2018 is Off to a Great Start!

2018 is Off to A Great Start! 
 
Dear Friends, 
 
Our Class of 2018 training year is underway. Thank you to everyone who was able to attend and support the class at our kick off in January! 
 
We continue to be amazed by our latest cohort. The energy is high and they are eager to learn it all. Many have already identified opportunities to engage in public policy advocacy or politics. A few have announced candidacies for office, secured appointments to a public commission, advocated or testified in support of legislation in Salem, filed to become Precinct Committee Persons for their neighborhood or attended a local Democratic Party meeting. 
 
We certainly want all of these women to run for office one day - but we count these steps as successes - and blessings. It makes us feel good about the future when we see deeper engagement by those we want in elected leadership positions!
 
With it now being March, it also means we're about 10 weeks away from Election Day! 
 
Below is our list of women whose names you will see on your ballot. Over the next several weeks we'll be sending out a series of emails to highlight each of them and why they are running.
 
If you'd like to get involved with a campaign, let us know. We'd love to see you out there on the campaign trail supporting women candidates!  
 

Emerge Oregon Women on the May Ballot


Jamie McLeod-Skinner, Congressional District 2
 
Val Hoyle, Bureau of Labor and Industries
 
Athena Goldberg, Senate District 3
Shemia Fagan, Senate District 24
 
Kimberly Koops-Wrabek, House District 11
Julie Fahey, House District 14
Teresa Alonso Leon, House District 22
Sheri Malstrom, House District 27
Jennifer Williamson, House District 36
Rachel Prusak, House District 37
Andrea Salinas, House District 38
Karin Power, House District 41
Alissa Keny-Guyer, House District 46
 
Shirley Craddick, Metro Councilor, District 1
Christine Lewis, Metro Councilor, District 2
 
Heather Buch, Lane County Commissioner, District 5
Kathryn Harrington, Washington County Commission, Chair
Kimberly Culbertson, Washington County Commission, District 4
Susheela Jayapal, Multnomah County Commission, District 2
Jennifer McGuirk, Multnomah County Auditor
Sonya Fischer, Clackamas County Commission, Position 5
Pamela White, Clackamas County Clerk
 
Kelsie McDaniel, District Attorney, Union County
Ann Lininger, Circuit Court Judge, Clackamas County
 
Lacey Beaty, Beaverton City Council, Position 1
Julia DeGraw, Portland City Council, Position 2
Andrea Valderrama, Portland City Council, Position 3
Felicia Williams, Portland City Council, Position 3

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