Government Affairs Director
Department: Policy and Political Affairs
David Stacy’s federal legislative advocacy portfolio at the Human Rights Campaign includes marriage and relationship recognition, hate crimes, immigration, Social Security and the District of Columbia. He is also the primary contact for the northeast region, which includes Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Vermont.
Prior to joining HRC in November 2005, Stacy was a legislative assistant for Rep. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., for seven years. He worked on Judiciary Committee issues, including marriage and hate crimes; lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender issues; telecommunications; defense; foreign policy; intellectual property; education; veterans; and homeland security. Stacy has extensive campaign experience including all of Baldwin’s races, the 1996 Clinton-Gore campaign in Wisconsin and numerous state and local races. He was a founder of Action Wisconsin, the statewide LGBT civil rights group, and served two terms as president of the United Council of University of Wisconsin Students, the statewide student association for the UW system.
A Wisconsin native, Stacy earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin at Madison and a master’s degree from New York University. He lives with his partner, also named David, and their cat, Emily, in Washington, D.C.