Emerge Colorado

State Sen. Faith Winter, holding the sign, joins with the 2018 class of Emerge Colorado graduates.

Emerge Colorado has added eight members to the Board of Directors.

The organization finds and trains women to run and serve in public office as Democrats.

The new members are:

  • Jennifer Bacon, Denver Public School Board member.
  • Cate Blackford, outreach director for the Bell Policy Center.
  • Mary Bogus, data partnerships associate at the Analyst Institute.
  • Kyla Armstrong Romero, Aurora Public Schools Board member.
  • Leticia Martinez, principal  at Mission Control Inc.
  • MB McAfee, former nonprofit director and candidate for Montezuma County Commission.
  • Nellie Moran, chief of staff for state Sen. Steve Fenberg, D-Boulder.
  • Sharon Hwang, owner of The Wellness Center.

They join nine board members: Chair Lucy Olena, Vice Chair Courtney Knapp, Treasurer Keara Fenzel, Secretary Arriana Belkin, Gena Ozols, Steve Sherick, Eva Henry, Cynthia Brashears and Nina Kadjar.

"Behind every successful woman there’s another team of incredible women cheering her on,” Michal Rosenoer, Emerge's executive director, said in a statement.

“Emerge Colorado has three times the number of alumnae running for office as we did two years ago. We are proud to be growing our leadership team to support them and to continue building an exceptional bench of Democratic women candidates across the state.”

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