2019 Class

Emerge Pennsylvania is Training women like you to run for office this year!

Post-2018 midterm elections, interest in Emerge Pennsylvania’s intensive six-month training program was high. The organization received many applications from Democratic women interested in seeking public office across the Commonwealth. The 2019 cohort will be in good company. Emerge Pennsylvania is building upon a strong alumnae network, having graduated three cohorts since its inception in 2015. This past November, the organization celebrated flipping 7 seats in the Pennsylvania State Legislature from Red to Blue. After interviewing the applicants, the Emerge Pennsylvania board narrowed the list to an ambitious and diverse group of women. The following women are in the 2019 Emerge Pennsylvania Cohort:
Name Hometown
Kris Ballerini
Washington Crossing
Alka Bhatt Philadelphia
Kendra Brooks Philadelphia
Maureen Brown Philadelphia
Thais Carrero Hellam
Shelly Chauncey Glen Mills
Ashley Comans Pittsburgh
Shanna Danielson Dillsburg
Alicia Gasparovic Langhorne
Annie Hughes Harrisburg
Turea Hutson Norristown
Lydia Laythe Edinboro
Christal Lepak Erie
Terri Minor-Spencer Pittsburgh
Samantha Newell Rutledge
Lauren Palmquist White Oak
Deanna Philpott Pittsburgh
Patty Smith Harrisburg
Cathy Spahr
Upper Chichester
Honey Stempka Erie
Monica Taylor Drexel Hill
Sandra Thompson York
Sara Wallace Villanova
Tara Zrinski Bethlehem