We have been working as a country to figure out how to get health care for our most vulnerable populations and yet, as we begin to fill that need we still see long waits and limited coverage for access to mental health care.
The simple yet critical act of taking care of our mental health needs through a well check with a mental health counselor or physician keeps us mentally healthy which means we can be successful at work and our kids can be successful in school. When we can’t access mental health care we lose days of work and our children begin a lifetime of struggling. Early intervention keeps us moving forward.
It’s time to pay attention to our access to mental health care and build systems that can meet the needs of our community.
Economic Development for Adams County and Colorado
My husband and I are entrepreneurs. We believe that the path to economic growth and development in our state is through supporting local business to thrive and be in the position to create jobs which pay a good living wage.
In HD30 we are uniquely situated to become an economic driver in Colorado as we build business success from our home base. By growing our local businesses I know we can create an economy that works for everyone and not just the wealthy few.
Colorado Education Opportunities for the 21st Century
I am a mother, I am a mentor in our schools and an advocate for our youth who struggle in school. I believe in our neighborhood schools and in the teachers who are the front line to identifying and supporting the special learning needs in all of our children. Working together we will find the path toward supporting the needs of our neighborhood schools so they can meet the needs of our neighborhood youth.
I come from a long line of family members who have served our country.
My grandfather was a US Army medic in WWII. My father served in the US Navy during Vietnam. My husband served in the US Air Force during Operation Desert Storm. Today my step-son is currently serving with the US Marines.
I am grateful for their service as I am for the service of all who serve. We can continue to show gratitude by serving the needs of our veterans when they come home. Our young men and women who come out after one or two tours of duty need our support to re-integrate with peers who have not experienced the realities of serving in our armed forces. They deserve an advocate and champion and for our community to stand behind them.