Small Business Trailblazer
Rebuilding the road to prosperity by Investing in local economies
Key Issue Stances
"I will work with colleagues on both sides of the aisle to develop a real roads plan and a fair way to pay for it. We cannot afford to lose businesses and jobs or let bridges rain down on drivers."
"We must prioritize education funding at a level that reduces class sizes, encourages critical thinking, and ensures all of our children get the education they need to succeed."
"I will continue to fight for policies that support small businesses and investment in workers. Investing in our small businesses and our workforce is not only good for the bottom line, it's good for people and our community."
Can you describe your background?
I am currently serving my third term as State Representative of Michigan's 76th District. Prior to election, I spent two decades supporting students, families, employees, and businesses such as a community based corrections agency, an English language learner school, and a workforce development agency. At The Source, the workforce development agency, I worked with businesses and nonprofits to improve workplaces while helping companies grow and retain employees. I have three beautiful daughters and my husband is a middle school Spanish teacher at a local public school.
What made you want to run for office?
I have been honored to serve as an advocate and voice for my constituents for the last five years and I would be proud to continue that service. It is crucial that the hard working people of the 29th District have someone who will work just as hard as they do every day in the state Senate.
Can you describe your district?
The 29th Senate District is made up of the cities of Grand Rapids (the second largest city in Michigan), East Grand Rapids, and Lowell, as well as the townships of Ada, Bowne, Caledonia, Cascade, Grand Rapids, and Lowell. The district is incredibly diverse in geography, culture, and industry. It is home to more than 270,000 people.