Meet Emma

Emma Collum is an attorney, activist, Executive Director of Women's March FL and National Head of Field Operations for the National Committee of Women’s March.

Emma’s early legal work was in New York City Courts and dedicated to representing tenants, domestic violence survivors, union workers, and environmental policy. Her interest in grassroots movements was inspired by working with under-represented communities as well as her time in both New York State and New York City politics, serving as a legislative aide.

Emma put herself through college and law school, working as a waitress, lifeguard, swim teacher and legislative aide.

One of the earliest organizers of the Women’s March, Emma was instrumental in getting tens of thousands of Floridians to DC and to regional marches.

Emma’s decision to run for House District 93 is inspired by the strong feelings she has about education funding, the environment, and the plight of poverty-stricken and otherwise repressed communities.

She currently works as an attorney for a family owned business with roots in South Florida reaching back thirty years. This experience has informed her belief that small and medium sized businesses need both more help and less regulation from Tallahassee, and that more power should be given to the city municipalities and townships that know and understand the needs of their communities.

Married for two years, she met her husband at CUNY law in 2009 when they were on opposing sides of the National Labor Trial Competition. Needless to say they never discuss who won that competition and married regardless.

Latest News

  • From Bama to Fort Lauderdale

    Doug Jones' win in Alabama is both a relief and inspiring. It's a relief, of course, that someone with such a disgusting history of actions and positions got rejected in one of the reddest states in the nation. It's inspiring because, as someone running in what has been the last...
  • Emma Collum Unveils New Endorsements in HD 93 Race

    The Ft. Lauderdale Democrat Has Picked Up Significant Support at State and Local Levels Ft. Lauderdale - On Tuesday, House District 93 candidate Emma Collum announced the endorsements of State Senator Gary Farmer, State Representative Kristin Jacobs, and former Broward County Mayor Ken Keechl. “I’m humbled and overwhelmed to have...
  • We have a major infrastructure problem

    We have a MAJOR INFRASTRUCTURE PROBLEM in Fort Lauderdale—and it stinks…literally. Since January 2014, the city has spilled 20.6 million gallons of untreated sewage into Fort Lauderdale's local waterways, and small businesses and waterfronts are paying the price. It's aggravating: For years, engineers have told city officials that Fort Lauderdale's...