I am running for State Representative for the same reason I joined the military: to serve a community that gives my family and me so much.
I am running because I believe in fighting to preserve and protect women’s rights. I am a pro-choice candidate. I believe we need to make health care more accessible and affordable for Hoosier families and that starts with overturning Indiana’s abortion ban and restoring and protecting women’s rights in our state.
Like most people in Hamilton County, my family and I greatly value our local public school system. Our schools in Westfield and Carmel are strong because they are fully funded by our governments and because we are able to recruit and retain quality teachers. I support policy ideas that keep public school funding whole and protect and support our hard-working teachers.
I also greatly value the safety of our Carmel/Westfield community. Like many others I struggled to understand why our representative voted twice for bills that loosened gun safety regulations. I was especially against this legislation because our Indiana State law enforcement agencies believed these bills would endanger the lives of police. I believe that to have safe communities we must listen to the experts, like our law enforcement officers, about legislation that will improve firearm safety.
Finally, my family and I value the welcoming and accepting community that Carmel and Westfield has built. To continue to keep our community strong we must have leaders that put policies in place that celebrate our LGBTQ+ community, our communities of color, and the disabled members of our community.
I am running for State Representative because I believe that Hamilton County is a great place to live and I want to ensure that our community remains a place where people and families thrive for generations to come.