Today Emily’s List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, endorsed Deidre Malone for Shelby County Mayor. By LaTrivia Nelson_Memphis, TN

“Deidre Malone is a passionate advocate for working families in Shelby County,” said Denise Feriozzi, Political Director of EMILY’s List. “As an experienced business leader and public official, Deidre is committed to promoting economic growth, ensuring access to a quality public education, and creating a more efficient government. The EMILY’s List community – now more than three million members strong – is proud to support Deidre to be the next mayor of Shelby County.”

Malone, the Democratic Nominee for Shelby County Mayor is a former Shelby County Commissioner and local business owner. She was also endorsed by the Shelby County Firefighters Association Local 2585. Other endorsements include: Shelby County Sheriff’s Deputy’s Association, Memphis AFL-CIO Labor Council, Tennessee Equality Project, Sheet Metal Workers Local #4, United Steelworkers Local #7655, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers #1288, Ironworkers Local #167 and Teamsters Local #667.

EMILY’s List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, has raised over $390 million to support pro-choice Democratic women candidates – making it one of the most successful political organizations ever. We recruit and train candidates, support strong campaigns, research women’s issues, and turn out women voters. We’ve trained over 9,000 women to run, and helped elect over 100 women to the House, 19 to the Senate, 10 governors, and over five hundred to state and local office. Since its founding in 1985, almost one-third of the candidates EMILY’s List has helped elect to Congress have been women of color – including every single Latina, African American, and Asian American Democratic woman currently serving. During the 2011-2012 cycle, EMILY’s List raised a record-breaking $52 million dollars. With the help of our growing community — now more than three million members strong — EMILY’s List helped elect an historic number of candidates in 2012 including 19 new women to the House, six Senate incumbents, three new Senators, and 186 state and local officials.