I was born and raised in Manchester, New Hampshire and have been a resident of Goffstown since the late 1980’s with my husband of 30+ years. Our two daughters were raised in town and both attended the Goffstown School District for all twelve years.
After a career in business I went back to school and received my Masters Degree in Business & Marketing education. After 26 years of teaching I retired from the Manchester School District and started a successful small business.
For nearly 20 years I was a volunteer at the Manchester/Allard Center YMCA. I worked as an aerobics instructor, gymnastic coach and raising money for the Reach Out for Youth Campaign. I taught Confirmation CCD at St. Lawrence Church in Goffstown. Currently, I am a volunteer docent for the Manchester Millyard Museum.
1. PUBLIC EDUCATION: Working as a high school teacher for 26 years, I know first-hand how difficult and emotional the work of a teacher is and how poorly public education in NH is funded. What I find to be so disheartening is the amount of disrespect, misinformation and the lack of support I have seen over the years towards professional certified teachers working in our public-school system. If elected I will I be a voice and advocate for our public-school teachers and safeguard our public-school system.
2. MAKING SCHOOLS SAFE: No parent should cry watching their child go into school wondering if they will see them at the end of the day. I want to be a voice for parents of school age children by addressing legislation to keep students and teachers safe.
3. ABORTION RIGHTS: I defend the rights of reproductive health care including abortion and will work to pass legislation to codify these rights. These decisions should be between a woman and her doctor and not a politician.
4. SENSIBLE GUN SAFETY LAWS: Knowing that this is a complex topic on both sides, we as a community and state need to come together and have a proper, respectful conversation on guns. Neither side is 100% right or 100% wrong though ultimately our goals are the same: keeping ourselves and families safe. If elected I will work to find common ground that we all can live with.