Davies, who has been the NDP MP for Vancouver East since 1997, announced last week she will not run again in the fall.
Elmore, has represented Vancouver-Kensington provincially since she was first elected in 2009, says she loves her current role as a provincial MLA, but federal politics have always been a draw for her.
"My first nomination, I did a federal nomination run, actually in Vancouver-Kingsway in 2005. I was unsuccessful," she said.
"I wasn't planning to run provincially, but I was successfully recruited, ended up being elected and loving the job. So it was a difficult decision, and it was just where my heart was. I really have that passion nationally."
But securing this nomination won't be easy. There is widespread speculation that long-time NDP MLA Jenny Kwan will also run for the seat. Elmore says she's prepared for that possibility.
"I've put a few calls to Jenny, and we've been back and forth, and I think that, I also have great respect for her. She has a long history as being MLA in Mount Pleasant and also serving on city council, and I think she would certainly be the frontrunner candidate, and I think she would be a very strong candidate, and we'll see who gets in the race," she said Sunday.
Jenny Kwan has served as MLA for Vancouver-Mount Pleasant since she was first elected in 1996.Suggest a correction