One of my biggest motivators to run for City Council came during the Public Policy tour in Washington, D.C. with Portland State University in March. Repeatedly, our Executive Master’s in Public Administration cohort was told to restore faith in government by engaging constituents at the local level. In addition to my passion for public policy, I was recently appointed to Lake Oswego School District’s Advisory Committee for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. I’m also an active volunteer with the Lake Oswego Moms Club as co-chair for Community Events and my daughters’ Girl Scout Troop co-founder and co-leader.
I’m the only candidate for City Council who has children in early elementary in our public school system. Many of our residents move to Lake Oswego for the schools, and I provide an opportunity to serve as conduit between those families and the larger municipal area. Some important issues currently include multiple bond measures voters will get to decide that impact school buildings, parks, transportation, and even affordable housing. I have many ideas for each of these issues, as well as others listed below: