It was my honor to serve three years in the House of Representatives where I stood for the people in my district without regard to party politics. While I served in the House, I never forgot who sent me there. It is important, I believe, to remember that government, and especially the House of Representatives, belongs to the people - all of the people.
I would like to return to the Statehouse to be your voice. The opportunity to serve you and to represent our communities is an opportunity I appreciate and take seriously. There is much that joins us together; there are historical unities and social relationships that connect us.
I would like to ask for your support and would appreciate your vote in the primary on May 8, 2012.
I am dedicated to education. I believe in the value of knowledge and I completed my college degree (Business Administration), worked for a Fortune 500 company and earned a Master’s Degree in Business Administration and a Master’s Degree in Health Care Administration. I had a family, two children and a full-time job while achieving these goals. I appreciate the stress and struggles of working people trying to make a better life. Education is the key to opening doors in that struggle.
Our schools should have the freedom to innovate and create an inclusive learning environment. There needs to be less state control and more freedom for every school to meet the individual needs of students in their care. Local school boards, elected by their friends and neighbors, should be responsible for providing a quality education for all our children, not a company hired by the state. Our children deserve it – our future depends on it.
Personal responsibility and trustworthiness on the job is also important to me. Working in a competitive industrial environment for over twenty years, I know what it takes to be successful in the manufacturing world. As an accountant, I know about costs, budgets and about finance.
I worked for a physicians’ group in Orange County. I know about the intricacies of health care from both a professional and practical viewpoint. As we work to create a climate for job growth, government can be depended on to assist in that effort and to make sure that a safe and healthy environment exists for all of us to work and live.
Volunteerism, philanthropy and public service are important to me and to all communities. Locally, I contribute by being a member of the IU Health-Paoli Hospital Foundation Board, Phi Beta Psi, Orange County Women’s Giving Circle (a cancer support group) and serve as the College Student Advisor for the young people of Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church.