Meet Tya & Ashley

  • Apr 17, 2019
  • Jillian Schoene
  • Emerge Oregon

There is an election coming up – and voters across Oregon will start receiving their ballots in early May.

Emerge women will be on many of those ballots, so it’s that time again to highlight our alumnae running to serve their communities.

Between now and Election Day, we’ll share with you a few of the candidates each week and why they are running.

Below is our second email in this series.


Jillian Schoene
Executive Director

Tya Ping, Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District, Position 5

I am running to shake up some change! I bring my lens as a woman, mother, healthcare provider, and person of color to our local government. As a future THPRD board member I will take the necessary steps to ensure access for ALL and increase the diversity and affordability of our programs and investments. I will make sure to actively engage the community and listen to bring all ideas together to improve services and create something that everyone will have a connection to. Learn more here.

This is Tya’s first run for office – and she is in a three-way race.  

Ashley Hartmeier-Prigg, Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District, Position 3

I am running for office because when I think about all the big problems our country and world are facing, I feel overwhelmed and hopeless. I realized that while I cannot fix these national and global problems, I can have a positive influence on my own community by serving in local office.

Tualatin Hills Park and Recreation District plays a key role in building community, and I am running to bring the unincorporated voter’s voice to the board. We live in the most diverse county in the state, and I believe the park district has a responsibility and an opportunity to be a welcoming place for all. I am running to work towards true access for all in our district and help continue positive experiences for people in our community. Learn more here.

This is Ashley’s first run for office – and she has one opponent.