In June 2018, the U.S. Supreme Court issued two rulings that place workers’ rights (Janus vs. AFSCME) and women’s healthcare (California’s FACT Act) in jeopardy. Justice Kennedy’s retirement announcement two days later made it clear to Emily that the protecting these rights, secured with long, hard fights, will again fall to individual States. Emily is running for State Senate to secure the people of New York, the representation and rights they deserve.
Emily graduated from Mount Holyoke College in 1994, and after a successful 12 year career in financial services, returned to school and earned her Masters and PhD in economic and business History from University of Delaware. After teaching in Delaware and as a professor at Paul Smith’s College and Clarkson University, Emily became the Deputy Director of the region’s leading economic development organization, Adirondack North Country Association, where she worked until leaving to run in the 2018 CD-21 Congressional primary.
Emily’s decision to run comes from her deep seeded belief in public service, giving back to her community and neighbors. She served on the Saranac Lake Village’s Downtown Advisory Board where she helped increase the visibility, and address the needs of the Downtown businesses and organizations, work that has since resulted in helping Saranac Lake to earn a $10 million award from the Downtown Revitalization Initiative. She has also organized teams to maintain transitional housing, serve community meals, and lodge homeless neighbors when temperatures drop below freezing.