EMILY’s List Statement on Washington State’s Down-Ballot Primary Election Results

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today EMILY’s List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, congratulated eight women on advancing to the general election for the Washington State Legislature. Stephanie Schriock, president of EMILY’s List, released the following statement:

“EMILY’s List is thrilled to congratulate these pro-choice Democratic women on their victories in last night’s primaries. These women come from diverse backgrounds and are committed to defending the rights of women and families across Washington State. Pro-choice Democratic women have been instrumental in moving Washington forward and EMILY’s List is proud to support them as they advance on to the general election.”

EMILY’s List congratulates the following women as they advance to the general election:

Emily Randall (SD-26)

Claire Wilson (SD-30)

Senator Manka Dhingra (SD-45)

Senator Patty Kuderer (SD-48)

Representative Christine Kilduff (HD-28)

Representative Kristine Reeves (HD-30)

Lauren Davis (HD-32)

Debra Lekanoff (HD-40)

EMILY’s List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, has raised over $500 million to support pro-choice Democratic women candidates – making them one of the most successful political organizations ever. Our grassroots community of over five million members helps Democratic women wage competitive campaigns – and win. We recruit and train candidates, support strong campaigns, research the issues that impact women and families, and turn out women voters. Since our founding in 1985, we have helped elect 116 women to the House, 23 to the Senate, 12 governors, and over 800 to state and local office. Forty percent of the candidates EMILY’s List has helped elect to Congress have been women of color. Since the 2016 election, thousands of women and counting have reached out to us about running for office. To harness this energy, EMILY’s List has launched Run to Win, an unprecedented effort to get more women to run at the local, state, and national levels.