Category Archives: Candidates

Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley Enters Race for Ohio Governor

The youngest woman ever elected to the Dayton Ohio City Commissioner at age 29, Nan Whaley, is now looking to become the first woman elected as Ohio’s governor.* 41-year-old Whaley has entered a crowded Democratic primary field that includes two other former elected women and a state senator. Running to make a difference for everyday,… Continue Reading

Stacey Abrams Announces Run for Georgia Governor

The leader of the Georgia House of Representative Democratic Caucus is running for governor.  Stacey Abrams is entering the race as the frontrunner who could break all a barriers and shatter the Georgia glass ceiling in a state that has a history of taking bold steps. With EMILY’s List already in with an endorsement, Rep.… Continue Reading

Connie Pillich Enters Race for Ohio Governor

Video launch moves former state representative to top in field of contenders  Utilizing a down-to-earth online video approach, former Ohio state representative Connie Pillich announced her bid for the Ohio Democratic gubernatorial May 2nd primary last week. Pillich resides in Cincinnati and is no stranger to tough state-wide races. She was the party’s nominee for… Continue Reading

Womenwinning endorses Betsy Hodges for Minneapolis Mayor

Saint Paul, Minn. – Today womenwinning, Minnesota’s largest resource for pro-choice women in politics, announced its endorsement of Mayor Betsy Hodges in the 2017 Minneapolis Mayoral Race. “We are excited to endorse Betsy Hodges as the strongest and most qualified candidate in the 2017 race for Minneapolis Mayor,” said Lauren Beecham, womenwinning executive director. “As… Continue Reading

ElectWomen 2016 Women to Watch

Each year ElectWomen’s bipartisan list of political women to watch includes prominent women candidates and a few lesser known women with interesting backgrounds and showing great potential to win their races and make a difference.  This year is no different. Here is our 2016 list:  Hillary Clinton – Running to become the first female  President… Continue Reading

Ohio State Rep Candidate, Jill Miller Zimon Endorsed by Cleveland Plain Dealer

 Zimon Called Smart, Engaged and Energetic  Cleveland, Ohio:  The Cleveland Plain Dealer, Ohio’s largest newspaper today endorsed Jill Miller Zimon for State Representative in Ohio’s 12th District.  In endorsing Zimon against incumbant John Barnes, the Plain Dealer said, “Zimon is the better candidate, though. She is aware of the issues, passionate about her concerns and… Continue Reading

Nashville’s Mayor-Elect Finds Path Between Liberalism and Commerce – The New York Times

NASHVILLE — In her acceptance speech on Thursday, Mayor-elect Megan Barry, a candidate characterized as a purveyor of “extreme” leftist views in a bruising runoff here, mentioned the various residents who would write the next chapter for this fast-growing Southern city. In a notably nonextreme move, she spoke first of the city’s business community.“They need… Continue Reading

Melissa Gilbert to Run for Congress

The child star of Little House on the Prairie, Melissa Gilbert, has announced she will run for congress in Michigan’s 8th Congressional District. Gilbert, 51,  announced today that she is a Democratic candidate for the seat. This will be her first run for public office.  Read more here: http://www.nbcnews.com/politics/politics-news/little-house-prairie-actress-running-congress-n407481?cid=sm_tw&hootPostID=7d6bc505689db1cf55deb2e0400b9b4e Follow Melissa on Twitter:  https://twitter.com/GilbertforMI   Continue Reading