Tracy has always sought to put people first, both professionally and as a community volunteer. At a young age her parents instilled in her the importance of volunteering. Tracy is inspired by Margaret Mead who said, “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.”
Much of Tracy’s community service is focused on helping those who do not have a voice or powerful lobbyists. She has volunteered for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Eastern Missouri to help young people in our region and for Safe Connections (as board chair and committee chair) which helps those who are victims of relationship violence, sexual assault, and/or childhood sexual abuse.
Tracy is a founding member of the St. Louis Rescue & Restore Coalition which advocates for victims of human trafficking through public advocacy, training and outreach. Tracy was also an early member of the St. Louis Million Mom March (now called the Brady Campaign), joining in their fight against gun violence and the devastation it causes.
Tracy is a member of the Women’s Group on Race Relations and a founding member of the Consumers Council of Missouri. She is a former president of Olivette in Bloom, an organization devoted to promoting the natural beauty and harmony of the community of Olivette by designing, planting, and maintaining garden sites in selected public grounds.
Tracy’s background as a businesswoman and in state government gives her a unique perspective. Early in her career she held sales representative, trainer and management positions for consumer healthcare and telecommunication firms. More recently she worked as the district aide to state Senator Joan Bray (D-24) and in Governor Bob Holden’s administration. She has worked for Planned Parenthood of the St. Louis Region as a fundraiser, Citizens for Missouri’s Children as an event planner, and Missouri NARAL as an associate director.
Tracy was elected to the Missouri House of Representatives in 2011 in a Special Election to serve the rest of Jake Zimmerman’s term after he was elected to the office of St. Louis County Assessor. Tracy currently serves as the state representative for the 88th district. Tracy is proud to serve the citizens of her community in Jefferson City. Between her terms in office, Tracy worked for PROMO, under a grant from the Missouri Foundation for Health, working to end health care disparities among LGBT Missourians.
Tracy holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (marketing major) from The Ohio State University.
Tracy and her husband, Thom Wham, reside in Olivette. You will likely find Tracy running, reading, gardening, enjoying the outdoors or cooking in her free time.