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Emma Brown

Executive Director, GIFFORDS & GIFFORDS Law Center
Emma Brown became the executive director of GIFFORDS in January 2024, where she oversees the organization’s work to save lives from gun violence through shifting culture, changing policies, and challenging injustice.

Prior to leading GIFFORDS, Emma served as campaign manager for Senator Mark Kelly’s 2022 reelection campaign in Arizona, where she ran a $100 million effort that reelected a Democratic senator in Arizona for the first time in 34 years. In 2020, Emma served as the coordinated campaign director for President Biden’s campaign in Arizona, leading the largest voter contact program in state history and marking the first time a Democratic presidential campaign carried Arizona since 1996. During that cycle, she also served as Senator Kelly’s deputy campaign manager.

Emma has also run battleground congressional and state legislative programs in the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic, and she was named the “State Campaign Manager of the Year” by the American Association of Political Consultants. Originally from Virginia, Emma is a graduate of Colby College and is based in Washington DC.


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