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.My Priorities
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.