Tracy was elected to serve as a Member of Parliament for the riding of Kelowna-Lake Country in October 2019 and was re-elected in September 2021. Tracy serves in the Official Opposition Shadow Cabinet as the Shadow Minister for Employment, Future Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion, and is a member of the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities. She has previously served as Shadow Minister for Small Business Recovery and Growth, Shadow Minister for Export Promotion and International Trade, and as Shadow Minister for Interprovincial Trade. She has also previously served on the Standing Committee on Industry & Technology and the Standing Committee on International Trade.
Tracy has extensive business experience and worked most of her career in the BC beverage industry. She founded and owned Discover Wines VQA Wine Stores, which included the number-one wine store in BC for 13 years. She has been involved in small business sectors including financing, importing, oil and gas services, and a technology start-up.
The daughter of a firefighter and Catholic School teacher, Tracy grew up around service and a strong work ethic. She has one adult son, has been married to her husband since 1991, and is an avid dog lover.
Tracy has received many accolades including RBC Canadian Woman Entrepreneur of the Year, the Kelowna Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Award and 100 New Woman Pioneers in BC.
Tracy served with many organizations over the years. She was appointed to serve by BC Cabinet to the Passenger Transportation Board and elected to the Board of Prospera Credit Union for 10 years. In addition, she served on the Okanagan Film Commission, Clubhouse Childcare Society, Okanagan Regional Library Trustee, and Chair of the Okanagan Basin Water Board.
Tracy showed her dedication to the community as an elected Kelowna City Councillor and Central Okanagan Regional Director for the 2014-2018 term. Tracy stood up against major tax increases in the 2017 council budget and consistently against inefficiencies and burdens on businesses and constituents.
Volunteering and giving back is important to Tracy. She has mentored women starting businesses, supports many not-for-profit organizations, and has a particular passion for keeping her community clean.
She is committed to serving as a relationship-based and accessible Member of Parliament who stands up for Kelowna-Lake Country's people.