As a daughter, mother, sister, and a friend, I am a common person who understands the extraordinary courage it takes to face the adversities of everyday life. I grew up poor in a poor community. I know what it's like to struggle to get by and to get an education. I know what it's like to work more than one job to raise my daughter as a single parent. The voters of District 114 deserve someone who understands their struggles.
As a veteran of the United States Army, I devoted myself to make this country a better and safer place. I will honor my service to you with the same solemn dignity. I respect the valor and the sacrifice of our law enforcement and first responders. They put their lives on the line every day to make sure that we are safe and secure. I want to make sure that there are people fighting to protect and serve those who protect and serve us.
As a business woman and entrepreneur, I know what it is like to scratch and claw your way up from the bottom in the face of adversity and discrimination. I want to serve you with the same determination and passion that has allowed me to survive and make a name for myself in the business world. That determination has often times been my greatest asset. But ultimately, I understand I could not have succeeded without amazing mentors, coworkers, and teachers willing to give me a helping hand; to lift me up to that next step. We cannot afford for the next generation to grow up without anyone willing to reach out a helping hand.
As a member of the community, I have volunteered with many organizations in order to be part of the solution. I have roots here. I am a home owner here. My daughter went to public schools here. I am part of the fabric of this community. I have developed partnerships with both public and private entities to develop long term plans for our community and its resources. In Tallahassee, I will fight to ensure that the heritage, beauty, and the natural resources of our cities and neighborhoods are protected and preserved for future generations. The bottom line is that we deserve representatives who will do the right thing for the citizens they represent; not special interest groups. If you give me the distinct privilege of representing you in Tallahassee, I will spend every day fighting for your best interest.
I am Florida. I am District #114. I am one of you.