Austin-based political consultant Emmy Ruiz is headed to the White House to serve as President-elect Joe Biden’s director of political strategy and outreach.
Ruiz, 37, is a much sought-after Democratic consultant who served in pivotal roles in President Barack Obama’s 2012 reelection campaign, Hillary Clinton's 2016 campaign for president and on Vice President-elect Kamala Harris’ 2019 bid for the Democratic nomination for president. She was also a senior adviser to the Democratic National Committee and a senior staffer at the Texas-based Annie’s List. [She worked briefly in a contract position for The Texas Tribune Festival in 2014.]
Although she’s a Texan, she made her name in Democratic politics as a strategist with an expertise in Nevada.