For Immediate Release
September 27, 2019
EMILY’s List Endorses Sen. Liz Lovelett for Washington State Senate District 40 Special Election
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, EMILY’s List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, endorsed Sen. Liz Lovelett in the special election for Washington State Senate District 40. Geri Prado, vice president of state & local campaigns at EMILY’s List, released the following statement:
“Liz Lovelett is an experienced leader, passionate community advocate, and the clear choice to represent the people of Washington’s 40th Legislative District. Since joining the state Senate, she has been a strong voice for working families and has helped pass legislation to increase funding for higher education and clean energy and to protect the environment and endangered species. Liz is just getting started in Olympia and EMILY’s List is proud to support her candidacy for Washington State Senate.”
Liz Lovelett has an impressive record in public service, which includes five years on the Anacortes City Council. As a current member of the Senate Local Government and Transportation committees, Liz is passionate about making Washington a more sustainable, affordable, and accessible place to live and work. She is a strong champion for environmental justice and public safety, and is committed to working with local leaders to solve the biggest challenges facing District 40. Liz is a proud mother, daughter, sister and fifth generation Anacortes resident.
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 49,000 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.