Candidate’s Voters Guide Statement:
Elected Experience: Precinct Committee Officer, 37th Legislative District
Other Professional Experience: Liability and Injury Negotiator, Paralegal, Executive Assistant
Education: B.A. Classical Studies, University of Arizona
Community Service: Organizer – ChickTech – Women in STEM conference, Community Organizer for previous employers, support volunteer for Iskashitaa Refugee Network, Animal Foster for FAIR Animal Rescue,
Statement: I am a candidate exclusively funded by people, supported by people, and running to represent the regular working people of Washington’s 9th District. I will never take corporate money and believe that we must eliminate the corrupting influence of money in politics. I am a working class woman who budgets for groceries, who pays nearly half of her housing costs in student loans every month, and who has had to have a job throughout our campaign to survive. I believe that in the wealthiest country in the history of the world, we can achieve universal single-payer healthcare, public childcare, and free public education, pre-K to graduate school. With a Green New Deal, we can train millions of skilled workers while building the transportation and energy infrastructure of the future and taking urgent steps to combat climate change. We can have transparent, publicly-financed elections. We can establish community policing with citizen oversight, end interventionist wars, and protect the rights of women, the LGBTQ+ community, and racial and religious communities.
We are at a crossroads as a nation and we must act now. Greed and corruption have siezed control of our government. People are dying without healthcare and find themselves bankrupt because of an illness, corporations receive billions of dollars in tax cuts while working class Americans find themselves unable to buy homes, payrent, or feed their children. Students are saddled with debt that they cannot afford and will never be able to pay back. Yet we find billions of dollars available for our military to wage needless wars, bomb innocent civilians, and steal from the mouths of our countrymen. We can win this fight against corruption together and have a country that works for everyday Americans.