As an educator and mother, I am focused on the future. I know
firsthand the importance of a strong public education, affordable housing,
accessible health care, and environmental stewardship. I am invested in the
livability of our region for generations to come.
Growing up in Tigard, Oregon, my heroes were my teachers who
modeled compassion and encouraged me to stand up for what is right. Whether
service clubs or athletics, student government or political organizations,
theater or parent groups, community involvement and communication have always
been a part of my life.
I love inspiring, empowering, and educating young people. For
nearly a decade I have taught French and Spanish in Yamhill-Carlton,
Tualatin, and Tigard High Schools and recently resigned to pursue public office
to be able to support staff and students in public education in a different
way. In my seat in the House of Representatives, I want to ensure schools have
smaller class sizes and better funding. I will work hard to fund the education
that students and teachers deserve.
I will work toward safer communities, logical transportation
solutions and necessary environmental protections. I want to advocate for working
families by supporting equal pay for equal work, paid family medical leave, and
affordable childcare. Sitting on the House Education Committee, House Veterans
and Emergency Preparedness Committee, and the Joint Committee on Ways and Means
Subcommittee on Natural Resources affords me the opportunity to bring my
constituents' voices to Salem. I am honored to serve House District 26.