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Barbara Buono
March 122014

UPDATE March 2014: Barbara Buono received very little media attention and support during her 2013 race to unseat Governor Chris Christie. New Jersey voters are likely sorry about that now.

New Jersey State Senator Barbara Buono is tough: The mother of six is challenging Chris Christie to become the first woman governor of the Garden State.

Governor
New Jersey

Barbara Buono has been endorsed by EMILY’s List.

Barbara Buono does not back down — not in the face of Republican opposition in the New Jersey state Senate, and certainly not from the bombast of her opponent, sitting Governor Chris Christie.

From her campaign website:

 As Budget Chair, she cut billions in wasteful spending while maintaining funding for health care and schools.  She’s running for Governor because New Jersey’s middle-class needs a strong voice in Trenton.

With too many public officials looking out for the wealthy and big corporations, Barbara is focused on strengthening New Jersey’s middle-class and standing up for our families. She’ll fight to reduce unemployment, provide property tax relief, and lower the cost of higher education.

Issues:

  • Pro-Choice
  • Pro-Public Education
  • Pro-Fair Tax
  • Pro-Environment
  • Pro Common Sense Gun Laws

Endorsements:

EMILY’s List
Women’s Campaign Fund

 

 

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Kathy Sheehan
March 122014

UPDATE November 2013: Kathy Sheehan won her election for Mayor of Albany.

If elected, Kathy Sheehan would be Albany’s first woman Mayor.

Mayor
Albany, NY

Albany Treasurer Kathy Sheehan is running for Mayor in a city dominated by Democrats. She is on the path to be the city’s first female Mayor in a four-way race against Republican Jesse Calhoun, Conservative candidate Joe Sullivan and another female candidate, Theresa Portelli of the Green Party.

Read Kathy’s bio on her website.

Issues:

Kathy Sheehan is

  • Pro-Choice
  • Pro-Public Education

Endorsements:

Women’s Campaign Fund.

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Katherine Clark
March 122014

UPDATE December 2013: Katherine Clark won her bid to replace Ed Markey in Congress. 

Katherine Clark is running in a crowded field of candidates for Ed Markey’s old seat in an October 15 special election. 

US House of Representatives
Massachusetts, 5th District

Katherine Clark is recommended by EMILY’S List.

Katherine Clark is the latest progressive to make a move in Massachusetts. She is running for the Congressional seat Ed Markey vacated after being elected to replace John Kerry in the Senate. An experienced prosecutor and state legislator, Katherine is running in a crowded field for Markey’s seat and her election is coming up fast: October 15.

“It’s amazing to me that Congress can’t even agree on basic matters of common sense fairness and equality like equal pay for equal work, women’s access to health care or making college more affordable. These aren’t just women’s issues. These are family issues. And I’m tired of hearing radical Republicans talk about family values when they don’t actually focus on what’s best for our families.”

Read the rest of Katherine’s bio at her campaign website.

Issues:

  • Pro-Choice
  • Pro-Public Education
  • Pro-Common Sense Gun Legislation
  • Pro-Immigration Reform
  • Pro-Environment

 Endorsements:

EMILY’s List
Women’s Campaign Fund

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Annise Parker
March 122014

UPDATE November 2013: Annise Parker won re-election as Mayor of Houston.

Houston Mayor Annise Parker made history just by being elected back in 2009.

Incumbent
Mayor
Houston, TX

Annise Parker is recommended by EMILY’s List.

Houston Mayor Annise Parker made history just by being elected back in 2009, as noted by TIME magazine:

After defeats on gay marriage in places deemed far more gay-friendly than Texas, like Maine and New York, the victory of Annise Parker, who is in a committed relationship with two children, was a welcome, if puzzling, achievement for advocates of gay rights. The mayor-elect’s photograph, showing her smiling sweetly and looking like Barbara Bush, was plastered everywhere from the Drudge Report to China’s Xinhua news service, shattering all manner of clichés about Texas, lesbians and politics in the Old South.

Annise has been an effective mayor for the citizens of Houston, but re-election is not a sure thing in one of the reddest of red states. She is being challenged by a slew of other candidates and although she leads them all in the polls, she will likely end up in a run-off against one of her Republican challengers (as of this writing, former city attorney Ben Hall will likely be her opponent in a run-off).

Issues:

  • Pro-Choice
  • Pro-Public Education
  • Pro-Common Sense Gun Legislation (member of Mayors Against Illegal Guns)
  • Pro- Immigration Reform

Find out more about Annise at her campaign website.

Endorsements:

EMILY’s List
Women’s Campaign Fund

 

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Nan Whaley
March 122014

Nan Whaley was the youngest woman ever chosen for a seat on the City Commission of Dayton, Ohio. Now, she is striving for another historic first by running for Mayor of her beloved city. She has been active in politics since college, where she served as Ohio Chair of the College Democrats. She was also the co-chair of the John Kerry campaign for Montgomery County and has served as a delegate to the last three Democratic National Conventions.

UPDATE NOVEMBER 2013: Nan Whaley won her race to become Mayor of Dayton, OH.

She already broke a record of sorts in May’s primary runoff by defeating incumbent Mayor Gary Leitzell with than 50% of the vote. She is running against another Democrat, former judge A.J. Wagner.

Whaley has been endorsed by the Women’s Campaign Fund.

Read more about Nan Whaley at her campaign website.

Issues:

  • Pro-Choice
  • Pro-Marriage Equality

Endorsements:

Women’s Campaign Fund

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Erin Bilbray
March 122014

US House of Representatives
Nevada – 3rd District
Supported by EMILY’s List

Erin cut her political teeth as a founding member of Emerge Nevada, where she learned what it takes to be an effective campaigner. Now she’s using that knowledge to challenge Republican incumbent Joe Heck in a district that went to President Obama in 2012. Heck’s record includes voting to defund Planned Parenthood and support of a 20-week ban on abortion.

 

From Erin Bilbray’s campaign website:

Our country is at a crossroads and Washington is not working. Despite our great challenges, Washington is ignoring job creation and ignoring our middle class.

Southern Nevada deserves a representative who will always put people ahead of politics. As your voice in Washington, I’ll fight to clean up this broken system and make government accountable to you. It’s time to focus on what’s important: rebuilding our economy and strengthening our middle class. We need someone with vision who can come up with new ideas to change a broken system…and to turn those ideas into reality. There is no one who will fight as hard for Nevada, the home I love so much, as I will.

Primary election: 3/4/2014

Endorsements:

EMILY’s List
Women’s Campaign Fund

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March 122014

US House of Representatives
Illinois, 13th District
Ann Callis is recommended by EMILY’s List

Ann Callis is not your typical Madison County mom: She is also a respected jurist who has served on the bench for 18 years, where she earned her reputation as an “anti-crime judge.”

She faces a Tea Party incumbent who not only supports the Ryan roadmap to ruin — he is also the subject of ethics charges for purported campaign finance violations.

From Ann’s campaign website:

Judge Ann Callis is running for Congress because Washington has become dysfunctional. On important issues to our region like jobs, education, Social Security and Medicare, partisanship outweighs common sense. A proven reformer, Judge Callis saved taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars by streamlining the judiciary budget while working with community leaders across our region to create a foreclosure mediation program and the first Veterans Court in Illinois to improve services. In the courtroom, Judge Callis didn’t ask if the people who came before her were Democrats or Republicans. She had a job to do — making fair and impartial decisions based on the evidence presented. That’s how she’ll approach her job in Congress.

Issues:

  • Pro-Choice
  • Pro-Medicare and Social Security
  • Pro-Jobs
  • Pro-Public Education
  • Pro-Environment
  • Pro-Sensible Gun Laws (Background checks)

 Endorsements

EMILY’s List
Women’s Campaign Forum

 

 

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Cheri Bustos
March 122014

Cheri Bustos was one of our winning 2012 Run, Mama Run candidates. She’s now fighting to keep her hard-won seat against the well-funded Tea Party Republican she defeated in the last election.

US House of Representatives
Illinois, 17th District

Cheri Bustos is recommended by EMILY’s List.

 

Representative Cheri Bustos, an award-winning former journalist and city councilwoman from East Moline, is the first female elected to Congress from Illinois’ 17th District. Her first term has been productive, as a sponsor of a bipartisan farm bill and jobs legislation.

From her campaign website:

I have made advocating for women and families a focus throughout my life and career.  I have always fought to ensure that women have equal opportunities and a voice in the most important issues facing our communities, whether in the workplace, in education, or in the public sector.

Issues

  • Pro-Choice
  • Pro-Jobs
  • Pro-Social Security and Medicare
  • Pro-Environment
  • Pro-Public Education

Endorsements:

EMILY’s List
Women’s Campaign Fund

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Jill Miller Zimon
March 122014

Jill Miller Zimon is a friend of the MOMocrats and one of the inspirations behind our Run, Mama Run initiative. 

State Representative
Ohio, District 3

Jill Miller Zimon has been endorsed by EMILY’s List.

Jill Miller Zimon not only writes like she talks: she runs, too. When she noted problems in her home town of Pepper Pike, Ohio the mother of three decided to stop talking and got herself elected to the city council. A former journalist with a background in social work, Jill embraced the Internet and learned to use it in new and interesting ways, both as a campaigner and as a city official.

Following her election to city council, Jill received the first-ever Campaign Innovator Award for a Candidate from New Media Strategies, who noted that she was the first nationally recognized blogger to be elected with an integrated online campaign effectively utilizing social media.

From Jill Miller Zimon’s campaign website:

Simply put, no one will work harder than I will to change the results coming out of Columbus so that they benefit the newly re-drawn House District 12. These times demand a representative who has proven that she can and will develop solutions for even the most stubborn problems – whether those problems affect one village within the district, or all 10 communities. I am that individual, and creating and taking opportunities for change is why I am running to be the State Representative for District 12.

Issues:

We asked Jill where she stands on the issues MOMocrats care about. Here is her reply:

Pro-choice: On Friday, I was part of a press event in Cleveland, along with other local and state electeds during which we unequivocally rejected Governor] Kasich and the state legislature’s proclivity for passing heinous abortion restrictions issues.
Pro-Sensible Gun Laws: I respect the Second Amendment, but believe in far more local control. I do not support guns in public parks, and I do not support guns in bars and restaurants. I support more, better and better coordinated background checks, I support assault weapons ban and I do not support the attempts in Ohio to expand the Castle doctrine to a broader Stand Your Ground law.
Pro-Environment: I believe in renewable energy and in reducing harmful emissions. In addition, I believe we need to examine how we can provide assistance to states like Ohio that have a significant job-related dependence on coal. By this I mean, I don’t want to see thousands of Ohioans lose their jobs because we are looking to the future of renewable and alternative energy sources and so I want us to craft policy that can both transition our energy industry away from fossil fuels and help hard-working Ohioans transition as well, so that they do not become part of the long-term unemployed. I believe in the triple bottom line of PPP – People, Planet, Profit.
Pro-Public Education: I’m an unabashed supporter and believer in public education. I am opposed to for-profit charters. Generally speaking, I am opposed to vouchers. Ohio has a community schools law which has been horrifically abused and has failed to result in the choice and improvement it was hoped to bring. Without meaningful oversight of charters, I am extremely reluctant to support all but the very few not-for-profit charters that have worked collaboratively with their public school districts. I absolutely support funding gifted education and reject unfunded mandates. I believe in comprehensive sex education.
Pro-Transparency: I believe in providing meaningful 21st century access to public records and undoing recent Ohio legislation that is prohibiting the state auditor from auditing JobsOhio, the quasi-public economic development agency created by Kasich and using $100 million annually of leased public money, a highly questionable arrangement to begin with. I believe in having the state create open source software that would allow every size political subdivision offer online access to its revenues and expenses, and I believe in participatory budgeting that I would love to see piloted at the local level by electeds.

Endorsements:

EMILY’s List
Women’s Campaign Fund

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We cannot think of many 2014 outcomes more delicious than replacing that face of obstruction, Mitch McConnell, with  progressive, pro-choice, Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes.

US Senate
Kentucky
Recommended by EMILY’s List

As Kentucky’s current Secretary of State, Alison Lundergan Grimes has already proven she can win a statewide election in the same region that has sent Mitch McConnell to the Senate for the last 30 years. Polls show that McConnell is currently one of the most disliked members of Congress on both the left and the right — so he is vulnerable, even though his campaign funding pockets are deep. This is why his minions have been attacking Alison, an onslaught that began months before the official start of the 2014 campaign.

From her campaign website:

It’s time to put politics aside, put our country first and do what’s right for Kentucky and for our nation. I have been working to improve the lives of my fellow Kentuckians all my life, from defending small businesses and providing free legal services to victims of domestic violence to working to provide sufficient food to struggling families and ensuring that Kentucky veterans have real access to their right to vote.

Issues:

  • Pro-Choice
  • Pro-Social Security and Medicare
  • Pro-Jobs

Endorsements:

Recommended by EMILY’s List

Women’s Campaign Fund

 

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Allyson Schwartz
March 122014

Representative Allyson Schwartz is currently the front runner in the election to choose a Democratic challenger to Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett. But it’s early — and some of her opponents are very well funded.

Governor
Pennsylvania

Recommended by EMILY’s List

Currently serving in the US House of Representatives, Allyson Schwartz is vying to become the first woman Governor of Pennsylvania — replacing one of the nation’s most extreme Tea Party governors.

Tom Corbett and the Republican-led state legislature have done massive damage to Pennsylvanians’ voting rights, public education and reproductive choice. Corbett is vulnerable. But first, Schwartz must face a primary slate crowded with deep-pocketed Democrats.

From Representative Schwartz’s campaign website:

“Called the “mother of CHIP,” Schwartz established the groundbreaking Pennsylvania State Children’s Health Insurance Program, which has enabled millions of Pennsylvania working families to purchase private health coverage.  It served as a model for the federal CHIP initiative established under President Bill Clinton.

Schwartz played a major leadership role in ensuring that the Affordable Care Act was built on a centrist model of public-private partnerships. Schwartz led on many of the ACA’s key provisions, including establishing a tax credit for small businesses that provide health coverage, prohibiting insurance companies from refusing coverage to Americans with pre-existing conditions, and allowing young adults to remain on their parent’s health coverage.”

Issues:

  • Pro-Choice
  • Pro-Public Education
  • Pro-Environment

Endorsements:

EMIL’Y’s List
Women’s Campaign Fund

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Elisabeth Jensen
March 122014

Education advocate and entrepreneur Elisabeth Jensen has spent the last decade helping the young people of Kentucky. She can do even more by replacing another Tea Party Republican in Congress.

US House of Representatives
Kentucky, 6th District

On EMILY’s List

The former Walt Disney Company executive and mother has spent the last eleven years leading non-profit youth and education programs, distributing some $5 million in scholarship money to the students of Kentucky.

Elisabeth is trying to unseat an anti-choice Tea Party candidate in a district that has changed hands multiple times and is, in the opinion of our friends at EMILY’s List, ripe for re-taking.

From Elisabeth’s campaign website:

Elisabeth Jensen is running for Congress because she believes Kentucky’s working families and children deserve a strong voice in Washington.

Issues:

  • Pro-Choice
  • Pro-Public Education

Endorsements:

Recommended by EMILY’s List
Women’s Campaign Fund
EmergeKY

 

 

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Michelle Nunn
March 122014

Michelle Nunn is no stranger to Senate politics, having watched her father, former Senator Sam Nunn.

United States Senate
Georgia

Recommended by EMILY’s List

Michelle Nunn is CEO of a volunteer organization called Points of Light, but her experience in public service goes back to her childhood: She’s the daughter of former Senator Sam Nunn and will be following a family tradition if she succesfully picks up the seat being vacated by Saxby Chambliss.

This is going to be a tough race, with potential Republican opponents that include Karen Handel: the former Susan G. Komen executive whose decision to defund for Planned Parenthood was one of the opening salvos in the War on Women.

From Michelle Nunn’s campaign website:

I’m running for Senate because I’ve seen firsthand the power of individuals to make a difference in their own lives and the lives of those around them.

I’m running for Senate because I believe that America’s spirit of innovation and entrepreneurship, when unleashed, can create extraordinary possibilities.

I’m running for the Senate because each generation must build a stronger foundation for our children and grandchildren, and we are failing in that task.

Issues:

Pro-Choice

Endorsements:

Recommended by EMILY’s List

Women’s Campaign Fund

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Shaugnessy Naughton
March 122014

Scientist and entrepreneur Shaugnessy Naughton Naughton, a scientist and entrepreneur, is one of two Democrats vying to unseat  the 8th District’s Republican Representative in 2014.

US House of Representatives
Pennsylvania’s 8th District

Shaugnessy Naughton’s Bucks County district voted for Obama in 2012 – but re-elected a Republican Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick, who supports Obamacare repeal. Naughton, a scientist and entrepreneur, is one of two Democrats vying to unseat Fitzpatrick in 2014. She brings a businesswoman’s perspective to the campaign.

From her campaign website:

“As a businesswoman, I have balanced budgets, met payrolls, cut wasteful spending and created jobs. I know first hand how difficult it is for a small business to survive in this economy.”

Issues:

  • Pro-Choice
  • Pro-Education
  • Pro-Social Security and Medicare
  • Pro-Environment
  • Pro-Immigration Reform

Endorsements:

Women’s Campaign Fund

 

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Eloise Gomez Reyes
March 122014

Eloise Gomez Reyes has come a long way: from farm worker to attorney to her current role as a candidate for the US House of Representatives. 

US House of Representatives
California, 31st District

Recommended by EMILY’s List

Things are getting interesting in California, thanks to the state’s decision to adopt a “jungle primary” system, which puts everyone on the ballot regardless of party, with the top two candidates facing each other in the general. Add in a redistricting map created by a citizen commission (instead of the legislature), and you’ve got a political landscape that’s become unpredictable.

Attorney and community activist Eloise Gomez Reyes is running in a redrawn district that now has many more Democrats than it had before. She is trying to unseat Gary Miller, a Paul Ryan Republican who likes to tell his followers that he’s the most conservative member of the California delegation.

Gomez Reyes has an impressive biography: From farm worker to the first Latina to open a law office in California’s Inland Empire, where she has fought to help working class families.

From Eloise Gomez Reyes’ campaign website:

“When she was a young girl, Eloise had witnessed her parents having been taken advantage of by an attorney they reached out to for assistance and became dedicated to providing legal aid to struggling families. For over 25 years now, she has been volunteering for Legal Aid and providing pro bono legal services to needy families in the Inland Empire. Because of her commitment to the community, she was just named Attorney of the Year by the Inland Empire Latino Lawyers Association.”

Issues:

  • Pro-Choice
  • Pro-Public Education

Endorsements:

Recommended by EMILY’s List

Women’s Campaign Fund

 

 

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Julia Brownley
March 122014

US House of Representatives
California, 26th District

Recommended by EMILY’s List

Julia Brownley is the first Democrat to represent Ventura County in 70 years. In fact, she won her 2012 race against long-time Republican incumbent Tony Strickland through sheer determination. It did not hurt that she had a long state legislative record of helping her constituents.

Strickland has filed his papers and is gearing up for a re-match. The Republicans are betting that California’s typical voter drop-off in midterm elections will hold and they will be able to get this seat back. We can’t let that happen.

From Julia Brownley’s campaign website:

“Brownley believes it is a moral and economic imperative that we fix our broken health care system and ensure access to affordable, quality health care for all Californians. In the State Assembly, Julia fought to regulate health insurance companies so they can’t hike up premiums on consumers without approval from the state’s Insurance Commissioner.

An effective advocate for women, Brownley is a leader in preventing domestic violence, strongly supports a
woman’s right to choose, and will fight to make sure health insurance companies cover contraception, prenatal and preventive care for everyone.”

Issues:

  • Pro-Choice
  • Pro-Public Education
  • Pro-Environment
  • Pro-Medicare and Social Security
  • Pro-Immigration Reform

Endorsements:

Recommended by EMILY’s List

 

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Staci Appel
March 122014

As a state Senator, Staci Appel sponsored bills that addressed the issues women care about.

US House of Representatives
Iowa, 3rd District

Recommended by EMILY’s List

This former state Senator, businesswoman and mother of six made her mark in the legislature with a string of bills addressing issues that women care about: including education, health, and voting rights.

She is trying to unseat a 10-term Republican with a Tea Party voting record, in a district that has nearly half-Democratic. Her primary opponent is a political newcomer.

Issues:

  • Pro-Choice
  • Pro-Education

Endorsements:

Recommended by EMILY’s List

 

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Alma Adams
March 122014

Alma Adams could become the first North Carolina woman elected to Congress since 1992.

US House of Representatives
North Carolina, 12th District

Alma Adams is on EMILY’s List.

Alma Adams is a recognizable figure to the citizens of North Carolina, and not only for her jaunty hats. A longtime member of the state’s General Assembly and former chair of the North Carolina Women’s Legislative Caucus, Adams sponsored legislation to strengthen domestic violence laws and support for single mothers, minimum wage earners and public edcuation.

The citizens of North Carolina may be feeling shellshocked right now, after a couple of years of drastic draconian laws enacted by their 2012 GOP state leadership. Weeks of Moral Monday protests may translate into voting booth action in 2014 to replace those extreme Republicans with sensible Democrats. Alma Adams would be the first woman elected to the North Carolina Congressional delegation in over 20 years.

From her campaign website:

“As a mother, grandmother and teacher, I’m outraged by how Republicans in Congress keep ignoring the needs of our families. With your help, I’ll go to Congress and fight to stop them.”

Issues:

  • Pro-Choice
  • Pro-Public Education

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Emily Cain
March 122014

Emily Cain is a rising star in Maine politics. 

US House of Representatives
Maine, 2nd District

Emily Cain is on EMILY’s List

Emily Cain was elected to Maine’s state House of Representatives in 2004, when she was just 24 years old. By the time she began her successful state Senate run, she had risen to House minority leader: the youngest woman in history to achieve that honor. She is running for Congress to replace Democrat Mike Michaud, who is seeking a term Governor.

In addition to her legislative duties, Cain is working on a doctorate degree in higher education (she already has a master’s in the field from Harvard).

Emily Cain’s campaign website.

Issues:

  • Pro-Choice

Endorsements:

Emily Cain is on EMILY’s List

 

 

 

 

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Kay Hagan
March 122014

Kay Hagan has been a reliable Senate vote for women’s healthcare, equal pay and veteran’s issues.

US Senate
North Carolina

Recommended by EMILY’s List.

It is hard to remember that just six years ago, North Carolina elected Democrat Kay Hagan to the Senate.  Since then, North Carolina’s politics have seen a major shift (which many credit to the influence of conservative  multi-millionaire activist Art Pope, who serves as the state’s own answer to the Koch Brothers).  Our friends at EMILY’s List report that Karl Rove’s superPAC, Crossroads GPS began running negative ads against her before the campaign even started — and that there are plenty of Tea Party Republicans aiming to take her seat.

This would be a shame — both for North Carolina and the country. Hagan is a voice of sanity in the crazy milieu of Congress: she is a reliable vote for women’s healthcare, equal pay, and veterans’ issues.

From her campaign website:

“The concerns and ideas she hears at home are reflected in Kay’s legislative priorities, which are focused on restoring a strong economy and fiscal responsibility. Kay has fought for legislation to increase lending for small businesses, close the skills gap, reduce the cost of college, ensure equal pay for women, and get our federal deficit under control. She was a leader in passing legislation to create incentives for small business to hire unemployed veterans and has led a group of moderate senators in advocating for common sense education reforms that will improve the quality of our schools.”

Issues:

  • Pro-Choice
  • Pro-Public Education

Endorsements

Recommended by EMILY’s List.

Women’s Campaign Fund

 

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Kate Gallego
March 122014

UPDATE November 2013: Kate Gallego won her election to the Phoenix City Council.

City Council
Phoenix, AZ

Kate Gallego’s background is in economic development; her interest is creating good jobs for the people in her city. She understands the needs of the business community.

From her campaign website:

“To get the resources we deserve, District 8 needs an experienced financial planner; someone who knows not just what we need but has the city planning savvy, budget management skills and entrepreneurial spirit to fight for it. I have deep roots in city planning. I was the longest serving chair of Phoenix’s Environmental Committee, co-chair of PlanPhx, helping to develop Phoenix’s ten-year plan, member of the Central City Village Planning Committee, as well as many others. Additionally, I’m the only candidate in the race with a business background. I’ve worked to develop private-public partnerships for city projects, and I am an economic development professional, helping to bring green investment dollars to Phoenix.”

Issues:

  • Pro-Choice
  • Pro-Public Education
  • Pro-Veterans

Endorsements:

EMILY’s List
AFL-CIO

 

 

 

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Linda Greenstein
March 122014

UPDATE November 13: Linda Greenstein won re-election to the New Jersey State Senate.

State Senate
New Jersey, District 14
Incumbent

Linda Greenstein was the first woman elected to the New Jersey State Senate from her district after defeating a Republican incumbent in a special election in 2010. She is running for a third two-year term.

Issues:

Pro-Choice

Endorsements:

EMILY’s List

 

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Michelle Wu
March 122014

UPDATE November 2013: Michelle Wu won her bid to join the Boston City Council.

City Councilor At-Large
Boston, MA

Michelle Wu is an attorney with a degree from Harvard Law and a first-generation American ready to give back to Boston, her home and the city she loves. She was inspired to run after working last year on Elizabeth Warren’s Senatorial campaign, where she coordinated outreach to the different constituencies who eventually elected Warren to the Senate.

From her campaign website:

Family has been the driving force in my life. I’m the oldest of four kids born to immigrant parents from Taiwan. Growing up, I watched my parents navigate language and cultural barriers while pursuing the American Dream. I worked hard, studied hard, and got into college at Harvard, where I fell in love with Boston. After graduation, I got a great job in the Financial District. But when my mother began to suffer from serious mental illness, I left my job in Boston and went to Chicago to take care of her and my younger sisters. While there, I started a small family business, a tea shop featuring weekly poetry readings and open mic nights. I was fortunate to come back to Boston for law school, bringing my mother and sisters with me.

Through my experiences as a former small business owner, legal advocate, and legal guardian, I have seen how city government has a direct impact on people’s lives. I have also worked in Boston City Hall and experienced the potential for city government to be responsive, innovative, and accessible. It is for these principles and for families around the city that I hope to serve. I look forward to speaking with you over the course of my campaign.

Issues:

  • Pro-Choice
  • Pro-Public Education
  • Pro-Environment
  • Pro-Voting Rights

Endorsements:

EMILY’s List
MA Women’s Political Caucus
MA National Organization for Women

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Raquel Casteneda-Lopez
March 122014

UPDATE November 2013: Raquel Casteneda-Lopez won her election to represent District 6 on Detroit’s City Council.

City Council
Detroit

Detroit native Raquel Casteneda-Lopez grew up watching her parents work hard to provide for their family. Her father was a laborer and union member before establishing a business of his own. After his death, Raquel had to work to help support the family of eight children. She entered the race for city council after several years working as an organizer with local non-profits.

From her campaign website:

“As a lifelong Detroiter, I understand the challenges we face as a community. These struggles have shaped me into who I am today: a hard working and unwavering advocate to those I serve.”

Issues:

  • Pro-Choice
  • Pro-Public Education
  • Pro-Voting Rights
  • Pro-Environment
  • Pro-Transparency

Endorsements:

EMILY’s List
Congressman John Conyers
UAW Region 1A
American Federation of  Teachers, MI

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Alondra Cano
March 122014

UPDATE November 2013: Alondra Cano won her bid to represent Ward 9 on the Minneapolis City Council.

Alondra Cano is exactly the type of candidate the MOMocrats had in mind when we first began writing Run, Mama Run profiles: Women whose life experience as mothers shaped their view of the world and gave them the impetus to effect change via the political system.

City Council
Minneapolis, MN Ward 9

Alondra Cano enters the race for Minneapolis City Council after years of experience as a City Hall aide. She was behind the City’s Office of Sustainability Environmental Justice Workgroup, as well as Minneapolis’ first Latino Engagement Task Force. She has seen first-hand how much an advocate can do to help the under-served communities of her city.

From her campaign website:

I am running for City Council because I believe that organizers and grassroots activists should have a voice and vote at the City’s decision-making table. For twelve years I have devoted my life to changing systems, institutions, and policies from the outside-in. After becoming a mother I decided I wanted to accelerate the type and level of impact I could make for social and economic justice.

Issues

Pro-Choice

Pro-Affordable Housing

Pro-Environment

Endorsements

EMILY’s List

Minneapolis Regional Labor Federation AFL-CIO

Congressman Keith Ellison

 

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Ayanna Pressley
March 122014

UPDATE November 2013: Ayanna Pressley was re-elected to the Boston City Council. 

City Council At-Large
Boston, MA
Incumbent

Boston City Councilor Ayanna Pressley knows her 2009 election was historic: She’s the first African-American woman to serve on the Council. She made headlines again a few months ago after garnering more votes than any of the 18 other candidates on the city’s primary ballot. Prior to her election, Pressley worked as a senior aide to Congressman Joseph P. Kennedy II and United States Senator John Kerry (eventually serving as Kerry’s political director).

From her campaign website:

In keeping with the historic nature of her win, Councilor Pressley formed and is chairing a new standing committee, the Committee on Women & Healthy Communities. The committee is devoted to the causes that she has always been most devoted to: stabilizing families and communities, reducing and preventing violence and trauma, and combating poverty. The committee is primarily concerned with adequate delivery of city services and programming for youth, families, seniors and new Bostonians, with particular focus on girls and women. Some of the issues the committee plans to address over the next two years include domestic and sexual violence, child abuse and neglect, bullying, substance abuse, mentoring, hunger and homelessness.

Issues:

Pro-Choice

 

Endorsements:

EMILY’s List

 

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Betsy Hodges
March 122014

UPDATE November 2013: Betsy Hodges won her bid to become Mayor of Minneapolis.

Mayor
Minneapolis, MN

When Betsy Hodges won her seat on the Minneapolis City Council in 2005, she broke a 12-year slump for Democrats in Ward 13. Since then, she has earned the trust of her constituents as Chair of the city’s Ways and Means/Budget committee, where she has delivered balanced budgets and city services, without raising property taxes.

From her campaign website:

Her tireless efforts to solve the city’s structural pension issues have allowed the city to commit millions of dollars to important needs like health care, education, and jobs programs, while holding the line on property taxes.

Issues:

  • Pro-Choice
  • Pro-Public Education
  • Pro-Environment

Endorsements:

EMILY’s List

Sierra Club

Minnesota Women’s Political Caucus

SEIU – Minnesota State Council

 

 

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Gabriela Mosquera
March 122014

UPDATE November 2013: Gabriela Mosquera won re-election to the New Jersey State Assembly.

State Assembly
New Jersey, District 4
Incumbent

When Gabriela Mosquera’s family immigrated to the United States from Ecuador in 1980, few would have thought the 3-year-old would grow up to be one of the Garden State’s youngest female legislators. Fewer still could have imagined such a bright future for the young girl when her mother fled a bad situation to take up residence in a domestic violence shelter. But Gabriela managed to thrive: She achieved U.S. citizenship when she was 18 and went on to become the first member of her family to graduate college (eventually earning an MBA).

Gabriela’s career in public service began with a stint in the Assembly Democratic Office and then as Director of Policy for former State Assemblywoman Nilsa Cruz-Perez. She won her seat representing District 4 in a special 2011 election and was elected to a full term the following year.

From her campaign website:

I look forward to continuing to fight for South Jersey’s families. South Jersey is a great place to live but we can do better. We need more quality jobs, and a tax policy that’s fair to middle class families. That’s why I’m fighting to provide real middle class property tax cuts, to create jobs and strengthen South Jersey’s economy, and to end Trenton’s spending spree. I hope I can earn your support in the special election on November 6th!

Issues:

  • Pro-Choice
  • Pro-Public Education

Endorsements:

EMILY’s List

 

 

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Hettie Powell
March 122014

UPDATE November 2013: Hettie Powell lost her bid to represent the 28th District on the New York City Council.

City Council
New York, NY District 28

Hettie Powell is the kind of woman who gets things done. She taught primary and junior high school in her native Jamaica before immigrating to the United States and enrolling in John Jay College of Criminal Justice (where she graduated Magna Cum Laude). She received a scholarship to attend law school and upon passing the bar, she went to work for the Legal Aid Society. She is currently one of four managing partners of a non-profit law firm providing services for low-income residents who need help with criminal, immigration and family law.

From her campaign website:

“Elections matter. Our community matters. And in these tough times, who you choose to represent you in the City Council matters. Your vote means that I can provide the funds for the much needed services that will move our wonderfully diverse community forward. A community that I have made my home for over 30 years. A community I believe in. In his first inaugural address President Barack Obama said, “Everywhere we look, there is work to be done.” And that is still true today. When I am elected to the City Council I will bring my energy, my experience and my belief in our community to City Hall, and I will work to make our community a stronger and better place. I share your vision for a meaningful educational experience for our youth and for fully funded services for our seniors; for a vibrant economy that provides jobs for those that need them, and for a place where we can all enjoy peace and prosperity. There is still work to be done, but together, I believe, we can create a better tomorrow.”

Issues:

Pro-Choice

Pro-Public Education

Endorsements:

EMILY’s List

Democratic Mayoral Candidate Bill de Blasio

CWA District 1

 

 

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Nia Gill
March 122014

UPDATE November 2013: Nia Gil won re-election as a State Senator, an office she has held since 2002.

State Senate
New Jersey, District 34
Incumbent

From Nia Gill’s campaign website:

As a State Senator, Nia uses her legislative power for economic and social change. To ensure fairness for everyone, she authored the one of the first laws to ban racial profiling. Nia led the fight to override Republican Governor Chris Christie’s veto of funding for Planned Parenthood. She also championed the state’s low-cost prescription drug program for senior citizens.

A proud mother and grandmother, Nia fights to make sure every child, no matter where they live, has the opportunity for a quality education. And when Republican Governor Chris Christie decimated the state’s school funding formula, Nia was there to fight to fully fund the state’s urban and suburban schools.

Issues:

  • Pro-Choice
  • Pro-Public Education
  • Pro-Voting Rights
  • Pro-Sensible Gun Laws
  • Pro-Environment
  • Pro-Social Security and Medicare

Endorsements:

EMILY’s List

Women’s Political Caucus of New Jersey

NOW New Jersey PAC

 

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Mila Jasey
March 122014

UPDATE November 2013: Mila Jasey won re-election to the New Jersey State Assembly.

State Assembly
New Jersey, District 27
Incumbent

From Mila Jasey’s campaign website:

Mila has sought to represent the interest and views of the diverse communities of the 27th district. She has focused much of her attention on education, housing and health care issues, which profoundly impact the District and the State.  She has attempted to be disciplined about the legislation she sponsors and has focused primarily upon issues within her expertise.

Issues:

  • Pro-Choice
  • Pro-Public Education
  • Pro-Marriage Equality

Endorsements:

EMILY’s List

 

 

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Melinda Katz
March 122014

UPDATE November 2013: Melinda Katz won election as Queens Borough President.

Queens Borough President
New York, NY

From Melinda Katz’s campaign website:

Melinda Katz has been a dedicated public servant for nearly 20 years, serving in key governmental positions on both the city and state level…As a City Council Member, she rose to Chair the influential Land Use Committee. Under her leadership, the committee secured private-sector partnerships that lead to the creation of over 15,000 units of affordable housing…In 2009, Melinda was the only woman running in the Democratic primary for New York City Comptroller. Most recently, she was a shareholder at Greenberg Traurig, a law firm specializing in government affairs and land use issues.

Issues:

  • Pro-Choice
  • Pro-Environment

Endorsements:

EMILY’s List

Women’s Campaign Fund

The New York Times

Planned Parenthood of New York City Political Committee

The New York League of Conservation Voters

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Stephanie Miner
March 122014

UPDATE November 2013: Stephanie Miner, the first woman elected Mayor of New York’s five largest cities, won re-election.

Mayor
Syracuse, NY
Incumbent

From Stephanie Miner’s campaign website:

When I took office in 2009, Syracuse was facing difficult challenges. People would tell me that our city’s best days were behind it and that nothing would ever change. Four years later, our city has been transformed and we’re not going to stop until the work is done. From record breaking economic development to record investments in Say Yes to Education to innovative new ways to fight crime, Syracuse is on the move.

Issues:

  • Pro-Choice
  • Pro-Public Education
  • Pro-Environment

Endorsements:

EMILY’s List

 

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Roxanne Qualls
March 122014

UPDATE November 2013: Roxanne Qualls lost her bid to recapture the Cincinatti Mayor’s office.

Roxanne Qualls served as Cincinatti Mayor in the 1990s – then went to Harvard to earn a Masters in Public Administration.

Mayor
Cincinatti, Ohio

Roxanne Qualls served as Cincinatti Mayor in the 1990s – then went to Harvard to earn a Masters in Public Administration. She was re-elected to City Council in 2007 and currently serves as Vice Mayor.

From her campaign website:

 Prior to serving in elective office, Roxanne served as the first Director of the Northern Kentucky Rape Crisis Center(1975-1977, now known as the Women’s Crisis Center), the Executive Director of Women Helping Women (1977-1979, now known as the Hamilton County Rape Crisis and Abuse Center), owned a small business specializing in house painting and renovation, an Associate Director (1983-1985) and then Director (1985-1991) of the Cincinnati office of Ohio Citizen Action (formerly known as Ohio Public Interest Campaign). While director of Ohio Citizen Action’s Cincinnati office, Roxanne worked with neighborhood groups and environmental organizations to pass the City of Cincinnati’s air code, lobbied the city to establish the Office of Environmental Management, and advocated for the establishment of the city’s recycling program. Her office released an annual analysis of the Environmental Protection Agency’s Toxic Release Inventory. She was a member of the Lower Price Hill Task Force, an effort to target the environmental causes of Lower Price Hill children’s health problems.

Issues:

Pro-Choice

Endorsements:

EMILY’s List

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Anita Lopez
March 122014

UPDATE November 2013: Anita Lopez did not win her race for Mayor of Toledo.

This daughter of migrant workers was the first in her family to graduate from college. Today she is a respected city official and candidate for big city Mayor.

Mayor
Toledo, OH

From Anita Lopez’ campaign website:

As Mayor, the citizens of Toledo will be my number one priority. I will work hard to make Toledo the economic engine of Northwest Ohio by working to attract new businesses that will create new jobs. We must also reduce crime and neighborhood blight, so that we all live in safe, strong neighborhoods. And I will make sure that our City government works for the people.

ISSUES:

  • Pro-Choice
  • Pro-Public Education

ENDORSEMENTS:

EMILY’s List

 

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Eileen Filler-Corn
March 122014

UPDATE November 2013: Eileen Filler-Corn won her election to her third term as Virginia State Delegate.

State Delegate
Virginia, 41st District
Incumbent

Virginia has been one of the nation’s busiest battlefronts in the “War on Women,” thanks to the efforts of Governor Bob “Vaginal Ultrasound” McDonnell and the state’s merry band of Republican legislators. Electing progressive, pro-choice Democrats like Eileen Filler-Corn will help put sanity back into the legislature.

From Eileen Filler-Corn’s campaign website:

“I ran for the House of Delegates to tackle quality of life issues, including – education/protecting our schools, improving traffic and maintaining out roads, and keeping Virginia businesses moving forward by growing our economy and creating jobs in Northern Virginia. I have been proud to serve in Richmond and will continue to stand up for our community, the 41st District, families, businesses and the Commonwealth as a whole.”

Issues:

  • Pro-Choice
  • Pro-Public Education
  • Pro-Voting Rights

Endorsements:

EMILY’s List

Women’s Campaign Fund

 

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Kathleen Murphy
March 122014

UPDATE November 2013: Kathleen Murphy lost her election for State Delegate by 429 votes.

State Delegate
Virginia, District 34

Virginia has been one of the nation’s busiest battlefronts in the “War on Women,” thanks to the efforts of Governor Bob “Vaginal Ultrasound” McDonnell and the state’s merry band of Republican legislators. Electing progressive, pro-choice Democrats like Kathleen Murphy will help put sanity back into the legislature.

From Kathleen Murphy’s campaign website:

Kathleen helped found Salute Our Services, which helps connect service members deployed overseas to their families and Kids Serve Too, an organization to honor and support children in military families.  Kathleen has played a critical role in Women’s Campaign International, an organization dedicated to teaching women in developing countries how to become political leaders, and now serves on their advisory board. She was a founding member of the Congressional Wives Task Force, an advocacy group that focused on nutrition labeling and violence in children’s television.

Issues:

  • Pro-Choice
  • Pro-Public Education
  • Pro-Sensible Gun Laws

Endorsements:

EMILY’s List

 

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Jennifer Boysko
March 122014

UPDATE November 2013: Jennifer Boysko lost her race for State Delegate by a grand total of 32 votes.

State Delegate
Virginia, District 86

Virginia has been one of the nation’s busiest battlefronts in the “War on Women,” thanks to the efforts of Governor Bob “Vaginal Ultrasound” McDonnell and the state’s merry band of Republican legislators. Electing progressive, pro-choice Democrats like Jennifer Boysko will help put sanity back into the legislature.

From Jennifer Boysko’s campaign website:

After years working with our neighbors who are facing all of these challenges I understand the difficulties we confront on a daily basis. I will continue to advocate on our behalf. Education, health care and human services are all connected in so many ways.  I will work to make strides in these area, but also to make sure they are operated in a fiscally responsible manner.  I will strive to streamline these services in order to create the most efficient and effective solution. I will also continue to work toward creating long-term transportation and infrastructure solutions, two vital components to the quality of life and economic health of our region. Government should work for us, not for a political party, not for a personal agenda.

This race should not be not about personalities or personal friendships.  It’s about policy that will affect thousands of Virginians.

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 Issues:

  • Pro-Choice
  • Pro-Public Education
  • Pro-Immigration Reform
  • Pro-Marriage Equality
  • Pro-Environment

Endorsements:

EMILY’s List

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Candace Mumm
March 122014

City Council
Spokane, WA – District 3

Candace Mumm’s run for Spokane City Council comes after a decade of service to the community.

UPDATE November 2013: Candace Mumm won her race for Spokane City Council.

From Candace Mumm’s campaign website:

Candace (Armstrong) Mumm grew up on Spokane’s Northside, working in her family’s restaurants and graduating from Shadle Park High School.

As Spokane’s Past President of the City’s Plan Commission, Candace successfully led numerous public hearings, which culminated in the adoption of the Comprehensive Plan, a new zoning code, and pilot neighborhood revitalization Center projects around the city. Following her retirement after 10 years of service under five mayors, she was named Stakeholder Manager for her neighborhood.

Issues:

Pro-Choice

Endorsements:

EMILY’s List

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Marilyn Strickland
March 122014

UPDATE November 2013: Marilyn Strickland is now serving her second four-year term as Tacoma’s Mayor.

Mayor
Tacoma, WA
Incumbent

Marilyn Strickland is running unopposed for a second four-year term as Tacoma’s Mayor, a post the former city councilwoman has held since 2009. She was the first woman of color elected to the office.

From her press release announcing the launch of her campaign:

“Tacoma is a great city with a compelling story to tell. From our museum district to our unique neighborhoods and waterfront, people from the region and around the country are discovering that we are an affordable, inclusive, family-friendly community with a lot to offer.”

Issues:

Pro-Choice

Endorsements:

EMILY’s List

 

 

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Mary Hall
March 122014

UPDATE November 13: Mary Hall won her election for County Auditor and is now running for a full four-year term.

County Auditor
Thurston County, WA

Mary Hall has served the people of Washington in many different capacities: as a community organizer for healthcare reform, as a field manager in political campaigns, and most recently as Elections Supervisor in Pierce County, which awarded her its Innovation Award last year for her successful effort to integrate GIS technology with voter registration. She feels that becoming Thurston County auditor is a natural progression.

Mary cites the pledge she took as Elections Supervisor as her guide to public service.

From her campaign website:

I pledge to bring this same level of integrity, professionalism and leadership to the Thurston County Auditor’s office.    Mary Hall

Standard of Conduct for Elections/Registration Officials

I uphold the Constitution of the United States and the laws, policies and court decisions of federal, state and local jurisdictions;

I commit to excellence and competence by maintaining the highest level of knowledge and expertise in the elections process through continuing education and self evaluation;

I am accountable for maintaining public confidence in honest and impartial elections which I conduct in a fair, efficient and accurate manner;

I dignify voters by providing equal opportunity to participate in the democratic process;

I am responsible for just and equitable treatment of the general public, elected officials and members of my profession;

I manifest a positive role in the community relations by being accessible and receptive to both individuals and groups;

I have the courage and stamina to protect the public’s interest from manipulation for personal or partisan gain while respecting the rights of all;

I am flexible and innovative within the framework of the law in carrying out my duties on behalf of the public’s interest;

I conduct all fiscal responsibilities with wisdom and integrity, and I am accountable for all funds and resources committed to my charge;

I maintain a productive and efficient operation through a well managed elections environment;

I  endeavor to maintain the highest level of integrity in performing all duties of my profession.

Issues:

Pro-Choice

Endorsements:

EMILY’s List

National Women’s Political Caucus of Washington

 

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Susan Hippen
March 122014

UPDATE November 2013: Susan Hippen did not win her election for State Delegate.

State Delegate
Virginia District 21

Navy veteran Susan Hippen has already spent 25 years serving our nation. She sees the Virginia State Assembly as a way to better serve the people in her community.

From her campaign website:

Because of her decades of experience being a military leader, mentoring younger service people, and service to her community, Susan is uniquely qualified to take Ron Villanueva to task for serving the Tea Party agenda in the General Assembly. Susan believes that our elected representatives should be partners, rather than obstacles, to the success of our communities.  Susan wants to represent the working men and women who too often feel neglected by a political system in which big corporations and partisan agendas hold undue influence.

Issues:

  • Pro-Choice
  • Pro-Public Education
  • Pro-Voting Rights

Endorsements:

EMILY’s List

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Olgy Diaz
March 122014

UPDATE November 2013: Olgy Diaz did not win her race for Tacoma City Council.

City Council
Tacoma, WA

From Olgy Diaz’ campaign website:

Olgy has a strong record of defending the interests of women and the working families of Washington State. She has worked for Planned Parenthood to help protect reproductive rights, fought to help unionize workers at Wal-Mart, and currently combats discrimination on Tacoma’s Human Rights Commission. She has also served on the United Way’s Project U Board and as a Democratic Precinct Committee Officer.

Currently, Olgy works as a legislative aide in the Washington State House of Representatives, advocating to improve the 29th legislative district. She is on her second term as Vice President of the Pierce County Young Democrats, working to educate and activate youth participation in democracy. Before that, Olgy organized in Tacoma to help elect President Barack Obama in 2008 and has worked on a number of local campaigns in the five years since. She also worked for the U.S. House of Representatives in the office of Congressman Adam Smith.

Issues:

Pro-Choice

Endorsements:

EMILY’s List
Pierce County Democrats
National Women’s Political Caucus of Washington
Planned Parenthood Votes Northwest
NARAL Pro-Choice Washington
Sierra Club Tatoosh Group

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Shari Song
March 122014

UPDATE November 2013: Shari Song did not win her race for King County Council.

County Council

King County, Washington District 9

From Shari Song’s campaign website:

Last year, when the incumbent ran for statewide office, the Seattle Times reported he had the worst voting record of anyone on the King County Council. He also overspent his office budget, flew to Australia on your dime and even bought a Persian rug with your money.

On the Council, I will work full-time to focus on attracting living wage jobs, reducing gridlock on our roads and protecting our quality of life.

Issues:

Pro-Choice
Pro-Environment

Endorsements:

EMILY’s List
King County Democrats
NARAL – Pro-Choice Washington
National Women’s Political Caucus of Washington
Washington Conservation Voters

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Betsy Markey
March 122014

State Treasurer
Colorado

From Betsy Markey’s campaign website:

“Betsy has over 30 years of experience as a leader in the public and private sectors. Most recently, she served as Assistant Secretary for Intergovernmental Affairs in the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). During her tenure at DHS she worked closely with governors and mayors across the country to promote an integrated approach to many key homeland security issues by strengthening a partnership with state, local, tribal and territorial governments. In 2008, Betsy was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives and proudly served the people of the 4th Congressional District. She was the Regional Director for northern Colorado for U.S. Senator Ken Salazar from 2005-2007. In the early 1980’s, Betsy worked for the U.S. Department of State in the Office of Information Systems Security, and for the U.S. Department of the Treasury as a Presidential Management Fellow.”

Issues

  • Pro-Choice

Endorsements

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Martha Robertson
March 122014

Martha Robertson is seeking to oust Tom Reed from his long-term seat in a historically conservative district,

US House of Representatives
New York, 23rd District

Martha Robertson has been endorsed by EMILY’s List.

Issues

  • Pro-Choice
  • Pro-Public Education
  • Pro-Fair Tax
  • Pro-Environment
  • Pro Common Sense Gun Laws

Endorsements

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Colleen Hanabusa
March 122014

“Before he died, war hero and beloved Sen. Daniel Inouye conveyed his wish that civil rights champion Rep. Colleen Hanabusa be appointed as his successor.”

US Senate
Hawaii

Colleen Hanabusa has been endorsed by EMILY’s List.

About Colleen Hanabusa, from her campaign website:

“One look at Colleen’s background and impressive record, and it’s easy to understand why she is the ideal candidate to continue Inouye’s progressive legacy. A fourth-generation Japanese-American, Colleen was raised by hardworking parents – and grandparents who, with tales from the World War II camps in which they’d been interned, instilled in her an early passion for civil rights.”

Issues

  • Pro-Choice
  • Pro-Public Education
  • Pro-Fair Tax
  • Pro-Environment

Endorsements

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Pam Byrnes
March 122014

Pam Byrnes is challenging a mega-funded Tea Party “birther” incumbent who supported Paul Ryan.

US House of Representatives
Michigan, 7th District

Pam Burns has been endorsed by EMILY’s List.

About Pam Byrnes, from her campaign website:

“Pam is known as a woman who gets things done. During her time as a state legislator, she earned a reputation as a consensus builder who works across the aisle… She also passed legislation to cut her own pay and end lifetime healthcare for state legislators. Pam believes Washington is broken and the only way to fix it is through leadership that puts middle-class families before partisan politics.”

Issues

  • Pro-Choice
  • Pro-Public Education
  • Pro-Fair Tax
  • Pro-Environment
  • Pro Common Sense Gun Laws

Endorsements

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Gwen Graham
March 122014

“A fighter with a proven track record for her district.”

US House of Representatives
Florida, 2nd District

Gwen Graham has been endorsed by EMILY’s List.

About Gwen Graham, from her campaign website:

“Gwen Graham’s experience as a mother, professional, and consensus builder has given her the skills required to solve complicated problems with commonsense answers. Now, she’s ready to represent you as an independent voice in Washington – working for your family to strengthen education, protect Medicare and create jobs.”

Issues

  • Pro-Choice
  • Pro-Public Education
  • Pro-Fair Tax
  • Pro-Environment
  • Pro Common Sense Gun Laws

Endorsements

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Ann Kirkpatrick

Ann Kirkpatrick

Flagstaff, AZ

March 122014

Ann Kirkpatrick is “a fighter with a proven track record for her district.”

US House of Representatives
Arizona, 1st District
Incumbent

Ann Kirkpatrick has been endorsed by EMILY’s List.

About Ann Kirkpatrick, from her campaign website:

“During her term in the U.S. House of Representatives, Ann’s results stood out in Congress, seeing more of her bills and amendments signed into law than almost any other freshman representative. Ann’s hard work created jobs, helped small businesses, hired more border patrol agents, and protected veterans and seniors in Greater Arizona.”

Issues

  • Pro-Choice
  • Pro-Public Education
  • Pro-Fair Tax
  • Pro-Environment

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