For Immediate Release
March 5, 2019
EMILY’s List Congratulates Jane Castor on Advancing to a Runoff for Tampa Mayor
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, EMILY’s List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, congratulated Jane Castor on advancing to a runoff in the race for mayor of Tampa, Florida. Stephanie Schriock, president of EMILY’s List, released the following statement:
“Congratulations to Jane Castor on advancing to a runoff tonight. Building on her career as police chief, Jane will be a mayor who is committed to working closely with Tampa’s local leaders and working on community-based solutions to some of the biggest challenges that the city faces. EMILY’s List is proud to support Jane and we are excited to see all she will accomplish in the coming weeks.”
Jane Castor has an impressive record spanning over 30 years in the Tampa Police Department. She was born and raised in Tampa, graduating from Chamberlain High School and the University of Tampa. As a strong neighborhood ally, she is deeply in touch with each of Tampa’s neighborhoods and has been a skilled and efficient problem solver in respectfully addressing the needs of its most vulnerable residents.
EMILY’s 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 EMILY’s List has helped elect to Congress have been women of color. During the historic 2017-2018 cycle, EMILY’s List raised a record-breaking $110 million dollars 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 40,000 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.