Emerge Pennsylvania is an organization dedicated to recruiting and training Democratic women to run for office in order to increase the number of women in public office. The first Emerge state group started in 2001. Over that time, of the Emerge graduates who ran for office, 70% won.
The Emerge Pennsylvania women on the ballot in 2016 are:
• Mary Ellen Balchunis - 7th Congressional
• Carolyn Committa - 156th State House
• Barbarann Keffer - 163rd State House
• Elaine Schaefer - 165th State House
• Diane Cornman-Levy - 168th State House
• Movita Johnson-Harrell - 190th State House