Lobbying since: 2022
Daniel Lugo is pleased to serve as the Manager of Policy and Government Relations at Treehouse. He brings a unique perspective to the table, having been a part of the Washington state foster care system, as well as the Washington State Legislature. At the legislature, Daniel served the 43rd Legislative District of Seattle on Speaker Emeritus Frank Chopp’s team. He independently convened stakeholders to create policy to improve Washington state’s publicly funded systems of care. For example, he developed budget language to secure $1.9 million for the Department of Children, Youth & Families to restructure their general framework for how they prepare youth to transition from foster care and juvenile rehabilitation to independence. He also secured $750 thousand for the Office of Homeless Youth to initiate a process to develop and implement a low-barrier access point for youth and adults from public systems of care, as well as youth who are at-risk of entering these systems of care, to authentically access crisis prevention services through a Lifeline for Independent Living.
Daniel is eager to continue his career in advocacy but in his free time, he enjoys learning, engaging with the community, collecting sneakers, listening to music and spending time with his loved ones. His hometown is Monroe, Washington. He moved to Seattle in 2013 to attend the University of Washington and has lived in the city ever since graduating in 2017 with his degree in Political Science.
This lobbyist certified completion of required code of conduct training on 08/23/2022.