And now as a long-time resident, as a mother, as an educator, and as a passionate and hard-working community leader for the 55th District and the state of Virginia, I bring that same sense of responsibility to help make my sacred community–the 55th–stronger everyday, not just for me and my family, but for you and your family as well. In fact, if you recognize me, you’ve probably seen me running around Hanover, Caroline, and Spotsylvania, supporting my children at their soccer games or theater performances, representing one of several civic organizations, or speaking up for the needs of our community at School Board and Board of Supervisors meetings.
I am a longtime member of the Hanover Democratic Committee, a leader of the group Together Hanover, and a member of the Hanover NAACP. I was honored to be recognized as one of six Vox Populi (“people not afraid to speak up, and act out, for local causes they believe in”) by Richmond Magazine. And I was equally honored to be a leader in the most recent movement to finally change the Confederate-named schools and mascots in Hanover. And as a private citizen and a parent of a child with Type 1 diabetes, I fought with other parent advocates to successfully reduce the price of insulin and cap it at $50, not just for my own child, but other people’s loved ones too.
I have served on Governor-elect Ralph Northam’s PK-12 policy council, as a local Education Association president and as a local PTA unit leader. And I’m active in my synagogue where I have taught Religious School, served on the Education Committee, and where I currently serve on the Board of Directors.
I run because I believe that Virginia’s 55th District deserves independent-minded, principled, service-oriented, and competent representation. I believe that the people of the 55th district deserve to be treated fairly and with respect, no matter who you are, what your background is, what the color of your skin is, who you love, what your gender identity is, how much money you have, or how you vote.
You deserve to be heard, you deserve respect, and you deserve a representative who shows up and who works and who feels a sacred responsibility to serve you. I run not just for my family, but for what would benefit us all. I run for the public good. I run to make our community a better place. I run to help people and to improve their lives.
I run not for me but for us. I run for us.
Thank you for your support.