I am a wife, mother, Realtor, and award-winning journalist with a background in print journalism, specifically military and local news coverage including reporting on government bodies. I’ve pored over school and city budgets. I’ve followed capital improvement projects from concept to completion. I have fully immersed myself in all of the things that make a community work and gained a broad knowledge base regarding the workings of government. When elected as your delegate, I will use the seat to keep citizens informed and engaged. I will vote in the interests of my constituents. I would likely never have the need to abstain or state a conflict. That fact makes me a powerful voice for citizens.
I have been married for almost 20 years to a U.S. Navy veteran and son of a Navy Commander who grew up in Virginia Beach and moved our family here as soon as the opportunity presented itself – Our son, who is a Junior at Cox High School, is a shining example of the quality of Virginia Beach Public Schools and his teachers at W.T. Cooke, Virginia Beach Middle, First Colonial High, and now Cox. We have two grown daughters, a grandson, and a granddaughter who have all called Virginia Beach home.