2023 General Election Winners

Check out the victorious Emerge alums from the 2023 general election!

List as of November 2023



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



Sandra Allyn-Gauthier – First Selectwoman, Preston

Nuchette Black-Burke – Mayor, Windsor

Jeanette Blackwell – Town Council, Middletown

Carlita Cotton – Town Council, Mansfield

Genevieve Coursey – Board of Education, South Windsor

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

Danielle Wong – Mayor, Bloomfield



Samantha Hudson – City Council, Fairburn

Madelyn Orochena – City Council, Kennesaw, Post 1



Jacqueline Coleman – Lt. Governor



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

Gerina Whethers – Commonwealth’s Attorney, Jefferson County



Mandie Landry – State House, District 91



Courtney Allen – City Council, Augusta

Sarah Brydon – School Board, Portland, District 5

April Fournier – City Council, Portland

Shelly Okere – School Board, Bangor

Elyse Tipton – City Council, South Portland, District 5



Tania Anderson – City Council, Boston, District 7

Katjana Ballantyne – Mayor, Somerville

Meredith Boericke – Town Council, Braintree, District 5

Liz Breadon – City Council, Boston, District 9

Yonnie Collins – School Committee, Haverhill, Ward 6

Jackie Doherty – School Committee, Lowell

Katrina Hobbs Everett – City Council, Haverhill

Julia Flaherty – Town Council, Braintree

Julie Flowers – City Council, Beverly

Karen Foster – School Committee, Northampton

Kelly Garcia – City Council, Chelsea

Ana Devlin Gauthier – Town Council, Amherst, District 5

Katherine Golub – City Council, Greenfield

Rachel Gordon – City Council, Greenfield

Tara Jacobs – School Committee, North Adams

Maya Jamaleddine – City Council, Melrose

Rachel Kay – School Committee, Watertown

Amanda Linehan – City Council, Malden

Stephanie Martins – City Council, Everett, Ward 2

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

Melanie McLaughlin – School Committee, Medford

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

Julia Mejia – City Council, Boston

Alice Merkl – City Council, Salem

Tessa Murphy-Romboletti – City Council, City of Holyoke

Judy Pineda Neufeld – City Council, Somerville

Tamika Olszewski – School Committee, Newton

Sara-Lynn Reynolds – City Council, Attleboro, Ward 1

Sumbul Siddiqui – Mayor, Cambridge

Danielle Spang – City Council, Beverly

Kristen Strezo – City Council, Somerville, at-Large

Rachel Weinstein – School Committee, Cambridge

Ayesha Wilson – City Council, Cambridge

Susan Chalifoux Zephir – City Council, Leominster



Janet Kennedy – City Council, Duluth, District 5



Shawn Jackson – County Supervisor, Warren County, District 3

New Jersey


Alixon Collazos-Gill – General Assembly, District 27

Britnee Timberlake – State Senate, District 34



Ketsia Beaubrun – Board of Education, Tinton Falls

Danielle Jones – Borough Council, Eatontown

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

Patricia Todd – Town Council, Montgomery

New Mexico


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

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

Carmen Gonzales – School Board, Santa Fe, District 1

Kristin Henderson – University Advisory Board, University of New Mexico

Hilda Sanchez – School Board, Roswell, District 4

Teresa Tenorio – School Board, Las Cruces, District 4

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



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

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

Carol Taylor – County Commission, Blair 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



Bonita Anthony – House of Delegates, District 92

Elizabeth Bennett-Parker – House of Delegates, District 5

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

Debra Gardner – House of Delegates, District 76

Jacqueline Glass – House of Delegates, District 93

Karen Keys-Gamarra – House of Delegates, District 7

Amy Laufer – House of Delegates, District 55

Adele McClure – House of Delegates, District 2

Russet Perry – State Senate, District 31

Atoosa Reaser – House of Delegates, District 27

Danica Roem – State Senate, District 30

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



Andrea Bailey – Board of Supervisors, Prince William 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

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

Dalia Palchik – County Supervisor, Fairfax County

Amanda Pohl – Clerk of Court, Chesterfield County

Jessica Schneider – County Supervisor, Chesterfield County

Shannon Taylor – Commonwealth’s Attorney, Henrico County



Kristin Ang – Port Commission, Tacoma, Position 5

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

Carin Chase – School Board, Edmonds, District 1

Leatta Dahlhoff – City Council, Tumwater, Position 1

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

Carla De Lira – City Council, Pullman

Jessica Forsythe – City Council, Redmond, Position 3

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

Joy Hollingsworth – City Council, Seattle, District 3

Kitty Klitzke – City Council, Spokane, District 3

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

Valerie Sasson – City Council, Kenmore, Position 3

Amy Schwab – Port Commissioner, Walla Walla, District 2

Jamika Scott – City Council, Tacoma, Position 3

Ariana Sherlock – City Council, Newcastle, Position 2

Elizabeth Sotak – School Board, Northshore, Position 2

Han Tran – School Board, Northshore, Position 3

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

Janice Zahn – City Council, Bellevue, Position 5