Announcing the 2018-19 Emerging Leaders Project class!

On behalf of our partners at the Emerging Leaders Project, Inc. we are excited to announce the 2018-2019 class!  A stand-alone, non-profit organization, the Emerging Leaders Project offers free training each year to 40 up-and-coming young Hoosier Democratic leaders who have an interest in running for office or working on campaigns.

Now in its sixth year, the partnership between the Indiana Democratic Party and the Emerging Leaders Project has produced dozens of elected officials, party leaders and activists – with more to come!

Please join us in welcoming the 2018-2019 class. We look forward to their future contributions to our state and Party!

  • Jamal Abdulrasheed, Indianapolis (CD 7)
  • Lonnie Austin, Muncie (CD 6)
  • Laura Blaydes, Coatesville (CD 4)
  • Samantha Bresnahan, Indianapolis (CD 7)
  • James Campbell, Indianapolis (CD 7)
  • Al Carroll, Indianapolis (CD 5)
  • Jamie Cline, Columbia City (CD 3)
  • UnoBlessed Coons, Indianapolis (CD 7)
  • Rachel Cote, Monticello (CD 4)
  • Ilisha Dowell, Fishers (CD 5)
  • Belinda Drake, Indianapolis (CD 7)
  • Jeremy Eltz, Carmel (CD 5)
  • Melinda Fountain, Granger (CD 2)
  • Angela Fultz, Fremont (CD 3)
  • Matthew Giffin, Indianapolis (CD 7)
  • William Godwin, Gary (CD 1)
  • Jennifer Kersey, Rockville (CD 8)
  • Kiersten Knies, Jasper (CD 8)
  • Jacob LeDonne, Logansport (CD 4)
  • Haylei Lorca, Greensburg (CD 6)
  • LaMicra Martin, New Albany (CD 9)
  • Kaitlin Moore Morley, Evansville (CD 8)
  • Esteban Ortiz, Indianapolis (CD 7)
  • Julia Passwater, Indianapolis (CD 5)
  • Ashley Pirani, Bloomington (CD 9)
  • Stephen Powaga, Holton (CD 6)
  • Peter Radakovich, Crown Point (CD 1)
  • David Recio, Valparaiso (CD 1)
  • Angela Ruphock-Schafer, Plymouth (CD 2)
  • Jacy Rush, Indianapolis (CD 7)
  • Alec Sanderson, Elkhart (CD 2)
  • Casey Sewell, Indianapolis (CD 7)
  • William Smith, Bloomington (CD 9)
  • Jared Stanombe, Heltonville (CD 9)
  • Connor Sullivan, South Bend (CD 2)
  • Barry Tyler Jr., Hammond (CD 1)
  • Angel Valentin, West Lafayette (CD 4)
  • DeAnna Watson, Fort Wayne (CD 3)
  • Cody Wilson, Greenwood (CD 9)
  • Lauro Zuniga, Cromwell (CD 3)