For Immediate Release
July 24, 2019
EMILY’s List Endorses Debora Juarez for Re-election to Seattle City Council
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, EMILY’s List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, endorsed Councilmember Debora Juarez for re-election to the Seattle City Council. Stephanie Schriock, president of EMILY’s List, released the following statement:
“Councilmember Debora Juarez is an outstanding community advocate and leader with an impressive career serving the people of Seattle and Washington. With a clear, innovative vision to address public safety, promote economic growth and security, and protect marginalized communities, she is a solutions-driven leader with a proven track record of putting working families first. Debora will continue to bring passion and a diverse perspective to the job and EMILY’s List is proud to support her re-election bid to represent the people of Seattle’s 5th District.”
Debora Juarez was elected to the Seattle City Council in 2015 when she became the first Native American person elected to the Council. Since taking office, she has led the effort to secure funding for a new Lake City Community Center, worked to improve accessibility throughout District 5, and has been an outspoken advocate for the city’s Native American population. Prior to joining the City Council, she worked as a public defender for indigent communities, served as a King County Superior Court Judge, as Executive Director of the Governor's Office of Indian Affairs, and created a premier Tribal Practice Group at one of the Pacific Northwest’s top law firms. She is a member of the Blackfeet Nation and the daughter to a Native American mother and a first-generation Mexican-American father.
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.