8th Legislative District, Pos. 2 (D)

About Me

Educator. Negotiator.

Problem Solver.

Meet Chris

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

Chris does not see the world in black and white. He has always been able to see others points of view and find a way to work with diverse groups to arrive at creative solutions.
— Tim Gordon, Retired Principal Kenmore Junior High, Northshore School District