Director of Political Strategy & Outreach
Emmy Ruiz is a former campaign aide to Vice President-elect Kamala D. Harris, Secretary Hillary Clinton, President Barack Obama, and Democratic Chairman Tom Perez. She is a co-founder and partner of NEWCO Strategies, a minority-majority political firm. During the 2018 and 2020 election cycles, Ruiz helped support the work of groups mobilizing communities of color to vote and running and electing progressive women to office. For the 2016 presidential elections, Ruiz led and won Colorado and Nevada for Hillary Clinton. She has served as senior advisor to the Democratic National Committee and as the Political Director of Annie’s List in Texas. In 2012, she served as the General Election Director in Nevada for President Obama’s re-election campaign. Born in Harlingen, Texas, Ruiz is a graduate of the University of Texas at San Antonio. She lives in Austin, TX with her wife and son.