HD-175), Claudette Williams (HD-176), Ann Marie Mitchell (HD-178), Elizabeth Fiedler (HD-184), and Regina Young (HD-185)…
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.