Candidate’s Voters Guide Statement:
Elected Experience: No information submitted
Other Professional Experience: Director, Division of Global HIV & TB, CDC; VP, Center for Health Systems & Solutions, Futures Group; Senior Deputy Director, DC Health Department; Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Fellow, US Senate; Senior Scientific Advisor, President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, Department of State; Epidemic Intelligence Service, CDC.
Education: Auburn High School; BS, Stanford University; MD, MPH, Columbia University; Med/Peds Residency, Duke University; Infectious Diseases Fellowship, Emory University.
Community Service: Posse Foundation, Mentor; Metro Teen AIDS, Board Member; Not-for-profit Hospital Corporation, Board of Trustees; “Top Doctors Treating HIV-Positive Women,” The Body; Reserve Officers Association, Member.
Statement: I’m from Auburn-fifth generation in the area, three generations of union members, first in my family to earn a four-year college degree. I became a doctor, scientist, and public health expert, and chose a life of service, joining the Commissioned Corps of the US Public Health Service. I’ve spent a professional lifetime making federal government people, policies, and dollars work for us-from community level, to national level, to global level. And that’s why I’m running for office: I don’t see the government working for us right now. I will turn that around and hold President Trump accountable.
At CDC, I led nearly 2,000 people across 45 countries, managing $2.4 billion with transparency and accountability-driving outcomes and quality up and costs down, helping save millions of lives. That’s a successful bipartisan program. In fact, I’ve worked under four Administrations-Democratic and Republican. I’m new to being a politician, but not to how to get things done in Congress. I’m ready to deliver for you day one.
As your Congresswoman, I will fight for: workers and an economy that works for everyone; 100% truly accessible, affordable, high quality healthcare for all; full access to comprehensive women’s health services; our environment-protecting our lands, combating climate change, and investing in our clean energy future; more investments in public education, workforce training, and apprenticeships; a public health response to the opioid epidemic; getting money out of politics and overturning Citizens United; bringing science back to the table to drive policies that work.
Our nation is at a turning point. We need someone who can stand up to Trump and against attacks on Medicare, Social Security, and the very fabric of our democracy.
I’m all in to do just that. I would be honored to have your vote.