For Immediate Release
March 13, 2019
EMILY’s List Congratulates Kate Gallego on Her Victory in the Phoenix Mayoral Election
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, EMILY’s List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, congratulated Kate Gallego on being elected mayor of Phoenix, Arizona. Kate is the first woman elected as mayor in Phoenix in more than three decades and is currently the only woman leading one of the country’s ten largest cities. Stephanie Schriock, president of EMILY’s List, released the following statement:
“Congratulations to Kate Gallego on her incredible victory to lead one of the nation’s largest cities as mayor. We’re thrilled to watch her continue serving the people of Phoenix. Throughout her career on the Phoenix City Council, Kate was committed to expanding economic equality, protecting the rights of women and children, and standing up for hardworking Arizonans in need. EMILY’s List is confident that, as mayor, Kate will continue her impressive career as a champion for Phoenix's working families.”
Kate Gallego was elected to the Phoenix City Council in 2013. As city councilwoman she led efforts to transform the city’s public transportation system by successfully campaigning to pass Proposition 104, which formed the base of a $31.5 billion improvement investment plan. Gallego also led the effort to implement equal pay for equal work by successfully passing Phoenix's equal pay ordinance and spearheaded efforts to end sexual harassment by instituting a standing policy for elected public officials citywide.
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.