Current Candidates

Emerge California Alum Candidates

They are changing the face of elected power and they have the life experience, passion, and resolve to reimagine, rebuild, and fight for a just and equitable world.

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2024 Alum Candidates

United States Congress
Lateefah Simon — United States Congress, District 12

State Senate
Rhodesia Ransom — State Senate, District 5
Sasha Renée Pérez — State Senate, District 25

State Assembly
Catherine Stefani — State Assembly, District 19
DeJonaé Shaw — State Assembly, District 50

County Supervisor
Janessa Goldbeck— San Diego County Supervisor*

City & County Executives
Heather Ferbert — San Diego City Attorney
Irvine City Councilmember Tammy Kim — Mayor, City of Irvine

*2026 Election

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