Candidate for: State Representative—District 44
A lifelong belief in our system of government of, by, and for the people have informed my decision to seek the office of State Representative for the 44th Legislative District in Pennsylvania. Roles as student, wife, mother, teacher, employee, volunteer, and advocate have given me a broad perspective into the needs and issues affecting the quality of life for constituents in the district. Now is the time for me to give back to the country and society that have provided me with a good life and wonderful opportunities personally and professionally.
My priorities are: jobs, education, fiscal responsibility, and health care. As an educator in elementary schools, preschools and university level, as well as serving as School Board Director some 20 years ago, I understand the needs of students and educators and the concerns of parents from academics to health care issues.
We need to adequately fund and staff the Department of Environmental Protection in the State of Pennsylvania. The DEP is currently understaffed for the tasks they are expected to carry out.
Raising the minimum wage will put money into family’s pockets and invigorate our state’s economy. Protecting union’s bargaining rights while responsibly growing our local economy will keep our younger citizens here in Allegheny County when we create opportunities at home.