Ballots are counted – Results are in!
Well, that was an amazing – and interesting – primary election season. No one certainly planned for a pandemic and we are proud of how all of our candidates navigated the challenge, balancing so much more in their work and home lives than expected.
We are also proud for how all of them stood strong, and true, to their values. They centered their campaigns on the health and well being of Oregonians – and this place we all share and call home. That’s important because the next few years are going to require tough decisions. We are certainly glad the leading voices in Salem hold Democratic values.
On the May ballot, we had 43 Emerge women compete in 38 different races – some of them in primaries with 5 candidates or more! And we are happy to share that Emerge women won or advanced to November in 84% of those races! When more women run, more women win!
Now, at Emerge, we have a November election to focus on – and are pleased to announce that thus far, we have a total of 54 women who have or will run this year. That’s a 20% increase compared to 2018. So incredibly fantastic! And more could announce before summer is over.
Congrats to these candidates who won outright in May:
Jessica Vega Pederson, Multnomah County Commission
Sharon Meieran, Multnomah County Commission
Lucy Vinis, Eugene Mayor
Claire Syrett, Eugene City Council
Carmen Rubio, Portland City Council
Candidates advancing to November:
Shemia Fagan, Secretary of State
Deb Patterson, Senate District 10
Kathleen Taylor, Senate District 21
Eileen Kiely, Senate District 27
Carina Miller, Senate District 30
Mary Middleton, House District 4
Julie Fahey, House District 14
Paige Hook, House District 17
Jackie Leung, House District 19
Teresa Alonso Leon, House District 22
Sheri Schouten, House District 27
Wlnsvey Campos, House District 28
Maxine Dexter, House District 33
Dacia Grayber, House District 35
Lisa Reynolds, House District 36
Rachel Prusak, House District 37
Andrea Salinas, House District 38
Tessah Danel, House District 39
Karin Power, House District 41
Emerson Levy, House District 53
Terrie Martin, Jackson County Commissioner
Laurie Trieger, Lane County Commission
Nafisa Fai, Washington County Commission
Ashley Carson-Cottingham, Marion County Commission
Lacey Beaty, Beaverton Mayor
Eliza Kashinsky, Eugene City Council
Kori Rodley, Springfield City Council