Elect Democratic Women Endorses Kristen McDonald Rivet for Michigan’s 8th Congressional District

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Elect Democratic Women (EDW), the Congressional Member-led committee dedicated to electing Democratic women to Congress, announced its endorsement of Kristen McDonald Rivet for Michigan’s 8th Congressional District.

“As a state Senator, Kristen has fought to make Michigan a leader in education, reproductive freedom, and gun safety. She will bring that same tenacity to Congress to fight for policies that uplift all women and families and Elect Democratic Women is proud to endorse her candidacy in this must-hold seat,” said Rep. Lois Frankel (D-FL), Chair of Elect Democratic Women.

“It is an honor to have the support of Elect Democratic Women in my campaign,” said Kristen McDonald Rivet. “Growing up in a working class household and throughout my career advocating for the middle class, I have seen firsthand what Michigan families need to thrive. As we face attacks from MAGA extremists on reproductive freedom and rising costs making it harder and harder to make ends meet, I will continue to listen to Michiganders, advocate for our communities, and work across the aisle to get things done.”


Elect Democratic Women was formed in 2018 by Democratic members of Congress with the purpose of electing more pro-choice Democratic women to Congress and higher office, based on the understanding that democracy is best served by a diverse Congress that reflects the people they represent. 

The Executive Board is made up of six sitting members of Congress: Chair Lois Frankel, Rep. Joyce Beatty, Rep. Julia Brownley, Rep. Chrissy Houlahan, Rep. Annie Kuster, and Rep. Norma Torres.