Emerge Kentucky Alumnae Win Big on Election Night – Flip Senate District 26 Held By Republicans for 30 Years and Increase Number of Diverse Women Serving in General Assembly

  • Jul 6, 2020
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

July 2nd, 2020

CONTACT: Susanna French,

(270) 205-1316, susannafrench@emergeky.org

 

Emerge Kentucky Alumnae Win Big on Election Night – 

Flip Senate District 26 Held By Republicans for 30 Years and Increase Number of Diverse Women Serving in General Assembly

 

Louisville, KY — Emerge Kentucky candidates delivered big wins up and down the ballot Tuesday. Thirty-five Emerge candidates either won their race or solidified their top position heading into the November General Election. Of those one seat was flipped from red to blue in a historic special election race. Their victories underscore the successes of women candidates who won across Kentucky and nationwide and mark a major step forward for women’s representation in politics. 

 

“Emerge Kentucky candidates were a dominant force in campaigns this cycle, and every one of our candidates ran smart, disciplined, well-executed campaigns,” said Susanna French, Board Chair Emerge Kentucky. “Thirty-five of thirty-nine Emerge candidates will head to the general election in November and we’re not done yet. We’ve got our eye on 2020, 2022 and beyond.”

 

More on Emerge Kentucky Wins:

  • Of the 35 successes for Emerge Kentucky alums, four were first time re-elects
  • Dr. Karen Berg became the first Democrat to serve in the KY State Senate for District 26 in almost 30 years. 
    • This is the 4th seat that Emerge KY alums have flipped in the last 4 years.
  • Col. Pamela Stevenson won the Kentucky State House race for District 43 with an impressive 74% of votes. She joins Rep. Attica Scott, another Emerge KY alum, as the 2nd African American woman currently serving in the General Assembly. 
  • Nima Kulkarni, the first Indian American woman to serve in the KY General Assembly, won her re-match overwhelmingly against the former incumbent by 79% of the vote. 

 

For information on Emerge Kentucky or to learn how to apply for their training program, please visit their website at ky.emergeamerica.org 

 

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