B. A. in Communication University of Wyoming 2016 L1 UW College of Law Board member: Natrona County Memorial Hospital Trustees; Casper Housing Authority; Community Health Center; League of Women Voters-WY board of directors; Treasurer, Casper League of Women Voters. University of Wyoming College of Law '19. Married to James for 22 years, 4 kids Henry 20, Nathan 18, Ellie 15, Grace 12. We've raised our family in Casper for 13 years now. It's our kids' hometown and I'm grateful for that.
“As a mother of 4 kids and a recent UW graduate myself, obviously education is a very high priority for me and my husband. Every election cycle we hear elected officials and candidates pay lots of lip service to education and then there is little positive action. Even in challenging economic times, education must be fully funded from Kindergarten to University. ”
“The Affordable Care Act has given millions more people access to health insurance and therefore health care. While not perfect, it has done immense good for those who went without before. Wyoming must expand its Medicaid program to cover low-wage working adults and all low-income adults with children. Our healthcare providers should not be expected to treat our citizens without being paid. ”
“We must increase the minimum wage to a living wage. Studies consistently show $15/hour allow people working full time to cover their costs of living. If we want people to afford things that publicly funded programs have had to cover, then we must insist on living wages for full time work! http://doe.state.wy.us/lmi/mw/mwreport.htm, http://doe.state.wy.us/lmi/wdreport.pdf, http://www.epi.org/public”
“The spending priorities of the incumbent legislators have put bricks and mortar ahead of people. Cuts to the state health department put people's health and well-being at risk. It also results in loss of matching dollars from the federal government that help our citizens in tough times. A new capitol building is needed, but it's been put off this long, why not wait a little longer?”