Tracy is a forceful advocate for clients in need of effective communications with the federal government on public policy matters in the climate change, clean technology, transportation, alternative energy deployment, energy efficiency, native American affairs, and natural resources development areas. She understands the needs and language of both business people and decision-makers inside the beltway and is experienced at finding creative solutions and for building lasting relationships across party lines. As a seasoned veteran of Capitol Hill, she brings clients the benefit of many connections and strong bipartisan relationships on the Hill and with federal agencies, thereby advancing clients’ goals and protecting their interests.
Prior to coming to the firm, Tracy’s rich political background included serving as a senior advisor to former Congressmen Jay Inslee (D-WA), now Governor of Washington State, and Jim Davis (D-FL). During her tenure on Capitol Hill, she managed all energy, environment, and transportation policy issues for the Congressmen who were assigned to the Energy and Commerce and Natural Resources Committees as well as the Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming. Tracy wrote legislation and worked with committee staff to maneuver bills through legislative process; created outreach program to educate members of Congress on the latest science regarding climate change; coordinated briefings for members of Congress, staff, and academic professionals on topics including plug-in hybrid vehicles, climate change, and ocean health related issues; hired and managed legislative fellows assigned to Congressman Inslee through various fellowship programs; and developed strategy and successfully executed the successful passage of various legislation. When working for Congressman Davis, in addition to the regular policy responsibilities of a Senior Legislative Assistant, Tracy handled all communications between federal response and state response before, during, and after Hurricanes Charlie, Frances, Ivan and Jeanne, including with Governor Bush, FEMA, and the counties and cities affected by the storm.