2018 Emerge Candidates

2018 Emerge Candidates

(160 women as of November 2017)

Bolded indicates candidates for the state house, senate, statewide office
or U.S. Congress (92)

*Asterisk indicates that the candidate is an Emerge Boot Camp Alumna

Emerge Alabama (6)

Tabitha Isner—US Congress, AL-2*

Laura Gregory—Probate Judge for Tuscaloosa County*

Carin Mayo—State House, District 42*

Linda Meigs—State House, District 20*

Amy Scott Wasyluka—State Senate, District 2*

Elizabeth Shannon—State Senate, District 15*

Emerge Arizona (2)

Katie Hobbs—Arizona Secretary of State

Hiral Tipirneni—US Congress, AZ - 8

Emerge California (13)

Kat Anderson—San Francisco City Supervisor, District 7

Malia Cohen—State Board of Equalization

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

Shay Franco-Clausen—San Jose City Council

Schuyler Hudak—San Francisco City Supervisor

Sara Lamnin—Hayward City Council

Virginia Madueno—US Congress, CA – 10

Andrea Marr—Costa Mesa City Council

Rochelle Pardue-Okimoto—California State Assembly

Michelle Parker—San Francisco Unified School District Board of Education

Uzuri Pease-Greene—San Francisco City Supervisor

Anna Pletcher—Marin County District Attorney

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

Emerge Colorado (1)

Jena Griswold—Colorado Secretary of State

Emerge Kentucky (1)

Kim Glenn—Fort Glenn City Council*

Emerge Maine (1)

Allison Hepler—State House, District 53

Emerge Maryland (32)

AnnMarie Abell—St. Mary’s County Commissioner

Angela Angel—State Senate, District 25

Marilyn Balcombe—Montgomery County Council, At Large

Walakewon Blegay—House of Delegates, District 25

Anna Bloomer—New Castle County School Board

Lorig Charkoudian—House of Delegates, District 20

Lenora Dawson—Baltimore Clerk of Court

Pamela Faulkner—Democratic Central Committee

Nadia Hashimi—US Congress MD-6*

Katie Hester—State Senate, District 9

Deb Jung—Howard County Council

Marisol Johnson—Baltimore County Council, District 2

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*

Ellie Mitchell—Democratic Central Committee, Baltimore City

Julia Nichols—House of Delegates, District 29C*

Allison Pickard—Anne Arundel County Council

Tricia Powell—Calvert County Commissioner, District 1

Pamela Queen—House of Delegates, District 14

Christiana Rigby—Howard County Council, District 3

Debbie Ritchie—Anne Arundel County Council, District 3

Ciara Robinson—Capitol Heights Town Council

Lisa Brannigan Rodvien—Anne Arundel County Council

Sheila Ruth—Baltimore County Council

Stephanie Smith—House of Delegates, District 45

Tre Steger-Smith—Judge of the Orphans Court

Dea Thomas—House of Delegates, District 46

Jheanelle Wilkins—House of Delegates, District 20

Sarah WolekBethesda City Council Seat*

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

Emerge Massachusetts (15)

Christine Barber—State House, District 34, Middlesex,

Claire Cronin—State House, District 11, Plymouth

Diana DiZoglio—State House, District 14, Essex

Eileen Duff—Governor’s Council, 5th District

Natalie Higgins—State House, District 4, Worcester

Cindy King—Townsend Select Board

Sheila Lyons—Barnstable County Commissioner

Juana Matias—US Congress, MA-3

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

Mary Olberding—Hampshire Register of Deeds

Alicia Reddin—State House, District 22, Middlesex

Claudia Sierra—State Senate, District 1, Suffolk and Middlesex

Brianna Sullivan—State House, District 1, Essex

Moira Walsh—Rhode Island State House, District 3

Brianna Wu—US Congress, MA-8*

Emerge Michigan (3)

Anne Brown—State Senate, District 54

Mallory McMorrow—State Senate, District 13

Fayrouz Saad—US Congress, MI-11

Emerge New Jersey (1)

Linda Weber—US Congress, NJ-7*

Emerge New Mexico (20)

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

Alexis Jimenez—State House, District 60

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

Melanie Stansbury—State House, District 28

Liz Thomson—State House, District 24

Linda Trujillo—State House, District 48

Emerge Oregon (16)

Teresa Alonso Leon— State House, District 22

Lacey Beaty—Beaverton City Council

Heather Buch—Lane County Commissioner

Julia DeGraw—Portland City Council

Shemia Fagan— State House, District 24

Julie Fahey— State House, District 14

Sonya Fischer—Clackamas County Commission

Kathryn Harrington—Washington County Commission

Val Hoyle—Bureau of Labor and Industries

Alissa Keny-Guyer—State House, District 46

Sheri Malstrom—State House, District 27

Jennifer McGuirk—Multnomah County Auditor

Jamie McLeod-Skinner—US Congress, OR-2

Karin Power—State House, District 41

Pamela White—Clackamas County Clerk

Jennifer Williamson—State House, District 36

Emerge Pennsylvania (4)

Carolyn Comitta— State House, District 156

Sara Johnson Rothman — State House, District 151

Susan Quick—US-Congress, PA-15

Lindsey Williams— State House, District 40

Emerge South Carolina (2)

Cindy Boatwright — State House, District 99*

LeTanya Williams — Chester County Council*

Emerge Tennessee (9)

Renee Hoyos—US Congress, TN-2*

Jodi Jones—Davidson County Commissioner

Martesha Johnson—Nashville Public Defender

London Lamar—State House

Kimberly LeGate — Nashville City Council

Melissa Nance—State House

Mariah Phillips — US Congress, TN-4

Evetty Satterfield — Knox County School Board

Kasandra Smith—US Congress, TN-9

Vivian Underwood Shipe—State House

Emerge Vermont (1)

Anne Watson—Montpelier Mayor*

Emerge Virginia (7)

Kimberly Adams—US Congress, VA–10

Julia Biggins—US Congress, VA-10*

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

Emerge Washington (2)

Mona Das—US Congress, WA-8*

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

Emerge Wisconsin (13)

Sparkle Ashley—Milwaukee County Supervisor

Carol Beals—Grant County Board of Supervisors

Kelly Danner—Dane County Board of Supervisors

Kari Ives—Chippewa County Board of Supervisors

Tara Johnson—La Crosse County Board of Supervisors

Mary Kolar—Dane County Board of Supervisors

Jackie Moore—Ashland City Council, School Board

Cathy Myers—US Congress, WI-1

Carla Quirk—Janesville School Board

Michele Ritt— Dane County Board Supervisor

Tracy Thompson— Dane County Board Supervisor

Christina Tryggestad—La Crosse County Board of Supervisors

Gina Walkington—State House, District 61

Emerge Boot Camp Alumnae in Non-Emerge States (11)

Shannon Baldwin—Harris County Criminal Court Judge, Texas*

Becky Evans—State Senate, District 83, Georgia*

Denise Garner—State House, District 84, Arkansas*

Lucy McBath—State House, District 37, Georgia*

Shelly Hutchinson— State House, District 107, Georgia*

Jennifer Jordan—State Senate, District 6, Georgia*

Zahra Karinshak—State Senate, District 48, Georgia*

Monique Keane—State Senate, District 89, Georgia*

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

Marla Mott-Smith—US Congress, UT-4, Utah*

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


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