Daniel Lugo

2500 NE 54th St
Seattle, WA 98105
United States
Telephone: (206) 499-1716
Temporary address during session:
United States
Daniel Lugo
Lobbying since: 2022
Daniel Lugo is pleased to serve YouthCare as the organization’s Director of Government Affairs. Having experienced the Washington state foster care system, as well as homelessness upon aging out, Daniel is passionate about advocating for systems change to better support (and empower!) young people in need. Prior to YouthCare, Daniel worked for the nonprofit Treehouse as their Manager of Policy and Government Relations. Treehouse is Washington state’s leading organization focused on educational equity for youth experiencing foster care. His accomplishments at Treehouse include: $2.2m to expand Treehouse's Graduation Success program to middle schools statewide; $920k to fund Educational Advocates who serve highly-mobile foster youth; $150k and a policy bill (HB 1679) to fund and expand the Project Education Impact workgroup; authorizing language to offer more expansive services through the Treehouse Driver's Assistance program; and more. Daniel’s journey in advocacy began at the Washington State Legislature, where he 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 (DCYF) to restructure their general framework for how they prepare young people to transition from foster care and juvenile rehabilitation to independence through their Independent Living Program. He also secured $750 thousand for the Office of Homeless Youth to initiate a process to develop and implement a no-wrong-door access point for youth from public systems of care, as well as youth who are at-risk of entering public systems of care, to access authentic crisis prevention services through a Lifeline for Independent Living pilot project. 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 01/16/2024.

Monthly lobbying reports

Lobbyists are required to file monthly reports for any period in which they are employed, even if there is no reportable activity. The list below includes all reports for 2016 and later. Reports for periods prior to January 2016 are available in the historical archive.

Report for month Date filed/amended
May 2024 10/06/24 - 3:32 pm
April 2024 19/04/24 - 10:58 am
March 2024 19/04/24 - 10:56 am
February 2024 07/03/24 - 5:24 pm
January 2024 26/02/24 - 5:47 pm
December 2023 26/02/24 - 5:38 pm
November 2023 26/02/24 - 5:32 pm
October 2023 26/02/24 - 5:26 pm
September 2023 26/02/24 - 5:21 pm
August 2023 26/02/24 - 5:14 pm
July 2023 26/02/24 - 5:07 pm
June 2023 26/02/24 - 2:53 pm
May 2023 26/02/24 - 2:48 pm
April 2023 26/02/24 - 2:41 pm
March 2023 26/02/24 - 2:13 pm
February 2023 26/02/24 - 12:03 pm
January 2023 26/02/24 - 11:46 am
December 2022 20/01/23 - 10:51 am
November 2022 15/12/22 - 10:42 am
October 2022 15/11/22 - 2:40 pm
September 2022 14/10/22 - 5:25 pm
August 2022 15/09/22 - 10:26 am

Lobbyist employers

The list below includes all employers for 2016 and later. Employers for periods prior to January 2016 are available in the historical archive.

Employer Employment Registration Years Employed
TREEHOUSE View report 2022, 2023, 2024
YOUTHCARE View report 2024