2018 Candidates

Emerge Tennessee's alumnae are running for office right now!

Emerge Tennessee organized in the fall of 2017. In early spring the organization hired its first Executive Director and began its first cohort in March. The first cohort trained and graduated 24 women. The fall 2017/spring 2018 cohort trained and graduated 26 women. In the spring of 2018 Emerge Tennessee held its first inaugural boot camp and trained 13 women who are actively running for office. In just a little over 15 months Emerge Tennessee has trained 64 women, including two regional boot camp alumnae and currently have 34 women running for elected office across the state.

Congressional Candidates

State Senate

State House

County Commission

  • Jodi Jones — Washington County Commission, District 11
  • Racquel Collins — Shelby County Commission, District 1
  • Deborah Holbrook — Cumberland County Commission, District 8
  • Erin Curry — Giles County Commission, District 1
  • JoAnn Latz — Montgomery County Commission, District 3
  • Lori Clemons — Williamson County Commission, District 2
  • Lesley Couch — Williamson County Commission, District 11
  • Sara Melamed — Wiliamson County Commisison, District 7
  • Amy Alford — Sevier County Commission, District 6

School Board

TN State Executive Committee

Other Offices

Municipal Local Offices

these were only primary races and these candidates won their races

  • Katharine Heriges — Davidson County Executive Committee, District 2
  • Tara Houston — Davidson County Executive Committee, District 7
  • Terry Jo Bichell — Davidson County Executive Committee, District 34