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Donna Crain Drury of Anderson County, member of the Anderson County school board, has been selected as one of 25 students in the Class of 2014 of the non-profit training program Emerge Kentucky of Louisville, according to a press release.
Emerge Kentucky, established in 2009, is a political leadership program for Democratic women, and part of the Emerge America network, the press release said.
The Emerge mission is to identify, educate and inspire Democratic women who want to pursue careers in politics at the local and state levels, according to the release, and 25 applicants are chosen annually to participate in once-monthly workshops over the course of seven months.
Drury was accepted into the Emerge Kentucky program following application submission, letters of recommendation and a personal interview in Lexington. Instructional classes began in January 2014.
Emerge Kentucky is an innovative and comprehensive candidate training program that prepares Democratic women to run for political offices in Kentucky. Emerge Kentucky’s curriculum includes training in public speaking, campaign strategy, fundraising, field operations, labor and endorsements, networking, media skills, messaging, and ethics in politics.
Drury is an elected member of the Anderson County Board of Education.