May 9, 2016
EMILY’s List Endorses Teresa Hensley for Attorney General in Missouri
WASHINGTON, D.C.-Today EMILY’s List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, endorsed Teresa Hensley, who’s running for attorney general in Missouri to continue her lifelong fight for women and families.
“EMILY’s List is proud to support Teresa Hensley for her historic bid as attorney general in Missouri,” said EMILY’s List President Stephanie Schriock. “As Cass County prosecutor Teresa sought justice for child abuse and domestic violence survivors, dedicating her career to protecting those who are most vulnerable in our communities. She will ensure that Missouri women and families receive fair treatment before the law and protect the safety of all Missourians.”
Teresa Hensley is a lifelong Missourian who currently practices law with her family’s firm in Raymore and is a family law mediator. Teresa was appointed Cass County Prosecuting Attorney in January 2005 and served two full terms. She taught social studies at Leavenworth Public Schools and criminal law at her alma mater, William Jewell College. In 2010 Teresa received the Missouri Attorney General’s Justice Award for Domestic Violence Prevention, and in 2015 she received the Missouri Lawyers’ Public Service Practitioner Award. Teresa participated as a prosecutor in the Child Abuse Response Team and the DWI Task Force. If elected, Teresa would be the first woman in Missouri to serve as attorney general.
EMILY’s List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, has raised over $400 million to support pro-choice Democratic women candidates – making it one of the most successful political organizations ever. We recruit and train candidates, support strong campaigns, research women's issues, and turn out women voters. We've trained over 9,000 women to run and helped elect over 100 women to the House, 19 to the Senate, 11 governors, and over 700 to state and local office. Since its founding in 1985, almost one-third of the candidates EMILY’s List has helped elect to Congress have been women of color - including every single Latina, African American, and Asian American Democratic congresswoman currently serving.