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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

January Contreras AZ-AG
Katie Hobbs AZ-SOS
Kate Gallego Phoenix Mayor
Sharon Girard AZ-SD8
Victoria Steele AZ-SD9
Rebecca Rios AZ-SD27
Christine Marsh AZ-SD28
Rosanna Gabaldón AZ-HD2
Felicia French AZ-HD6
Pamela Powers Hannley AZ-HD9
Kirsten Engel AZ-HD10
Hollace Lyon AZ-HD11
Jennifer Pawlik AZ-HD17
Mitzi Epstein AZ-HD18
Jennifer Jermaine AZ-HD18
Hazel Chandler AZ-HD20
Jen Longdon AZ-HD24
Kelli Butler AZ-HD28
Raquel Terán AZ-HD30
   

California 

Eleni Kounalakis CA-LG
Fiona Ma State Treasurer
Betty Yee State Controller
Anna Caballero CA-SD12
Melissa Hurtado CA-SD14
Connie Leyva CA-SD20
Maria Elena Durazo CA-SD24
Joy Silver CA-SD28
Marggie Castellano CA-SD36
Rebecca Bauer-Kahan CA-AD16
Christy Smith CA-AD38
Luz Rivas CA-AD39
DeniAntionette Mazingo CA-AD42
Laura Friedman CA-AD43
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
Cottie Petrie-Norris CA-AD74
Sunday Gover CA-AD77
Diana Becton Contra Costa County District Attorney
Malia Cohen CA-BOE District 2
Priya Bhat-Patel CA-Carlsbad-City Council
Ada Recinos CA-Richmond-City Council
Dr. Jennifer Campbell CA-San Diego-City Council
Christina Gagnier CA-Chino Valley School Board
   

Colorado

Jena Griswold CO-SOS
Kerry Donovan CO-SD5
Rebecca Cranston CO-SD15
Tammy Story CO-SD16
Jessie Danielson CO-SD20
Brittany Pettersen CO-SD22
Faith Winter CO-SD24
Julie Gonzales CO-SD34
Monica Duran CO-HD24
Lisa Cutter CO-HD25
Brianna Titone CO-HD27
Kerry Tipper CO-HD28
Tracy Kraft-Tharp CO-HD29
Dafna Michaelson Jenet CO-HD30
Yadira Caraveo CO-HD31
Janet Buckner CO-HD40
Daneya Esgar CO-HD46
Rochelle Galindo CO-HD50
Barbara McLachlan CO-HD59  
   

Connecticut

Susan Bysiewicz CT-LG
Denise Merrill CT-SOS
Julie Kushner CT-SD24
   

Delaware

Kathy Jennings DE-AG
Stephanie Hansen DE-SD10
Sherry Dorsey Walker DE-HD03
   

Florida

Nikki Fried FL-Ag Commissioner
Kayser Enneking FL-SD08
Amanda Murphy FL-SD16
Janet Cruz FL-SD18
Lindsay Cross FL-SD24
Lori Berman FL-SD31
Annette Taddeo FL-SD40
Tracye Polson FL-HD15
Tracey Kagan FL-HD29
Joy Goff-Marcil FL-HD30
Linda Jack FL-HD36
Anna Eskamani FL-HD47
Debra Bellanti FL-HD60
Fentrice Driskell FL-HD63
Jennifer Webb FL-HD69
Tracy Pratt FL-HD71
Margaret Good FL-HD72
Liv Coleman FL-HD73
Emma Collum FL-HD93
Cindy Polo FL-HD103
Sara McFadden FL-HD106
Daniella Levine Cava Miami-Dade County Commission, District 8
   

Georgia

Janice Laws GA-Insurance Commissioner
Lindy Miller GA-PSC
Jen Jordan GA-SD06
Nikema Williams GA-SD39
Sally Harrell GA-SD40
Marisue Hilliard GA-SD46
Zahra Karinshak GA-SD48
Jen Slipakoff GA-HD36
Mary Frances Williams GA-HD37
Luisa Wakeman GA-HD43
Essence Johnson GA-HD45
Mary Robichaux GA-HD48
Angelika Kausche GA-HD50
Shea Roberts GA-HD52
Betsy Holland GA-HD54
Park Cannon GA-HD58
Bee Nguyen GA-HD89
Beth Moore GA-HD95
Aisha Yaqoob GA-HD97
Donna McLeod GA-HD105
Shelly Hutchinson GA-HD107
Jasmine Clark GA-HD108
Regina Lewis-Ward GA-HD109
Deborah Gonzalez GA-HD117
Jessica Walden GA-HD144
Joyce Barlow GA-HD151
CaMia Hopson GA-HD153
Julie Jordan GA-HD179
Keisha Lance Bottoms Atlanta Mayor
   

Illinois

Juliana Stratton IL-LG
Susana Mendoza IL-Comptroller
Laura Fine IL-SD09
Iris Martinez IL-SD20
Laura Ellman IL-SD21
Suzy Glowiak IL-SD24
Ann Gillespie IL-SD27
Julie Morrison IL-SD29
Nancy Zettler IL-SD33
Bridget Fitzgerald IL-SD41
Delia Ramirez IL-HD04
Kelly Cassidy IL-HD14
Jen Gong-Gershowitz IL-HD17
Kathleen Carrier IL-HD42
Terra Costa Howard IL-HD48
Karina Villa IL-HD49
Michelle Mussman IL-HD56
Joyce Mason IL-HD61
Joan Padilla IL-HD71
Mica Freeman IL-HD97
Katie Stuart IL-HD112
   

Iowa

Rita Hart IA-LG
Deidre DeJear IA-SOS
Jackie Smith IA-SD7
Vicky Brenner IA-SD13
Amber Gustafson IA-SD19
Claire Celsi IA-SD21
Mary Stewart IA-SD41
Patti Robinson IA-SD49
Megan Srinivas IA-HD9
Ann Fields IA-HD28
Heather Matson IA-HD38
Karin Derry IA-HD39
Kristin Sunde IA-HD42
Jennifer Konfrst IA-HD43
Lori Egan IA-HD56
Molly Donahue IA-HD68
Tracy Ehlert IA-HD70
Laura Liegois IA-HD91
Joan Marttila IA-HD94
Lindsay James IA-HD99
   

Kentucky

Rachel Roberts KY-SD24

Maine

Bev Uhlenhake ME-SD08
Erin Herbig ME-SD11
Laura Fortman ME-SD13
Shenna Bellows ME-SD14
Kellie Julia ME-SD15
Karen Kusiak ME-SD16
Jan Collins ME-SD17
Eloise Vitelli ME-SD23
Heather Sanborn ME-SD28
Linda Sanborn ME-SD30
Lydia Blume ME-HD03
Diane Denk ME-HD09
Eryn Gilchrist ME-HD57
Jessica Fay ME-HD66
Doretta Colburn ME-HD71
Charlotte Warren ME-HD84
Vicki Doudera ME-HD94
Maeghan Maloney District Attorney, District 4
Natasha Irving District Attorney, District 6

Maryland 

Katie Fry Hester MD-SD09
Delores Kelley MD-SD10
Sarah Elfreth MD-SD30
Courtney Watson MD-HD09B
Heather Bagnall MD-HD33
Tracie Hovermale MD-HD33
Michele Guyton MD-HD42B
Marilyn Mosby Baltimore City State's Attorney

Massachusetts

Cindy Friedman MA-SD Fourth Middlesex
Susan Chalifoux Zephir MA-SD Worcester & Middlesex
Allison Gustavson MA-HD Fourth Essex
Tram Nguyen MA-HD Eighteenth Essex
Yvonne Spicer Framingham Mayor
Lydia Edwards Boston City Council
Kim Janey Boston City Council
   

Michigan

Jocelyn Benson MI-SOS
Stephanie Chang MI-SD01
Sylvia Santana MI-SD03
Erika Geiss MI-SD06
Dayna Polehanki MI-SD07
Rosemary Bayer MI-SD12
Mallory McMorrow MI-SD13
Julia Pulver MI-SD15
Kelly Rossman-McKinney MI-SD24
Winnie Brinks MI-SD29
Poppy Sias-Hernandez MI-SD34
Tenisha Yancey MI-HD01
Sherry Gay-Dagnogo MI-HD08
Laurie Pohutsky MI-HD19
Brenda Carter MI-HD29
Kelly Breen MI-HD38
Mari Manoogian MI-HD40
Padma Kuppa MI-HD41
Sheryl Kennedy MI-HD48
Alberta Griffin MI-HD61
Sheila Troxel MI-HD64
Kara Hope MI-HD67
Sarah Anthony MI-HD68
Angela Witwer MI-HD71
Rachel Hood MI-HD76
Tanya Cabala MI-HD91
Kristen Brown MI-HD99
Kathy Wiejaczka MI-HD101
Sara Cambensy MI-HD109
Raquel Castañeda Lopez Detroit City Council 
   

Minnesota

Peggy Flanagan  MN-LG
Julie Blaha MN- State Auditor
Karla Bigham MN-SD54
Lori Ann Clark MN-HD21A
Yvette Marthaler MN-HD24B
Jamie Mahlberg MN-HD25A
Norrie Thomas MN-HD33A
Kelly Morrison MN-HD33B
Kristin Bahner MN-HD34B
Kathryn Eckhardt MN-HD35B
Erin Koegel MN-HD37A
Ami Wazlawik MN-HD38B
Shelly Christensen MN-HD39B
Kelly Moller MN-HD42A
Ginny Klevorn MN-HD44A
Patty Acomb MN-HD44B
Laurie Pryor MN-HD48A
Carlie Kotyza-Witthuhn MN-HD48B
Heather Edelson MN-HD49A
Ruth Richardson MN-HD52B
Anne Claflin MN-HD54A
Tina Folch MN-HD54B
Alice Mann MN-HD56B
Hodan Hassan MN-HD62A
   

Missouri

Nicole Galloway MO-State Auditor
Patrice Billings MO-SD2
Hillary Shields  MO-SD8
Ayanna Shivers MO-SD10
Lauren Arthur MO-SD17
Jill Schupp MO-SD24
Ryana Parks-Shaw MO-HD30
Keri Ingle MO-HD35
Michela Skelton MO-HD50
LaDonna Appelbaum MO-HD71
Raychel Proudie MO-HD73
Crystal Quade MO-HD132
   

Montana

Laura Dever MT-HD22
Barbara Bessette MT-HD24
Jade Bahr MT-HD50
Amelia Marquez MT-HD52
Laurie Bishop MT-HD60
   

Nevada

Kate Marshall NV-LG
Marilyn Dondero Loop NV-SD8
Melanie Scheible NV-SD9
Yvanna Cancela NV-SD10
Julie Pazina NV-SD20
Jennie Sherwood NV-AD2
Selena Torres NV-AD3
Connie Munk NV-AD4
Brittney Miller NV-AD5
Susan Martinez NV-AD12
Kristee Watson NV-AD22
Lesley Cohen NV-AD29
Michelle Gorelow NV-AD35
Lesia Romanov NV-AD36
Shea Backus NV-AD37
Sandra Jauregui NV-AD41
   

New Hampshire

Debora Pignatelli Executive Council, District 5
Anne Grassie NH-SD06
Jenn Alford-Teaster NH-SD08
Shannon Chandley NH-SD11
Melanie Levesque NH-SD12
Cindy Rosenwald NH-SD13
Donna Soucy NH-SD18
Anita Burroughs NH-Carroll 1
Susan Silverman NH-Cheshire 11
Cathleen Fountain NH-Coos 7
Francesca Diggs NH-Grafton 16
Megan Murray NH-Hillsborough 22
Joelle Martin NH-Hillsborough 23
Jackie Chretien NH-Hillsborough 42
Safiya Wazir NH-Merrimack 17
Lisa Bunker NH-Rockingham 18
Gaby Grossman NH-Rockingham 18
Debra Altschiller NH-Rockingham 19
Cassandra Levesque NH-Strafford 4
Gerri Cannon NH-Strafford 18
Wendy Chase NH-Strafford 18
Amanda Gourgue NH-Strafford 25
Joyce Craig Manchester Mayor
   

New Jersey

Sheila Oliver NJ-LG
Carol Murphy NJ-HD07
   

New Mexico

Maggie Toulouse Oliver NM-SOS
Stephanie Garcia Richard NM- Land Commissioner
Patricia Roybal Caballero NM-HD13
Day Hochman-Vigil NM-HD15
Deborah Armstrong NM-HD17
Liz Thomson NM-HD24
Melanie Stansbury NM-HD28
Joy Garratt NM-HD29
Natalie Figueroa NM-HD30
Joanne Ferrary NM-HD37
Christine Chandler NM-HD43
Andrea Romero NM-HD46
Doreen Gallegos NM-HD52
Billie Helean NM-HD57
Alexis Jimenez NM-HD60
Karen Bash NM-HD68
   

New York

Kathy Hochul NY-LG
Tish James NY-AG
Kathleen Cleary NY-SD02
Monica Martinez NY-SD03
Anna Kaplan NY-SD07
Jessica Ramos NY-SD13
Alessandra Biaggi NY-SD34
Andrea Stewart-Cousins NY-SD35
Shelley Mayer NY-SD37
Karen Smythe NY-SD41
Jen Metzger NY-SD42
Emily Martz NY-SD45
Pat Strong NY-SD46
Michelle Ostrelich NY-SD49
Joyce St. George NY-SD51
Rachel May NY-SD53
Jen Lunsford NY-SD55
Carima El-Behairy NY-SD60
Joan Seamans NY-SD61
Christine Pellegrino NY-AD09
Catalina Cruz NY-AD39
Lovely Warren Rochester Mayor
Laura Curran Nassau County Executive
   

North Carolina

Jean Sivoli NC-SD12
Helen Probst Mills NC-SD25
Jen Mangrum NC-SD30
Natasha Marcus NC-SD41
Bobbie Richardson NC-HD07
Allison Dahle NC-HD11
Marcia Morgan NC-HD19
Leslie Cohen NC-HD20
Jean Farmer-Butterfield NC-HD24
Julie von Haefen NC-HD36
Sydney Batch NC-HD37
Cynthia Ball NC-HD49
Lisa Mathis NC-HD51
Ashton Clemmons NC-HD57
Martha Shafer NC-HD62
Erica McAdoo NC-HD63
Terri LeGrand NC-HD74
Aimy Steele NC-HD82
Christy Clark NC-HD98
Carolyn Logan NC-HD101
Rachel Hunt NC-HD103
Rhonda Cole Schandevel NC-HD118
Satana Deberry Durham County District Attorney
Vi Lyles Charlotte Mayor
   

Ohio

Kathleen Clyde OH-SOS
Teresa Fedor OH-SD11
Sharon Sweda OH-SD13
Louise Valentine OH-SD19
Sandra Williams OH-SD21
Nickie Antonio OH-SD23
Lauren Friedman OH-SD29
Bride Sweeney OH-HD14
Mary Lightbody OH-HD19
Beth Liston OH-HD21
Allison Russo OH-HD24
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
Randi Clites OH-HD75
Rachel Crooks OH-HD88
   

Oklahoma

Trish Ranson OK-HD34
Merleyn Bell OK-HD45
Angela Graham OK-HD66
Denise Brewer OK-HD71
Meloyde Blancett OK-HD78
Chelsey Branham OK-HD83
Ajay Pittman OK-HD99
   

Oregon

Val Hoyle OR-Labor Commissioner
Deb Patterson  OR-SD10
Chrissy Reitz OR-SD26
Michelle Blum Atkinson OR-HD6
Caddy McKeown OR-HD9
Julie Fahey OR-HD14
Teresa Alonso Leon OR-HD22
Tiffiny Mitchell OR-HD32
Rachel Prusak OR-HD37
Janelle Bynum OR-HD51
   

Pennsylvania

Tina Davis PA-SD6
Maria Collett PA-SD12
Linda Fields PA-SD24
Lindsey Williams PA-SD38
Katie Muth PA-SD44
Sue Mulvey PA-SD50
Amy Fazio PA-HD14
Pam Hacker PA-HD26
Emily Skopov PA-HD28
Betsy Monroe PA-HD30
Michele Knoll PA-HD44
Liz Hanbidge PA-HD61
Amy Cozze PA-HD137
Wendy Ullman PA-HD143
Meredith Buck PA-HD144
Sara Johnson Rothman PA-HD151
Danielle Friel Otten PA-HD155
Carolyn Comitta PA-HD156
Melissa Shusterman PA-HD157
Christina Sappey PA-HD158
Leanne Krueger-Braneky PA-HD161
Jennifer O'Mara PA-HD165
Kristin Seale PA-HD168
Erin Condo McCracken PA-HD171
Claudette Williams PA-HD176
Helen Tai PA-HD178
Elizabeth Fiedler PA-HD184
Rebecca Rhynhart Philadelphia Controller

Rhode Island 

Nellie Gorbea RI-SOS
   

Tennessee

Jamie Ballinger TN-SD07
Angela Hedgecough TN-SD15
Raumesh Akbari TN-SD29
Katrina Robinson TN-SD33

Texas

Carol Alvarado TX-SD06
Beverly Powell TX-SD10
Rita Lucido TX-SD17
Vikki Goodwin TX-HD47
Ana-Maria Ramos TX-HD102
Terry Meza TX-HD105
Victoria Neave TX-HD107
Joanna Cattanach TX-HD108
Brandy Chambers TX-HD112
Rhetta Bowers TX-HD113
Julie Johnson TX-HD115
Gina Calanni TX-HD132
Allison Lami Sawyer TX-HD134
Lina Hidalgo TX-Harris County-Judge
   

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

Jessa Lewis WA-SD06
Emily Randall WA-SD26
Claire Wilson WA-SD30
Irene Bowling WA-SD35
Rebecca Saldaña WA-SD37
Pinky Vargas WA-SD42
Manka Dhingra WA-SD45
Mona Das WA-SD47
Patty Kuderer WA-SD48
Lisa Callan WA-HD5
Tanisha Harris WA-HD17
Kathy Gillespie WA-HD18
Joy Stanford WA-HD26
Connie Fitzpatrick  WA-HD26
Christine Kilduff WA-HD28
Mari Leavitt WA-HD28
Kristine Reeves WA-HD30
Lauren Davis WA-HD32
Debra Lekanoff WA-HD40
Sharon Shewmake  WA-HD42
Debra Entenman WA-HD47
Vandana Slatter WA-HD48
Lorena González Seattle City Council
Teresa Mosqueda Seattle City Council
   

Washington, D.C.

Muriel Bowser Mayor
Brianne Nadeau City Council, Ward 1

Wisconsin

Sarah Godlewski WI- State Treasurer
Julie Henszey WI-SD05
Patty Schachtner WI-SD10
Lee Snodgrass WI-SD19
Janet Bewley WI-SD25
Marisabel Cabrera WI-AD09
Robyn Vining WI-AD14
Lillian Cheesman WI-AD15
Liz Sumner WI-AD23
Kim Butler WI-AD28
Brittany Keyes WI-AD31
Ann Groves Lloyd WI-AD42
Chris Rahlf WI-AD60
Gina Walkington WI-AD61
Greta Neubauer WI-AD66
Wren Keturi WI-AD67
Wendy Sue Johnson WI-AD68
Beth Meyers WI-AD74
Erica Flynn WI-AD84
Alyson Leahy WI-AD85
Jodi Emerson WI-AD91
   

 

 

 

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