For Immediate Release
August 14, 2019
EMILY’s List Congratulates Mayor Emily Larson on Advancing to the General Election for Duluth Mayor
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, EMILY’s List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, congratulated Mayor Emily Larson on advancing to the general election for a second term as Duluth Mayor. Mayor Larson finished first in the non-partisan primary, putting her in a commanding position to win re-election. Stephanie Schriock, president of EMILY’s List, released the following statement:
“Congratulations to Mayor Larson on advancing to the general election for Duluth Mayor. She understands the needs of her community and tonight’s results show that Duluth families want Mayor Larson back at the table fighting for them in City Hall. Her commitment to increasing affordable housing, improving the city’s infrastructure, and building a robust green economy will make Duluth safer and stronger today and for future generations. EMILY’s List is proud to stand with her bid for re-election this November.”
Mayor Larson has an impressive career serving the people of Duluth as President of the Duluth City Council, a commissioner on the Duluth Economic Development Authority, and now as mayor. Throughout her time as Duluth’s chief executive, she has prioritized reducing greenhouse gas emissions, creating safer and more affordable housing throughout Duluth, addressing the opioid epidemic, and securing funding to improve the city's infrastructure and rebuild roads. First elected in 2015, Mayor Larson is the first woman to serve as mayor of Duluth. She lives in the city with her husband Doug and their two sons.
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 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 46,000 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.