Education: Bachelor’s in management and human relations, MidAmerica Nazarene University; juris doctor, University of Kansas School of Law.
Elected experience: Kansas House of Representatives, January 2014-present
Public service is about getting results for our community — a community I’ve called home nearly my entire life. As your representative and a mom, I take seriously the opportunity to help get our state back on track. To accomplish this goal, I will continue to be an independent thinker and thoughtful, pragmatic leader. I look forward to working with others to find solutions to the challenges facing our state: fighting to adequately fund our schools, restoring tax fairness, ensuring our hard-earned tax dollars are spent efficiently and effectively, and guaranteeing that Kansans with disabilities receive services they need and deserve.
Education: Bachelor’s in elementary education, University of St. Mary, Leavenworth; master’s in educational leadership, Pittsburg State University; doctoral candidate, educational leadership, Baker University.
Occupation: High school special education history teacher
Elected experience: None
My passion in life has always been supporting the people that surround me. As a lifelong educator, parent and 32-year resident of Olathe, I have seen the detrimental impact the Brownback agenda has had on our state’s budget and education system. I decided it was time to use my educational background and support all students of Kansas in the political arena. I would work to secure appropriate funding for all schools while implementing data-based decision-making in all areas. I believe Kansans want to live in a state that functions for all and is governed with common sense.