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EMILY’s List recruits, trains and supports pro-choice Democratic women candidates at every level of the ballot. By helping to elect these women to office in 2018, we’re not only building a farm team, but we’re also putting strong women in charge of decisions that affect women and families every day — from the legislators who write laws, the attorneys general who defend and enforce them, and the secretaries of state who ensure access to the ballot.

Here are the candidates who are running strong campaigns at the state and local level in 2018 and have earned the EMILY's List endorsement:

*candidates seeking statewide office are in bold

 

Arizona

Katie Hobbs AZ-SOS
January Contreras AZ-AG
   

California 

Eleni Kounalakis CA-LG
Fiona Ma State Treasurer
Betty Yee State Controller
Anna Caballero CA-SD12
Connie Leyva CA-SD20
Maria Elena Durazo CA-SD24
Rebecca Bauer-Kahan CA-AD16
Christy Smith CA-AD38
Jacqui Irwin CA-AD44
Eloise Reyes CA-AD47
Wendy Carrillo CA-AD51
Sydney Kamlager CA-AD54
Sabrina Cervantes CA-AD60
Sharon Quirk-Silva CA-AD65
Tasha Boerner-Horvath CA-AD76
Sunday Gover CA-AD77
   

Colorado

Jena Griswold CO-SOS
   

Delaware

Stephanie Hansen DE-SD10
   

Florida

Lori Berman FL-SD31
Annette Taddeo FL-SD40
Margaret Good FL-HD72
   

Georgia

Jen Jordan GA-SD06
Nikema Williams GA-SD39
Bee Nguyen GA-HD89
Deborah Gonzalez GA-HD117
Keisha Lance Bottoms Atlanta Mayor
   

Illinois

Iris Martinez IL-SD20
Ann Gillespie IL-SD27
Kelly Cassidy IL-HD14
   

Iowa

Deidre DeJear IA-SOS
   

Massachusetts

Cindy Friedman MA-SD Fourth Middlesex District
Yvonne Spicer Framingham Mayor
Lydia Edwards Boston City Council
Kim Janey Boston City Council
   

Michigan

Jocelyn Benson MI-SOS
Sara Cambensy MI-HD109
Raquel Castañeda Lopez Detroit City Council 
   

Minnesota

Karla Bigham MN-SD54
Kelly Moller MN-HD42A
   

Missouri

Nicole Galloway MO-State Auditor
Lauren Arthur MO-SD17
   

Nevada

Kate Marshall NV-LG
   

New Hampshire

Joyce Craig Manchester Mayor
   

New Jersey

Sheila Oliver NJ-LG
Carol Murphy NJ-HD07
   

New Mexico

Maggie Toulouse Oliver NM-SOS
   

New York

Shelley Mayer NY-SD37
Christine Pellegrino NY-HD09
Lovely Warren Rochester Mayor
Laura Curran Nassau County Executive
   

North Carolina

Vi Lyles Charlotte Mayor
   

Ohio

Kathleen Clyde OH-SOS
Louise Valentine OH-SD19
Sandra Williams OH-SD21
Nickie Antonio OH-SD23
Lauren Friedman OH-SD29
Erica Crawley OH-HD26
Christine Fisher OH-HD27
Jessica Miranda OH-HD28
Paula Hicks Hudson OH-HD44
Lisa Sobecki OH-HD45
Lorraine Wilburn OH-HD48
Rachel Crooks OH-HD88
   

Oregon

Val Hoyle OR-Labor Commissioner
   

Pennsylvania

Rebecca Rhynhart Philadelphia Controller
Danielle Friel Otten PA-HD155
Carolyn Comitta PA-HD156
Leanne Krueger-Braneky PA-HD161
Kristin Seale PA-HD168
Maggie Borski PA-HD177
Helen Tai PA-HD178
Elizabeth Fiedler PA-HD184
Christa Caceres PA-HD189
   

Rhode Island 

Nellie Gorbea RI-SOS
   

Texas

Carol Alvarado TX-SD06
   

Virginia

Jennifer McClellan VA-SD09
Jennifer Carroll Foy VA-HD02
Wendy Gooditis VA-HD10
Danica Roem VA-HD13
Kelly Fowler VA-HD21
Elizabeth Guzman VA-HD31
Kathleen Murphy VA-HD34
Kathy Tran VA-HD42
Hala Ayala VA-HD51
Karrie Delaney VA-HD67
Dawn Marie Adams VA-HD68
Delores McQuinn VA-HD70
Debra Rodman VA-HD73
Cheryl Turpin VA-HD85
   

Washington

Rebecca Saldaña WA-SD37
Manka Dhingra WA-SD45
Patty Kuderer WA-SD48
Vandana Slatter WA-HD48
Lorena González Seattle City Council
Teresa Mosqueda Seattle City Council
   

Wisconsin

Patty Schachtner WI-SD10
Greta Neubauer WI-AD66