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EMILYs List Statement on Pennsylvania’s Legislative Primary Election Results

June 15, 2020

For Immediate Release
June 15, 2020

EMILYs List Statement on Pennsylvania’s Legislative Primary Election Results

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, congratulated 26 women on advancing to the general election for the Pennsylvania General Assembly. Stephanie Schriock, president of EMILYs List, released the following statement:

“Today, EMILYs List is proud to congratulate these progressive leaders on advancing to the general election in November. In addition to putting Pennsylvania's House and Senate Republicans “On Notice” for undermining crucial protections for women and working families, we are proud to stand with these women who will advocate for their constituents' interests and bring accountability to Harrisburg. With these public servants on the ballot, EMILYs List is confident that we can flip both chambers of the Assembly from red to blue this November.” 

EMILYs List congratulates the following women leaders as they advance to the general election:
Judy Schwank (SD-11)
Amanda Cappelletti (SD-17)
Carolyn Comitta (SD-19)
Pam Iovino (SD-37)
Julie Slomski (SD-49)
Sara Innamorato (HD-21)
Marlene Katz (HD-29)
Lissa Geiger Shulman (HD-30)
Summer Lee (HD-34)
Jessica Benham (HD-36)
Michele Knoll (HD-44)
Liz Hanbidge (HD-61)
Patty Kim (HD-103)
Brittney Rodas (HD-105)
Lindsay Drew (HD-106)
Joanna Bryn Smith (HD-120)
Wendy Ullman (HD-143)
Nancy Guenst (HD-152)
Danielle Friel Otten (HD-155)
Melissa Shusterman (HD-157)
Christina Sappey (HD-158)
Leanne Krueger (HD-161)
Jennifer O'Mara (HD-165)
Kristine Howard (HD-167)
Mary Isaacson (HD-175)
Elizabeth Fiedler (HD-184)

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.