Emily is a fifth generation Idahoan, an attorney and lobbyist and granddaughter of Jim and Louise McClure. In 2015, she founded McClure Policy LLC, with a focus on state-level natural resources, business, education and health care policy. Before that, Emily worked for five years as a lobbyist and attorney at Givens Pursley in Boise, clerked for Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Stephen Trott, and externed for federal district Judge Edward Lodge and at the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia in The Hague. Prior to law school, Emily served as a legislative assistant to Senator Mike Crapo in Washington, D.C.
Emily credits the lively discussions with her parents and grandparents around the family dining table with instilling a passion for public policy and teaching her that there's always more than one “right” side to every debate.
Emily and her husband, Trevor, have three young children who keep them laughing. In addition to serving on the advisory board for the James A. and Louise McClure Center for Public Policy Research, Emily also sits on the boards of Education for All and Cathedral of the Rockies - Boise First United Methodist Church.