WHY I'M RUNNING AND WHY NOW?

It is time to address the real needs of Legislative District 4 voters.

This experience has taught me a few things.  There is beauty in diviersity.  We have more in common with one another than we have that divides us.

I am new to politics but I know people.  I have spent my career as a Physical Therapist working in the hospital setting.  Hospitals  are one of those places where one will see all levels of society, all political persuasions, all income levels, and all ages.

We have in common our need for security for our families.  We all want to be treated with respect and dignity.  We want to know that when we speak up we are heard.  We want the systems around us to be functional:  healthcare systems, government, schools, our work places, our homes.  We want basic fairness.

When I turn my attention to politics, I see a state government that is no longer functional in meeting these basic needs.  Too often our representatives do not treat others with respect and dignity.  Too many people are not heard when they speak up.  Too often policy seems to favor the few at the expense of the many.  Too often slogans used during campaigns have no carry-over in policy proposals.

I could sit and complain...I could walk out...or I could RUN!

I am running to bring a balance approach to Boise.  I am running to address the issues left unsolved by one-party rule in Idaho.  I am running to address the needs of the people of Legislative District 4, my home and my priority.

I am for better schools, improved access to healthcare, and protection of our public lands.  I will fight for living wages, fair taxes, and balanced growth for our communities.

It is time.

It is time.