Our Candidates - 2018, Here We Come!

Dear Friends, 
We are overflowing with gratitude for all the love we’ve received over the last year. It’s been busy, to say the least. We thank you for all the encouragement and support! 
It’s also been an incredible year for the Emerge network nationally. 
Iowa is our newest state, making our national network 24 states strong! States in orange have very active organizing committees, focused on getting the word out and raising money to hire an executive director. 
Here are a few highlights specific to Oregon and a glimpse of 2018: 
  • Our 2017 win rate was 79% - plus we had two additional alumnae successfully secure competitive appointments to elected positions. 
  • Since our founding, 44% of our alumnae have run for office, with anoverall success rate of 66%. 
  • We had over 120 women start applications for the Class of 2018. Of the 30 women we selected for our full program, 70% are from outside of Portland and 40% are women of color. Join us at our kick off event in January!
  • Finally, we are pleased to announce that, as of today, we have 30 Emerge women running in 2018! More candidates to come for the November ballot! 

Emerge Oregon Women on the Ballot

Jamie McLeod-Skinner, Congressional District 2
Val Hoyle – Bureau of Labor and Industries
Athena Goldberg, Senate District 3
Shemia Fagan, Senate District 24
Daphne Wysham, Senate District 19
Joelle Davis, Senate District 19
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
Darcy Long-Curtiss, House District 59
Shirley Craddick, Metro Councilor
Heather Buch, Lane County Commissioner, District 5
Kathryn Harrington, Washington County Commission. Chair
Kimberly Culbertson, Washington County Commission, District 4
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
CM Hall, Newport City Council
And shout out to Emerge Oregon Board Member Christine Lewis - in her pursuit of an appointment to Metro Council! 

Our final ask of the year is to encourage self care! We have a lot of hard work next year, fighting for the values we hold and continuing to elect women at all levels of leadership.
Take time for yourself, family and friends to get re-energized for 2018. We are going to need you! 
Jillian Schoene & Andrea Cooper

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