For Immediate Release
March 15, 2019
EMILY’s List Endorses Regina Montoya for Mayor of Dallas
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, EMILY’s List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, endorsed Regina Montoya for mayor of Dallas, Texas. Stephanie Schriock, president of EMILY’s List, released the following statement:
“After decades of serving Dallas as a private citizen, Regina Montoya is prepared to lead the city as mayor. She has been at the forefront of the fight against poverty and has led the way in identifying and creating opportunities for Dallas residents to succeed. In addition to serving at a local level, Regina’s federal government and corporate experience has given her the skills to effectively convene people with different perspectives in order to work toward the greater good. Her strong qualifications and commitment to improving Dallas will make her an excellent mayor, and EMILY’s List is proud to support her.”
Regina Montoya has spent nearly five decades in the Dallas area, serving on a variety of nonprofit and corporate boards. She served as President Clinton’s director of intergovernmental affairs in the 1990s before becoming CEO of the New America Alliance and taking on several leadership roles at the Children’s Medical Center of Dallas. Most recently, Regina served as co-chair of the mayor’s poverty task force, which led to the founding of the Children’s Poverty Action Lab. Regina graduated from Wellesley College and Harvard Law School. She and her husband, a former U.S. attorney for the northern district of Texas, have one grown daughter.
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.