WASHINGTON, DC –Today, Elect Democratic Women (EDW), the only Congressional member-led committee dedicated to electing more Democratic women to Congress, announced its endorsement of Laura Gillen in New York’s 4th Congressional District.
“As town Supervisor, Laura Gillen worked to improve her community’s infrastructure and to lower taxes. She has been a staunch advocate for women and families doing pro-bono work for domestic violence victims,” said Rep. Lois Frankel (D-FL), Chair of Elect Democratic Women. “She wants to go to congress to fight back against extremism and protect women’s reproductive freedom while working across the aisle to get things done. She will bring the leadership that the 4th Congressional District needs.”
“I’m delighted to be endorsed by Elect Democratic Women. As a mother of four, I know how important it is to fight for a better future for our children,” said Laura Gillen. “As town Supervisor I fought for lower taxes, modern infrastructure, and for veterans to get the benefits they have earned. I have a proven track record of getting things done and working across the aisle to improve the lives of children and families. New York’s 4th Congressional District needs a leader who will fight for our community, which is why I’m running for Congress.”
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. We believe 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.