Announcing the 2018 Cohort of Emerge Virginia

Emerge Virginia is pleased to introduce you to the 29 Democratic women in the 2018 cohort of Emerge Virginia


Latoya Asia, Arlington * Rebecca Caffrey, Virginia Beach * Joyce Davis, Henrico

Parisa Dehghani-Tafti, Arlington * Laura Galante, Great Falls * Alyia Gaskins, Alexandria

Tiffany Gibson, Richmond * Jennifer Gillyard, Alexandria * Angela Henderson, Glen Allen

Wendy Hobbs, Goochland * Elizabeth John, Falls Church * Amanda Lloyd, Norfolk

Veena Lothe, Glen Allen * Melissa Martz, Franconia * Dania Matos, Woodbridge

Kara Moran, Virginia Beach * Abrar Omeish, Fairfax * Stella Pekarsky, Centreville

Alicia Plerhoples, McLean * Hannah Risheq, Loudoun * LaJuanna Russell, Alexandria

Holly Seibold, Vienna * Terry Stevens, Virginia Beach * Denver Supinger, Reston

Jessica Swanson, Falls Church * Juanita Tolliver, Arlington * Michelle Woods, Arlington

Jennifer Woofter. Lynchburg * Erika Yalowitz, Tysons

As we begin our fifth year of training, Emerge Virginia is proud to have trained 123 Democratic women; 23 of whom are currently serving in public office - from Soil and Water Board, to Town Council, City Council, Sheriff and House of Delegates.  In 2017, nine Emerge alumnae made history in their elections to the House of Delegates, changing the face of our state legislature.

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