Meet the Candidate
Running For:Arizona House of Representatives
Occupation:Nurse and Nursing Instructor
Education:Doctorate in Nursing Education (PhD), Capella University, 2014; Master of Science in Nursing (MS), Arizona State University, 1992; Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN), Arizona State University, 1984; Prescott High School, 1980.
Family:Married 25 years. Have a daughter.
Statement:Arizona needs leadership and those prepared to serve. I am running for the Arizona State House of Representatives out of a love for our great state and the desire for Arizona to achieve its full potential. Others run for power and influence and to make a name for themselves, I am running to get work done and leave this office better than I found it. Because I have lived in Legislative District 1 since 1971, I have a deep respect for our rich history and am dedicated to protecting and strengthening the great state of Arizona. I am called to serve and have a passion to give back to the community in which I was raised and where I stayed to raise my family.
Endorsements:AZ Nurses Association (AzNA), AZ Chamber of Commerce, AZ Tech Council
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|1. Expanding background checks to include guns purchased from private individuals.||O*||Background checks that include guns purchased from private individuals is an invasion of privacy.|
|2. Adding “sexual orientation,” “gender identity,” or “gender expression” to the protected classes of race, religion, age, sex, and ancestry in nondiscrimination law.||O*||I don’t support discrimination, but I also don’t support using discrimination to violate the freedom of speech and freedom of religion of others.|
|3. Prohibiting abortion except when it is necessary to prevent the death of the mother.||S*||I am a pro-life candidate that does not support abortion.|
|4. Allowing biological males that identify as transgender to play on female sports’ teams.||O*||To maintain fairness, and the safety of female athletes, student athletes should only be able to compete against other athletes of the same biological sex.|
|5. Providing state funding or referrals to abortion entities that perform or refer for abortion.||O*||I am a pro-life candidate that does not support abortion.|
|6. Reforming the Arizona tax code to enact a flat income tax rate.||O*||Taxes are complicated and have nuances that don’t support a system where everyone pays at a same income tax rate.|
|7. Allowing all parents to use tax credits, vouchers, or education savings accounts to enable their children to attend any public, charter, private, homeschool, or online academy.||S*||I believe in school choice. Arizona has a nationally recognized system of school choice that has improved student achievement and should be supported.|
|8. Legalizing physician-assisted suicide.||O*||Life is sacred from conception to natural death.|
|9. Protecting a parent's right to seek professional counseling for their minor child with same-sex attraction or gender identity issues to help them reach their desired outcome.||S*||Parents know what is best for their child and shouldn’t be stripped of the ability to seek counseling they believe is best for their child.|
|10. Requiring public schools to teach comprehensive sex education.||O*||Parents know what is best for their child and shouldn’t be forced to have their child undergo mandatory sex education not appropriate for their child.|
|11. Protecting individuals and businesses from being required to provide services or use their artistic expression in a manner that violates their moral or religious beliefs.||S*||Individuals and business have rights and freedoms that protect their moral and religious beliefs.|
|12. Establishing electric retail competition to eliminate the current monopoly system for electric utilities.||S*||Competition instead of monopolies tends to lower costs and improve services, while empowering the customer to choose their energy provider.|