I am running for County Commissioner for District 5 of Pasco County. I work hard for the under served in this county and hope to work hard for you.
I am currently an Executive Director at a small non-profit, I have worked in the social work field for almost 20 years. I work hard to fight the issues of discrimination and poverty that all of the people I serve experience on a daily basis. I grew up in Michigan and was raised by a single father. My dad served in Vietnam and my grandfather was a highly decorated World War II veteran. I am one of 6 children. I am a single working mother, who works hard for her clients and hard for her daughter. I am currently the Vice-Chair of the West Central Ryan White Care Council and this experience has taught me how to look at budgets and funding and try to work with others for what is best for the community. I have never backed down from a challenge and I see a lot of challenges here in Pasco County. I graduated from Central Michigan University with my Bachelor’s in Family Studies with a minor in Substance Abuse Education, Intervention and Prevention. I have used this degree to work in the fields of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Services, Homeless Services, Veterans Services, working with AIDS patients, and advocating for Persons with Disabilities. I feel that my life experience and passion for taking care of all people will make me a great fit for County Commissioner.
I am a working single mother who has worked hard for her clients to try and improve their lives. I run my agency with compassion and plan to run this county with it as well. I understand that there are a lot of good things about this county but we also have a lot of things that we need to fix. I know I am the person to do that. I grew up with a single father who taught me the importance of hard work and raised me to over come all obstacles. I have the ability to think outside the box and work well with people from all walks of life. I accept that everyone has something to offer and that every voice has value.