I am so excited! I applied for and have been accept as part of the Emerge Oregon Class of 2015. Emerge Oregon identifies, trains and encourages Democratic women to run for office, get elected and to seek higher office. I am eager to get started on the unique and (I am told!) intense seven-month training program.
Here is the short bio they gave me at http://www.emergeor.org/blog/get-know-emerge-oregon-class-2015:
“Theresa Kohlhoff, Lake Oswego
Theresa is a lawyer in private practice in North Portland. She earned her undergraduate degree from Portland State University and then a law degree from Lewis & Clark – while also raising four daughters. For three years she has served on the Board of Governors for the Oregon State Bar, is a senior auditor at Portland State University and serves on the advisory committee for the Avel Gordly Treatment Center. She has volunteered in numerous ways – including for Planned Parenthood, Roosevelt High School, St. Andrews Legal Clinic – and currently conducts free legal seminars out of her law office. Theresa is also the proud grandmother of six grandchildren.”
I am ready.