Candidate for Senate Dist. 8

Emily Tracy

Emily Tracy
RBC I Emily Tracy is the Democratic Candidate for Colorado Senate District 8 (Summit, Garfield, Routt, Grand, Jackson, Rio Blanco and Moffat counties). Emily has a Bachelor’s Degree in Humanities from the University of Colorado at Boulder, and a Master’s in Public Administration, with an emphasis in environmental management, from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. She had a 19-year career in child protection working for Fremont County and the Colorado Department of Human Services, and has also worked for the Office of Dispute Resolution of the Colorado Judicial Branch, in addition to several nonprofits. She currently works for the Colorado Post-Adoption Resource Center as a regional Resource Coordinator for adoptive families in 38 counties in western, central and southern Colorado. Emily has lived in Colorado since 1965, in rural Colorado since 1977 and in Summit County since 2004.
Tracy has served on the Summit County Countywide Planning Commission since 2006 (appointed by the Summit County BOCC), and is on the Board of Directors of her HOA. She has extensive public policy experience, and experience in land use, natural resources, water, transportation and energy development. She is a mediator, and a former trainer in conflict resolution. She was elected to two four-year terms on the Cañon City City Council, and ran for the Colorado state legislature in 2002 and 2004 while living in Cañon City. She served on the Board of the Fremont County Economic Development Corporation during the time the largest federal prison complex in the country was brought to Fremont County. She was appointed to the original Great Outdoors Colorado Committee by former Governor Roy Romer. She co-chaired the Summit Chamber of Commerce Legislative Affairs Council from 2006 through 2010, and currently serves the business community of Summit County as Administrative Coordinator for the Summit Chamber.
She is married to Del Bush, a Republican. She has two children and two grandchildren.
Tracy says her reason for running is to “bring a strong voice to the legislature for the rural and resort communities of north-central and northwest Colorado. As Colorado’s population continues to concentrate along the Front Range, rural and Western Slope interests struggle to be heard and supported! Whether it’s the need for good jobs, the protection of our limited water resources or the preservation of our rural way of life, we need an effective voice at the Capitol.”