Emerge South Carolina launched in 2017 as the premier campaign training program for Democratic women in the state. Emerge inspires women to run for public office, and hones their skills to win. Our goal is clear: to increase the number of Democratic women in all levels of public office throughout the state. Emerge South Carolina is one of 24 other state affiliates that are part of the national organization, Emerge America.
Want to learn more about Emerge South Carolina and stay updated on our progress? Join our Network!
Thank you to our Founding Members!
Dana Adkins | Kathleen Brady | Malissa Burnette
Elizabeth Colbert Busch | Colleen Condon | Mary Liz Crum
Kim Cubine | Joanne Day | Candy Fletcher
Pat Forbis | Tina Herbert | Linda Ketner
Kaye Koonce | Sarah Leverette | Emily Elise Martin
Sarah McHenry | Louise Miller | Susan Riordan
Nekki Shutt | Diane Smock | Eve Mordock Stacey
Samantha S. Wallace | Lucy Weathers | Roy and Kelsey Willey IV
With a gift of $2,500 or more, founding members can support Emerge South Carolina as we change the face of politics in South Carolina by recruiting, training, and inspiring the next generation of qualified, Democratic women to lead.
Are you interested in supporting Emerge South Carolina as a Founding Member?
Email Executive Director Melissa Watson at melissa[email protected]. or contribute below via our website.
Emerge South Carolina’s Board of Directors
Carol Fowler, Columbia
Evangelina Hemphill, Columbia
Amanda Hollinger, North Charleston
Jesica Mackey, Elgin
Ana Parra, Greenville
Brady Quirk-Garvan, North Charleston
Susan Riordan, Greenville
Peggy Denise Simons, Columbia
Holley Tankersley, Conway
Samantha Wallace, Greenville
Rochelle Williams, Spartanburg