Why I’m Running
When I ran for city council, I didn’t fully realize the positive, tangible impact that could be made through local leadership. It’s from this realization of how policy can make a real difference in people’s lives that my family and I decided to extend these efforts to the State Senate.
As an educator, a mom, and a Kansan, I am running to ensure a bright and prosperous future for my kids, my students, and all Kansas children by working to move Kansas forward. Eight years of irresponsible economic policies devastated our state. We are finally on a path to recovery, but there is much work yet to be done. A lack of leadership in the legislature continues to fail those Kansans who need our help the most; our children, our elders, and those in need of medicaid expansion. Senate District 10 needs a strong leader and a coalition builder committed to improving the overall quality of life for Kansans.
How do we improve the overall quality of life for Kansans? We stabilize the budget. We invest in education at all levels - from early childhood education programs through affordable, world class higher education and career training. We create good-paying jobs, such as those in infrastructure, healthcare, renewable energy, and bioscience. We implement climate resilient solutions to reduce waste and energy usage and expand our investment in wind energy, building upon our ranking as the number 1 state in the country for wind energy. Finally, we increase access to affordable healthcare. Healthy Kansans create a stronger workforce, which leads to a stronger economy.