Emerge Maryland — a training program for Democratic women that saw dramatic success in the 2018 election — has announced its new class.
The new Emerge Maryland cohort, the organization’s seventh class, is a diverse group of women from seven counties and Baltimore City, Executive Director Diane Fink said.
“Women across Maryland are now looking to the women who have come before them and realizing they too have what it takes to run and serve in elected office,” Fink said in a news release. “They are smart, energized and ready to run.”
The incoming class was announced at a gathering of over 150 supporters at the Merriweather Post Pavilion on Tuesday night.
Emerge Maryland has trained 103 women to run for public office since 2012. On Nov. 6, 19 of 25 Emerge Maryland alumnae won their races; 11 Emerge women were elected to the General Assembly, including 10 first-time candidates. They will join a General Assembly with the highest representation of women in state history.
The new class members are: Ainy Haider-Shah, Andreana Overton, Cynthia Cotte Griffiths, Ebony Johnson, Katina Burley, Kimberlee Cornett Fenn, Laurie Brittingham, Lena Kennedy, Mikkyo McDaniel, Natasha Guynes, Odette Ramos, Remi Duyile, Rose Greene Colby, Sarah Wolek, Shirley Schreffler, Shruti Bhatnagar, Stacy Korbelak, Tamira Dunn, Tori Rose and Yvette Monroe.