Press release from AZ Democratic Party:
We’re looking for a few good women who are ready to run…
Emerge Arizona is now accepting applications for the 2013 Candidate Training Program
Another Election Day has come and gone, and we’re already thinking about the women who will represent Arizona’s political future in the next election cycle.
Emerge Arizona offers a six month program that will covers topics such as fundraising, public speaking, field organization and political influence. Former graduates of the Emerge Arizona training program include Rep. Katie Hobbs, Flagstaff City Council member Karla Brewster and former Rep. Pat Fleming.
• Applicants must be women who are registered Democrats and who reside in the state of Arizona.
• Time commitment of one Saturday a month from January through June, 2013, plus homework and preparation
• Application fee of $50 (non-refundable)
• Applications are available online, and require 2 letters of recommendation and a photo.
• Tuition for the six month program is $350. Emerge Arizona believes that tuition should NOT be a barrier to participation in the program. Partial financial aid may be awarded after admission to the program.
• Application deadline is November 15, 2012. Interviews will be scheduled for late November, with class selection completed by December 1.
Emerge Arizona seeks dynamic and self-motivated women who are interested and committed to running for elective office and who have:
• Evidence of political leadership experience or potential, and meaningful involvement in workplace or community;
• Interest in running for political office;
• Ability to articulate a personal political vision;
• Commitment to full participation and attendance requirements of the trainings.
Emerge Arizona will select between 15-25 women from across the state who meet the above criteria and who have the potential to be political leaders.
Emerge embraces diversity and encourages applications from all women regardless of age, race, color, national or ethnic origin, marital status, religious affiliation, sexual orientation or physical abilities.
If you are interested, go to www.emergeaz.org/training for more information and a link to the online application. If you have any questions, contact Rosalie Hirano at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lots of Democratic women serve in political offices in Southern Arizona such as: State Senators Linda Lopez, Olivia Cajero Bedford, Paula Aboud, State House Rep. Sally Ann Gonzales, newly elected Reps. Andrea Dalessandro, Rosanna Gabaldon, Victoria Steele, Stefanie Mach. On the local level women who serve in Pima County are Attorney Barbara LaWall, Recorder F. Ann Rodriguez, District 3 Supervisor Sharon Bronson, and Tucson Councilmembers Shirley Scott, Karin Uhlich, Regina Romero.
And congratulations to political newcomers Dr. Sylvia Lee elected to the PCC Governing Board, and to Kristel Foster to the TUSD Governing Board.