Emily Cain

Executive Director, Emily’s List

Former Senator, Orono, Maine

Emily Cain is Executive Director for EMILY’s List. With a decade of experience as a state legislator and public policy leader, two cycles as one of the country’s top-ranked Democratic congressional candidates, more than a decade of work in higher education, and prior leadership as Chief Strategy Officer for a private-sector tech company, Cain has helped lead EMILY’s List to record growth in the size and reach of its important work to elect Democratic pro-choice women across the country and up and down the ballot. Prior to joining EMILY’s List, Emily was the Chief Strategy Officer at HistoryIT, a technology company dedicated to making historical collections more accessible and meaningful through digitization.

Emily made her mark in Maine politics serving in both the House and Senate over five terms in the state legislature, leading the Appropriations Committee as Chair, and serving as the youngest woman House Minority Leader in state history. In 2012, against all odds, Cain led House Democrats back into the majority by recruiting top candidates, electing more women, and winning tough seats in Maine’s challenging rural areas. As a leader in the legislature Emily Cain was known as a tough negotiator, deal closer, and champion for women, equality, domestic violence prevention, and economic development. In 2014 and 2016 Emily ran for U.S. Congress in two of the most competitive House races in the country.