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State and Local Candidates

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 2017, 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 2017 and have earned the EMILY's List endorsement:

*candidates seeking statewide office are in bold

 

California 

Eleni Kounalakis CA-LG
Fiona Ma State Treasurer
Betty Yee State Controller
Wendy Carrillo CA-HD51
   

Colorado

Jena Griswold CO-SOS
   

Delaware

Stephanie Hansen DE-SD10
   

Florida

Annette Taddeo FL-SD40
   

Georgia

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

Massachusetts

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

Michigan

Sara Cambensy MI-HD109
Raquel Castañeda Lopez Detroit City Council 
   

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

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

North Carolina

Vi Lyles Charlotte Mayor
   

Ohio

Kathleen Clyde OH-SOS
   

Pennsylvania

Rebecca Rhynhart Philadelphia Controller
   

Rhode Island 

Nellie Gorbea RI-SOS
   

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
Shelly Simonds VA-HD94
   

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

Greta Neubauer WI-HD66