Current Candidates


Emerge California Alumnae Candidates

82 Emerge California Alumnae are current candidates for elected office!

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.

United States Congress
Shrina Kurani — United States Congress, District 41

Statewide Constitutional Officers
California State Board of Equalization Member Malia Cohen — State Controller

California State Senate
Hayward City Councilmember Aisha Wahab — State Senate, District 10
Huntington Beach City Councilmember Kim Carr — State Senate, District 36

California State Assembly
Annie E. Cho State Assembly, District 40
Dawn Addis — State Assembly, District 30
Ida Times-Green — State Assembly District 12**
Janet D. Foster — State Assembly, District 69
Jennifer Esteen, RN — State Assembly, District 20
Suisun Mayor Lori Wilson — State Assembly, District 11
Dr. Merry Taheri — State Assembly, District 69**
Mia Livas Porter — State Assembly, District 52
Pilar Schiavo — State Assembly, District 40
Rebecca Chenoweth — State Assembly, District 5
Sara Aminzadeh — State Assembly, District 12**
Zoë Carter — State Assembly, District 30

County Supervisor
St. Helena City Councilmember Anna Chouteau — Napa County Board of Supervisors, District 3
Concord City Councilmember Carlyn Obringer — Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors, District 4
DeJonaé Shaw — San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors, District 2
San Carlos Mayor Laura Parmer-Lohan — San Mateo County Board of Supervisors, District 3
Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System Board Vice President Regina Gage — Monterey County Board of Supervisors, District 2
Vallecitos Water District Director Tiffany Boyd-Hodgson — San Diego County Board of Supervisors, District 5
Suisun Mayor Pro Tem Wanda Williams — Solano County Board of Supervisors, District 3


City & County Executives
Allyssa Victory — Mayor, City of Oakland
Alma Hernandez — Mayor, Suisun City
Alysse Castro — Alameda County Superintendent of Schools
Diana Becton — District Attorney, Contra Costa County*
Farrah Khan — Mayor, City of Irvine*
Helen Tran — Mayor, City of San Bernardino
Lisette Estrella-Henderson — Solano County Superintendent of Schools*

Marina Torres — Los Angeles City Attorney
Raina Carrillo — Mayor, City of Inglewood
Oakland City Councilmember Treva Reid — Mayor, City of Oakland

Judges
Holly L. Hancock — Los Angeles Superior Court Judge

Sheriffs
Christine Nagaye — Santa Clara County Sheriff**

City Council
State Center Community College District Trustee Annalisa Perea — Fresno City Council, District 1
Carolyn Wysinger — El Cerrito City Council
Cassandra Chase — Lakewood City Council, District 5
Cassandra James — Vallejo City Council, District 2
Celina Reynes — San Leandro City Council, District 1**
Cheylynda Barnard — Moreno Valley City Council, District 4

 Denise Davis — Redlands City Council, District 1*
Dulce Vasquez — Los Angeles City Council, District 9
Dylan Kendall — Los Angeles City Council, District 13
Ellen Kamei — Mountain View City Council*
Emily Francis — San Luis Obispo City Council**
Gina Latimerlo — Belmont City Council**
Jess Rivas — Pasadena City Council, District 5*
Jocelyn Yow — Eastvale City Council, District 4*
Kate Pynoos — Los Angeles City Council, District 13
Katy Young Yaroslavsky — Los Angeles City Council, District 5
Kathleen Treseder — Irvine City Council
Malisha Kumar — Morgan Hill City Council, District B
Michelle Shoresman — San Luis Obispo City Council* **
Monica Wilson — Antioch City Council, District 4*
N’dea Johnson — Fairfield City Council, District 1
Nicole Crosby — San Diego City Council, District 6
Citrus Heights Vice Mayor Porsche Middleton — Citrus Heights City Council, District 5*
Dr. Priya Bhat-Patel — Carlsbad City Council, District 3*
Rachael Rose Luckey — Los Angeles City Council, District 13
Rudy Huebner — Fountain Valley City Council
Tamala Takahashi — Burbank City Council
Tara Beasley-Stansberry — Vallejo City Council, District 5
Yasmine Pomeroy — Los Angeles City Council, District 3
Yvonne Martínez Beltrán — Morgan Hill City Council, District B*


Community College & School District Boards
April Northrup — Belmont-Redwood Shores School District Board
Christine Hernandez — Huntington Beach Union High School District Board of Trustees**
Cindy Wu — Mountain View School District Board of Education*
Destiny Rodriguez — State Center Community College District Governing Board Trustee, Area 5
Jennifer Shanoski — Berkeley Unified School District Board of Trustees
Kyra Mungia — Oakland Unified School District Board of Education, District 6
Nelly Nieblas — Montebello Unified School District Board of Education
Dr. Raissa White — Los Angeles Unified School District School Board, District 4
Reichi Lee — Berkeley Unified School District Board of Trustees**
Sara Hernandez — Los Angeles Community College District Board of Trustees
Tara Sreekrishnan — Santa Clara County Board of Education, Trustee Area 2*
Thida Cornes — Mountain View Los Altos High School District Board of Trustees

Special District
Andrea Beth Damsky — Helix Water District Board of Directors, Division 2**
Cynthia Koehler — Marin Municipal Water District Board of Directors, Division IV*
Heidi Sanborn — Sacramento Municipal Utility District Board of Directors, Ward 7*
Rae Vander Werf — American River Flood Control District Board of Trustees*
Sara Lamnin — Hayward Area Recreation District Board of Directors


*Running for re-election
**Class of 2022, expected graduation June 2022