Tracy King is a Governmental Affairs professional at the Gate Way Group, which is a division of First Rule. King is responsible for working with local, state and federal lawmakers and the public sector to develop and advocate for public policy issues. King brings extensive experience in issue advocacy and legislative initiatives on topics such as tax, budget policy, economic development, education, transportation, energy and tort reform. In 2014 and 2018, King was the lead lobbyist helping secure the passage of millions of dollars of tax relief for Missouri citizens and businesses, which were the first tax cuts in the state’s history.
Previously, King was the Vice President of Governmental Affairs for the Missouri Chamber of Commerce, which lobbies for pro-business legislation and policy before state and federal lawmakers, courts and government agencies. In addition, King was responsible for overseeing the lobbying team, developing the Missouri Chamber’s legislative priorities and implementing strategies to see those priorities successfully adopted by the Missouri General Assembly.
During her tenure with the Missouri Chamber, King has been the lead lobbyist helping secure the passage of millions of dollars of tax relief for Missouri employers. In 2009, King took the lead on passing legislation that eliminated the franchise tax for small Missouri employers. King also was a key lobbyist on legislation that provided tax exemptions of sales tax on utilities, chemicals and inputs used by manufacturers. Her strong presence in the Capitol on these and numerous other tax issues has enabled Missouri employers to hold the line on taxes at a critical time for our economy.
Prior to joining the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry, King served as the primary lobbyist for the Missouri Municipal League – a statewide association representing Missouri’s cities, towns and villages. She has also worked as a Legislative Coordinator for the Missouri Department of Revenue.
King earned a bachelor’s of science degree in business administration from Columbia College in Jefferson City and a master’s degree in business administration from William Woods University in Fulton.