• Press Release

EMILYs List Statement on California’s State Election Results

November 7, 2018

For Immediate Release
November 7, 2018

EMILYs List Statement on California’s State Election Results

WASHINGTON, D.C. – As races continue to be called in favor of pro-choice Democratic women across California, EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, congratulated 10 EMILYs List candidates on their well-deserved victories for the California state Legislature and local public office. Stephanie Schriock, president of EMILYs List, released the following statement:

“As they assume their seats in the state Legislature, California voters can be confident that these pro-choice Democratic women will work to support a sustainable economy powered by small businesses and innovators, reform criminal justice to defend the rights of every Californian, and raise their voices to defend the rights of women and families. EMILYs List is proud to congratulate these candidates on their well-earned victories tonight.”

EMILYs List congratulates the following candidates on their victories: 

Malia Cohen (Board of Equalization District 2)
Melissa Hurtado (SD-14)
Connie Leyva (SD-20)
Maria Elena Durazo (SD-24)
Luz Rivas (AD-39)
Laura Friedman (AD-43)
Jacqui Irwin (AD-44)
Eloise Reyes (AD-47)
Wendy Carrillo (AD-51)
Sharon Quirk-Silva (AD-65)

EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, has raised over $500 million to support pro-choice Democratic women candidates – making them one of the most successful political organizations ever. Our grassroots community of over five million members helps Democratic women wage competitive campaigns – and win. We recruit and train candidates, support strong campaigns, research the issues that impact women and families, and turn out women voters. Since our founding in 1985, we have helped elect 116 women to the House, 23 to the Senate, 12 governors, and over 800 to state and local office. Forty percent of the candidates EMILYs List has helped elect to Congress have been women of color. Since the 2016 election, thousands of women and counting have reached out to us about running for office. To harness this energy, EMILYs List has launched Run to Win, an unprecedented effort to get more women to run at the local, state, and national levels.