WEA is pleased to announce that this month, Tate Mullen joins the WEA family as Government Relations Director. Tate was born in Cheyenne and grew up in Casper. In 2014, he received his master’s degree in political science from the University of Wyoming, where he was awarded the Outstanding Political Science MA award. Prior to joining WEA, Tate was a policy and research analyst for Kansas Action for Children.
Before beginning his work in Kansas, Tate worked as a budget and policy analyst and lobbyist for the Jefferson County in Colorado. In this role, he excelled in the study and understanding of school finance. He lobbied to help the city of Golden and Jefferson County to work around the debilitating effects of the Tabor law on education funding.
While obtaining his master’s degrees, Tate taught seventh grade at the UW lab school. He also taught several political science courses at UW. In Colorado, he taught at the Front Range Community College Center for adult education, helping students obtain their GEDs. Before moving out of Wyoming, he also worked on the Gary Trauner for Congress campaign.
Tate brings an in-depth understanding of how legislative action impacts education. He has the ability to analyze complex issues such as education funding and convey key points in understandable terms.
Be sure to check the WEA Legislative Affairs blog frequently for all of the latest updates from Tate as he works diligently across Wyoming, tracking key legislation, informing WEA members and advocating for educators throughout the 2020 session!