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EMILY’s List Endorses 26 Women Leaders in the Virginia General Assembly for Re-election

For Immediate Release
May 7, 2019

EMILY’s List Endorses 26 Women Leaders in the Virginia General Assembly for Re-election

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today EMILY’s List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, endorsed 26 women leaders in the Virginia General Assembly for re-election.

“From their work to expand Medicaid for 400,000 Virginians to their push to improve access to the ballot box and expand voting rights, pro-choice Democratic women have been leading the charge for a more progressive and inclusive Virginia since joining the General Assembly. With Democrats only two seats away from securing the majority in both chambers, it is more important than ever that we send these 26 women leaders back to Richmond to continue the fight for Virginia's working families. EMILY’s List is proud to endorse these fierce champions for re-election and we can’t wait to see what they do next.”

EMILY’s List endorsed the following slate of candidates:

Jennifer Carroll Foy (HD-02)
Wendy Gooditis (HD-10)
Danica Roem (HD-13)
Kelly Fowler (HD-21)
Elizabeth Guzman (HD-31)
Kathleen Murphy (HD-34)
Kaye Kory (HD-38)
Vivian Watts (HD-39)
Eileen Filler-Corn (HD-41)
Kathy Tran (HD-42)
Charniele Herring (HD-46)
Hala Ayala (HD-51)
Lashrecse Aird (HD-63)
Karrie Delaney (HD-67)
Dawn Adams (HD-68)
Betsy Carr (HD-69)
Delores McQuinn (HD-70)
Jeion Ward (HD-92)
Marcia (Cia) Price (HD-95)
Mamie Locke (SD-02)
Jennifer McClellan (SD-09)
Rosalyn Dance (SD-16)
L. Louise Lucas (SD-18)
Barbara Favola (SD-31)
Janet Howell (SD-32)
Jennifer Boysko (SD-33)

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.