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EMILYs List Statement on California’s State Primary Election Results

June 6, 2018

For Immediate Release
June 6, 2018

EMILYs List Statement on California's State Primary Election Results

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, congratulated 17 women on winning their primary elections in California. Stephanie Schriock, president of EMILYs List, released the following statement:

“These women leaders have demonstrated unwavering dedication to their communities and they have what it takes to fight back against the Trump administration’s constant attacks on immigrants’ rights, education, health care, and middle-class families. EMILYs List is proud to stand with these women as they move on to the general election.” 

EMILY's List congratulates the following women as they move on to the general election:

Eleni Kounalakis (Lieutenant Governor)

Fiona Ma (State Treasurer)

Betty Yee (State Controller)

Anna Caballero (SD-12)

Connie Leyva (SD-20)

Maria Elena Durazo (SD-24)

Rebecca Bauer Kahan (AD-16) 

Christy Smith (AD-38)

Luz Rivas (AD-39)

DeniAntionette Mazingo (AD-42) 

Jacqui Irwin (AD-44)

Eloise Reyes (AD-47)

Sabrina Cervantes (AD-60)

Sharon Quirk-Silva (AD-65)

Cottie Petrie-Norris (AD-74) 

Tasha Boerner-Horvath (AD-76) 

Sunday Gover (AD-77) 

EMILYs List also congratulates Luz Rivas on her victory in last night’s special election. 

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.