Elected Experience: First run for office
Other Professional Experience: Growing up on the Kitsap Peninsula, I recognize the importance of expanding access to education and healthcare affordability. For 10 years I have held professional roles at Planned Parenthood, Children’s Hospital, and Wellesley College, helping people access the healthcare they need and the education opportunities they deserve.
Education: BA, Wellesley College - Emily was the first in her family to attend college
Community Service: Advisory Committee member, Olympic College OLRM Program; CTE Trades Council member, Peninsula School District; Board Member, Q Youth Resources; Volunteer, Access Women’s Health Justice; Fenway Community Health; Big Sister
Statement: I live in Bremerton, grew up in Port Orchard, and am a third generation Kitsap County resident. I’m dedicated to giving back - from serving as my sister’s caretaker, to helping expand educational opportunities and healthcare access nationwide, and now running for office.
A first generation college graduate, I returned home to be with my family. I believe in our community’s strength and am committed to making it a better place to live and work. Together, we can build strong, healthy communities with quality education, affordable healthcare, good jobs, traffic relief, and support for our local small businesses.
But to do this, we need to move beyond partisan politics. It’s time to work together to hold our government accountable. I’m running a campaign that rejects support from the corporate special interests who’ve bought too many of our politicians. We need legislators who put people first - not their wealthy donors.
No one will work harder to get the results we need and the change we deserve. I would be honored to serve the community my family has called home for three generations. Endorsed: Congressman Derek Kilmer, Bremerton Mayor Greg Wheeler, Bremerton & South Kitsap Firefighters, American Federation of Teachers Washington