New Candidate Training for Democratic Women Running for Legislature in 2018

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New Candidate Training for Democratic Women Running for Legislature in 2018 

Three Day Intensive Candidate “Boot Camp” to be Held in Belfast from Dec. 15-17th to Train Democratic Women interested in running in 2018 for State Legislature

Portland, Maine— Emerge Maine will host a Candidate Boot Camp in Belfast, Maine for Democratic women running in 2018. Top Democratic political strategists and trainers will teach attendees critical elements of campaigning, including developing a campaign plan, fundraising, messaging, press operations, public speaking, grassroots field operations and more.

Emerge Maine is bringing their proven model to even more women running for office because of the increased demand for their training. In the November 2016 election, Emerge alumnae had a 72 percent win rate and won in traditionally Republican districts. 12 alumnae won House seats and for the first time ever, 2 Emerge Maine alums are serving in leadership, Speaker Sara Gideon and Majority Leader Erin Herbig. In 2017, Emerge Maine alumnae had a 91% win rate in their Municipal races. Currently there are Emerge America affiliates in 24 states with organizing committees in 10 others. Intensive boot camp trainings are being done around the country and Emerge Maine is pleased to be able to bring them to Democratic women in our state.

Class list includes:

-       Kylie Bragdon of Winter Harbor

-       Doretta Colburn of Waterford

-       City Council President Kristen Cloutier of Lewiston

-       Jan Dodge of Belfast

-       Laura Fortman of Nobleboro

-       Select Board Member Allison Hepler of Woolwich

-       Caitlin Hills of Belfast

-       Lori Gramlich of Old Orchard Beach

-       Hon. Karen Kusiak of Fairfield

-       Mary Ann Lynch of Cape Elizabeth

-       Victoria Morales of South Portland

-       Rep. Heather Sanborn of Portland

-       Nickie Sekera of Fryeburg

-       Rep. Maureen Terry of Gorham


Three-Day Intensive Candidate Boot Camp for Legislature, Hosted by Emerge Maine.



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