Emerald will represent District 7. She won a very close race in November, narrowly beating out out April Boling in the runoff election. The former KGTV reporter bested Boling by just 704 votes. Emerald replaces the termed-out Jim Madaffer.
There will be other new faces on the City Council as well, including District 1 Councilwoman Sherri Lightner, District 3 Councilmen Todd Gloria and District 5 Councilmen Carl DeMaio.