My husband and I are proud to call Madison home. We decided to move here because we saw the city for what it is – a beautiful and welcoming place to live, grow, and one day retire. The strong sense of community on the Westside is just one of the many reasons we are excited to be starting our family here.
I have spent my entire career in the legal healthcare field, advocating for those who don’t have a voice and fighting for what is right. I am a product of public schools, a former nonprofit leader, and a community organizer who is passionate about good government. I have been immersed in the fight for LGBTQ+ equality and civil rights for much of my life, and I am ready to continue advocating for all my neighbors here in Madison.
Our city is at an exciting crossroads. I know that bold, progressive leadership can help make Madison a better place for everyone – no matter who they are, where they come from, or how they imagine their future. That is why I am running for Common Council.
I believe that the most important job for any elected official is to listen to their constituents. When you reach out to your government representatives, you should expect a response. As your Alder, I will prioritize listening to constituents by holding regular listening sessions, town hall meetings, roundtable discussions, and public forums.
While I bring a unique set of qualifications and experiences to the table, I understand that no one person can know everything. As your Alder, I will seek out information from subject matter experts when considering policy proposals in order to learn from those who are most knowledgable about the issues being considered.
My vision of leadership is rooted in collaboration and the empowerment of others. As your Alder, I will continue to build relationships with individuals, groups, businesses, and organizations in our community to find common ground on key issues affecting us all. We can accomplish far more when we work together towards common goals.
I am proud to receive the 2023 Moms Demand Action Gun Sense Candidate distinction.
This distinction is awarded to candidates who will advocate for gun violence prevention, support common-sense gun laws, and govern with gun safety in mind.
ON THE ISSUES
Homelessness and a broader lack of affordable housing is a policy failure. As Alder, I will fight to make sure everyone is able to seek out and obtain housing without going into debt. No one should be pushed out of Madison because of the cost of living. We must continue to invest in affordable housing units across the city to ensure diverse, mixed housing opportunities for all.
Equity & Inclusion
We have come a long way in a more just and equitable community for everyone here in Madison, but there is still more work to be done to ensure that everyone has the same opportunity to thrive. From policing and racial justice to economic fairness and LGBTQ+ equality, I am ready to tackle these challenges head-on.
Climate & Sustainability
Climate change is the defining issue of our time. Madison must continue to lead the state on innovative solutions to curbing emissions, expanding clean energy sources, preserving our natural resources, and protecting air and water quality. We must take action now to ensure a livable Madison for generations to come.
We must continue to invest in a 21st century transportation system that connects our entire city--from East to West. Your access to our public transit system should not be limited because of your location. We must also do more to ensure the safety of pedestrians and cyclists throughout the city.
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