Time and time again, I have stepped up to ask the tough questions, take a stand and do what is right.
Unlike career politicians, my focus has always been on using my experience, skills and power to serve people, not institutions.
I have spent the last 25 years of my life serving people and creating change.
A social worker and teacher, I spend time with people who are struggling on a daily basis and want to ensure they have a voice. I have a wide range of experience in the community, acting in leadership roles for numerous organizations, serving in a variety of capacities.
Service highlights include:
Serving as the volunteer coordinator of a food pantry serving Parkview District residents,
Chairing Rock County's Farm to School Initiative to connect local family farms with food service at area schools,
Advocating for BPMA landlords and other small business owners leading to local ordinance changes,
Developing a non-profit organization serving victims of sexual assault completely from the ground up that now serves all of Rock and Green County,
Participating as a founding member of an initiative to obtain federal designation for the Rock River as a national water trail, resulting in toursim dollars and access to funds for improving water quality.
I champion causes that support those who are often left out and rally resources that make a difference. I know how to get things done!
As a Beloit City Councilor in my third term, I have consistently demonstrated the courage and conviction to raise questions about issues that other councilors will rubber stamp. This might be labeled as “contrarian,” but is actually a reflection of my integrity and commitment to always make decisions that best serve people. I have a reputation for doing my homework, talking to the individuals affected by the decision, and not being afraid to stand alone in voting against colleagues when necessary.
My greatest priorities to pursue in office include: increasing workforce training and employment opportunities for residents, supporting local small businesses and family farms, ensuring every child receives a quality education, preserving critical public safety positions and acting in environmentally responsible ways.
Most importantly, I will fight to give people of the 45th a strong voice in Madison!