I've called House District 30 my home for 26 years and have raised my family here. I have two, grown sons, Jordan and Matthew, and I've been married to my husband, Tony for 27 years. As we grew as a family, I knew the importance of staying in a community that promotes engagement, respect, and inclusion. My two boys took different pathways through their education, and that is why I am such a proponent for career exposure at a young age. One went through the university system to become a special education teacher, and the other went the trade pathway and now has a very strong career with room to grow. Both occupations are great careers, and we must be doing everything we can as a state to promote kids finding their path and encouraging them to pursue it.
I've worked for Vernier Software & Technology, a Washington County educational technology company that provides opportunities for science education across the state and world. I have been there for 21 years and couldn't think of a better place to work when I am not in the capitol.
Prior to being elected as the House District 30 representative, I served on the Hillsboro School Board, and on the career and college pathways steering committee. These experiences have allowed me to be heavily involved in what I call a model for the state as to how a school district can help students find their career path from an early age and explore it through their schooling. As well as, being involved in our schools, I have been a Meals on Wheels volunteer for 7 years, delivering meals to homebound seniors. These experiences have given me a purpose for civic engagement and I couldn't be prouder to be your representative in House District 30. I pride myself on being accessible and hope that you will reach out and get involved in the legislative process.
I want to ensure that my door is always open to constituents. I regularly hold community events, and I hope that you will join me at one in the future.
- October 20: Listening Session at Ava Roasteria in Orenco |9am-10am
- November 17: Listening Session at Hits the Spot Café in North Plains | 9am-10am
- December 15: Listening Session & Small Business Saturday at Ava Roasteria in Orenco | 9am-11am
HB 4145: Closed the domestic partner loophole, no longer allowing those who were convicted of domestic violence to be able to own a firearm.
HB 4053: Requires the Chief Education Office to prepare a report on accelerated, and dual credit programs in high school, with the hopes that we will be able to address the growing student debt by encouraging students to take these classes in high school for college credit at a much lower cost.
HB 4074: Escheats saving bonds into unclaimed property for an easier method to claim, as well as, allows the state to collect interest on these bonds that help fund our schools through the common school fund.
HB 2246: Allocated $170 million to the High School Graduation and College and Career Readiness Fund. Formally known as Measure 98, these funds have allowed school districts to invest in Career & Technical Education programs.
HB 2661: Establishes stronger regulations of long-term care referral companies that will help protect our most vulnerable seniors.