I’m a lifelong Democrat who is running for Arizona State House Representative in District 17. I was born in California, raised in Ohio, and graduated from Kent State University with a Bachelor of Science in Spanish. I decided to move to Arizona, where I found my love of teaching and where I worked for the Department of Corrections until my recent retirement. I’m also a proud foster parent and am thankful for the opportunity to make a difference.
As a former Special Education Teacher’s Assistant and Corrections Officer, I saw firsthand the impacts of a poorly run state and local government. We need to properly fund our public schools and our teachers, we need to revitalize our economy, and we need to better protect our veterans and senior populations.