Tricia Mueller has spent her adult life engaged in the political process.
Tricia’s experience, contacts, street savviness and instinct for anticipating a course of action have made her one of the most potent professionals in regional politics.
Tricia has served for more than 16 years as the Political Director of the Northeast Regional Council of Carpenters, a labor union representing over 40,000 union carpenters and partnering with thousands of union contractors, eventually rising to the position of National Political Director for the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners in America (UBCJA). She was the youngest person to do so and first female to achieve this distinction. Currently, she provides the UBCJA with advisement for building political capital and increasing union activism on a regional and national level.
She has provided strategic and tactical counsel to major political races including Obama for President 2008, McGreevy for Governor 2001, and Lautenberg (2002) and Menendez for U.S. Senate (2006), She also served as Coordinated Campaign Director for Governor Jon Corzine (2005) and as Senior Advisor to his re-election efforts in 2009.
The media has repeatedly identified her as one of the best-connected and powerful influencers in New Jersey politics. Ms. Mueller has been highlighted by NJ Monthly as one of the 101 Most Influential People in New Jersey and as one of the Top 40 under 40 in South Jersey Magazine. She has been listed in the top of Politicker NJ’s Power List every year since 2013. She has also been highlighted many times as statewide labor leader.
Tricia has been a strong advocate for women’s issues and has been the recipient of numerous awards for her work on behalf of women from groups such as Emerge and the NJ Women’s Political Caucus.
In 2016, Tricia was appointed to the National Board of Directors for the New Leader’s Council, a 501-(c)(3) that works to recruit, train and promote future progressive political entrepreneurs. In 2017, Tricia was named Secretary-Treasurer of the influential General Majority PAC.
Of all her successes, however, Tricia counts becoming a mom to her daughter Zoe Luna the greatest and most fulfilling.
Tricia earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature from The College of New Jersey. Tricia is also a graduate of Augsburg College’s Women and Development Latin American Perspectives Program located in Cuernavaca, Mexico; she holds a certificate in Union Organizing from the AFL-CIO Organizing Institute and has completed courses towards her Masters in Government Administration from Rutgers University located in New Jersey.