Emerge Pennsylvania Alumnae Win Big on Election Night – Unseat Republican Incumbents

  • Nov 7, 2018
  • elizabethstoner

Philadelphia, PA—Emerge Pennsylvania alums delivered big wins up and down the ballot last night. Eight Emerge alumnae won their races for the State Legislature, 7 of those seats were flips from Red to Blue, and more than half of the Republican incumbents who lost last night, lost to Emerge alumnae. Their victories underscore the successes of women candidates who won across Pennsylvania and nationwide and mark a major step forward for women’s representation in politics.

“Emerge Pennsylvania Alumnae were a dominant force in campaigns this cycle, every one of our candidates ran smart, disciplined, well-executed campaigns,” said Anne Wakabayashi, executive director of Emerge Pennsylvania. “Emerge women flipped more than half of the State Senate seats that flipped, unseated more than half of the Republican incumbents that lost, and we’re not done yet, we’ve got our eye on 2019, 2020, and 2022.”

More on Emerge Pennsylvania’s Wins:

  • 8 candidates won their campaigns for the State Legislature.
  • 7 wins were seats that flipped from Red to Blue
  • 3 of the 5 State Senate seats that flipped were Emerge alumnae
  • All 4 of the Emerge women who won seats in the State House last night beat Republican Incumbents to earn them
  • More than half, 5 of the 9, Republican Incumbents that were unseated last night were unseated by Emerge Alumnae.

“I’m thrilled that Emerge Pennsylvania’s training program is equipping our graduates with the skills they need to launch their campaigns for public office and win,” said Rep. Mary Jo Daley, Co-Founder and Co-Chair of Emerge PA. “Emerge alumnae ran strong races in some of the most competitive elections in the state. Our organization is training the political leaders of tomorrow. I know these women will bring a much needed change to the State Legislature and I look forward to working with them in Harrisburg to make our Commonwealth stronger.”

For information on Emerge Pennsylvania or to learn how to apply for their training program, please visit their website at www.emergepa.org.