Emerge Maine Announces Historic Number of Women Candidates

Emerge Maine Announces Historic Number of Women Candidates Emerge Maine has more than doubled its number of women running for office compared to 2016 and more women sign up to run every week.

MEDIA ADVISORY                                                    

CONTACT:  Sarah SkillinWoodard

sarah@emergemaine.org; (207) 831-9658

  

Emerge Maine Announces Historic Number of Women Candidates

 

Emerge Maine has more than doubled its number of alumnae running for office compared to 2016 and more women sign up to run every week. 

 

Augusta, Maine — Emerge Maine will hold a press conference to announce 45 Emerge women candidates running for political office this year. A partial list includes 26 candidates for State House, 7 for State Senate, 3 for Governor, 3 for District Attorney and 1 for Congress.

 

WHAT:  Emerge Maine Press Conference to Announce Current Candidates for Office

 

WHERE: Welcome Center, Maine State House, Augusta

 

WHEN:  Tuesday, February 6TH

8 a.m.- 8:30 a.m.

 

“Emerge Maine trained 65 women in 2017, nearly three times as many than previous years. We increased our programming to meet the demand brought on by the Trump election and subsequent Women’s, #MeToo and #TimesUp Movements. We prepared the candidates who will prove to make this truly the Year of the Woman,” says Executive Director, Sarah Skillin Woodard.

 

Emerge Maine is changing the face of Maine politics by recruiting, training, and inspiring Democratic women to run for office.  The intensive, cohort-based six-month training program and 2.5 day “boot camp” for legislative candidates are successful and unique. Emerge makes a long-term investment in Maine Democratic women by building their leadership skills and providing extensive campaign training.  As an organization, Emerge is committed to increasing the number of Democratic women in office, building a strong network of dedicated women leaders and creating a pipeline of Maine Democratic candidates at all levels of government.

 

Emerge Maine Candidate List to Date:

 

Shenna Bellows—State Senate, District 14

Kylie Bragdon—State House, District 136

Heidi Brooks—State House, District 61

Jennie Butler-State House, District 25

Anne Carney—State House, District 30

Kristen Cloutier—State House, District 60

Doretta Colburn—State House, District 71

Matthea Daughtry—State House, District 49

Diane Denk - State House, District 9

Donna Dion - Governor

Janice Dodge—State House, District 97

Jessica Fay—State House, District 66

Laura Fortman—State Senate, District 13

April Fournier – State House, District 42

Lois Galgay Reckitt—State House, District 31

Sara Gideon—State House, District 48

Lori Gramlich – State House, District 13

Allison Hepler—State House, District 53

Erin Herbig—State Senate, District 11

Caitlin Hills—State House, District 97

Natasha Irving—District Attorney

Karen Kusiak—State Senate, District 16

Mary Ann Lynch—State House, District 30

Maeghan Maloney—District Attorney

Chloe Maxmin - State House, District 88

Jay McCreight—State House, District 51

Victoria Morales—State House, District 33

Christina Riley—State House, District 74

Diane Russell—Governor

Heather Sanborn—State Senate, District 28

Bettyann Sheats—State House, District 64

Frayla Tarpinian—District Attorney

Denise Tepler—State House, District 54

April Turner – State House, District 99

Charlotte Warren—State House, District 84

 

WHAT

Press Conference to Announce Emerge Maine Candidates.

 

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