I am not a politician. I'm just a regular citizen who is concerned about many of the things I see happening in government on the national level, and excited about the ways in which local governments can stand up for the needs and safety of all of their citizens.
As a mother of four, I want to help Westerville continue to grow into a diverse, vibrant, thriving community for the future. Through promoting small business, providing for our schools, protecting our fragile environment, and promoting diversity and inclusivity, I believe we can build the best possible Westerville . . . for everyone.
My husband Mark and I moved to Westerville in 2001 after graduating from the Ohio State University. We chose Westerville because we wanted to start a family, and we were drawn to Westerville's excellent schools and parks.
In the years since we moved here, we've had four daughters and experienced job transitions that have at times made it difficult for us to continue to be able to afford living in Westerville. While we enjoy many of the wonderful programs and activities that Westerville has to offer, I have met many other young families like ours who have had to move outside of city limits due to the expense of living here. I began looking at how the city spends its money, and wondering if there are ways to make life here more affordable for families, seniors, and others who may be struggling.
I'm passionate about other issues as well. I want to see our city develop environmental sustainability projects that will protect our valuable natural resources while at the same time saving residents money. I want to create a public transportation system that will help people get to their jobs while also alleviating the city's traffic problems. Most importantly, I believe in building a Westerville that is safe for everyone by promoting diversity and inclusivity in our laws and programs. Together, I believe, we can truly "Grow Westerville For Everyone!"