The 46th Legislative District has not been served by a woman Senator in 25 years, and I am ready to change that.
As a single working parent, I know firsthand how inequitable policy affects families, communities, and our natural environment. My personal journey, like countless others, has not been easy, but it has been deeply rewarding, inspiring, and transformational, and it has informed how I apply myself to my work and my service to the community. From partnering with BIPOC farmers to support economic and agricultural development, to standing up the first-in-the nation permanent universal healthcare commission, my focus has always been centered in equity, accessibility, and sustainability.
It is past time to change how we think about the issues that affect every one of us: education, housing security, healthcare, economic stability, climate resilience. I know that none of these exists in a silo, and that is why as a solutions-oriented leader, I am running to continue to bring systemic changes to our district and to the state. My commitment to you is to listen, to talk through hard issues, and to fight for lasting solutions that benefit our communities and natural resources for generations to come.
"The Courage to Change Distinction seeks to identify those candidates who are truly committed to social, economic and racial justice – rather than those candidates who would superficially claim the progressive mantle."
As someone who doesn’t think of complex issues as existing in silos, I use the Social Determinants of Health to explain my approach to policy as it underscores the interconnectedness of the challenges we face every day in and around our communities.