My parents raised me to believe in the inherent worth, dignity and equality of every person. They also taught me that we need to take care of each other and the environment in which we live. For me, this means we must educate and train our children and young people, care for the elderly, foster a vibrant and flourishing economy, and safeguard our water and land.
When Scott and I moved to Tucson over a decade ago, we committed to instilling these same ideals in our daughter. We’re proud to call Arizona our home.
Sadly, in our time in Southern Arizona we’ve seen little but legislative attacks upon education, the economy and the environment. Arizona’s 49th-in-the-nation ranking for per student spending has tangible effects as our teachers are underpaid and classrooms are frequently overcrowded and lack access to computers and even textbooks. Our environment is under attack by legislators who deny science. Monies owed local governments like Tucson are raided by bureaucrats in Phoenix.
And if that was not bad enough, we are losing ground in growing our economy. Arizona’s economy is recovering slower than that of neighboring states. The legislature and governor’s office must and can do more to jumpstart our economy. We can start with common sense policies that invest in education and build an environmentally sustainable economy.
That’s why, when I heard Rep. Bruce Wheeler will be stepping down, I knew I needed to step up. With Bruce’s blessing, I am running for the seat he will be vacating in the Arizona State House from Legislative District 10.
Welcome to my website. Please browse through these pages to learn more about me and what I’d like to do as your representative in Phoenix. I welcome your thoughts and ideas. What matters most to you? What changes would you like to see in our state government? You can leave me a message HERE.