Tracy Rushing

Tracy Rushing

Washington House, District 14, WA

Tracy is an ER physician, mother of three, and small farmer running to represent central Washington. Medicine’s primary teaching is “First, do no harm,” and she sees that local leaders in particular have the ability to save or destroy lives. The pandemic has magnified the socioeconomic and racial disparities throughout her district, and Tracy is prepared to lead a path forward that increases healthcare access, reinvests in our devalued education system, works with local industries to embrace environmental stewardship, and focuses on the inherent worth of each human being.

Tracy attended the University of Virginia and trained as a pediatrician. With her own kids in the central Washington school system, she recognizes that education is the bedrock of our future, and it truly “takes a village” to provide opportunity and connection for our youth. She understands that "economy versus environment" is a false choice, such that businesses depend on the well-being of our people and our planet. As a small farmer in a rural district, Tracy is active in agricultural education and advocacy, believing that food insecurity can be defeated by giving families and schools access to the resources in their backyards. Our yardstick should be to leave the world a better place than we found it, and this informs her care for the next patient, her respect for our planet, and her desire for a more fair, loving, and just society.