Press Release

September 20, 2017

Maggie's List Endorses Erika Harold for Attorney General of Illinois


September 19, 2017 

Maggie’s List Proudly Endorses Erika Harold for Attorney General of Illinois

The First Ever Endorsement of an Attorney General

(Washington, DC) – Leading PAC for fiscally conservative women makes first ever endorsement of a state attorney general. Maggie’s List is proud to announce the endorsement of Erika Harold for Attorney General of Illinois. Endorsing stellar state candidates such as Erika Harold, reinforces our decision to support women who are running for statewide offices. Maggie’s List, a political action committee (PAC) is dedicated to electing fiscally conservative women to office.

Erika Harold is a graduate of Harvard Law School, and is a former Miss America. Serving as Miss America in 2003, Erika has national advocacy with hands on experience in local communities, fighting for children and putting an end to cyberbullying by sharing her own personal experience. As attorney general, Harold will uphold the highest legal standards while she continues her legacy of fighting for children. As a fiscal conservative, Erika Harold will face the challenge of fiscal mismanagement head on.

“Erika Harold is a proven leader who brings so much to the State of Illinois,” states Sandra B. Mortham, Chairman of Maggie’s List and former Florida Secretary of State. “Her service in Illinois, coupled with her relentless leadership and desire to work on issues that directly impact citizens and businesses in the Land of Lincoln, make her the right choice. We know she is the right candidate to serve as Illinois attorney general because she respects the need for increased personal responsibility, fiscal conservatism, and fairly upholding law and order for the citizens of Illinois.”

Candidate Erika Harold states, "I am honored and humbled to be endorsed by Maggie’s List. This important endorsement shows the national attention and interest in our campaign to respect the Constitution, uphold the rule of law, and bring reform to the citizens of this great state."

Harold knows the problems facing Illinoisans. Throughout her life, Erika has faced many adversities. Through education, hard work and determination, Erika has overcome many challenges and knows how to relate and represent the people of Illinois, especially in a legal setting. Since graduating from Harvard Law School, she has dedicated her time to enhancing the profession of law in Illinois by serving on the Illinois Supreme Court Committee on Equality. Harold also serves as a Commissioner on the Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism. She was also an active member of the Lawyers in the Classroom program, providing instruction on the U.S legal system, and coached high school students through Mock Trial Competitions.

“Erika Harold upholds the values and leadership that Maggie’s List looks for in effective and principled leaders. As a fiscal conservative, Erika will work tirelessly to make sure Illinois’ future is protected and constitutional rights are upheld,” states Sandra B. Mortham.

Women currently hold only seven attorney general seats, according to the CAWP. Currently three of the seven women serving as attorney general are fiscal conservatives. This abysmal number is something that Maggie’s List works to correct by helping to elect fiscally conservative women to the U.S. House, Senate, governor and now attorney general seats. Maggie's List is proud to have Florida's Attorney General, Pam Bondi, on our Board of Directors!

About Maggie’s List:

Maggie's List is a federal PAC created to raise awareness and funds to increase the number of conservative women elected to federal public office. Since 2010, this national group of dedicated women have had an outstanding record for endorsing successful candidates for U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives. Maggie’s List supports women candidates who stand for fiscal conservatism, less government, more personal responsibility and strong national security. For more information on Maggie’s List, please visit, follow @maggieslist1 and like


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