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Lucy Flores Endorsed for Nevada 4th District

Monday, June 29th, 2015

June 29, 2015 – Women Under Forty PAC (WUFPAC) today announces their endorsement of Lucy Flores in her campaign for Nevada’s 4th Congressional district.

“I am honored to earn the support of WUFPAC and my peers,” shared Lucy Flores. “As a woman who was first elected at 31 and as a Congressional candidate at 35, I understand the importance of identifying and supporting women under 40 as they run for office. I am so grateful to have the support of such a strong group of women and I look forward to working with WUFPAC to continue recruiting new voices to the political process.”

“Lucy has shown time and time again that she is a young woman leader to watch,” said Kate Farrar, WUFPAC President. “WUFPAC is thrilled to support Lucy Flores in her 2016 race for the U.S. Congress.”

Lucy Flores is a former Nevada State Assemblywoman and candidate for Lt. Governor. The daughter of immigrants, Lucy grew up in North Las Vegas. Lucy had a nontraditional path to public office having dropped out of school at 17. She worked her way to the legislature by completing her GED and community college, eventually earning her bachelor’s degree and law school. While in the State Assembly Lucy successfully passed improvements to high school testing, protected consumers from predatory practices, and shielded victims of domestic violence from abusers. Lucy announced her run for Congressional District 4 in April 2015. Learn more about Lucy at: http://www.lucyflores.com

 

New Congressional Endorsement in Maine’s 2nd District

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015

June 23, 2015 – Women Under Forty PAC (WUFPAC) today announces their endorsement of Maine’s 2nd District Congressional Candidate, Emily Cain.

“WUFPAC is proud to endorse Emily Cain in her 2016 race for the U.S. Congress,” said Kate Farrar, WUFPAC President. “Emily is a leading voice for Maine having served in the state legislature for ten years. Emily is a role model for young women seeking to make a difference as a public servant. WUFPAC’s endorsement of Emily is critical in our efforts to reach for a more representative democracy and overturn the staggering low number of just 1.5 percent women 40 and under in Congress.”

Upon endorsement, Emily Cain shared, “As the oldest of three sisters, I have grown up knowing the importance of women supporting women, and I am honored to earn support from WUFPAC in this race for Maine’s Second District because of my record serving Maine. Our district and state have a long-established tradition of women leaders in Congress, and I am proud to seek to follow in their footsteps.”

Emily Cain is an experienced public servant serving as a State Representative in Maine, winning re-election four times, before being elected State Senator for Penobscot County. She was the youngest woman ever elected House Minority Leader and served as Chair of the Appropriations & Financial Affairs and Government Oversight committees. Emily ran for Congress in 2014, winning a contested democratic primary with 70% of the vote and narrowly lost the general election.

Learn more about Emily at: http://www.emilycain.com

 

Katie Cristol Endorsed for County Board

Friday, May 22nd, 2015

Washington, DC (May 22, 2015) – Women Under Forty PAC (WUFPAC) announces their endorsement of Katie Cristol in her campaign for the Arlington County Board of Virginia.

“I am honored to receive the endorsement of Women Under Forty PAC, a national leader in building the pipeline of women in elected office,” Katie shared. “I believe that WUFPAC’s mission of ensuring young women have an equal voice in shaping public policy has deep resonance in the Arlington community, where women have a real stake in issues of housing, transportation and childcare affordability.”

“Katie has the passion and experience to be an excellent representative on the Arlington County Board. We are proud that Katie is stepping up as a young woman leader to make a difference for her community,” said Kate Farrar, WUFPAC President.

Katie is a policy professional and community advocate for women, families and students, running to bring new perspectives and new energy to the Arlington community.

She is an appointed member of the Arlington Commission on the Status of Women. As an education policy consultant, Katie works with schools and advocacy groups across the county seeking to improve academic and life outcomes for students. She also serves on the Arlington Public Schools Advisory Council on Instruction, and is a longtime volunteer at Randolph Elementary School in South Arlington. Find out more about Katie’s campaign here: http://www.katiecristol.com

 

First 2016 Congressional Candidate Endorsed

Thursday, April 23rd, 2015

Washington, DC (April 23, 2015) – Women Under Forty PAC (WUFPAC) today announces their endorsement of Shaughnessy Naughton in her campaign for Pennsylvania’s 8th Congressional District.

“In 2014, WUFPAC supported Shaughnessy and we are proud to do so again,” said Kate Farrar, WUFPAC President. “Pennsylvania lacks a single woman in their Congressional delegation. Shaughnessy is a committed leader in her community and has a fresh and unique perspective to bring to our country’s most pressing challenges.”

“It is an honor to have the support of WUFPAC for my campaign. WUFPAC’s work in supporting women candidates is vital to our success,” shared Shaughnessy.

Shaughnessy was born and raised in Bucks County, PA. An accomplished scientist and small business owner she led drug discovery efforts and stepped in to save her family’s publishing business. Shaughnessy’s background as a scientist inspired her to begin the 314 PAC to support more STEM professionals to enter politics. Learn more about Shaughnessy’s campaign here: http://shaughnessyforcongress.com

 

Francis Receives Endorsement in Virginia Senate Race

Wednesday, April 15th, 2015

Washington, DC (April 12, 2015) – Women Under Forty PAC (WUFPAC) announces their endorsement of Emily Francis in her campaign for the 10th Senate District of Virginia.

Upon endorsement, Emily Francis said, “I am pleased to have the support of the Women Under Forty PAC, a group that contributes so much to the success of women in the political arena.”

“We are proud to join Emily’s growing campaign,” said Kate Farrar, WUFPAC President. “We are confident Emily Francis has the experience, drive and passion to be an effective voice for the Richmond region. Virginia’s legislature has only 17% women in office, which ranks them 42nd in the nation for women’s representation. We need candidates like Emily leading the way to improve women’s voices in policymaking.”

Emily has worked extensively with non-profit organizations to preserve our treasured landscapes, strengthen public health standards and protect consumers’ rights. She currently advises non-profit organizations in Virginia to advance public policy victories. Her work with organizations across the country most recently has included the Chesapeake Bay Foundation and the Virginia League of Conservation Voters. Emily has spent the last eight years in and around public policy in Virginia and has worked on both sides of the aisle. Stay informed about her campaign here: http://francisforsenate.com

 

Amy Strouse Endorsed for Township Supervisor

Tuesday, April 7th, 2015

Washington, DC (April 7, 2015) – Women Under Forty PAC (WUFPAC) today announces their endorsement of Amy Strouse running for Middletown Township Supervisor in Bucks County, PA.

“Amy Strouse is an experienced management consultant who wants to bring new creative solutions to her community,” said Kate Farrar, WUFPAC President. “WUFPAC is proud to endorse Amy as she steps up to run for office for the first time.”

“I am so honored to have the support of WUFPAC as I launch my first political campaign.  I want to change Middletown Township for the better. WUFPAC understands that supporting women at all levels of politics early on is the way to get more women involved in their communities.  Middletown Board of Supervisors currently has 5 out of 5 seats filled by men. I think it’s time to bring some balance and new representation to the Board.”

Amy Strouse lives in the Laurel Oaks neighborhood of Middletown Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania with her husband and two young children Wally and Charlotte. Amy works as a management consultant, advising firms in the healthcare space on strategy and growth. She wants to ensure that all Middletown residents have a voice in the running of their township. Learn more about her campaign: www.facebook.com/tosti.strouse

 

 

WUFPAC Endorses West Hollywood City Council Candidate

Tuesday, January 13th, 2015

Washington, DC (January 13, 2015) – Women Under Forty PAC (WUFPAC) today announces their endorsement of West Hollywood City Council candidate, Lindsey Horvath.

“Lindsey Horvath is a dedicated and proven public servant for her community of West Hollywood, California” said Kate Farrar, WUFPAC President. “WUFPAC was proud to endorse Lindsey in her run in 2011 and excited that she is back to campaign for a seat on the Council once again. Lindsey is seeking to bring accountability, affordability and accessibility to the forefront of the city’s priorities.”

“I am honored to have the endorsement of WUFPAC. With the only woman on the West Hollywood City Council retiring, we must work together to ensure that women have a voice in local politics,” shared Lindsey.

Lindsey Horvath was first appointed to the West Hollywood Women’s Advisory Board in 2007, focusing on the issues facing women and families in West Hollywood.  When an unexpected vacancy became available, Lindsey was unanimously appointed to serve as a City Councilmember.  She also represented the City of West Hollywood on the Los Angeles County Library Commission and on the Executive Board of California Contract Cities.  Lindsey has since served on the Los Angeles Unified School District Redistricting Commission, and now serves as Chair of the Transportation Commission in West Hollywood.  Lindsey was the founding President of the Hollywood Chapter of the National Organization for Women, a Chapter Director in Los Angeles for the Truman National Security Project, and a Los Angeles Advisory Council Member for Running Start. Please visit http://www.lindseyhorvath4weho.com/to learn more about Lindsey Horvath.

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.”

Help us be the early support for young women candidates. Give today to WUFPAC.

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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