My experience in manufacturing for over twenty years has shown me first hand the impact our legislative body on driving the state's economy. As an ordained minister, I have counseled and encouraged individuals throughout many of life's situations. The role legislators play in our lives impact us daily. From the "Right to Work," to socio-economic stresses, inequity in education, mental health issues, health care priorities, and threats to our environment and natural resources- each one of these issues and more make a huge impact in our lives.
I am running for office because I believe all households, working class or otherwise, deserve to be heard. It is our American right to live a healthy and prosperous life. This our right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
I learned early on the value of money, what it means to do my part for country, community, and family. My mother taught me the importance of hard work and treating every individual with respect. I will put these same attributes to work for our community.
As your state representative you can expect me to work hard for you and do my part to advocate for well-paying jobs, robust educational opportunities , small business entrepreneurship, health, safety, and your well being.
I am your 2020 Democratic candidate in Ottawa County. I am not afraid to represent all Michiganders.
Resident of Holland for more than 26 years.
Over 20 years in manufacturing; 10 years in the automotive industry.
Born and raised by a single mother in Memphis, Tennessee.
Blessed to support various charities: Helen DeVos Children's Hospital, Kid's Food Basket and St. Jude's Children's Hospital, among others.
Here to do my part in establishing our great state as a beacon of hope.