Biography

Nicole Macri was elected to the Washington House of Representatives in 2016, and represents the 43rd legislative district of Washington, which includes the Seattle neighborhoods of Downtown, First Hill, Capitol Hill, Madison Valley, Madison Park, Montlake, University District, Ravenna, Wallingford, Fremont and Phinney Ridge.

She serves as vice chair of both the Healthcare and Wellness Committee and of the Community Development, Housing, and Tribal Affairs Committee, and is a member of the Capital Budget Committee. She is also a member of the Washington State Legislative LGBTQ Caucus.

Nicole was selected by the Milbank Memorial Fund and the Reforming State Group to participate in the 2017-18 Emerging Leaders Program, which brings together legislators and other statewide leaders from across the nation to strengthen their skills in effective health policy formation and implementation.

Nicole has more than 20 years of experience championing progressive causes on issues around affordable housing, homelessness, human services, and mental health. She has been at the forefront of the Housing First movement nationally, and is a recognized leader in practical and effective strategies that end the homelessness of people living with serious disabilities.

Outside the Legislature, Nicole is the Deputy Director for the Downtown Emergency Service Center (DESC) in Seattle, where she has worked since 2002, and currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Washington Low Income Housing Alliance. She has championed Seattle’s Housing Levy, and was appointed by the City Council to serve successive terms as a member of the Housing Levy Oversight Committee. In 2014, she received an Emerging Leader Award from the Housing Development Consortium of Seattle/King County for her outstanding work in the field of affordable housing, and recently received the 2017 Inclusion Award from the Seattle Commission for People with Disabilities for her work towards improving the lives of disabled Seattleites.

Nicole holds Bachelor of Arts from Rutgers University and a Master of Public Administration from the University of Washington, and completed a Certificate in Executive Leadership at Seattle University’s Albers School of Business. She lives with her partner, Deb Cayz, in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Seattle.

News

Hundreds of constituents packed First Baptist Seattle on March 11 for the first town hall of my legislative career.  It was a privilege to be able to meet with so many of you at one time, and to share the stage with Speaker Frank Chopp and Senator Jamie Pedersen.

  • House adds permanence to key tool in fight against homelessness | News - February 7, 2018
    OLYMPIA – After what was unofficially the longest floor debate thus far this year in the state House of Representatives, lawmakers on Wednesday afternoon approved a sweeping bill designed to reduce homelessness in cities and towns throughout the state. House... READ MORE
  • E-Newsletter: A Progressive Session Reaches the Midpoint | e-Newsletter - February 2, 2018
    A progressive housing agenda The housing affordability crisis touches not just our city and county, but every corner of the state.  People are struggling to stay in their homes or afford rent in communities large and small from Okanogan to... READ MORE
  • Local-control legislation would give cities authority to address the crisis of increasing gun violence | News - January 25, 2018
    OLYMPIA — Calling gun violence a public health crisis in Washington state, Rep. Nicole Macri testified before the House Judiciary Committee, Thursday, January 25, on her bill allowing cities, towns, and counties to enact gun-safety regulations over and above those... READ MORE
  • E-Newsletter: A Progressive Agenda for 2018 | News - January 24, 2018
    Greetings from Olympia The 2018 session began last week. Washington works on a two-year legislative cycle. The primary purpose of even-year “short” sessions is to make supplemental changes to the state’s biennial operating, capital, and transportation budgets. They also help... READ MORE
  • Macri honored by Association of Washington Cities | News - December 18, 2017
    The Association of Washington Cities (AWC) State Rep. Nicole Macri with a City Champion Award in a Dec. 13 ceremony at Seattle City Hall. The AWC, which advocates on behalf of Washington’s 281 cities and towns, said Macri was recognized... READ MORE
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    Contact

    Olympia Address:
    JLOB 311
    PO Box 40600
    Olympia, WA
    98504-0600

    (360) 786-7826
    Email Nicole

    Legislative Assistant:
    Curtis Knapp
    Email: Curtis.Knapp@leg.wa.gov

    Toll-free Hotline:
    1-800-562-6000
    1-800-635-9993 (TTY)

    Committees:
    Health Care and Wellness
    Community Development, Housing, and Tribal Affairs
    Capital Budget

    For Press Inquiries, or for broadcast-quality audio or TV/radio interviews:
    Dan Frizzell, Broadcast Coordinator
    (360) 786-7208
    Dan.Frizzell@leg.wa.gov

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