Seminole County Public Schools are the jewel in the Central Florida public education system and the reason Tracey chose to raise her daughters here. As the years have progressed, Tracey has also seen first-hand the struggles faced by our teachers, counselors and non-instructional employees. Overworked and underpaid, we are placing an ever-greater burden on these invaluable champions of our children’s future. With teachers’ unions under constant attack, our educators need an advocate who will restore their rights and fight tirelessly on their behalf. Tracey is a passionate believer in public education and will never divert our local tax dollars to private schools while sapping our public schools of desperately needed resources. Public education is the bedrock of a healthy, robust democracy and Tracey will work to strengthen it across District 29.
Tracey was moved to join Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America following the Parkland school shooting on February 14, 2018. For far too long, the gun lobby has dictated the national conversation about gun violence. We are facing a public health crisis—seven American children or teens are shot and killed every day—and it’s time to take action based on facts, not NRA rhetoric. The facts prove that more guns result in more gun violence—and that stronger gun laws work to reduce gun violence while still honoring the Second Amendment. Tracey will fight to ensure teachers are never asked to carry guns and to work with law enforcement, mental health professionals and educators to reduce gun violence in schools, theaters and houses of worship.
Tracey believes health care is a fundamental right, not a privilege. As an activist in our senior community, she has seen the toll healthcare costs can exact on seniors and their families. Tracey will fight for affordable, quality healthcare for every Floridian—regardless of income, age or pre-existing conditions.
Seminole County is renowned for its lush natural beauty. Yet we are not doing enough to protect and sustain the district we call home. From growth management to solar energy to water efficiency to protecting our wildlife, Tracey will work to preserve our environment and ensure we are leaving our children with the same natural treasures we enjoy today.
Tracey believes no Floridian should struggle to feed their children or find affordable housing. For too long, Orlando has been No. 1 for tourism and at the bottom of the barrel for wages. Tracey will fight for equity and prosperity for all, not just those at the top.
See the WESH video interview with Tracey.