Emerge Kentucky 2018 Participants Selected

The Commonwealth’s premier training program for Democratic women welcomes largest class yet

Louisville, KY: Emerge Kentucky, a non-profit organization that has recruited and trained over 165 Democratic women to run for public office since 2010, has announced the participants for its 2018 training program.

Thirty Democratic women from across the Commonwealth will acquire 70 hours of candidate training over the next six months to prepare them to run effective and winning campaigns for local, state, and federal office.

[JAM QUOTE] states Jennifer A. Moore, founder and board chair.

The class of 2018 will join the ranks of the powerful Emerge KY network that already includes 26 alumnae in elected office and over 50 alumnae planning on running this cycle.

This year’s class includes the following 30 women from 19 different cities:

Colleen Abate, Louisville

Dana Beasley-Brown, Bowling Green

JoAnne Wheeler Bland, Elizabethtown

Cassie Chambers, Louisville

Rhonda Childers, Estill Co.

Allee Combs Whicker, Richmond

Brittany Corde, Maysville

Velvet Dowdy, Henderson

LaToya Drake, Glasgow

Martha Emmons, Paducah

Karen Faulkner, Louisville

Charlotte Goddard, Graves Co.

Kelsey Hayes Coots, Louisville

Vonnie Hays Adams, Calloway Co.

Sheila Hill, Hebron

Lisa Johnson, Versailles

RaeShanda Johnson, Louisville

Laura Landenwich, Louisville

Donielle Lovell, Elizabethtown

Heather Moore, Ashland

Shambra Mulder, Lexington

Ashley May Nash, Louisville

Terry Owens, Hardin Co.

Josie Raymond, Louisville

Liz Sheehan, Lexington

Jeanie Smith, Warren Co.

Julia Springsteen, Elizabethtown

Gerina Whethers, Louisville

Laura White Brown, Morehead

Sherry Whitehouse, Bullitt Co.

Emerge Kentucky is the premier candidate training program for Democratic women. We inspire women to run and we hone their skills to win. Our goal is clear: to increase the number of Democratic women in public office.


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