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EMILY’s List Statement on Virginia’s Local Election Results

For Immediate Release
November 6, 2019

EMILY’s List Statement on Virginia’s Local Election Results

WASHINGTON, D.C. – As races continue to be called in favor of pro-choice Democratic women across Virginia, EMILY’s List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, congratulated 10 EMILY’s List candidates on their well-deserved victories for Virginia local offices. EMILY’s List President Stephanie Schriock released the following statement:

“Diverse perspectives at the local level have never been more important and these incredible pro-choice Democratic women leaders are fighting to give Virginia’s families hope for a better future. EMILY’s List is proud to have supported this wave of women leaders who are leading the charge for a better and fairer Virginia. We look forward to all they will accomplish.”

EMILY’s List congratulates the following candidates on their victories:

Buta Biberaj (Loudoun County Commonwealth’s Attorney)
Phyllis Randall (Loudoun County Board of Supervisors - Chair at-Large)
Juli Briskman (Loudoun County Board of Supervisors - Algonkian)
Sylvia Glass (Loudoun County Board of Supervisors - Broad Run)
Kristen Umstattd (Loudoun County Board of Supervisors - Leesburg)
Amy Ashworth (Prince William County Commonwealth’s Attorney)
Ann B. Wheeler (Prince William County Board of Supervisors - Chair at-Large)
Andrea Bailey (Prince William County Board of Supervisors - Potomac)
Margaret Franklin (Prince William County Board of Supervisors - Woodbridge)
Dalia Palchik (Fairfax County Board of Supervisors - Providence)

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 50,000 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.