For Immediate Release
August 13, 2019
EMILY’s List Endorses Trish Gunby for the Missouri House of Representatives
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, EMILY’s List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, endorsed Trish Gunby in the special election for Missouri House District 99. Stephanie Schriock, president of EMILY’s List, released the following statement:
“Trish Gunby is a strong community leader with deep ties to Missouri’s 99th House District. An engaged citizen who has championed issues like public safety, voting rights, and gun safety, she will undoubtedly be a strong voice in Jefferson City for working families. The choice could not be more clear for voters come November and EMILY’s List is proud to support Trish’s candidacy for the Missouri House of Representatives.”
Trish Gunby is a 25-year resident of House District 99 with an impressive record of working to improve the lives of all residents. She has worked to increase public safety through her Neighborhood Watch Program, expand access to the ballot box with the St. Louis Area Voter Protection Coalition, and protect marginalized communities as a Social Justice Coordinator with her church. Trish worked in project management and marketing before staying at home to raise her two children full-time. She lives in the district with her husband Mark.
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.