"Running to make a difference in Michigan's 43rd House district"
I’m not a politician, not a lawyer, I’m a mom. The mom of two young men with special needs. These boys deserve a chance at a good life just like everyone else and I want to be a voice that speaks for them and everyone that lives in the 43 rd District.
I was raised in Clarkston and went to Clarkston Community Schools. I've been married to my husband Todd for almost 18 years, also a Clarkston alumnus. We have 2 sons that attend Clarkston Schools. I am a retired sous chef and I currently work part time as a community organizer.
I support public schools. When we were a young family, the local public school district supported us by providing physical and occupational therapy for our baby with a physical disability. Special education has helped my child and he will graduate and get a job as an adult. A strong public school is the foundation of a community like Clarkston.
I support proper funding for infrastructure including our roads. Our roads are a disaster and are in perhaps the worst shape in the modern history of Michigan. The average tax payer spends approximately $700 a year in maintenance and repairs on their car. We want to attract businesses but with the roads in the condition they are, Michigan and its citizens lose.
I believe in protecting working families. Everyone deserves a shot at the American Dream which includes a good paying job, affordable health care, and access to affordable post secondary school. Michigan needs a minimum wage that reflects the cost of living and we need affordable car insurance.
I am running for Michigan’s 43 rd District because I feel like our current leadership is not representing the people but instead special interests. I don’t see a lot of legislation coming out of Lansing that helps people but in reality harms them. I will represent the people with integrity and purpose. Everyone that lives in the 43 rd District deserves to have their voice be heard and I’m listening.