I believe change has to start at the local level. The key to this change is truly allowing people to be involved in the political process. Through participatory democracy and participatory budgeting people feel empowered to help elected officials choose what’s right for their community. It’s time to move beyond voting every four years and trusting someone else to make decisions for you, your family, and your community. It’s time to vote for someone who will allow you to continually be part of the decision-making process. I want to put the power back in your hands!
I support participatory budgeting, the new ballot initiative calling for a 5-year Sustainable Energy Plan, and Foreclosure Defense. I’m also going to take a stand against unreasonable tax breaks for corporations in our city.
A long-time resident of St. Louis, I’ve spent all of my adult life here. I was initially attracted to the city because of the diversity and unique neighborhoods within St. Louis; I’ve stayed because I love the people. I graduated from Saint Louis University with a B.A. in Elementary Education. I taught 4th grade at Mallinckrodt Elementary. I chose to become a teacher because I’m passionate about education and truly believe that every child deserves quality education. My love of teaching eventually transformed into a passion for literacy and I went on to work for Scholastic Books.
As Alderwoman, I want to bring a new way of thinking to our government. I believe that since people are an integral part of our communities, they should be an integral part of the decision-making process. Don’t just trust me to make decisions for you, but trust me to allow you the opportunity to make decisions that influence your community. We all should have a voice!