2021 Election Winners

More than 150 Emerge alums won their general elections in 2021!

Updated Nov 2021

Alabama

Local

Marche Johnson – Montgomery City Council, District 3

LaTonya Tate – Birmingham City Council, District 9

California

State

Mia Bonta – State Assembly, District 18

 

Local

Courtney Welch – Emeryville City Council

Colorado

Local

Yolanda Avila – Colorado Springs City Council, District 2

Erika Brown – Durango School Board, District A

Julie Duran Mullica – Northglenn City Council, Ward 3

Hannah Gay Keao – Edgewater City Council (At-large)

Anne Keke – Aurora Public Schools Board of Education

Sophia Mayott-Guerrero – Lakewood City Council, Ward 2

Crystal Murillo – Aurora City Council, Ward 1

Lisa Smith – Arvada City Council (At-large)

Nicole Speer – Boulder City Council (At-large)

Jenny Willford – Northglenn City Council, Ward 4

Cheryl Wink – Englewood City Council (At-large)

Connecticut

State

Sandra Allyn-Gauthier – Preston First Selectman

Nuchette Black-Burke – Windsor Town Council

Suzette DeBeatham-Brown – Mayor of Bloomfield

Brenda Falusi – Coventry Town Council

Sarah Gallagher – Hamden Legislative Council, District 4

Karimah Mickens, Hamden Town Clerk

Angie Parkinson, East Hartford Town Council

Diana Singer – Greenwich Representative Town Meeting, District 10

Danielle Wong – Bloomfield Town Council

Iowa

State

Cara Galloway – Ottumwa City Council (At-large)

Angela Kofoot – Spirit Lake City Council

Rylie Pflughaupt – Vinton City Council (At-large)

Louisiana

Local

Chelsey Napoleon – Orleans Parish Civil Clerk of Court

Maine

State

Raegan Larochelle – State House, District 86

 

Local

Maureen Aucoin – Hallowell City Council (At-large)

Jennie Butler – Windham School Board

Abigail St. Valle – August City Council (At-large)

Elyse Tipton – South Portland School Board (At-large)

Dina Yacoubagha – Bangor City Council (At-large)

Maryland

Local

Ashley Heffernan Kaiser – Centreville City Council

Denise Mitchell – College Park City Council, District 4

Massachusetts

Local

Maya Alkanj Jamaleddine – Melrose City Councilor (At-large)

Tania Anderson – Boston City Council, District 7

Katjana Ballantyne – Mayor of Somerville

Akriti Bhambi – Cambridge School Committee

Meredith Boericke – Braintree Town Council, District 5

Liz Breadon – Boston City Council, District 9

Mary Chaffee – Brewster Select Board

Susan Chalifoux Zephir – Leominster City Council

Jackie Doherty – Lowell School Committee

Lydia Edwards – Boston City Council, District 1

Veronica Fenton – Lenox School Committee

Jessica Finocchiaro – Methuen City Council

Margot Fleischman – Bedford Board of Selectmen

Julie Flowers – Beverly City Council

Karen Foster – Northampton City Council, Ward 2

Judith Garcia – Chelsea City Council, District 5

Jamila Gore – Northampton City Council

Beverly Hugo – Framingham School Committee, District 1

Amanda Linehan – Malden City Council, Ward 3

Alanna Mallon – Cambridge City Council

Stephanie Martins – Everett City Council, Ward 2

Bridget Matthews-Kane – Westfield City Committee, Ward 3

Melanie McLaughlin – Medford School Committee

Julia Mejia – Boston City Council

Alice Merkl – Salem City Council

Nicole Morell – Medford City Council

Tessa Murphy-Romboletti

Judy Pineda Neufeld – Somerville City Council, Ward 7

Brenda Noel – Newton City Council, Ward 6

Tamika Olszewski – Newton School Committee, Ward 4

Samantha Perlman – Marlborough City Council

Jennifer Raitt – Brookline Town Meeting, Position 4

Sara-Lynn Reynolds – Attleboro City Council, Ward 1

Rebecca Sherlock-Shangraw – Weymouth School Committee

Sumbul Siddiqui – Mayor of Cambridge

Kristen Strezo – Somerville City Council

Ayesha Wilson – Cambridge School Committee

Michelle Wu – Mayor of Boston

Kate Wynne – Westwood Planning Board

New Jersey

State

Sadaf Jaffer – General Assembly, District 16

Britnee Timberlake – General Assembly, District 34

 

Local

Dahlia Vertreese – Mayor of Hillside

New Mexico

Federal

Melanie Stansbury – U.S. Congress, NM-01

 

Local

Sascha Anderson – Santa Fe Public School Board, Position 5

Nancy Baca – CNM Board, District 5

Guadelupe Cano – Silver City Council, District 4

Becky Corran – Las Cruces City Council, District 5

Arlean Murillo-Trujillo – Gadsden Independent School District, Position 2

Diana Murillo-Trujillo – Mayor of Anthony

Kate Noble – Santa Fe Public Schools Board of Education

Susan Quintana – Pojoaque Valley School Board

Teresa Smith de Cherif – Valencia Soil & Water Conservation Board

Jessica Velasquez – DPNM Chair

New York

Local

Destiny Hallenbeck – Chatham Town Board

Ohio

Local

Tiffany deSilva – Dublin Board of Education

Oregon

Local

Ashley Carson-Cottingham – Salem-Keizer School Board

Laurie Cremona Wagner – Portland Community College Board

Ugonna Enyinnaya – Beaverton School Board

Ashley Espinoza – Bethel School Board

Neelam Gupta – Lake Oswego School Board

Ashley Hartmeier-Prigg – Beaverton City Council

Irene Konev – Clackamas Community College Board

Erika Lopez – Hillsboro School Board

Annette Mattson – Mt. Hood Community College Board

Sonja McKenzie – Parkrose School District

Felicita Monteblanco – Tualatin Hills Parks and Recreation District

Hoa Nguyen – David Douglas School Board

Karen Perez-Da Silva – Beaverton School Board

Erica Skatvold – Central Oregon Community College

Andrea Valderrama – David Douglas School Board

Kathy Wai – North Clackamas School Board

Abbie Warmbier – McMinnville School District

Rose Wilde – Lane Education Service District

Helen Ying – Multnomah Education Service District

Pennsylvania

Local

Wendi Barish – Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas Judge

Margie Brown – St. Mary’s City Council

Lillian DeBaptiste – Mayor of West Chester

Janet Diaz – Lancaster City Council

Mercedes Evans – Camp Hill Borough Council

Danielle Fournier – Mayor of West Conshohocken

LouCrecie Garlanger – Upper Moreland Township School Director

Susan Henderson-Utis – Rose Tree Media School Board

Joyce Keller – Whitpain Township Board of Supervisions

Karen Mallah – Camp Hill School Board

Samantha Newell – Rutledge Borough Council

Bhavini Patel – Edgewood Borough Council

Monet Reilly – Haverford Township Judge of Elections

Taiba Sultana – Easton City Council

Audrey Ware – Montgomery Township Supervisor

Tara Zrinski – Northampton County Council

South Carolina

Local

Aditi Bussells – Columbia City Council (At-large)

Tina Herbert – Columbia City Council, District 1

Alicia Sullivan – Laurens City Council

Virginia

Federal 

Dawn Adams – House of Delegates, District 68

Elizabeth Bennett-Parker – House of Delegates, District 45

Karrie Delaney – House of Delegates, District 67

Wendy Gooditis – House of Delegates, District 10

Elizabeth Guzman – House of Delegates, District 31

Candi King – House of Delegates, District 67

Kathleen Murphy – House of Delegates, District 34

Danica Roem – House of Delegates, District 13

Brianna Sewell – House of Delegates, District 51

Irene Shin – House of Delegates, District 86

Shelly Simonds – House of Delegates, District 94

Kathy Tran – House of Delegates, District 42

 

Local 

Alyia Gaskins – Alexandria City Council

Blythe Scott – Norfolk Commissioner of the Revenue

Washington

Local

Melissa Bedford – Spokane School Board, District 3

Tracy Flood – Bremerton Municipal Court Judge

Kaylee Galloway – Whatcom County Council, District 1

Toshiko Hasegawa – Seattle Port Commission, District 4

Norma Hernandez – Mayor of College Place

Darcy Huffman – Olympia School Board, District 3

Deborah Kilgore – Edmonds School Board, District 4

Deborah Lurie – Mercer Island School Board, District 4

Kathy Mulkerin – Walla Walla School Board, District 1

Debbie Page – Black Diamond City Council, District 7

Diana Perez – Vancouver City Council, District 3

Sarah Perry – King County Council, District 3

Linda Redmon – Mayor of Snohomish

Debra Srebnik – Kenmore City Council, District 6

Nikki Torres – Pasco City Council, District 3

Robin Vasquez – Lacey City Council, District 4

Wisconsin

State

Jill Underly – Superintendent of Public Instruction

Katie Kegel – Milwaukee County Circuit Court, Branch 3

 

Local 

Julie Allen – King Town Treasurer

Mary Arnold – Mayor of Columbus

Faustina Bohling – Sun Prairie City Council, District 4

Carolyn Clow – McFarland Village President

Loreen Gage – Monona Grove School Board

Erin Gallagher – Darlington City Council, District 5

Jill Gaskell – Pecatonica Area School Board

Joyce Hall – Hudson Common Council, District 6

Bryn Horton – Sun Prairie School Board

Raisa Koltun – Whitefish Bay Village Board

Melissa Lemke  Racine Common Council, District 15

Lindsay Lemmer – Madison Common Council, District 3

Abby Lowery – Deforest Village Board

Arvina Martin – Madison Common Council, District 11

Barbara McKinney – Madison Common Council, District 3

Diane Odeen – River Falls City Council

Emily Siegrist – Brown Deer Village Board

Liz Sumner – Fox Point Village Board

Natalia Taft – Racine Common Council, District 13

Maiyoua Thao – Appleton Common Council, District 7

Regina Vidaver – Madison Common Council, District 5

Anissa Welch – Mayor of Milton