Longtime Washington residents, Christopher Tracy and his wife, Jayne, have owned a rental house in Richland for about a decade, but fairly recently moved from Kenmore to Richland, after building a new home in Richland. Dedicated to public service, Christopher Tracy was an educator for 40 years and is a past Teacher-Librarian of the Year award recipient from the Washington Library Media Association. His school experience, skilled negotiator background, health insurance expertise and problem solving abilities are key to serving District 8 residents.
Christopher and Jayne Tracy met in junior high school and were high school sweethearts at Interlake High School in Bellevue, Wash. They were married in 1974. Jayne Tracy is also a retired teacher-librarian.
ChristopherTracy earned a Master’s Degree (MLS) in Library and Information Management from Emporia (Kansas) State University and a Bachelor’s Degree (BA), with a K-12 Teaching Credential, from the University of Washington.
He retired after being an educator for 40 years, including 10 years teaching Air Force dependents and local students on Guam, a U.S. Territory. He taught in Washington state for 30 years, almost the entire time in the Northshore School District.
Tracy was a table team negotiator for the Northshore Education Association and has 20 years of experience negotiating complicated and comprehensive Board-Union contracts.
For 25 years he was a member of the Northshore School District’s Health Benefits Committee and duties included oversight and management of the school district’s self-insured and purchased medical, dental, vision, life and long term disability insurance programs. For 3 years after he retired, he continued to serve on the Health Benefits Committee, without compensation, as the Northshore Education Association’s consultant.
As President of his church council, Tracy negotiated a plan with the Compass Housing Alliance and the Northwest Washington Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran of America (NW-ELCA) to deed the church property to Compass, and Compass was charged with the goal of redeveloping the property into housing for low income Veterans and low income senior citizens, plus build a right sized church sanctuary. Tracy also helped secure a commitment from the NW-ELCA for a new start congregation at the site.
Tracy is President of Unlimiteds Unanimous, a boat racing club and publishers of the Unlimited NewsJournal, and is a avid hydroplane racing fan and race volunteer. Tracy and his wife are animal rescue volunteers.
Northshore Education Association
Northshore School District’s Health Benefits Committee