Emerge Oregon 10 Year Anniversary Champagne Brunch

September 29, 2019 - 10:30 am - 1:00 pm

Ten years ago, Emerge Oregon was founded to change the narrative from one in which women weren’t being asked to run – to one where women are actively recruited, trained and inspired to run.

We’ve achieved that and more.

Our women are running and they are winning, making our elected bodies more reflective of the communities served. We’ve made progress toward gender parity, and, of those alumnae who have won, 30% are women of color.

We thank you for helping us and our alumnae to achieve so much. It’s been a successful ten years, and we look forward to ten more.

We ask that you join us in celebration! Sponsor this event or buy your ticket today! 


Thank You to Our Sponsors!

Madam President

Senator Ron Wyden

Congressman Peter DeFazio

SEIU Local 503

Oregon Education Association


Vice President

Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici

Christine & David Vernier

Amy Edwards, Founding Board Member

Elisa Dozono, Founding Board Member

Carol Butler

Anna Richter Taylor, ART Public Affairs LLC

Oregon Trial Lawyers Association




Governor Kate Brown, Senator Jeff Merkley

Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum

Val Hoyle, Bureau of Labor & Industries Commissioner & Class of 2009

Oregon League of Conservation Voters

Laura Rochelois, By Design Legal

Crispin Marton Cambreleng Employment Law

Miller Nash Graham & Dunn LLP

Stoll Berne

Weinstein PR/Brink Communications

Willamette Women Democrats

Gallatin Public Affairs

Republic Services

SEIU Local 49



Current Emerge Oregon Board Members:

Karen Packer, Nakeia Daniels, Jill Souede, Hannah Love, Anna Sortun

Former Board Members: 

Carmen Rubio, Founding Board Member

Angela Uherbelau, Former Board Chair

Laurie Wimmer, Former Board Chair


Emerge Oregon Class Years: 

Class of 2009

Lead: Alumnae Sunny Petit & Maria Rubio

Class of 2010

Lead: Representative Julie Fahey 

Class of 2011

Lead: Alumna Emily McLain, ED of Planned Parenthood Advocates of Oregon

Class of 2012

Lead: Alumnae Laurie Trieger, CM Hall (Newport City Councilor) & Chi Nguyen

Class of 2013

Lead: Alumnae Adele McAfee (Board Member) & Kathy Wai (North Clackamas School Board)

Class of 2015

Lead: Alumnae Representative Karin Power & Irene Konev (Clackamas Community College Board)

Class of 2016

Lead: Alumnae Shannon Corr (Independence City Council), Rachel Sowray, Rayleen McMillian &

Andrea Valderrama (David Douglas School Board)

Class of 2017

Lead: Alumnae Blair Townsend, Kimberly Koops-Wrabek & Yesenia Gallardo 

Class of 2018

Lead: Alumnae Beach Pace (Hillsboro City Councilor), Adriana Miranda & Sera Miller

Class of 2019

Lead: Alumnae Jennifer Brownlee & Maxine Dexter



Congressman Kurt Schrader

Congressman Earl Blumenauer

Commissioner Jessica Vega Pederson (Class of 2012)

Commissioner Susheela Jayapal (Boot Camp Alumnae, 2017)

Representative Andrea Salinas (Class of 2012)

Representative Pam Marsh

Lynn Peterson, Metro Council President

Christine Lewis, Metro Councilor & Former Board Member

Beach Pace, Hillsboro City Councilor (Class of 2018)

Paige Richardson, Former Board Chair

NARAL Pro-Choice Oregon

Hilltop Public Solutions

C&E Systems

The Pivot Group


Democratic Party of Oregon

Strategies 360


School Board Chair

Senator Shemia Fagan (Class of 2009)

Representative Alissa Keny-Guyer (Class of 2011)

Commissioner Martha Schrader, Clackamas County

Commissioner Sonya Fischer, Clackamas County (Class of 2015)

Jeanne Atkins, former Chair of the Oregon Democratic Party & former Secretary of State

Courtni Dresser, Former Board Chair

Julie Clarke-Bush, The Voter Journey People

Event Date:
Sunday, September 29, 2019
10:30 am
Event Location:
Sentinel Hotel