EMILY’s List Endorses Christine Chandler For House Dist. 43

EMILY’s List News:

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today EMILY’s List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, endorsed Christine Chandler of Los Alamos for House Dist. 43 to replace Rep. Stephanie Garcia Richard who is running for New Mexico Land Commissioner.

“As a Los Alamos County Councilor, former Los Alamos National Laboratory attorney and legislative analyst, Christine Chandler has the experience and dedication necessary to represent the needs of all New Mexicans,” said Geri Prado, senior director of state and local campaigns at EMILY’s List. “EMILY’s List is excited to support a candidate as qualified and committed as Christine. She is a proven leader and progressive champion who has worked hard to protect the environment and advocate for women and families.”

Christine Chandler released the following statement:

“I think it is wonderful that Emily’s List, a national organization, is paying attention to this important race. Whether in the legal field or holding political office, I have worked my entire life to pave the way for more women to hold leadership positions and look forward to doing the same as your State Representative.”

EMILY’s List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, has raised over $350 million to support pro-choice Democratic women candidates – making it one of the most successful political action committees in the country. Throughout its 29 year history, the organization has recruited and trained over 8,000 women to run, worked to elect 102 pro-choice Democratic women to the House, 19 to the Senate, 10 governors, and over five hundred women to state and local office. Since its founding in 1985, EMILY’s List helped elect 97% of the Democratic women of color in Congress, including every single Latina, African American, and Asian American Democratic woman currently serving. And during the 2011-2012 cycle, EMILY’s List had the largest number of members and donors in its history and raised a record-breaking $52 million dollars. With the help of this growing community — now more than three million members strong — EMILY’s List helped elect an historic number of candidates in 2012 including 19 new women to the House, six Senate incumbents, three new Senators, and 186 state and local officials.