Issues that Matter
As a resident of Huntwick, I drive up and down Cypress Creek Pkwy only to notice how many of our businesses are leaving and the increase in vacant properties, graffiti and litter. This has to stop. With my experience in economic development, I commit to our community that I will do all I can to turn this around. The knowledge I have gained concerning revitalizing communities will provide the necessary tools we need to see our economy grow, businesses stay and the potential to attract new opportunities for future jobs.
In order to keep the value of our neighborhoods, we need a leader with experience who knows how to eliminate the causes of decay; graffiti, litter and vacant properties.
My parents taught me that the path to success starts with an education. As a mother of three, I too understand the value and importance of a solid education.
In a global economy, our state and our country cannot succeed without an educated citizenry. I will support our public schools and educators by ensuring the Texas school system is properly funded; both equitably and adequately.
I commit to listening to our teachers, administrators, and parents and implementing what works best to achieve a quality education.
Access to healthcare should be a Texan’s right. No one should ever have to be faced with making a decision on whether they can afford their medicine or groceries. I am determined to make sure those are choices that no Texan will have to face again. The health of our children, spouses and self should not be debated, but instead should be ensured.
I believe that all Texans deserve equal access to the full range of reproductive healthcare, and that medical decisions should be made between a person and their doctor, free from interference from the government.
My commitment is to fight for a healthier future and that starts in district 126.
We must have more good jobs with livable wages if the middle-class in Texas is to expand. Attracting and keeping companies that have that philosophy should be a high priority for the Texas Legislature.I am a strong supporter of the high skilled career training that is being offered in many of our high schools to both those who will not go on to higher education and those who will. All of those students still complete the same requirements that all must fulfill. I will work in the legislature to make sure that these quality opportunities continue to be available.
A strong economy which works for all its citizens must include better access to health-care and affordable child care.
I will listen to public concerns and ideas so we can work together to implement plans which will make District 126 a stronger economic force in Texas.
Women must have a voice in the policies that impact us every day, e.g., our bodies, health care, child care, and equal pay for equal work. I am a strong leader for women's rights and insist on having a place at the table. We cannot allow our rights to be eroded and we must search for ways for women to achieve full equality in any path they choose.
Feeling safe in our neighborhoods is a necessity. It is important to be both an ally of and an advocate for law enforcement. Having worked in partnership with the Houston Police Department, Harris County Sheriff’s Department, and the Office of the Harris County Attorney, as well as seeing how instrumental HCCP4 is in providing our neighborhoods with added security; I have personal knowledge of the value they bring to our area.
I pledge to ensure our officers and emergency response teams are appropriately funded and that their voices are heard at the Capitol. With my existing networks, I'll ensure we receive the attention needed to make District 126 families safe and secure.
Married to an Air Force veteran, I know how important it is to respect and defend those who stepped up to serve our country. I promise to fight for jobs that are tailored to our returning military men and women. I commit to listening to their needs and making sure they have a voice and fighter on their behalf.
Let me say it unequivocally: Black lives matter. George Floyd’s murder is one of many similar acts of violence by police officers against black Americans. It is indicative of a structural problem that must be corrected. I stand with protestors putting themselves on the line to send a message to people in power. It’s critical that we elect leaders who are ready on day one to enact the big, aspirational changes that are long overdue.