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EMILYs List Statement on Minnesota Legislative Primary Election Results

August 12, 2020

For Immediate Release
August 12, 2020

EMILYs List Statement on Minnesota Legislative Primary Election Results

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, congratulated 23 women on advancing to the general election for the Minnesota Legislature. Stephanie Schriock, president of EMILYs List, released the following statement:

“EMILYs List is thrilled to congratulate these 23 Minnesota women leaders on advancing to the general election. With these impressive women on the ballot, Democrats are poised to flip the state Senate blue and expand their majority in the state House ahead of redistricting in 2021. Once elected and reelected in November, they will use their experience as health care professionals, educators, and activists to fight for increased funding in public schools, more affordable and accessible health care, and policies that lift up Minnesota’s most vulnerable communities. EMILYs List is proud to stand with them and we look forward to seeing them in Saint Paul.”

EMILYs List congratulates the following women leaders as they advance to the general election:
Rita Albrecht (SD-05)
Sara Flick (SD-25)
Aleta Borrud (SD-26)
Bonnie Westlin (SD-34)
Mary Kunesh-Podein (SD-41)
Ann Johnson Stewart (SD-44)
Susan Kent (SD-53) 
Karla Bigham (SD-54)
Lindsey Port (SD-56) 
Erin Murphy (SD-64)
Kelly Morrison (HD-33B)
Kristin Bahner (HD-34B)
Erin Koegel (HD-37A)
Ami Wazlawik (HD-38B)
Shelly Christensen (HD-39B)
Kelly Moller (HD-42A)
Ginny Klevorn (HD-44A)
Carlie Kotyza-Witthuhn (HD-48B)
Heather Edelson (HD-49A)
Ruth Richardson (HD-52B)
Anne Claflin (HD-54A)
Kelsey Waits (HD-54B)
Emma Greenman (HD-63B)

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.