As a 3rd generation Arizona native, District 8 has been a big part of my life. I grew
up in the Copper Corridor, gained hard working values in a multi-ethnic mining community, raised my children in the same
town and now spend summers with my grandson in the same community. My mother, brother, and my in-laws all have homes within
a few minutes of mine. All the places in District 8 encompass this fantastic sense of FAMILY.
Being rooted in
the District is an essential element of this position. As I raised my family, I also opened a travel agency, a people based
business. As times have changed, I put more effort into working as the Salvation Army Extension Unit Director for the Copper Corridor and
surrounding area. This makes a great difference to many families in need that may otherwise be forgotten because they live
in rural areas. I received Salvation Army's Distinguished Service Award and in 2004 I was named Citizen of the Year by the
people in my hometown. It has been an honor serving 4 years in The House of Representatives. All honors that I truly
My goal in seeking to be re-elected is to be able to continue to give back to all of the communities
throughout my district as the chosen VOICE for the District. As the CHOICE
for the State Senator in District 8, I will be able to represent the needs of my peers in this district. Because I
have spent my life time in the District, I am well acquainted with a majority of the issues that need to be addressed. I am
a moderate Democrat, businesswoman and Salvation Army Director with decades of service to rural Arizona communities. I have
expertise in natural resources, military affairs, public safety, community support, long-term care, as well as in many other
issues. My motto of "EAR - efficient, accountable, responsive" government will continue as my guiding philosophy. If elected,
I will work to improve state and local economies, create jobs, improve our kids' education, address real estate recovery,
growth, quality-of-life issues, and keep government off our backs.
In this capacity, should I be re-elected, it would be such an honor to continue representing
the people of LD 8. My gratitude will extend well past a heartfelt thank you as I strive to make a positive difference
Let me be YOUR RIGHT VOICE and YOUR RIGHT
CHOICE to represent you, the people of District 8, because I truly am one of you.