Bringing strong executive leadership experience and a progressive policy background, Representative Murphy is the strongest candidate for Minnesota Governor.

Saint Paul, MN — Women Winning announced today its endorsement of Representative Erin Murphy for Minnesota Governor. Citing her qualifications and sophisticated campaign operation, Women WInning is proud to support Representative Murphy. If elected, Murphy will become Minnesota’s first woman Governor in 160 years of statehood.

“From her unwavering advocacy for affordable and accessible women’s health care, to her leadership as Majority Leader in the Minnesota House, Representative Murphy is a leader who invests in the people and policies that make Minnesota a wonderful state to live and work,” said Lauren Beecham, Executive Director of Women Winning. “We know Representative Murphy is in a strong position going into the party endorsement and has the campaign infrastructure and a plan in place to win at every stage of the race. She has the executive experience, vision, and leadership to be our next governor.”

Representative Murphy began her career as a nurse and led a surgical suite on a transplant team before becoming Executive Director of the Minnesota Nurses Association. She brought that executive experience to the Capitol when she was elected to the Minnesota House of Representatives in 2007. In 2012, she was elected Majority Leader by her colleagues and under her leadership, Minnesotans benefited from  historically productive legislative sessions in 2013 and 2014, during which the legislature paid back the money Tim Pawlenty borrowed from our schools, passed marriage equality, and raised the minimum wage.

Representative Murphy has been a champion for reproductive freedom, has advocated for earned sick time and paid family leave, and was instrumental in the passage of the Women’s Economic Security Act. She has traveled across Minnesota helping to recruit and mentor candidates for office giving her an unparalleled understanding of the entire state.

“Women Winning is one of the most trusted and respected political organizations in Minnesota and has been electing pro-choice women to office for 36 years. I have worked alongside them to increase women’s representation in Minnesota am honored to have earned their endorsement for Governor,” Representative Murphy said “I am excited about the work ahead to build a bright future for all Minnesotans and know that Women Winning will be with me every step of the way.”

Women Winning has been working for 36 years to elect pro-choice women to every level of public office, from Park Board to President. Its endorsement comes with strategic campaign guidance, training, and financial and grassroots support.

About Women Winning

Women Winning mission is to encourage, promote, support, and elect pro-choice women of all political parties to all levels of public office. Women Winning runs a smart, strategic, and targeted political program focused on districts deemed winnable for pro-choice women candidates with the goal of increasing the number of women serving in public office. Each election cycle, Women Winning’s strong wins build upon the success of the organization’s Statewide Candidate Recruitment & Development Program.

Women Winning was established in 1982 by 25 multi-partisan, pro-choice women who wanted to increase the number of women in public office. Today, Women Winning is the largest and most influential statewide women’s PAC in Minnesota with more than 14,000 members and has raised millions of dollars and supported thousands of women candidates.

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