On this race: Elected Experience: State Senator-30th LD, 1998-present; Majority Floor Leader, 2005-present; State Representative 30th LD, 1993-1994
Other Professional Experience: Small Business Owner
Education: Graduate of Harvard's JFK School of Government Program for Senior Executives in State and Local Government.
Community Service: PTA and dedicated school volunteer for several decades, Lions Club, Federal Way Education & Communities in Schools Foundation and Federal Way Chamber of Commerce Advancing Leadership-Advisory Boards, Washington State School Safety Advisory Committee-Member, King County Finance Task Force-Co-Chair, Joint Select Committees on Education Restructuring and Secondary Education, King County Disability and Retirement Board for Police and Firefighters-Former Board Member
Statement: A lifelong resident of South King County with her husband, Mark, and their two grown children, Tracey Eide has served our community as a PTA volunteer, city commission member, State Representative and Senator. Tracey puts families and small businesses first, making sure our voices are heard and delivering on our priorities.
Tracey delivers results, while always focusing on the bottom line. A fierce advocate for fiscal responsibility, Tracey opposes across the board tax increases and votes to demand government efficiency. Tracey takes care of business, securing funding for local economic development, making health care more affordable for small businesses, and supporting tax incentives for new and expanding industries.
Tracey cares about people, securing funds for job training, protecting long term care for seniors, and preserving services for the vulnerable. Tracey is an outspoken education leader, earning awards for her commitment to kids and quality schools. Tracey's public safety leadership has earned the endorsement and respect of every major law enforcement and firefighter organization in the state. Her legislation to ban texting while driving and limit cell phone use makes our streets and highways safer for everyone.
Effective, independent leadership-Tracey Eide is the right choice for us.