Why I'm Running

Our current Republican-led House has failed to deliver on things that are important to our community, including a strong economy, competitive wages, and educational resources for our schools. In order for Alabama to move forward in a positive direction – one that we can work towards together – it’s time for a change! We need leaders in Montgomery who work for the people, are committed to the people, not leaders who work for special interest groups.

While I have always strived to meet my civic responsibility by volunteering, I never thought I would run for office. However that changed when I joined a group of wonderful women on a bus traveling from Mobile to Washington DC to participate in the Women’s March on Washington in January of 2017.  On that trip I realized that we each have to be the change that we want to see in the world, and in our state.

Growing up  in Alabama in the 1960s, I know what segregation looks and feels like. Going through integration in elementary school, I can see the great strides that we in our state have made over the last few decades. We deserve representatives in Montgomery who understand what it’s like to struggle, what it’s like to raise a family while going to school at night. We need leaders who know how to strategize, how to develop and manage a budget that will fund important line items such as education and mental health programs. We need leaders who understand how to create successful programs that will work in our state. We need compassionate leaders who understand the moral obligation of caring for the elderly, for the sick, for the impoverished. We need practical leaders who understand how to build a competitive workforce, who know the importance in investing in education and jobs.

I am that leader. I have the experience and the commitment. I want to take the voice of all the people in District 104 with me to Montgomery, where I can stand in solidarity with you and improve the lives of all Alabamians.

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