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.


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.

  • 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
  • E-Newsletter: My bill to retain key tool in effort to end homelessness passes House | e-Newsletter - July 31, 2017
    My bill to retain key tool in effort to end homelessness passes House The legislature began a second special session on May 23 to finish our work on the state budget and bills necessary to implement the budget.  My bill,... READ MORE
  • Rep. Nicole Macri tapped as “Emerging Leader” | News - July 27, 2017
    OLYMPIA – The Milbank Memorial Fund and the Reforming State Group have selected state Rep. Nicole Macri to participate in the 2017-18 Emerging Leaders Program. The Fund, established in 1905, designed the program to help legislators gain skills and policy tools... READ MORE
  • House votes to retain key tool in effort to end homelessness | News - May 26, 2017
    OLYMPIA – The state House of Representatives gave its OK Thursday (May 25) afternoon to legislation that will provide cities, counties, and the state with tens of millions of dollars to reduce homelessness and increase a dwindling supply of affordable... READ MORE
  • “The Stranger” Guest Editorial: Don’t Let Statewide Funding for Homelessness Expire | News - April 20, 2017
    Rep. Nicole Macri WE’RE DAYS AWAY from the end of the 2017 legislative session, and the state legislature has yet to intervene in our statewide homelessness crisis with the positive solutions right there in front of them. (MORE)


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