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WUFPAC Candidates Make History

Wednesday, November 5th, 2014

The Women Under Forty Political Action Committee (WUFPAC) is proud to see two of our candidates make history.

Elise Stefanik (NY-21) comes to Congress as the youngest woman ever elected at the age of 30.

Mia Love (UT-4) will serve as the first African-American female Republican in Congress.

WUFPAC is thrilled to see five spectacular incumbents return to office: Jaime Herrera Beutler (WA-3), Tulsi Gabbard (HI-2), Grace Meng (NY-6), Martha Roby (AL-2), Krysten Sinema (AZ-9).

We are also proud to share in the victory of Faith Winter, State House (CO-35) and Brianne Nadeau, DC City Council.

In 2014 WUFPAC endorsed 14 women for Congress and six women for state and local office. All of our candidates are incredible role models of young women’s leadership in our country.

WUFPAC President Kate Farrar shared, “2014 will be remembered as a special year for women seeking political office. We reached over 100 women in Congress and celebrated many firsts, such as Elise and Mia. Each of our candidates showed how much their voice as a young leader is needed to move our country forward. I have no doubt all of them will continue to make a difference in their communities. Plus, each and every one of them has inspired more young women to step up and run. WUFPAC is excited at the prospects of the young women we can support in the next election.”

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We Aren’t Done Yet…WUFPAC Endorses Two More Candidates

Wednesday, October 29th, 2014

WUFPAC is proud to endorse still two more women 40 and under running for office this election cycle.

Amanda Curtis is running for the U.S. Senate in Montana. Amanda is a math teacher from Butte, Montana who successfully ran for the state legislature in 2012. As a first-term legislator, Amanda earned a reputation for being a fighter for everyday Montanans. Now, she is proudly running to represent her state in the U.S. Senate to focus on issues such as Social Security and Medicare, public lands, and energy development. Amanda is WUFPAC’s only endorsed candidate in the state. Get to know Amanda and her race on her website: http://www.amandaformontana.com/

Sakima Green-Brown is running for the New York State Assembly in the 104th district. A graduate of West Point and a small business owner, Sakima is a proven community leader. She served on the City of Poughkeepsie School Board and was its first African-American president. She also is the first female commander of the VFW, District 2. Sakima is running for State Assembly to help to improve the economy in her community and support local families thrive.

Sakima shared, “I am incredibly honored to be endorsed by WUFPAC, a wonderful organization of diverse women who have their eyes set on making things better in our country and communities by supporting women running for office.”

Learn more about Sakima at her website: http://democracy.com/Sakima-Brown/

 

WUFPAC Poised to Elect More Young Women than 2012

Monday, October 27th, 2014

This week, across the country our federal, state and local WUFPAC candidates are headed to victory.

In 2012, WUFPAC endorsed just eight federal candidates. This year, the numbers of women 40 and under running for Congress are growing. Thirteen candidates are poised to win seats in Congress.

“WUFPAC is proud to send more dollars to our federal candidates as they finish their races strong. From Maine to Utah, our candidates are defining the future of new leadership for our country,” said Kate Farrar, WUFPAC President.

We are proud to support the following women candidates for Congress:

Aimee Belgard (NJ-3rd), U.S. House

Jaime Herrera Beutler (WA-3rd), U.S. House*

Emily Cain (ME-2nd), U.S. House

Tulsi Gabbard (HI-2nd), U.S. House*

Christina Gagnier (CA-35th), U.S. House

Roxanne “Rocky” Lara (NM-2nd), U.S. House

Mia Love (UT-4th), U.S. House

Grace Meng (NY-6th), U.S. House*

Alison Lundergan-Grimes (KY), U.S. Senate

Martha Roby (AL-2nd), U.S. House*

Krysten Sinema (AZ-9), U.S. House*

Elise Stefanik (NY-21), U.S. House

Kelly Westlund (WI-7), U.S. House

*Incumbent

We are proud to support the following women candidates for state and local office:

Sandra Fluke, State Senate (CA-26)

Karalee Hargrove, State Assembly (CA-42)

Brianne K. Nadeau, Ward 1, DC Council

Maggie T. Oliver, Secretary of State (NM)

Faith Winter, State House (CO-35)

Show your support for these candidates by making a financial contribution to WUFPAC today!

 

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WUFPAC Endorses Utah Congressional Candidate

Monday, August 11th, 2014

Washington, DC (August 11, 2014) – Women Under Forty PAC (WUFPAC) today announces their endorsement of Utah’s 4th Congressional District candidate, Mia Love.

“Mia Love has a record of successful leadership and dedication to working for her community as both City Councilwoman and Mayor,” said Kate Farrar, WUFPAC President. “As the election grows closer, WUFPAC is honored to lengthen our list of endorsements to candidates we believe will not only win, but also pave the way for future generations.”

Mia Love is the former Mayor of Saratoga Springs, Utah. As City Councilwoman and Mayor, Mia led the city through a period of 1700% population growth in a decade. She helped balanced her city’s budget during each of her four years as Mayor of Saratoga Springs, Utah. Under her leadership, Saratoga Springs received several prestigious budgetary awards, and recently her city was named number one in livability in the state of Utah. She is running for Representative in Utah’s 4th Congressional District. Please visit love4utah.com to learn more about Mia Love.

WUFPAC Endorses Three More Candidates: Two State Representatives, and One Congressiona

Tuesday, July 15th, 2014

Washington, DC     July 14th, 2014     Today the Women Under Forty Political Action Committee (WUFPAC) has announced their endorsement of three new candidates: Janéa Holmquist of Washington, Rebecca Thompson of Michigan, and Faith Winter Colorado.

Janéa Holmquist is running for the United States House of Representatives in the 4th District of Washington state. At 39, Janéa has previously served in the Washington State House of Representatives from 2001 to 2006 and most recently in the Washington State Senate, representing the 13th District. She has her Bachelors Degree in Political Science and Sociology from Gonzaga University, and is a graduate from the University of Idaho’s Energy Policy Planning Program. She is the only female running in her district against 11 males. To learn more about Janéa Holmquist and her campaign for Congress you can go to her official campaign site: www.janeaholmquist.com
Faith Winter is running for the Colorado State House of Representatives, District 35. Faith has dedicated her life to creating a better Colorado.  She has served on Westminster City Council for the last seven years, she has worked in a homeless shelter, for environmental organizations and is currently the Executive Director of Emerge Colorado.  She also extensively volunteers for multiple organizations for women, youth, the environment Faith won her primary election and will face Mike Melvin in the November 4th general elections. To learn more about Faith Winter and her campaign you can visit her official campaign site: www.faithwinter.com
Rebecca Thompson, a native of Detroit, is running for the Michigan House of Representatives, District 1. Rebecca currently serves as the Senior Director of Engagement at the United Way for Southeastern Michigan. Her background includes a strong focus on youth leadership development in positions at the United States Student Association, Young People For, and the Front Line Leaders Academy. Her political engagement began at North Michigan University where Rebecca was elected the first African-American female student body president in the school’s 100-year history. Women’s representation in the Michigan’s legislature is at a 20 year low and there are only three women of color in office. Rebecca is seeking to change this statistic with her election. To learn more about Rebecca Thompson and her campaign you can visit her official campaign site: www.rebeccamthompson.com

 

And the endorsements keep coming…

Sunday, June 1st, 2014

Washington, DC – June 2, 2014 — Women Under Forty PAC (WUFPAC) today announced the endorsement of two more women running at the state and federal level. They are Elizabeth Matory of Maryland and Roxanne “Rocky” Lara of New Mexico.

“As we get deeper into the 2014 primary season, it is very exciting to see our list of endorsements lengthen,” said WUFPAC President Kate Farrar. “Elizabeth and Rocky are leaders, mentors and inspirations to women under 40 everywhere. I look forward to seeing their accomplishments as their races progress.”

Elizabeth Matory is running for the House of Delegates in Maryland’s 18th Legislative District. She has a law degree from Howard University and an MBA from the University of Maryland. Currently a business consultant, Liz has a background in education, civil rights and the independent music industry. As Delegate, she will focus on economic sustainability and ensuring all students excel. If elected, Liz will be the first African-American woman from Montgomery County elected to the State House. To learn more about Liz and her campaign for House of Delegates, please visit www.elizabethmatory.com.

Running in New Mexico’s 2nd Congressional District is Roxanne “Rocky” Lara. Rocky is a community leader, from working closely with the Carlsblad Mayor to serving as the Chairman of the Carlsblad Chamber of Commerce. She has been recognized at national, state and local levels for her work, including EmergeAmerica’s 2011 Trailblazer Award and as 2013 “40 Under 40” in New Mexico. As Representative, she will work to increase jobs and economic growth, fix the broken immigration system and ensure access to quality education. To learn more about Rocky please visit www.larafornm.com.

Call for New Board Members: Deadline June 30

Friday, May 16th, 2014

The WUFPAC Board of Directors is seeking diverse and dynamic individuals to serve on the Board of Directors. Board members assist the President with strategic advice including which candidates to endorse and support, how to raise support and funding for the organization, and build relationships with political and organizational stakeholders.  WUFPAC is based in Washington, DC.  Only extremely qualified applicants from outside the Washington, DC area will be considered.

Requirements:

  • Raise or write $1,000 for WUFPAC each calendar year
  • Attend quarterly in-person board meetings
  • Attend all WUFPAC events (several per year)
  • Promote and support WUFPAC’s work
  • 2 year Board commitment

Qualifications:

  • Retains a strong network in political and corporate spheres
  • Interest in supporting and advancing young women’s leadership in politics

Interested individuals should send a CV or resume along with a 500 word or less statement about why you would like to serve on WUFPAC’s Board of Directors. Please send your resume and short statement to info@wufpac.org by June 30th. Please use the subject line: Board Applicant

Note: WUFPAC is a nonprofit political organization and there is no compensation for Board members.

WUFPAC Endorses Two More Women Candidates for the 2014 Election Cycle

Tuesday, May 13th, 2014

Washington, D.C. – Women Under Forty PAC today announced the endorsement of two more women candidates who are pursuing public office. They are Kristie Holmes (CA-33) and Maggie T. Oliver (New Mexico Secretary of State).

“WUFPAC is honored to announce the endorsement of Kristie and Maggie,” said WUFPAC President Kate Farrar. “They are both exceptional leaders in their community and I believe they will exemplify those same talents in public office.”

Kristie Holmes is running to represent California’s 33rd Congressional District. Currently, she is a Clinical Social Worker and Adjunct Professor of Social Work at the University of Southern California Los Angeles. Kristie is passionate about increasing the number of women in office and hopes to inspire young women to pursue their dreams. She is a NGO delegate to the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women and was just nominated to the Board of Directors for UN Women, United States National Committee. For more information about Kristie’s Congressional race visit http://www.kristieholmes.com. If you’d like an inside perspective on the race, she is blogging about it at http://www.kristierunningforcongress.blogspot.com

Running for Secretary of State in New Mexico is Maggie T. Oliver. Since 2007, Maggie has served as Bernalillo County Clerk where she has improved the integrity of the election process and exemplified top customer service. She has been the recipient of many awards and most recently named one of New Mexico Business Weekly’s “40 under 40″ young professionals. Maggie received her Bachelor of Arts degree in political science and Spanish from the University of New Mexico. She resides in Albuquerque with her husband and two sons.

“It is an incredible honor to have earned the support of the nonpartisan Women Under Forty PAC in my run for Secretary of State,” said Toulouse Oliver. “Over the years, I have worked with groups like Las Adelitas, Ready to Run and EMERGE New Mexico to help bring more young women into the political process and run for office all across the state. I strongly believe in young women having a voice in how policy is shaped and that’s why it is vital to ensure that every eligible voter in New Mexico has the opportunity to register to vote and access to cast a ballot that will be counted accurately.” To learn more about Maggie, please visit http://www.maggietoulouseoliver.com

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WUFPAC Endorses Two Congressional Incumbents

Monday, May 5th, 2014

Washington, DC – Women Under Forty Political Action Committee today announced their endorsement of two U.S. House of Representatives incumbents. They are Krysten Sinema (AZ-09) and Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02).

“WUFPAC is honored to endorse two talented women leaders in Congress,” WUFPAC President Kate Farrar said. “As women remain highly underrepresented at the federal level, Congresswoman Sinema and Congresswoman Gabbard are shining voices and great examples to fellow women seeking to pursue higher office. “

Former Iraqi veteran, Honolulu City Council Member and State Legislator Tulsi Gabbard represents the 2nd Congressional District in Hawai’i. When elected in 2013, Gabbard become the first person to be elected to Congress who is of Samoan heritage. She is currently the youngest female serving in Congress and is also one of the only two female combat veterans in the House of Representatives. You can read more about Congresswoman Gabbard’s race at www.votetulsi.com.

Congresswoman Krysten Sinema is currently the Representative for the 9th Congressional District in Arizona. A former state legislator, Sinema was known for her ability to work across the aisle to get things accomplished.  Currently, she is serving on the House Committee on Financial Services and is committed to working on behalf of women and their families and giving everyone a fair opportunity to succeed. To learn more about Congresswoman Sineman, please visit www.krystensinema.com.

 

 

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