FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 9, 2022
EMILYs List Statement on Connecticut Lt. Gov. Susan Bysiewicz Winning Reelection
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, congratulates Connecticut Lt. Gov. Susan Bysiewicz on her reelection victory. EMILYs List President Laphonza Butler released the following statement:
“Lt. Gov. Susan Bysiewicz is a dedicated public servant who has fought tirelessly for progress in Connecticut for over three decades. We’re thrilled to see this dedicated advocate continue her lifelong commitment to advancing equity and opportunity across the state, and proud to have stood alongside her in this critical race.”
Raised on a small farm in Connecticut, Susan Bysiewicz first ran for state representative in 1992 and in 1998 she was elected Connecticut secretary of the state. During her 12 years in office, she worked for government efficiency, streamlined the voting system to prevent voter fraud, and pushed to protect victims of sexual assault and domestic abuse by keeping their addresses private. She was first elected as lieutenant governor in 2018 and has been committed to growing Connecticut's economy since. She currently lives in Middletown, Connecticut with her husband.
EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, works to elect Democratic pro-choice women up and down the ballot and across the country with a goal of fighting for our rights and our communities. Our work is centered around a fundamental vision: Run. Win. Change the World. EMILYs List has raised over $700 million in service to that vision and has helped Democratic women win competitive elections by recruiting and training candidates, supporting and helping build strong campaigns, researching the issues that impact women and families, running one of the largest independent expenditure campaigns for Democrats, and turning out women voters to the polls. Since our founding in 1985, we have helped elect the country's first woman as vice president, 159 women to the House, 26 to the Senate, 16 governors, and nearly 1,400 women to state and local office. More than 40% of the candidates EMILYs List has helped elect to Congress have been women of color. Visit www.emilyslist.org for more information.