I am a wife and a mother of three. I am a veteran. A former Justice Department attorney. A published author. A former city council member. Your current state representative. A three rescue dog momma. And a Jeopardy aficionado.
Growing up on military bases during the Vietnam War, I saw the sacrifices military members made in service to their country. While in high school I enlisted in the Ohio Air National Guard and later served in the Army Reserve. It was in basic training and later throughout my military career where I first learned about leadership. Leadership means always doing what’s right, but also inspiring others to do the same. It means rolling up your sleeves to get the job done and taking responsibility when things go wrong as they sometimes will. Finally, being a leader means being accessible and listening to those you expect to lead. I try very hard to embody these principles.
During my three and a half years in Columbus, I have served my constituents in a variety of leadership positions. I’ve been vice chair to three standing committees: Civil Justice, Criminal Justice, and the Armed Services, Veterans Affairs and Homeland Security Committee. As the Assistant Majority Whip, I served as the highest-ranking woman in the Ohio House of Representatives. I have introduced and supported a wide variety of bills that I care deeply about: protecting Ohio’s most vulnerable citizens, eliminating restrictive regulations on businesses, protecting the environment, reducing the tax burden on our residents, and supporting our military and first responders. As your elected official, I try to always be accessible to my constituents so that when they need me, I am there for them. And for you.
WIFE, MOM, VETERAN.
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Increasing jobs and expanding our economy is critical to the success of our state. I have supported and sponsored many pro-job bills. My goal is to catapult Ohio to the top of the list of business-friendly states. We’ve made considerable progress. Now we need to do more.
My job is to represent you. To respond to you. To be your voice. To know you. That’s why I’ve been active in this community for two decades serving with a wide variety of organizations from the Park Board to PTO to church groups. And that’s why I’m committed to helping you and our community whenever I can.
Families are the foundation of a healthy society, yet ours are facing a time of crisis because of a variety of social crises from the opioid epidemic to school safety. I have worked with individual families facing these crises and sponsored legislation to strengthen families.
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