Emerge Kentucky New Hire

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Emerge Kentucky New Hire

The Commonwealth’s premier training program announces new hire of Molly Crain as Assistant Director

Louisville, Ky. - Emerge Kentucky, a non-profit organization that has recruited and trained over 200 Democratic women to run for public office since 2010, has announced the hiring of Molly Crain as Assistant Director. In the position, Molly will strengthen communications, expand donor relations, and cultivate sustainable solutions.

Molly Crain arrives at Emerge Kentucky with a wealth of experience in the fields of politics and strategic communications, having worked on multiple advocacy and election campaigns and being formally educated in the subjects. Before joining Emerge Kentucky, Molly was Communications and Volunteer Coordinator at Kentucky Voices for Health.

A native of Fleming County, Molly’s initial political experience came from interning in Washington, D.C. for Congressman Ben Chandler. Upon graduating from Transylvania University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Writing, Rhetoric and Communication, she joined the Elisabeth Jensen for Congress campaign as her personal assistant and call-time manager. Molly described both experiences as “eye-opening” particularly assisting Jensen, an Emerge graduate. “When you see women run for office, you see a mirror of yourself and a new realm of what’s possible,” said Molly. “Elisabeth showed me what was possible for myself and many other women who will follow in her footsteps.”

Molly also holds a Master of Arts degree from Georgetown University in Communication, Culture and Technology where she wrote a distinguished thesis on technology’s transformation of the journalism industry. While at Georgetown she received a graduate fellowship to write for BBC Worldwide.

Committed to campaigns of social justice and women’s empowerment, Molly has canvassed for Hillary for America and participates in Transylvania University’s 100 Doors to Success mentorship program.

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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