I've called House District 30 my home for nearly 27 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 28 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 students finding their path and
encouraging them to pursue it. It is important for our economy and future
I've worked for Vernier Software & Technology, a Washington
County educational technology company that provides opportunities for STEM education
across the state and internationally. I have been at Vernier for nearly 22
years and feel fortunate to love the work I do. Thank you for allowing me to
serve our community.
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 8 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
3/9 – Listening Session at the Brookwood Library | 10am-11am
3/30 – Student Speak Event at PCC Willow Creek | 12pm-2pm
4/6 – Listening Session at Hits the Spot Café | 10am-11am
5/4 – Listening Session at Brookwood Library | 9:30-10:30am
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.