Candidate Statement of Qualifications (to appear on November 2014 ballot)

I believe our elected leaders must act as careful stewards of our tax dollars and must make decisions that best serve all citizens in the community; not just the connected few.  I would like to serve our community to ensure that our council allocates city funding in the most efficient and beneficial manner to all citizens.

I hold a B.A. and M.A. in English from Fresno State and offer to use my writing skills to write grants for Lemoore to maximize our fair share of county, state and federal resources. I offer my unique blend of marketing experience and technological knowledge to pursue new business opportunities for Lemoore and to better engage local organizations in city activities.

I routinely volunteer throughout the community and have received awards from The American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars for community service. I also volunteer at St. Peter’s Church each week.

As a life-long resident of California’s Central Valley, I feel a deep connection to the people here and to the way of life our community proudly holds onto. My husband and I have been married for nearly 12 years and we have five beautiful children. Our family also includes our dog, Shelley.