Annie Ellison, Executive Director
Annie Ellison has criss-crossed the country working on campaigns for progressive Democrats from statewide to statehouse offices, City Council and Congress in the Midwest, South, East Coast, Oregon and California.
Before joining Emerge, Annie worked with women candidates up and down the ballot, including Gov. Gretchen Whitmer in Michigan, Assemblywoman Joann Downey in New Jersey, and Sen. Wendy Davis in Texas.
She also served as spokesperson in the Capitol Hill office of Congressman Ami Bera (D-CA-07), as communications director for his tough 2016 re-election, and as communications director for Mayor Ted Wheeler’s first successful Mayoral campaign.
She lives in NE Portland with her wife Hallie, their daughter Iona, and two cats Ruth and Simon.