Future Candidates Join Emerge Tennessee

Six women from Knoxville and Maryville are in the first class of Emerge Tennessee, an organization that places Democratic women on ballots.

They’ll join other women across Tennessee for training that will prepare them for a run for public office.

“The 24 women that are slated for our inagural training will receive 70 hours’ worth of skill training that ranges from public speaking to fundraising, campaign strategy and field operations,” Cortney Piper, president of Piper Communications, said.