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EMILYs List Statement on Ohio’s Down-Ballot Primary Election Results

April 30, 2020

For Immediate Release
April 30, 2020

EMILYs List Statement on Ohio’s Down-Ballot 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 Ohio. Stephanie Schriock, president of EMILYs List, released the following statement:

“These women are outstanding advocates for their communities, and EMILYs List is thrilled to congratulate them on their primary victories. While Republicans in the General Assembly are working to turn back the clock on women’s rights, we are proud to stand with women who will push back against their dangerous agenda and champion the issues most important to Ohioans. As we continue to grapple with the uncertainty of the coronavirus pandemic, it is clear that we need true leaders in the state legislature, and these women are up for the task. Once elected in November, EMILYs List is confident they will use their voices in Columbus to create a fairer, more inclusive Ohio.”

EMILYs List congratulates the following women as they advance to the general election:
Kathy Wyenandt (SD-04) 
Crystal Lett (SD-16)
Betsy Rader (SD-18)
Janine Boyd (HD-09)
Juanita Brent (HD-12)
Mary Lightbody (HD-19)
Beth Liston (HD-21)
Nancy Day-Achauer (HD-23)
Allison Russo (HD-24)
Sara Bitter (HD-27)
Jessica Miranda (HD-28)
Catherine Ingram (HD-32)
Leronda Jackson (HD-40)
Amy Cox (HD-43)
Rachael Morocco (HD-67)
Randi Clites (HD-75)
Alexis Miller (HD-89)

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 50,000 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.