Emily Good was born in Rochester and has been a social justice advocate since an early age. After graduating from Webster High School, she spent a year as a Rotary exchange student in Venezuela, and then moved on to Tufts University, where she graduated with bachelor degrees in Community Health and Peace and Justice Studies.
Intrigued by the interconnection among all movements for social, economic, and environmental justice, she has spent time working as a youth mentor in the wilderness of the Pacific Northwest, an elder caregiver and wellness worker, and as a child caregiver.
Since returning to Rochester in 2008, Emily has volunteered at St. Joseph's House of Hospitality as an overnight shelter worker and continues to engage in wide-ranging community activism. She is a founding member of the Flying Squirrel Community Space, a grassroots, low-cost meeting space committed to learning and liberation.
Emily is running for Sheriff because far too many members of this community are wrongly incarcerated. She has been held in jail numerous times without ever being convicted of a crime, and knows that others have fared far worse. Families are broken apart by a heartless system that criminalizes poverty and perpetuates social decay. As a democratically elected official, Emily pledges to target the underlying causes of violent crime, support community efforts to recover from decades of harmful antagonism, and oversee a department that is transparent and accountable to the people.