I've been a school board member and have served as a Republican precinct committeeman in Legislative District 21 since 2014. As a Conservative Republican, I pledge to defend our Constitution and the Individual Rights it guarantees each of us.
I am running as a Clean Elections Candidate with the support of the voters in our district - not that of special interests. I hope to earn your trust by representing your values and by addressing the issues that are important to you.
I received my B.S. in Biological Sciences from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan and I hold an American Society for Clinical Pathology Cytogenetics Certification, CG(ASCP)CM for Laboratory Personnel.
I currently work full-time at Grand Canyon University as a Science Program Coordinator. I've also worked full-time (and presently work part-time) as a cytogenetics technologist at St. Joseph's Hospital's Molecular Medicine Laboratory. There I've performed both genetic tests on cancer biopsies and tests for infectious diseases.
I am dedicated to student success and to parental choice in guiding their children's success.
My experience qualifies me to address the education issues confronting our state, including funding and the need to significantly reform Title 15 and the burdens it places on our public schools. Our public schools must perform better so that no matter where a parent enrolls their child, it will be a good choice.
I am also committed to safeguarding Arizona's health and well-being.
My experience in Molecular Medicine and Infectious Diseases positions me to help develop and evaluate Arizona's long-term COVID-19 mitigation strategies as well as other medical-related issues the state faces. Arizona must be better prepared to deal with epidemics and especially pandemics given the risk of foreign sources and that our southern border is an international one.
I believe in traditional family values and I'll support policies that strengthen Arizona families. My values include a deep respect for the sanctity of life - from the unborn to the terminally ill.
My husband Peter and I have been married for 32 years and we've lived here in Arizona for the past 16 years.
We've been blessed with two beautiful daughters, Kayla and Angela, both of whom attended elementary and high school in the Peoria Unified School District. Both of our girls are now college graduates pursuing their dreams and career interests.
I grew up in a low-income family neighborhood just outside Detroit and was the first person in my immediate family to graduate from college. I believe education led me down a better path - but I also know that the support of my loving family was critical to my success.