Tacoma’s economic vitality, environmental and personal health, and community well being all lie in improving transportation. Connecting our neighborhoods will ensure everyone can access everything Tacoma has to offer and be an investment in safe access to schools. I’ve been improving our transportation for the past 8 years as the leader of a non-profit and will continue to make this a priority on the Council.
I’ve lived in the Central neighborhood for 12 years and believe our diverse neighborhoods and vibrant communities are why Tacoma is special. As Tacoma grows, I’ll work to prevent families and seniors from being priced out of their homes and neighborhoods.
I send my two kids to public school and my husband is a high school teacher. I'll work to address challenges facing our schools to ensure every Tacoman has equitable access to a quality education. I'll be a partner to our local schools so that we can provide in and out of school programs that support students.
We must grow our economy by attracting new businesses that will create good-paying local jobs. We must also support local entrepreneurs and foster start-ups. I'll work to open doors of opportunity by investing more in skills training and bring down the cost of college.
It’s essential that we continue to protect access to our local parks, beaches and other green spaces for future generations. Working to improve transportation options has been my priority for the past 8 years at Downtown On the Go. On the council, I will continue to combat climate change and implement the city's Environmental Action Plan.
Gun violence is preventable and what is lacking is the political courage. In Washington state, someone is killed by a gun every 14 hours. As a mother of two young children, a wife of a teacher, and a member of a community where lives are lost unnecessarily, I will do everything in my power to help prevent gun violence and be a positive voice for responsible gun ownership.