Introducing the 11th Class of Emerging Leaders


The Indiana Democratic Party is excited to introduce the Emerging Leaders Project’s 2023-2024 class! This is the programs’ 11th cohort and it is composed of 38 impressive young leaders who will impact our communities and state for years to come. 

“The Emerging Leaders Project offers free training each year to up-and-coming young Democratic leaders who have an interest in running for office or working on campaigns. Selected from a pool of hundreds of applicants, this highly competitive program has produced state legislators, statewide candidates, dozens of local elected officials, party leaders and campaign staffers. We look forward to their future contributions to our state and party!” – Jeff Harris, Chair, Emerging Leaders Project, Inc.

Please join us in welcoming the 2023-24 class of Emerging Leaders:

Mason Barclay, Boonville

Christopher Brown, Indianapolis

Wesley Brown, Indianapolis

Nikki Carr, Fortville

Krista Carter, Avon

Hunter Collins, Aurora

John-Paul Cosgrove, Indianapolis

Gregory Coulter, Michigan City

Reed Davisson, Indianapolis

Tonya Dinkins, Indianapolis

Brandon Dothager, Highland

Nicholas Elchert, Fort Wayne

Kathleen Field, Bloomington

Melissa Fisher, Fort Wayne

Brian Galardo, Brownsburg

Taylor Gibson, Dyer

Summer Gladden, Indianapolis

Chunia Graves, Indianapolis

Benjamin Jacobs, Griffith

Caroline Kester, West Lafayette

Kyle Lenig, Carmel

Millicent Macon, Gary

Ariel Mason, Indianapolis

Nicholas Myers, Fishers

Briceida Ortega, Indianapolis

Travis Park, Noblesville

Ashley Polomchak, Valparaiso

Blythe Potter, Bargersville

Christopher Ramey, Greensburg

David Recio, Hobart

Mileiny Sanchez, Indianapolis

Sarah Schwomeyer, Indianapolis

Hillary Selig, Indianapolis

Bryan Stoffel, Indianapolis

Jeremy Storch, Fort Wayne

Kyle Thele, Fort Wayne

Caitlin VanOverberghe, Greenfield

Dwayne Wright, Indianapolis

For more information on the Emerging Leaders Project, please visit


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