Washington (CNN) - Ellen Malcolm, the founder of liberal advocacy group EMILY's List, is stepping down as the group's president, the group announced Wednesday.
Malcolm will remain as Chairwoman of EMILY's List's Board of Directors, the group also said in a statement announcing the leadership change.
Stephanie Schriock, the Chief of Staff for Montana Democratic Sen. Jon Tester, will take over as the group's president on February 1.
The liberal advocacy group, founded nearly 25 years ago by Malcolm, is dedicated to electing Democratic women who support abortion rights. EMILY's List recruits candidates, helps them build and maintain campaign organizations, and mobilizes women voters to the polls.
Since its founding, the group says it has helped elect 80 women to the House of Representatives, along with 15 senators, nine governors, and "hundreds" of women to state and local office across the country.