Application Process

Application Process for 2015

The Emerge Nevada application process for the Gary Gray Class of 2015 will open on July 18, 2015 and close on August 1, 2015. Interviews will be scheduled and a class will be selected upon the completion of those interviews. You can find and complete the application online at

Selection Criteria

Emerge Nevada seeks bright, self-motivated women who are committed to effective political leadership and are committed to run 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
  • demonstrated ability to bring together disparate groups to achieve a goal
  • ability and desire to build effective networks
  • ability to articulate a personal political vision
  • demonstrated ability to inspire others
  • commitment to full participation and attendance requirements of the trainings

Applicants must be women who are Democrats and who reside in the state of Nevada.

Emerge Nevada will select between 20-25 women from across the state who meet the above criteria and who we believe 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.

All trainings will be at AFSCME unless otherwise notified.


Tuition for the Emerge Nevada Program is $450. Tuition offsets the cost of Emerge Nevada's out-of-pocket costs for providing the weekend training sessions. Emerge Nevada believes that individual circumstances should NOT be a barrier to participation in the program. Partial financial aid may be awarded after admission to the program. 

Application Fee

A non-refundable application fee of $50 is required and must be submitted along with a completed application. Please remit payment online or mail a check or money order payable to Emerge Nevada.

Gary Gray

The Class of 2015 has been named after Gary Gray, longtime Nevadan, political operative, and staunch supporter of our program. Gary was a frequent trainer in our classroom, mentor to many, resource for our alumnae, and source of infinite wisdom for all things political. The world lost Gary in April, 2015 and it is only fitting that the next class of Emerge women carry on his name and legacy by honoring the support he gave us and the work he did for much of his life.   

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