2018 Emerge Candidates


2018 Emerge Candidates

(457 women as of February 2018)

Bolded indicates candidates for the state house, senate, statewide office
or U.S. Congress (252)
*Asterisk indicates that the candidate is an Emerge Boot Camp Alumna

­­Emerge Alabama (6)

Lindsey Deckard — State Senate, District 16

Laura Gregory—Probate Judge for Tuscaloosa County*

Tabitha Isner—US Congress, AL-2*

Marshell Jackson Hatcher — Circuit Court Judge

Carin Mayo — State House, District 43

Linda Meigs—State House, District 20*

Emerge Arizona (29)

Jennifer Adams — Tempe City Council

Wenona Benally—State House, District 7

January Contreras Attorney General

Jo Claycraft State Senate, District 1

Andrea Dalessandro — State Senate, District 2

Jennifer Duff — Mesa City Council

Felicia French State House, District 6

Talia Fuentes US Congress, AZ-7

Sharon Girard — State Senate, District 8

Joan Greene US Congress, AZ-5

Pamela Powers-Hannley — State House, District 9

Valerie Harris — State House, District 22

Katie Hobbs—Secretary of State

Karyn Lathan — Constable, Maricopa County

Nikki Lee — State Senate, District 1

Denise Link — State House, District 24

Jennifer Longdon State House, District 24

Hollace Lyon State House, District 11

Christine Marsh State House, District 28

Anne McNamara — Maricopa Community Colleges Governing Board

Kathy Mohr-Almeida — State Senate, District 25

Jennifer Pawlik State House, District 17

Anna Maria Perez — US Congress, AZ-4

Athena Salman—State House, District 26

Teri Sarmiento State House, District 22

Elaissia Sears — Justice of the Peace, Maricopa County

Kiana Sears — Corporation Commission

Hiral Tipirneni—US Congress, AZ – 8

Betty Villegas — State Senate, District 3

Emerge California (16)

Kat Anderson—San Francisco City Supervisor, District 7

London Breed—Mayor of San Francisco

Monica Chinchilla—SFUSD School Board*

Malia Cohen—State Board of Equalization

Brigitte Davila—City College of San Francisco, Board of Trustees

Shanta Franco-Clausen—San Jose City Council

Sara Lamnin—Hayward City Council

Virginia Madueno—US Congress, CA – 10*

Andrea Marr—Costa Mesa City Council

Rochelle Pardue-Okimoto—California State Assembly, District 15

Michelle Parker—San Francisco Unified School District Board of Education

Uzuri Pease-Greene—San Francisco City Supervisor, District 10

Leah Pimental—San Francisco Unified School District Board of Education

Anna Pletcher—Marin County District Attorney

Thea Selby—City College of San Francisco, Board of Trustees

Catherine Stefani—San Francisco City Supervisor, District 2

Emerge Colorado (6)

Daneya Esgar—State House, District 46

Jena Griswold—Secretary of State

Leslie Herod—State House, District 8

Dominique Jackson—State House, District 42

Dafna Michaelson Jenet—State House, District 30

Faith Winter—State Senate, District 34

Emerge Kentucky (57)

Abbie Barnes—State House, District 4

Amy Beasley—Lexington City Council

Karen Berg—State Senate, District 26

Christine Bojanowski—State House, District 32

McKenzie Cantrell—State House, District 38

Chrysanthia Carr-Seals—Fayette County Magistrate

Crystal Chappell — State Senate, District 6

Beverly Chester-Burton—Mayor, City of Shively

Rhonda Childers — Estill  County Judge Executive

Tabatha Clemons—County Clerk, Grant County

Loretta Crady—Circuit Court Clerk, Hardin County

Tracy Davis — Jefferson County District Court Judge

Anne Delahanty—District Court Judge, Jefferson County

Chris Dennis Meyers—Cold Springs City Council

Deborah Donnelly—County Clerk, Hardin County

Velvet Dowdy — Henderson County Commission

LaToya Drake — State House, District 32

Carolyn Dupont—State Senate, District 22

Morgan Eaves—State House, District 81

Stefanie Ebbens Kingsley—State House, District 82

Martha Emmons — State House, District 3

Angela Evans—Fayette City Council

Karen Faulkner — Jefferson County District Court Judge

Beth Fiss—Circuit Court Clerk, Simpson County

Rachel Foster—Daviess County PVA

Nicole George—Jefferson Metro Council

Kim Glenn—Fort Glenn City Council

Charlotte Goddard — State House, District 40

Joy Gray—State House, District 7

Denise Gray—State Senate, District 76

Wanda Hammons—Grant County Magistrate

Tanisha Hickerson—District Court Judge, Jefferson County

Sarah Holland — Paducah City Commission

Lisa Johnson — Mayor, City of Versailles

Nima Kulkarni — State House, District 40

Donielle Lovell — State House, District 18

Cole Adams Maier — Clark County District Court Judge

Patti Minter — State House, District 20

Jessica Moore—District Court Judge, Jefferson County

Heather Moore — Boyd County Commission

Shambra Muder — Fayette County School Board

Ashley May Nash — State House, District 23

Terry Owens — Radcliff City Council

Kathy Plomin—Fayette City Council

Lynn Pryor—Commonwealth Attorney

Josie Raymond State House, District 31

Attica Scott—State House, District 41

Liz Sheehan — Lexington-Fayette Urban County Council, District 5

Jeanie Smith State Senate, District 32

Maria Sorolis State House, District 48

Pam Stevenson State House, District 43

Julie Tennyson — State Senate, District 2

Kathryn Thomas—Barren County Attorney

Jackie Weathers—Mayor, City of Elkton

Allee Combs Whicker — Madison County Circuit Court Clerk

Kelly Whitaker—Graves County School Board

Michelle Williams—Covington City Council

Emerge Maine (37)

Shenna Bellows—State Senate, District 14

Kylie Bragdon—State House, District 136

Heidi Brooks—State House, District 61

Jennie Butler—State House, District 25

Anne Carney—State House, District 30

Kristen Cloutier—State House, District 60

Doretta Colburn—State House, District 71

Matthea Daughtry—State House, District 49

Donna Dion—Governor

Janice Dodge—State House, District 97

Jessica Fay—State House, District 66

Laura Fortman—State Senate, District 13

April Fournier—State House, District 99

Lois Galgay Reckitt—State House, District 31

Sara Gideon—State House, District 48

Lori Gramlich—State House, District 13

Allison Hepler—State House, District 53

Erin Herbig—State Senate, District 11

Caitlin Hills—State House, District 97

Natasha Irving—District Attorney, Maine Prosecutorial District 6

Karen Kusiak—State Senate, District 16
Mary Ann Lynch—State House, District 30

Maeghan Maloney—District Attorney, Kennebec and Somerset Counties

Jay McCreight—State House, District 51

Victoria Morales—State House, District 33

Christina Riley—State House, District 74

Diane Russell—Governor

Heather Sanborn—State Senate, District 28

Bettyann Sheats—State House, District 64

Frayla Tarpinian—District Attorney, Cumberland County

Denise Tepler—State House, District 54

Maureen Terry—State House, District 26

April Turner—State House, District 42

Charlotte Warren—State House, District 84

Lynne Williams—Probate Judge


Emerge Maryland (45)

AnnMarie Abell—St. Mary’s County Commissioner

Angela Angel—State Senate, District 25

Marilyn Balcombe—Montgomery County Council, At Large

Quincy Barebee—Democratic Central Committee District 32

Paris Bienert—Baltimore City Democratic Central Committee

Walakewon Blegay—House of Delegates, District 25

Lorig Charkoudian—House of Delegates, District 20

Judy Davis—Worcester County Democratic Central Committee

Lenora Dawson—Baltimore Clerk of Court

Sarah Elfreth—State Senate, District 30

Maureen Evans Arthurs—Howard County Democratic Central Committee

Pamela Faulkner—Democratic Central Committee

Wanika Fisher—House of Delegates, District 47

Jessica Fitzwater—Frederick County Council, District 4

Nadia Hashimi—US Congress MD-6*

Katie Hester—State Senate, District 9

Marisol Johnson—Baltimore County Council, District 2

Deb Jung—Howard County Council

Robbyn Lewis—House of Delegates, District 46

Brooke Lierman—House of Delegates, District 46

Lesley Lopez—House of Delegates, District 39

Pamela Luby—House of Delegates, District 33

Gretchen Maneval—State Senate, District 42*

Aletheia McCaskill—State Senate, District 44

Ellie Mitchell—Democratic Central Committee, Baltimore City

Julia Nichols—House of Delegates, District 29C*

Allison Pickard—Anne Arundel County Council

Marylin Pierre—Judge-Montgomery County Circuit Court

Phylicia Porter—Baltimore City Democratic Central Committee

Tricia Powell—Calvert County Commissioner, District 1

Lily Qi—House of Delegates, District 15

Pamela Queen—House of Delegates, District 14

Christiana Rigby—Howard County Council, District 3

Debbie Ritchie—Anne Arundel County Council, District 3

Lisa Brannigan Rodvien—Anne Arundel County Council

Sheila Ruth—Baltimore County Council

Makeda Scott—Baltimore County School Board

Stephanie Smith—House of Delegates, District 45

Tre Steger-Smith—Judge of the Orphans Court*

Theresa Stegman—Democratic Central Committee District 40

Dea Thomas—House of Delegates, District 46

Jheanelle Wilkins—House of Delegates, District 20

Nicole Williams—House of Delegates, District 22

Sarah Wolek—Bethesda City Council Seat*

Jamila Woods—State Senate, District 26

Brenda Wolff—Montgomery County Board of Education, District 5*



Emerge Massachusetts (34)

Christine Barber—State Representative, 34th Middlesex

Chris ChanyasulkitTown Meeting. Brookline

Michelle CiccoloState Representative, 15th Middlesex

Claire Cronin—State Representative, 11th Plymouth

Liz DeSelmSchool Committee, Melrose

Diana DiZoglio—State Representative, 14th Essex

Eileen Duff—Governor’s Council, 5th District

Margot FleischmanSelectman, Bedford

Katie FordeSuffolk County Register of Deeds

Tami GouvieaState Representative, 14th Middlesex

Allison GustavasonState Representative, 4th Essex

Deirdre HallState Representative, 5th Plymouth

Sam HammarState Senate, 5th Middlesex

Sabrina HeiseyState Representative, 36th Middlesex

Natalie Higgins—State Representative, 4th Worcester*

Cindy King—State Representative, Middlesex

Lori Lennon—State Representative, 23rd Middlesex

Teury MarteState Senate, 2nd Essex

Juana Matias—US Congress, MA-3

Tanya Neslusan— State Representative, 1st Hampden

Tram Nguyen— State Representative, 18th Essex

Charlotte Nugent—Advisory Neighborhood Commission, 4C01, District of Columbia

Mary Olberding—Hampshire Register of Deeds

Donna Patalano—Middlesex District Attorney

Becca RauchState Senate, Norfolk, Bristol, and Middlesex

Alicia Reddin— Billerica Town Meeting

Deb Rudolf—State Senate, Plymouth and Barnstable

Mary Ann StewartState Representative, 15th Middlesex

Brianna Sullivan— State Representative, 1st Essex

Gretchen VanNessState Representative, 14th Suffolk

Moira Walsh—Rhode Island State House, District 3*

Brianna Wu—US Congress, MA-8*

Sue Chalifoux Zephir—State Senate, Worcester and Middlesex

Emerge Michigan (7)

Nicole Bedi—State House, District 40

Kyra Harris Bolden—State House, District 35

Mallory McMorrow—State Senate, District 13

Julia Pulver—State Senate, District 15

Kelly Rossman-McKinney—State Senate, District 24

Fayrouz Saad—US Congress, MI-11

Katie Scott—Washtenaw County Commission, District 9

Emerge Nevada (20)

Patricia Ackerman—State Assembly, District 39

Shea Backus—State Assembly, District 37

Shannon Bibray-Axelrod—State Assembly, District 34

Catherine Byrne—State Controller

Irene Bustamante Adams— State House, District 42

Nicole Cannizzaro— State Senate, District 6

Jo Cato—University Regent, District 1

Linda Cavazos—CCSD Board of Trustees, District G

Lesley Cohen—State Assembly, District 29

Eileen Eady—School Board Trustee, District F

Michelle Gorelow—State Assembly, District 35

Brianna Johnson—Clark County Assessor

Tierra Jones—District Judge, Department 10

Kali Fox Miller—School Board Trustee, District F

Daniele Monroe-Moreno—State Assembly, District 1

Julie Pazina—State Senate, District 20

Paula Povilaitus—State Assembly, District 32

Ellen Spiegel—State Assembly, District 2

Shondra Summers-Armstrong—Las Vegas City Council, Ward 5

Emerge New Jersey (2)

Stephanie Smith—State House, District 45

Linda Weber—US Congress, NJ-7*

Emerge New Mexico (18)

Linda Alvarez—Hatch Mayor

Deborah Armstrong—State House, District 17

Joanne Ferrary—State House, District 37

Natalie Fiqueroa—State House, District 30

Stephanie Garcia Richard—State House, District 43

Debra Haaland—US Congress, NM-1

Doreen Wonda Johnson—State House, District 5

Jane Levy—Judge, District XXV

Georgene Louis—State House, District 26

Jacqueline Medina—Judge of the Court of Appeals, Position 2

Kate Noble—Santa Fe Mayor

Antoinette Reyes—County Commission

Patricia Roybal Caballero—State House, District 13

Angelica Rubio—State House, District 35

Maria Sanchez-Gagne—District Court Judge, 1st Judicial District Court

Debbie Sarinana—State House, District 21

Liz Thomson—State House, District 24

Linda Trujillo—State House, District 48

Emerge New York (1)

Mary O'Sullivan—Ward Leader, Yonkers*

Emerge Oregon (34)

Teresa Alonso Leon— State House, District 22

Lacey Beaty—Beaverton City Council

Heather Buch—Lane County Commissioner*

Shannon Cockayne—Independence City Council

Shirley Craddick—Metro Regional Government Council, District 1

Kimberly Culbertson—Washington County Commission

Joelle Davis— State Senate, District 19

Julia DeGraw—Portland City Council*

Shemia Fagan— State Senate, District 24

Julie Fahey— State House, District 14

Sonya Fischer—Clackamas County Commission

Athena Goldberg— State Senate, District 3

CM Hall – Newport City Council

Kathryn Harrington—Washington County Commission

Paige Hook – Stayton City Council

Val Hoyle—Bureau of Labor and Industries

Alissa Keny-Guyer—State House, District 46

Kimberly Koops-Wrabek – State House, District 11

Ann Lininger—Clackamas County Circuit Court Judge

Darcy Long-Curtiss—State House, District 59

Sheri Malstrom—State House, District 27

Kelsie McDaniel – Union County District Attorney

Jennifer McGuirk—Multnomah County Auditor*

Jamie McLeod-Skinner—US Congress, OR-2

Melissa Ousley – State House, District 23

Beach Pace – Hillsboro City Council

Karin Power—State House, District 41

Rachel Prusak – State House, District 37*

Andrea Salinas—State House, District 38

Andrea Valderrama—Portland City Council

Pamela White—Clackamas County Clerk

Felicia Williams—Portland City Council

Jennifer Williamson—State House, District 36

Daphne Wysham – State Senate, District 19*

Emerge Pennsylvania (20)

Mary Auker-Endres—State House, District 98

Christa Caceres—State House, District 189

Sara Campbell-Szymanski—State House, District 150

Maria Collett—State Senate, District 12

Carolyn Comitta—State House, District 156

Shavonnia Corbin-Johnson—US Congress, PA-4

Amy Cozze—State House, District 137

Linda Fields—State Senate, District 24

Pamela Hacker—State House, District 26

Liz Hanbidge—State House, District 61

Kristine Howard—State House, District 167

Sara Johnson-Rothman—State House, District 151

Michele Knoll—State House, District 44

Katie Muth—State Senate, District 44

Jennifer O’Mara—State House, District 165

Laura Quick—US Congress, PA-15

Kristin Seale—State House, District 167

Melissa Shusterman—State Senate, District 157

Claudette Williams—State House, District 176

Lindsey Williams—State House, District 40

Emerge South Carolina (3)

Cindy Boatwright—State House, District 99*, lost 

Carol Tempel—State House, District 115*

LeTanya Williams—Chester County Council*

Emerge Tennessee (17)

Amy Alford—Seviere County Commission 

Lori Clemmons—Williamson County Commission

Racquel Collins—Shelby County Commission

Katharine Heriges—Davidson County Commission

Deborah Holbrook—Cumberland County Commission

Tara Houston- Davidson County Democratic Party 

Renee Hoyos—US Congress, TN-2*

Amber Huett-Garcia—State House, District 86

Martesha Johnson—Nashville Public Defender

Jodi Jones—Davidson County Commissioner

London Lamar—State House, District 91

Katrina Robinson Lee—State Senate, District 33

Adrienne Pakis-Gillon—Shelby County Register of Deeds

Mariah Phillips — US Congress, TN-4
Rebecca Saldivar—Knox County Commission At-Large 

Evetty Satterfield — Knox County School Board

Tami Sawyer — Shelby County Commission


Emerge Vermont (17)

Becca Balint—State Senate, Windham

Jana Brown — Richmond Library Trustee

Jessica Brumsted—State House, Shelburne

Melody DeFlorio—Orange Southwest School Board

Sarah George—Chittenden County State’s Attorney

Martine Gulick—School Board, Burlington

Debbie Ingram—State Senate, Chittenden

Cindy Jerome—Dummerston School & Town Moderator

Diane Kirson-Glitman — Mt. Mansfield Untion School Board

Emilie Kornheiser—State House, Brattleboro

Kiah Morris—State House, Bennington

Ebony Nyoni — Winooski City Council

Carol Ode—State House, Burlington

Julie Raboin — Newport City Council

Leah Romano — Norwich Selectboard

Anne Watson—Montpelier Mayor*

Laura Williams — South Burlington School Board

Emerge Virginia (8)

Julia Biggins—US Congress, VA-10*

Nicole Carry—Norfolk School Board, Ward 1

Leslie Cockburn—US Congress, VA-5*

Karen Mallard—US Congress, VA–2*

Brittany Shearer—Norfolk City School Board

Abigail Spanberger—US Congress, VA–7

Lindsey Davis Stover—US Congress, VA–10

Vangie Williams—US Congress, VA—1*


Emerge Washington (5)

Jessa Lewis—State Senate, District 6

Kay Murano—State House, District 6

Dr. Kimberly Schrier—US Congress, WA-8*

Janet St Clair—Island County Commissioner

Claire Wilson—State House, District 30

Emerge Wisconsin (61)

Jen Adamski-Torres — Racine City Council

Julie Allen—Lincoln County Board of Supervisors

Carousel Andrea Bayrd—Dane County Board of Supervisors

Carol Beals—Grant County Board of Supervisors

Jill Billings—State Assembly, District 95

Leah Blough — Kenosha County Board

Tanya Buckingham—Dane County Board of Supervisors

Kim Butler—State Assembly, District 28

Marisabel Cabrera—State Assembly, District 9

Jessica Carpenter—Shorewood Village Board

Rebecca Clarke—State Assembly, District 26

Kate Cronin—Verona City Council

Kelly Danner—Dane County Board of Supervisors

Heather Driscoll—Dane County Board of Supervisors

Jennifer Dye—Dane County Board of Supervisors

McKenzie Edmonds—Shorewood Village Board

Analiese Eicher—Dane County Board of Supervisors

Margaret Engebretson—US Congress, WI-7

Erica Flynn—State Assembly, District 84

Frankie Fuller—Jefferson County Board of Supervisors, District 20

Molly Grupe—Monona City Council

Sharon Hampson—La Crosse County Board of Supervisors

Kara Hawes—Rock County Board of Supervisors

Diane Hesselbein—State Assembly, District 79

Bryn Ege Horton—Sun Prairie School Board

Peg Jerome Isola—La Crosse County Board of Supervisors

Kari Ives—Chippewa County Board of Supervisors

Jennifer Jackson—Grant County Board of Supervisors

La Tonya Johnson—State Senate, District 6

Tara Johnson—La Crosse County Board of Supervisors

Katie Kohl—Verona City Council

Mary Kolar—Dane County Board of Supervisors

Allison Leahy—Marathon County Bpard

Elizabeth Lochner Abel—State Assembly, District 31

Kriss Marion—Lafayette County Board Supervisor

Felesia Martin—Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors

Maureen McCarville—Dane County Board of Supervisors

Jackie Moore—Ashland City Council, School Board

LaKeshia Myers—State Assembly, District 31

Marcelia Nicholson—Milwaukee County Board

Alexandra Nugent—Town of Sheboygan Board of Supervisors

Carla Quirk—Janesville School Board

Christine Rahif—State Assembly, District 60

Melissa Ratcliff—Cottage Grove City Council

Elizabeth Riley—State Assembly, District 87

Khrys Riley—Wood County Board of Supervisors

Michele Ritt—Dane County Board of Supervisors

Esther Roberts—Village of Somers Council

Melissa Sargent—State Assembly, District 48

Leah Schrieber Johnson—Oak Creek-Franklin Joint School District School Board

Stephanie Spellman—Winnebago County Board of Supervisors

Nancy Stencil—Marathon County Board of Supervisors

Sheila Stubbs—State Assembly, District 77, Dane County Board of Supervisors

Lisa Subeck—State Assembly, District 78

Elizabeth Sumner—State Assembly, District 23, Fox Point Village Board

Sequanna Taylor—Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors

Tracy Thompson—Rock County Board of Supervisors

Tina Tryggestad—La Crosse County Board of Supervisors

Mary Von Ruden—Monroe County Board of Supervisors

Hayley Young—Dane County Board of Supervisors

JoCasta Zamarripa—State Assembly, District 8

Emerge Boot Camp Alumnae in Non-Emerge States (14)

Shannon Baldwin—Harris County Criminal Court Judge, Texas*

Anna Bloomer—New Castle County School Board, Delaware*

Becky Evans—State Senate, District 83, Georgia*

Sharon Fairley—Attorney General, Illinois*

Denise Garner—State House, District 84, Arkansas*

Shelly Hutchinson— State House, District 107, Georgia*

Zahra Karinshak—State Senate, District 48, Georgia*

Monique Keane—State Senate, District 89, Georgia*

Regina Lewis-Ward—State House, District 109, Georgia*

Lou Leon Guerrero—Governor, Guam*

Lucy McBath—State House, District 37, Georgia*

Lorena Perez McGill—State House, District 15, Texas*

Christie McKinney—Advisory Neighborhood Commission, District of Columbia*

Shawna Rihani—State House, District 16, Rhode Island*



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