EMILY's List President Stephanie Schriock is a recognized leader, bringing more than 12 years of fundraising, management and strategic planning experience to EMILY's List. She’s been described as "inspirational," a "star in American politics," and "a spectacular campaign manager." All of this, and she can make Senator Al Franken laugh while she's doing it.
Stephanie has been at the forefront of some of the most challenging and innovative political campaigns of the past decade. She served as the national finance director for Howard Dean's 2004 presidential campaign, leading the team that revolutionized political fundraising, exceeding previous records by raising more than $52 million in a Democratic primary. Stephanie then helped now-U.S. Senator Jon Tester unseat an 18-year Republican incumbent U.S. senator in a state with an eight-point Republican advantage.
When Democratic leaders were looking for the right person to manage Al Franken's Senate campaign in Minnesota, they turned to Stephanie. Franken's $18 million campaign was one of the most- watched races of 2008. After an extremely close vote on Election Day failed to produce a clear victor, Stephanie managed a $12 million recount operation that involved four law firms, 180 staff, and nearly 2000 volunteers.
A graduate of Mankato State University in Minnesota, Stephanie has never forgotten the values she learned growing up in the strong labor town of Butte, Montana. Montana has a proud history of electing women: the first woman to win a seat in Congress, Jeannette Rankin, was elected from Montana in 1916.