Susan B. Anthony (“SBA”) List Candidate Fund Endorsement Criteria
The goal of the SBA List Candidate Fund is to increase the percentage of pro-life women in Congress and high public office. The SBA endorses select pro-life candidates. To be considered for endorsement, candidates must fulfill the following criteria:
1) Be a pro-life woman running for election to Congress or statewide office OR be a pro-life man running for election to Congress or statewide office against a pro-abortion woman *
2) Complete a candidate questionnaire
3) Be a viable candidate
4) Be interviewed for the SBA List
5) Earn the official approval of the SBA’s Candidate Selection Committee
During the fight to prevent taxpayer funded abortion in health care reform, the Susan B. Anthony List placed significant emphasis and resources in communicating with pro-life Members of Congress that this was a career-defining vote.
For those who voted for the largest expansion of abortion since Roe v. Wade, the SBA List has launched a special project, Votes Have Consequences.
Endorsements have been made in these specific districts may not have otherwise fit Susan B. Anthony List Candidate Fund criteria for endorsement. Candidate Endorsements are considered on a rolling basis.
North Carolina candidates endorsed by the SBA group for the November, 2010 election include North Carolina Congresswomen Sue Myrick (R-NC 09) and Virginia Foxx (R-NC 05). Renee Ellmers, who is challenging the incumbent Congressman Bob Etheridge in the 2nd Congressional District, was also endorsed by the Susan B. Anthony list.
Ellmers, a Michigan native, trained as a Medical Assistant. For the next eight years, working full and part-time jobs, she attended Oakland University, graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing.
A year later, working as a Surgical Intensive Care Nurse at Beaumont Hospital she met her husband, Brent, a graduate of the University of Indiana School Of Medicine.
After their son was born, while visiting family in Cary, Renee and her husband decided to move to North Carolina. Today she works with her husband as Clinical Director of the Trinity Wound Care Center in Dunn.
Renee is active in community affairs, having served as Vice President of Community Development for the Chamber of Commerce and as President Elect of the Chamber for the coming year. She has also served on the Dunn Planning Board, the board of the Betsy Johnson Hospital Foundation and the Harnett County Nursing Home Committee.
Note: Ellmers has been contacted several times to do an interview for Elections 2010 Raleigh, but neither she nor her campaign manager have responded to interview requests.
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