91% of Emerge Maryland Alumnae Win Their Races!

Emerge Maryland alums delivered big wins up and down the ballot in these 2022 mid-term elections. Forty-one alumnae of Maryland’s premier organization for recruiting and training Democratic women to run for elective office won their races, including seats on Central Committees to County Executive to the Comptroller’s office. Their victories underscore the successes of women candidates who won across Maryland and nationwide and mark a significant step forward for women’s political representation.

“Emerge Maryland graduates continue to break down barriers and shatter glass the ceilings women have historically faced in Maryland. Brooke Lierman, the first women to hold the office of Comptroller, is a perfect example of this,” said Diane Fink, Executive Director of the organization. “A 91% win rate is breathtaking and proves nothing will to stop us.”

All of their elected incumbents either retained their seats or ran for higher office and an additional twelve alumnae ran for the first time and won. 

“This election cycle is proof that Emerge Maryland’s training program is equipping our graduates with the skills they need to launch their campaigns for public office and win,” said Board Vice Chair Amanda La Forge, “Our alumnae ran strong races in some of the most competitive elections in the state. Our organization is training the political leaders of tomorrow. I can’t wait to see what these exceptional women accomplish in their careers as public servants.”

The organization will announce the incoming class members for 2023 at an event at Denizens Brewing in Prince George’s County on November 29.

For information on Emerge Maryland or to learn how to apply for their signature candidate training program, please visit their website at www.emergemaryland.org