My children (and yours) deserve the best education possible.
I have worked in higher education for all of my adult life and am now running for the House of Representatives in LD15. I have taught at ASU for the past 20 years and I have seen how state funding for higher education has drastically decreased despite the Arizona state constitution’s mandate for University tuition to be, ‘as nearly free as possible’.
I’m incensed that the same thing is happening in our K-12 public education. During the Red for Ed walkouts, I watched our teachers raising their voices in unison, letting our legislature know how their inaction was costing our children. The solutions proposed have been bandaids on an open wound.
Our schools should be fully-funded, safe places for all children to learn. Our teachers should be paid a professional wage and treated with decency and respect. I am running for state representative to help us get closer to that reality.
As an educator, member of the governing board at my children’s school, wife, community theater board member, and former PTO president, I am passionate about equal opportunity and access to quality education and extracurricular activities. We must fight for school funding, school safety, and mental health assistance for all of Arizona’s residents and, if I am elected to serve, I will do just that.
As a graduate of Arizona State and Cornell Universities, I have seen the positive impact that education can have on a person's life. Through public school and higher education, I was able to pursue my dreams. As a legislator, I want to make sure all Arizonans have those same opportunities in life.