That is why I have worked hard for the past eight years in the Legislature to serve my district and my constituents in Jefferson County. I’ve honed my skills to successfully represent you by being accessible, by bringing people together and by getting things done. Now I would like to bring those skills into the role of Jefferson County Commissioner.
I have deep roots in our community through working at Family Tree as the Director of Adolescent Services and the Battered Women’s Shelter. I’ve served on the Arvada Capital Construction Recommendations Committee, ten years on the City of Arvada Human Services Committee and the Jefferson Public Schools District Accountability Committee.
I have served for the past eight years as State Representative for House District 29. As HD 29 State Representative I developed a Behavioral Health Crisis System so that every Coloradan has access to mental health services. I made sure that Grandma’s Meatloaf isn’t taxed, supported a program to provide technical assistance and training so that our Vets and low-income folks has the support needed to get a job, helped to detect the direction of our wildfires 12-18 hours ahead of time, and worked to simplify our sales tax system.
I hope to address the growth affecting our communities and ensure that all Jefferson County residents are proud of our community. It’s important that we are addressing home affordability, mental health, homelessness. My expertise in these areas will be beneficial to Jeffco. In addition, my expertise in budgets and financing will be important to Jeffco.