2023 General Election Candidates

Check out the Emerge alums on the general election ballot in 2023!

List as of November 2023



Nikki Lee – City Council, City of Tucson, Ward 4



Taishya Adams – City Council, City of Boulder

Amber Hott – City Council, Westminster



Sandra Allyn-Gauthier – First Selectwoman, Preston

Jeanette Blackwell – Town Council, Middletown

Carlita Cotton – Town Council, Mansfield

Genevieve Coursey – Board of Education, South Windsor

Alisha Freelove – Board of Aldermen, Ansonia, Ward 1

Rosemarie Huggins – Board of Aldermen, Ansonia, Ward 5

Sonya Jelks – City Council, City of Meriden, Area 1

Karimah Mickens – Town Clerk, Hamden

Deborah Norman – Board of Finance, Stonington

Susan Owens – Board of Education, Middletown

Angie Parkinson – Town Council, East Hartford

Caroline Smith – Board of Aldermen, New Haven, Ward 9

Cate Steel – Board of Education, East Lyme

Laurel Steinhauser – Board of Education, Portland

Ailla Wasstrom-Evans – Board of Education, Brooklyn



Catherine Hardrick – City Council, Snellville, Post 1

Samantha Hudson – City Council, Fairburn

Madelyn Orochena – City Council, Kennesaw, Post 1




Jacqueline Coleman – Lt. Governor

Sierra Enlow – Commissioner of Agriculture

Kimberley Reeder – State Auditor

Pamela Stevenson – Attorney General



Shemeka Parrish-Wright – Metro Council, Louisville, District 3

Gerina Whethers – Commonwealth’s Attorney, Jefferson County



Courtney Allen – City Council, Augusta

April Fournier – City Council, Portland

Susana Hancock – School Board, RSU-5




Meredith Boericke – Town Council, Braintree, District 5

Nicole Coakley – City Council, Springfield

Yonnie Collins – School Committee, Haverhill, Ward 6

Julia Flaherty – Town Council, Braintree

Julie Flowers – City Council, Beverly

Kelly Garcia – City Council, Chelsea

Ana Devlin Gauthier – Town Council, Amherst, District 5

Rachel Kay – School Committee, Watertown

Amanda Linehan – City Council, Malden

Bridget Matthews-Kane – City Council, Westfield, Ward 3

Natasha Megie-Maddrey – City Council, Lynn, Ward 4

Alice Merkl – City Council, Salem

Tessa Murphy-Romboletti – City Council, City of Holyoke

Judy Pineda Neufeld – City Council, Somerville

Samantha Perlman – Mayor, Marlborough

Danielle Spang – City Council, Beverly

Kristen Strezo – City Council, Somerville, at-Large

Rachel Weinstein – School Committee, Cambridge



Janet Kennedy – City Council, Duluth, District 5



Shanda Yates – State House, District 64



Shawn Jackson – County Supervisor, Warren County, District 3

New Jersey


Raya Arbiol – General Assembly, District 12

Christine Clark – State Senate, District 25

Alixon Collazos-Gill – General Assembly, District 27

Elizabeth Graner – General Assembly, District 21

Baramdai Alicia Sharma – General Assembly, District 24

Britnee Timberlake – State Senate, District 34



Ketsia Beaubrun – Board of Education, Tinton Falls

Colleen Cuneo – County Committee, Haddon Township

Alison De Noia – County Commission, Monmouth County

Priscilla Garces – County Committee, Union County

Allison James-Frison – Board of Education, Newark

Danielle Jones – Borough Council, Borough of Eatontown

Suchitra Kamath – County Committee, Middlesex County/Edison, District 75

Emily Kullmann – Township Council, Rockaway Township

Damaris Lira – County Commission, Sussex County

Angelita Martinez – Board of Education, Willingboro Township

Dania Martinez – Board of Education, Paterson

A’Dorian Murray-Thomas – County Commission, Essex County, District 2

Joeigh Perella – County Commission, Cumberland County

Melissa Rawley-Payne – Town Council, Mendham

Irene Sergonis – Town Council, Mount Olive

Shatera Smith – County Committee, Plainfield, Ward 2

Patricia Todd – Town Council, Montgomery

Al-Nisa Tucker-Muhammad – Town Council, Hillside

Roberta Walters – Mayor, Borough of Manville

New Mexico


Tessa Abeyta – City Council, Las Cruces, District 2

Janelle Astorga – School Board, Albuquerque, District 1

Gabrielle Begay – School Board, Cobre Consolidated School Board

Heather Benavidez – School Board, Albuquerque, District 4

Johana Bencomo – City Council, Las Cruces, District 4

Christine Bernstein – School Board, Los Alamos, District 3

Pam Cordova – Soil and Water Supervisor, Valencia County Soil and Water Conservation Board

Kasandra Gandara – Mayor, Las Cruces

Carmen Gonzales – School Board, Santa Fe, District 1

Kristin Henderson – University Advisory Board, University of New Mexico

Idalia Lechuga-Tena – City Council, Albuquerque, District 8

Loretta Naranjo Lopez – City Council, Albuquerque, District 2

Cristina Martinez – School Board, Mercer Island, Position 1

Nichole Rogers – City Council, Albuquerque, District 6

Hilda Sanchez – School Board, Roswell, District 4

Teresa Tenorio – School Board, Las Cruces, District 4

Ronalda Tome-Warito – School Board, Albuquerque, District 2

New York


Ruth Walter – Board of Legislators, Westchester County, District 15



Lyndsie Leech – City Council, Eugene, Ward 7



Kristian Ballerini – County Treasurer, Bucks County

Rachel Ezzell Berry – Court of Common Pleas, Delaware County

Katie Blume – City Council, Milhelm

Christa Caceres – County Commission, Pike County

Ashley Comans – School Board, Wilkinsburg

Stephanie DerOhannessian – Township Board of Supervisors, Bethel Township

Judy Dixon – Township Supervisor, Doylestown Township

Lindsay Drew – School Board, Derry Township

Valerie Fleisher – School Board, Mt. Lebanon

Alicia Gasparovic – Borough Council, Langhorne Manor

Ce-Ce Gerlach – City Council, Allentown

Jennifer Henderson – Borough Council, Ambler, Ward 2

Jannie Lau – School Board, Radnor

Tina Lawson – Register of Wills, Montgomery County

LaTonia Lee – School Board, Haverford

Cate Mellen – Borough Council, Carlisle

Nacole Moore – Borough Council, Penbrook, Borough 4

Monet Reilly – County Commission, Haverford, Ward 9

Catherine Reimer – School Board, Springfield, Region 7

Christine Reuther – County Council, Delaware County

Heather Reynolds – School Board, Bucks County, Region 2

Jessica Rothchild – City Council, Scranton

Elaine Schaefer – County Council, Delaware County

Monica Taylor – County Council, Delaware County

Natasha Taylor-Smith – Court of Common Pleas, Philadelphia

Claudette Williams – Borough Council, Mount Pocono

Tara Zrinski – County Controller, Northampton County

South Carolina


Dorothy Dowe – City Council, Greenville 



Pearl Walker – City Council, Memphis, District 3



Kimberly Pope Adams – House of Delegates, District 82

Bonita Anthony – House of Delegates, District 92

Elizabeth Bennett-Parker – House of Delegates, District 5

Trudy Berry – State Senate, District 9

Destiny LeVere Bolling – House of Delegates, District 80

Jennifer Boysko – State Senate, District 38

Laura Jane Cohen – House of Delegates, District 15

Rae Cousins – House of Delegates, District 79

Karrie Delaney – House of Delegates, District 9

Jennifer Carroll Foy – State Senate, District 33

Lily Franklin – House of Delegates, District 41

Debra Gardner – House of Delegates, District 76

Pam Garner – State Senate, District 26

Renie Gates – State Senate, District 7

Susanna Gibson – House of Delegates, District 57

Jacqueline Glass – House of Delegates, District 93

Karen Keys-Gamarra – House of Delegates, District 7

Amy Laufer – House of Delegates, District 55

Rachel Levy – House of Delegates, District 59

Adele McClure – House of Delegates, District 2

Myra Payne – House of Delegates, District 19

Stella Pekarsky – State Senate, District 36

Russet Perry – State Senate, District 31

Mary Person – House of Delegates, District 83

Cat Porterfield – House of Delegates, District 99

Sara Ratcliffe – House of Delegates, District 62

Atoosa Reaser – House of Delegates, District 27

Danica Roem – State Senate, District 30

Emily Scott – State Senate, District 1

Holly Seibold – House of Delegates, District 12

Briana Sewell – House of Delegates, District 25

Irene Shin – House of Delegates, District 8

Shelly Simonds – House of Delegates, District 70

Kathy Tran – House of Delegates, District 18

Jolicia Ward – State Senate, District 25

Jennifer Woofter – House of Delegates, District 52



Andrea Bailey – Board of Supervisors, Prince William County

Buta Biberaj – Commonwealth’s Attorney, Loudoun County

Juli Briskman – County Supervisor, Algonkian

Maureen Coffey – County Board, Arlington County

Lorita Copeland-Daniels – School Board, Spotsylvania County, Salem District

Parisa Dehghani-Tafti – Commonwealth’s Attorney, Arlington County, City of Falls Church

Lindsey Dougherty – County Supervisor, Bermuda District

Margaret Franklin – County Supervisor, Prince William County

Deshundra Jefferson – County Supervisor, Prince William County

Stacey Kincaid – Sheriff, Fairfax County, City of Fairfax, Town of Herndon, & Town of Vienna

Lauranett Lee – School Board, Chesterfield County

Dalia Palchik – County Supervisor, Fairfax County

Amanda Pohl – Clerk of Court, Chesterfield County

Antonia Saunders – School Board, Bermuda

Jessica Schneider – County Supervisor, Chesterfield County

Shannon Taylor – Commonwealth’s Attorney, Henrico County



Mary Anderson – Superior Court Judge, Snohomish County, Position 17

Kristin Ang – Port Commission, Tacoma, Position 5

Lydia Assefa-Dawson – City Council, Federal Way, Position 1

Allison Ball – City Council, Richmond, Position 1

Kerry Bosworth – City Council, Sammamish, Position 4

Carin Chase – School Board, Edmonds, District 1

Demi Chatters – City Council, Everett, Position 6

Erica Conway – City Council, Renton, Position 2

Maren Costa – City Council, Seattle, District 1

Trish Crocker – School Board, Puyallup

Amanda Cuthbert – School Board, Puyallup, Position 3

Leatta Dahlhoff – City Council, Tumwater, Position 1

Kristiana De Leon – City Council, Black Diamond, Position 5

Carla De Lira – City Council, Pullman

Cadine Ferguson-Brown – Superior Court, Mason County, Position 1

Katherine Festa – City Council, Federal Way, Position 5

Jessica Forsythe – City Council, Redmond, Position 3

Cindy Gobel – Auditor, Snohomish County

Gloria Hatcher-Mays – Fire Commission, King County, District 10

Joy Hollingsworth – City Council, Seattle, District 3

Kitty Klitzke – City Council, Spokane, District 3

Kate Kruller – Mayor, Tukwila

Jody Lee – School Board, Mercer Island, Position 5

Keli Lucero – Port Commission, Peninsula, Position 2

Kim Lund – Mayor, Bellingham

Yoshiko Grace Matsui – City Council, Des Moines, Position 6

Jenna Nand – City Council, Edmonds, Position 7

Senayet Negusse – City Council, Seatac, Position 1

Melanie O’Cain – City Council, Kenmore, Position 1

Debbie Page – City Council, Black Diamond, Position 7

Corina Pfeil – City Council, Kenmore, Position 7

Sarah Reyneveld – County Council, King County, District 4

Maggie Sanders – Port Commission, Olympia, District 4

Valerie Sasson – City Council, Kenmore, Position 3

Amy Schwab – Port Commissioner, Walla Walla, District 2

Jamika Scott – City Council, Tacoma, Position 3

Davida Sharpe-Haygood – School Board, Puyallup, Position 5

Lindsey Shaw – City Council, Spokane, District 1

Ariana Sherlock – City Council, Newcastle, Position 2

Jamie Smith – County Council, Pierce County, Position 2

Elizabeth Sotak – School Board, Northshore, Position 2

Han Tran – School Board, Northshore, Position 3

Kim-Khanh Van – City Council, Renton, Position 7

Shellie Willis – City Council, Puyallup, Position 2

Tanya Woo – City Council, Seattle, District 2

Janice Zahn – City Council, Bellevue, Position 5