I experienced first-hand the financial pressures that many families face today. I grew up with divorced parents, three sisters and a single mom with visitations to my father in the summer. I worked all through high school and I put myself through college. Married at 19 I juggled college, work and motherhood while getting my degree. I attended City College, used grants and student loans to achieve my Bachelor’s Degree in Biology and Education. Later while working full time I attained my Master’s Degree at Boise State University.
I have not been one who is politically active and was a registered Republican until 3 years ago. As a moderate Democrat with progressive ideas and values, I am fiscally conservative and believe that everybody who works hard and acts responsibly should have opportunity. I am thankful for the many opportunities provided for me and for my education. My vision for this state is to see Idahoans provided with these same opportunities.