Friday, October 15, 2010

Emily's List Endorses Yepsen


Saratoga Springs, NY – EMILY’s List, the nation’s largest political action committee and financial resoure for women running for elective office, has thrown its support behind Joanne Yepsen in her campaign for the 43rd Senate District.

Joanne Yepsen is a highly respected member of the community with a proven record of integrity that focuses on the issues and needs of her constituents,” said Jonathan Parker, Political Director of EMILY’s List. “As a small business owner with 25 years of experience in fiscal management and strategic planning, I have no doubt that she will be a strong advocate for the people of New York. EMILY’s List is proud to endorse Joanne Yepsen as the next State Senator for the 43rd District.”

Joanne Yepsen currently serves as Saratoga Springs County Supervisor where she has focused on listening and delivering results for her constituents. She is committed to a bipartisan and transparent legislative process and has no interest in the partisan politics that have stood in the way of open, honest, and efficient government.

“It is truly an honor to have earned the support of EMILY’s List,” said Yepsen. “I am excited to join the State Senate, so I can be a strong voice for all of the women, children, and families of the 43rd district.”

Yepsen is running against a lifetime politican who has failed to represent the constituents of his district. “Roy McDonald has been serving his downstate Republican leaders instead of doing what is best for the people in his own district,” Yepsen says. “New Yorkers deserve better representation, and with the support of EMILY’s List, I will be able to offer a better choice.”

EMILY’s List mobilizes women voters to help elect Democrats up and down the ticket and across the country. With more than 100,000 members, it is the largest political action committee in the nation. EMILY, an acronym that stands for “Early Money Is Like Yeast,” was chosen as part of the organization’s name in the recognition that, just as yeast was essential to making dough rise, early money was the key ingredient to a successful campaign. Since it’s founding in 1985, EMILY’s List has raised over $81 million to elect 80 pro-choice Democratic women members of Congress, 15 senators, 9 governors, and hundreds of women to state and local office.


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