Sen. Tracey J. Eide is a small business owner and lifelong resident of South King County. Serving her fourth term in the Senate. Elected Majority Floor Leader in 2005 and serves as Vice-Chair of the Senate Transportation Committee.

Sen. Eide is a champion for transportation, public schools, highway safety and small business. She has prime-sponsored three major legislative accomplishments benefiting the Federal Way area and all Washington State:

* Simple Majority for Schools’ school levies. In 2010, 66 levies passed throughout Washington as a result of the Simple Majority, providing $1.7 billion in school funding and benefiting more than 200,000 students.

* Intermediate teen driver’s license (IDL) system that has resulted in an almost 47 percent reduction in teen highway crash deaths and serious injuries

* The safety measure to ban drivers from texting or talking on a hand-held cell phone law.

She partners with the Federal Way Chamber of Commerce to improve the business climate, enhance Federal Way’s downtown area and to build a stronger identity for the South King County area.

Legislative Committees:

  • Lieutenant Governor’s Legislative Committee on Economic Development & International Relations
  • Joint Transportation Committee
  • Quality Education Council
  • Energy, Transportation and Agriculture Committee of the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL)
  • Washington Road Usage Charge Assessment Steering Committee
  • Columbia River Crossing Oversight Subcommittee
  • Washington State School Safety Advisory Committee
  • Joint Select Committee on Secondary Education
  • Joint Select Committee on Education Restructuring
  • Joint Committee on Employment Relations
  • Subcommittee of the Joint Committee on Employment Relations

Community and Professional Memberships:

  • Federal Way Chamber of Commerce Advancing Leadership, Advisory
  • Federal Way Lions Club
  • Federal Way Symphony, Honorary Board Member
  • Historical Society of Federal Way
  • Federal Way Education & Communities in Schools Foundation, Advisory Board
  • Co-chair, King County Finance Task Force
  • Green River Flood Preparations Sub-Cabinet
  • Former PTA and dedicated school volunteer for over a decade
  • Former Board Member, King County Disability and Retirement Board for Police and Firefighters
  • Federal Way Human Services Commission, 1993-98; Chair 1997-98

Awards & Recognitions:

  • 2012 MADD “Outstanding 2012 Legislative Work to Reduce Impaired Driving”2012 Award of Recognition, 20th Anniversary Korean-American Community Quarterly
  • 2010 National Graduated Driver Licensing Award by State Farm Insurance
  • 2010 Region’s Most Influential by Seattle Magazine
  • 2010 Senator of the Year from the Washington State Chiropractic Association
  • 2010 Senator of the Year award from the State Council of Firefighters
  • 2010 Senator of the Year award from the Washington Fire Chiefs Association
  • 2010 Traffic Safety Person of the Year award from the Washington State Traffic Safety Commission and the Evergreen Safety Council.
  • 2009-2010 Ruby Award winner from Soroptimist International of Federal Way
  • 2007 After School Hall of Fame Champion from Schools Out Washington, for leadership in enhancing programs for students after school
  • 2007 “Golden Gavel,” the Washington Association of School Administrators highest award for outstanding contribution to public education
  • 2006 “Legislator of the Year” by the Washington Council of Police & Sheriffs
  • 2006 Education Champion, League of Education Voters
  • Domestic Abuse Women’s Network: ”2006 Making A Difference Award”
  • 2005 Legislator of the Year, Association of Career and Technical Education Directors
  • 2004 Valley Cities Counseling & Consultation Community Achievement Award
  • District and Municipal Court Judges Association 2002 “Legislator of the Year” Award
  • 2002 Pierce County DUI/Traffic Safety Legislative Leadership Award
  • 2002 Federal Way Youth Hall of Fame Honorary Board Member
  • 19th Annual Traffic Safety Achievement Award for outstanding efforts in legislative leadership, Washington Traffic Safety Commission

Personal:
Sen. Eide is a graduate of Harvard’s JFK School of Government Program for Senior Executives in State and Local Government.

She and her husband, Mark, have two children, Joanna and Matthew both of whom are graduates of the Federal Way public school system