I am a lifelong resident of Virginia and have lived in Hanover County for the past 6 years with my husband and two children. We moved to Hanover County because we liked being close to Richmond but still living in an area with a rural feel.
I have a Bachelor's Degree in Marine Biology and a Master's Degree in Environmental and Natural Resource Policy. I have spent my career working to protect the environment at the state and federal government, and in the non-profit sector.
I am running for office because I believe we need legislators that listen more than they talk. I believe there is a disconnect between what the people of this district want and need and what is actually getting accomplished in Richmond. I want to bring the voices of my constituents to the General Assembly so that it isn't just corporations that get to say what laws are made in Virginia.
I am running for office because we need a General Assembly that spends their time improving our schools instead of constantly asking them to do more with less. We need a General Assembly that spends their time finding ways to improve our environment instead of finding ways to reduce the protections that keep us safe. I understand that to truly represent the people of the 55th District we need a legislator that will listen and bring people together.
I have been passionate about protecting the environment from an early age. My love of nature has brought me to where I am today and we need to do more to address environmental sustainability in the General Assembly. Virginia needs to embrace renewable energy in order to create more jobs in this growing industry and slow the impacts of climate change. I have seen first hand how government and businesses can work together for a healthier environment and I will bring that experience to the General Assembly.
I am a product of Virginia's public schools and I believe that we have some of the best public schools in the Country, but we cannot continue to ask them to do more with less resources. We need to ensure our teachers can earn competitive salaries. Parents deserve access to quality pre-k opportunities to start kids off right. Quality education is fundamental to a quality workforce.
I will work to address the lack of internet access in the 55th District. Not only does this lack of access affect our students that are unable to complete homework assignments without the internet, but it is also affecting small businesses that cannot stay in the district without reliable internet access.
As the Delegate for the 55th District I will be responsive to all of my constituents, not just the ones that share my party affiliation.
I will seek out information and opinions from the residents of the 55th District to make decisions that are informed from all sides of an issue. We need legislators that listen to the people affected by their legislation.
I will work to move us away from the "us vs. them" mentality that has brought government to a standstill. We need a General Assembly that can work together in order to best serve the people of Virginia.
I am running for House of Delegates because I believe we need legislation based on common sense, common decency, and common ground.
This is a grassroots campaign powered by people and not special interests. I believe that our legislators need to be more transparent about where their donations come from. For information about donations made to me and my opponent please click HERE.
P.O. Box 1433, Ashland VA 23005