WHY I’M RUNNING
“How could I expect someone else to run for office & change the state of affairs if I’m not willing to do so myself?”
I took early retirement in late 2015, with the goal of starting a second career as an oil painter. However, I became so concerned with what I saw happening in our country and our community, that I decided it was more important for me to become an involved citizen. Rather than sitting around bemoaning the current state of affairs, I felt compelled to step up to make a difference. When I was an executive, I never asked my employees to do anything that I wasn’t willing to do myself. Public service is no different. How could I expect someone else to run for office and change the state of affairs if I am not willing to do so myself? I have always believed in giving back to the community, and have done so in various ways. Now I am running for State Representative to give back to my community.