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Everyone deserves quality, affordable housing, education and health care, in a safe, thriving community.

I have the experience to tackle our biggest challenges, pass bold policies and make needed, urgent investments in communities. I will work hard as a champion for the 34th district in Olympia. Together, we can build a brighter future.

Endorsed By

  • June Robinson, State Senator
  • Rebecca Saldaña, State Senator
  • Nicole Macri, State Representative
  • Frank Chopp, State Representative
  • Girmay Zahilay, King County Councilmember
  • Jimmy Matta, Burien City Councilmember and Former Burien Mayor
  • Lisa Herbold, Seattle City Councilmember
  • Teresa Mosqueda, Seattle City Councilmember
  • Mike O’Brien, Former Seattle City Councilmember
  • Sally Bagshaw, Former Seattle City Councilmember
  • Evelyn Allen, Housing and Equity Leader
  • Sheila Babb Anderson, Campion Foundation*
  • Derrick Belgarde, Chief Seattle Club*
  • David Bestock, Delridge Neighborhood Development Association*
  • Susan Boyd, Bellwether Housing*
  • Alex Brennan, Futurewise*
  • Steve Daschle, Nonprofit Human Services Leader
  • Colleen Echohawk, Eighth Generation*
  • Randy Engstrom, Arts Community Leader
  • Jessica Finn Coven, Environmental Leader
  • Shalimar Gonzales, Solid Ground*
  • Kathleen Hosfeld, Homestead Community Land Trust*
  • Doris Koo, Housing and Community Development Leader
  • Paul Lambros, Plymouth Housing*
  • Patience Malaba, Housing and Environmental Justice Leader
  • Daniel Malone, DESC*
  • Estela Ortega, El Centro de la Raza*
  • Chris Persons, Housing Leader
  • Sili Savusa, White Center Community Development Association*
  • Debbie Thiele, Supportive Housing and Healthcare Leader
  • Michele Thomas, Tenants Rights and Affordable Housing Leader*
  • Liz Trautman, The Mockingbird Society*

*For identification purposes only. 

About Emily

Emily is an affordable housing leader and Seattle Public Schools mom of two.

For more than a decade, Emily has worked collaboratively to create affordable housing throughout our region, championing policies and investments that foster inclusive, healthy communities and reduce homelessness.

As Director of the City of Seattle Office of Housing, Emily oversaw citywide housing resources, including the Seattle Housing Levy, and worked to address displacement, support climate resilience, build supportive housing for homeless neighbors, protect renters, and expand homeownership.

As an executive with a national affordable housing nonprofit, Emily supports local community organizations and connects regional efforts to national movement building and policy change. An attorney, coalition-builder, and former community organizer, Emily has fought for reproductive justice, equitable community development, and economic opportunity.

Emily is the daughter of two public school educators. She grew up in a community of teachers, activists and artists, where she learned the value of public service, the importance of empathy, and the need to stand up for social and racial justice.

She lives in West Seattle with her husband, two children, and rescue dog Frazer.