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

  • Ruth's List and more

    On the heels of last week's endorsement by House Democratic Leader-Designate Kionne McGhee, I'm excited to announce I've been named one of Ruth's List's "Women 2 Watch"!   Every year, the amazing folks at Ruth's List work incredibly hard to make sure women candidates have the support they need to...
  • Democratic House Victory & Leader-Designate Kionne McGhee Endorses Emma Collum For State House District 93

    TALLAHASSEE - House Democratic Leader-Designate Kionne McGhee announced Monday he is supporting Emma Collum in House District 93.  Collum, the Founder of Women’s March FL and In-House Legal Counsel for Miramar-based JL Audio, is running to replace term limited Rep. George Moraitis in the competitve Broward County swing seat. "I'm...
  • Forcing teachers to take/retake SATs for more money?

    The Republican party’s restructuring of teacher compensation this year added a provision that is not only insulting to teachers… it’s just plain silly. The new scheme ties a part of their compensation to their historic SAT scores (if they took them). Higher scores now mean higher compensation. Been a great...