Dear Voter,

I was raised in a big family. And in our family, like yours probably, it was all about helping each other succeed and thrive. I’m running for State Senate because we need to move forward, work together on common interests, and start helping our communities. Opportunity needs to come to everyone in Whatcom County, and to get there we need to ensure our families have housing, jobs and can get a good public education. Some of my priorities:

  • We all deserve clean air to breathe, fresh drinking water and our lands conserved so we all can enjoy the beauty that is Whatcom County.
  • Our kids need good schools, high-quality teachers so they have the opportunity to get good-paying jobs.
  • We need to be more fiscally responsible in Olympia. We have to close corporate tax loopholes and start putting people first – not the special interests.

Growing up in a farmhouse without running water until I was 10 years old, I understand the struggles of our rural community. But we are sturdy people. We are the sons and daughters of homesteaders and pioneers, fishermen and farmers, tribes and immigrants. We’re home to mountains, rivers, businesses and industry. The diversity of our landscape, people and economy, make us special – and I’m ready to represent all of our communities.

Whatcom County is beautiful and bountiful and deserves a Senator who spends their time advocating for all of us – not just the powerful corporations. As a businesswoman and city councilmember, I’ve worked tirelessly to bring jobs and opportunity for working families here.

Finally, I’m passionate about finding ways to encourage women to amplify their voices and step up to positions of leadership. I hope to be a role-model for young girls, and I dream of a day when we have more diverse representation of gender and ethnicity in our government. Everyone deserves to be safe, secure and have ample opportunity to succeed. We all do better when we all do better.

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