Friday, June 26, 2009

EMILY’s List Announces Endorsement of Alex Sink for Governor of Florida and Diane Denish for Governor of New Mexico

EMILY’s List, the nation’s largest financial resource for women candidates, today announced its endorsement of Alex Sink for Governor of Florida and Diane Denish for Governor of New Mexico.

On Alex Sink:
“Florida is ready for a fresh start, and there is no better candidate for the job than Alex Sink. A proven leader and advocate for Florida families, Sink is extremely qualified to serve as Florida’s chief executive,” said Ellen R. Malcolm, president of EMILY’s List. “Demanding accountability in state government, Alex has earned a strong reputation as a watchdog for Florida consumers and taxpayers. Her vast experience and business acumen make her an ideal candidate for governor during these challenging economic times. EMILY’s List looks forward to helping to elect Alex Sink as Florida’s first woman governor.”

As Florida’s Chief Financial Officer, Alex Sink has worked tirelessly to take on special interests, cut wasteful spending and restore government accountability. A dedicated advocate for Florida consumers, Sink has launched programs such as Florida’s Housing Help Initiative, which provides assistance to Floridians facing mortgage foreclosure, and the Safeguard Our Seniors Task Force, created to protect older Floridians from financial fraud. As CFO, Sink oversees thousands of employees and an annual budget of $300 million in Florida’s Department of Financial Services.

Sink was elected in 2006 after nearly three decades in the business world where she rose to be a widely respected chief executive. She is currently one of only two Democrats elected statewide in Florida. EMILY’s List backed Sink in her 2006 campaign and supported her through our Political Opportunity Program (POP) that helps women win down-ballot and state legislative races. When elected, Sink will become Florida’s first woman governor.

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