With 22 women on the ballot from 10 Oregon counties in the May 2021 Special District Election, Emerge Women won 19/22 races for a win rate of 86%
Women from the New American Majority led the way to countless wins and upsets in 2021 — 64% of Emerge Oregon’s candidates on the ballot in 2021 were women of color.
Ashley Hartmeier-Prigg (2019) won a hotly-contested special election against a self-funded opponent by just 256 votes to fill the Beaverton City Council seat vacated after Mayor Lacey Beaty’s 2020 victory.
Oregon Women applied to Emerge’s training programs in 2021, setting a new record.
Guests safely attended the Emerge Oregon graduation party, where we celebrated 31 women from the class of 2021.
Ashley Carson Cottingham (2020) survived a hand recount, ultimately winning by 70 votes to become the vice-chair of the Salem-Keizer School Board.
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When the stakes were high, Emerge Oregon women were at the table, leading the way.
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