A Platform for Change...

I am running for the Utah State Legislature because I want to be your voice for change. I see a lot of opportunity to make positive changes in our community and our state. I feel many in our community have been marginalized and left behind in the current system.

As a single mother:

  • I understand the struggle of living paycheck to paycheck.

  • I understand the bureaucratic red tape for social assistance programs. 

  • I understand the daily struggle of not enough time in the day to get everything done.

  • I understand the current legislature does not act in the best interest of its constituents.

  • I understand YOU, because I am YOU. 

I will be your advocate and your voice for the change YOU seek.

I understand the attainable housing crisis in our city. I want to see affordable and available housing provided for our families -  whether that be from improving wage inequality for employees, subsidized housing opportunities, and/or assistance from the local community of builders and contractors. I think we can improve our economy and our quality of life at the same time. 

Environment will continue to be a hot topic in our lives and our community for the foreseeable future. We are all facing the climate crisis and will have to do so together. I see opportunities for change in commercial and residential responsibilities, infrastructure reform and a shift in social obligation and human habits, not only locally, but globally. 

I feel that health insurance is a basic human right for every Utahn. I know how important it is and have always been blessed to have an employer sponsored group insurance plan. I support MediCaid expansion and the funding of programs like CHIP. These programs determine the quality of life for many Utahns. 

We have come a long way in the support and acceptance of our LGBTQ+ youth and community, but we still have a long way to go. I will advocate for and support transgender rights. I firmly believe that these decisions are based upon and belong in the family unit. 

 

I am supportive of women's rights and the passage of the ERA. I want to eradicate the wage gap. I support a women's right to choose. I am not a pro-abortion candidate. I am a candidate who supports women, women who are intelligent enough to make that choice for themselves. I also feel that reasonably priced, if not free, contraceptives should be available to all.

 

Homelessness is a crisis in our state and in our nation. We have programs and establishments within our community that are making a positive impact in our community, assisting and stabilizing the lives of people from all walks of life. If we could take this opportunity to share the success we have had in St. George, we could make real change across the entire state of Utah as trailblazers on this issue. 

 

I am passionate about human rights and social justice for all. I think our state and country has a long way to go in matters concerning immigration, criminal justice and prison reform. I will work for equality, and create an opportunity for every voice to be heard. 

  • I do not advocate for a food and gas tax that will put additional strain on families’ ability to get food, or basic essential services, that they use to live their everyday lives.

  •  I do not accept voters approving propositions on a ballot, only to have the Utah legislature take every liberty to change and manipulate the voice of the people.​

  • I want transparency and honesty from my elected officials.​​

  • I want our best interests in their hearts. 

 

I can no longer sit by and watch nothing change. I can be that change. 

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