Nicole will continue the tradition of LGBTQ legislators in this Seattle area seat
Nicole Macri was elected to the Washington House of Representatives in 2016, and represents the 43rd legislative district in Seattle. 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 Legislative LGBTQ Caucus (http://sdc.wastateleg.org/lgbtq/). Nicole has more than 20 years of experience championing progressive causes on issues around affordable housing, homelessness, human services, and mental health. In her first year in the legislature, Nicole received the Inclusion Award from the Seattle Commission for People with Disabilities for her work towards improving the lives of disabled Seattleites; and the City Champion Award from the Association of Washington Cities for her efforts to increase the availability of affordable housing in a variety of situations and communities. She was also 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 lives with her partner, Deb Cayz, in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Seattle.