Biography and priorities

Emily Wicks was born and raised in the 38th Legislative District. 

She began her career in government affairs and communications in 2008, working for Gov. Jay Inslee, Lt. Gov. Cyrus Habib, and for the Marysville School District as communications and community relations coordinator.  

In 2019, Emily founded BOSSY LLC with the goal of creating “The Core”, a co-working, retail and membership organization that prioritizes the needs of working women and their families. 

She is a graduate of Washington State University with bachelor’s degrees in political science and public relations. She serves as President of the National Women’s Political Caucus of Washington and since 2013, she has worked with this organization to elect and appoint pro-choice women to public office. She also serves on the board of the Marysville YMCA and the Marysville School District Foundation. 

Emily lives in Everett with her partner James “Bubba” Day and loves political strategy, her high school alma mater Marysville Pilchuck, Mariner’s baseball, the Cougs, and the beautiful Pacific Northwest. 

Legislative priorities 

I am focused on economic recovery, supporting local governments, and building resilience.  

We must change the state education system and meet people where they are, ensuring that all children and their families have affordable child care and an equal opportunity to succeed in school and life. 

The COVID pandemic also proved the need to strengthen our state, regional and local public health delivery, including mental health, which is vastly underserved. 

To help all of our families and small businesses prosper, we face a choice: going back to an economy that only works for giant corporations and the wealthy few, or building a new economy that works for everyone.