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Stephanie Schriock

Presidents' Council

Since Stephanie Schriock became president in 2010, EMILY’s List has seen unprecedented growth, helped elect record numbers of women to the House and Senate, and recruited and trained thousands of pro-choice Democratic women to run for office. Of the more than $600 million the organization has raised to support women candidates since its founding in 1985, more than half has been raised under Stephanie’s leadership — and EMILY’s List is now more than five million members strong.

At the start of the 2018 election cycle, Stephanie promised Nancy Pelosi that EMILY’s List women would take back the majority in the U.S. House for Democrats. She kept that promise, with EMILY’s List women alone flipping more than enough districts to secure the Democratic majority. Today, thanks to the women EMILY’s List helped elect, there are more women serving in Congress than ever before and Congress is more diverse than ever before.

Now Stephanie is leading EMILY’s List at one of its most historic moments yet, as the organization seeks to deliver a crushing defeat of Donald Trump, flip state legislatures before the next round of redistricting, protect House and Senate incumbents, and flip more seats in Congress. In 2020, EMILY’s List women are on the ballot from the state and local level all the way up to the presidential, while the number of women who’ve reached out to EMILY’s List from all 50 states since the 2016 election to get help running for office has now grown to more than 46,000 and counting.

Originally hailing from the mining town of Butte, Montana, Stephanie has now been fighting to elect Democrats for more than 20 years. In 2004, she served as the national finance director for Howard Dean’s presidential campaign, where she was at the center of the team that created the online fundraising model that ushered in the era of digital fundraising, laying the groundwork for President Barack Obama’s and Secretary Hillary Clinton’s future presidential campaigns.

In 2006, Stephanie returned to her home state of Montana to serve as Senator Jon Tester’s campaign manager, and after helping Democrats take back the Senate, served as his chief of staff. In 2008, she joined Al Franken’s Senate campaign as his campaign manager, leading the campaign to Election Day and then solidifying her reputation as a major force in Democratic politics by successfully managing the eight-month recount and legal fight that followed. Called “one of the absolute stars of American politics now,” Stephanie has also been named by ELLE Magazine to its “10 Most Powerful Women in Washington” list.