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 the Appropriations Committee and is a member of the Health Care & Wellness Committee. She is also co-chair of the Washington State LGBTQ Caucus.
Nicole has more than 20 years of experience championing progressive causes on issues around affordable housing, homelessness, human services, behavioral health, and health care, including reproductive and abortion care. 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. 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 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. She was then named a Milbank Memorial Fund Fellow for 2021-22. Macri was named one of Seattle’s Most Influential People by Seattle Magazine in 2019, and one of the 100 most influential people in Seattle in 2021 by Seattle Met.
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.