Clark County Clerk
Diana Alba began working at the Clark County Clerk's Office in December 1985 as a District Courtroom Clerk for Department XVI. During the next 15 years she accepted positions of increasing responsibility, working her way up through various supervisory and management positions. In November 2000, Shirley Parraguirre appointed Diana to be the Assistant County Clerk, a position Diana held for nearly nine years. Sadly, Shirley Parraguirre passed away on August 30, 2009.
Board of Bar Commissioners
Bernalillo County Metropolitan Court
Governor Bill Richardson announced the appointment of Christina P. Argyres, of Albuquerque, to the Bernalillo County Metropolitan Court, Division IX, on June 24, 2010.
“Christina Argyres is accustomed to a large and hectic case load and I am confident her legal experience and knowledge will make her an excellent judge at one of New Mexico’s busiest courts,” said Governor Bill Richardson.
Deborah has been a physical therapist for thirty-five years. Early in her career she developed a passion for home and community-based services and patient autonomy in decision-making. This prompted her to increasingly focus her work in healthcare administration, to attend law school to further her interests in health policy and advocacy and to eventually accept an appointment as Cabinet Secretary for the Department of Aging.
Columbus School Board Director
Middleton-Cross Plains Area School Board Director (Re-election)
Second Judicial District Court
On June 1, 2010 Judge Shannon Bacon won her primary election and faces no general election opposition.
Governor Bill Richardson appointed C. Shannon Bacon to the 2nd Judicial District Court in Albuquerque on April 12, 2010. Judge Bacon was a founding Board member of Emerge New Mexico.
'Shannon's intellect and commitment to the legal system will lead her to be an excellent judge and an asset to the 2nd Judicial District,' said Governor Bill Richardson.
Aspen Baker is the leading voice in the nation on the personal experiences of women post-abortion. It was Ms. Baker's own experience with abortion in 1999 that led her to found Bay Area-based Exhale, an award-winning pro-voice organization dedicated to creating a more supportive and respectful social climate around abortion.
Milwaukee City Council
Deborah Barnes is an educator, a wife, mother, and grandmother, and President of the Milwaukie City Council. This former broadcast news reporter who gave up a successful career in broadcasting in Oregon now teaches high school students the art of broadcasting and digital media in the North Clackamas School District. Deborah has three daughters and three grandchildren. She is married to Scott Webb who runs his own company, Webb Impressions.
Bend City Councilor
An over achiever and perfectionist, Jodie Barram wants to do it all. Married with two children, she balances family life, part time work, and civic leadership. Jodie is engaged in her children’s school and activities. Working as an educational assistant provides her the flexibility to be involved in her community.
Former Nevada State Assembly District 21
Ellen Barre Spiegel is the first Democrat to represent Henderson's Assembly District 21 in a generation. In addition, she is the first Democratic woman to ever represent Assembly District 21!
In 2008, Ellen's opponent spent over $100,000 trying to win the race, while she had raised only $11,000. But with the help of hundreds of supporters, including many independents and moderate Republicans, her campaign was a success.
Dane County Supervisor District 8 (Re-election)
Grant County Supervisor District 13 (Re-election)
Candidate for re-election, Maine State House of Representatives, District 148
She is the State Representative for Maine 125th Legislature. She is on the Board of Directors for Marshwood Education Foundation. She is also a member/participant/volunteer at Eliot /South Berwick libraries, historical societies & local land trust. She is involved in The York County Advocacy Group of State Legislators and County/Municipal Officials.
State Representative for the 57th Assembly District and Candidate for State Senate (19th SD)
Penny Bernard Schaber has lived in the Fox Valley for more than 28 years. She has been married to her husband Dale for over 22 years. They both enjoy gardening and working or hiking on the Ice Age Trail. Together they finished hiking the whole Ice Age Trail in 2005.
Penny has been a physical therapist for 32 years, working in hospitals, nursing homes, pubic schools and in private practice.
State Representative for 95th Assembly District
Edesa Bitabdal is the Intergovernmental Affair representative for the San Jose Redevelopment Agency (SJRA)working to not only prevent further reductions but also to restore funding to the SJRA. In addition, she has been a project manager for the Façade Improvement Program, managing grants for small business owners. She has been a Board member of the Democratic Activist for Women Now (DAWN) organization whose mission is to elect Democratic women into public office.
Shorewood Village Board of Trustee
London Breed was sworn in as the Supervisor for District 5 on January 8, 2013. The neighborhoods she represents include the Fillmore/Western Addition, North of the Panhandle, Lower Haight, Haight-Ashbury, Cole Valley, Inner Sunset, Hayes Valley, JapanTown and Alamo Square.
Candidate for Reno City Council Ward 1
The daughter of a former small town City Council member, Jenny Brekhus is a city planner and public policy consultant. She also teaches planning at the University of Nevada, Reno and Truckee Meadows Community College (2010-2011). She has experience in community planning, housing, transportation, infrastructure programming, land use, and public involvement. The former planning director of a rural New Mexico community, she also worked for the cities of Albuquerque and Reno.
Flagstaff City Councilmember
Second Judicial District Court
Beatrice Brickhouse began her public service career as an officer in the United States Army. After graduating from law school in 1993, Judge Brickhouse began serving the citizens of New Mexico as an Assistant District Attorney, prosecuting felonies, including crimes against women and children. In 1996, she transitioned to private practice, representing indigent citizens in civil rights and criminal matters. Judge Brickhouse moved to Bernalillo County in 1999, and after taking time to start a family, served as a DWI hearing officer.
Lexington School Committee
Bonnie ran for the School Committee after being a community leader and working on political campaigns for years. She used her Emerge training to make the leap from the side lines to being the candidate, and together with the skills she learned from Emerge and a strong campaign team behind her was able to secure an unopposed run for a seat on the Lexington School Committee in March 2011.
In addition to being elected to the Vallejo City Council on her first run for political office in 2009, Marti has 10 years of project management experience in redevelopment and urban planning. Currently, Marti is also the Executive Director of the North Franklin District Business Association – a non-profit corporation representing 600 businesses and more than 150 property owners in the “Latino District” of South Sacramento.
Androscroggin County Democratic Committee
Nevada State Assembly
Irene was raised in the farming community of Kerman, California, the second of five children. From an early age, Irene's parents taught her the value of hard work, dedication and perseverance. Academically, Irene excelled and her dedication to her studies led her to the University of California at Fresno to pursue her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management. Irene worked her way through school serving in several capacities, including as a student assistant for the football team. To this day, Irene is a proud Fresno State Bulldog.