Why I'm Running...
When I retired a year ago, I felt inclined to be selfish with my time, to relax and travel, do some sewing and gardening, and to play with grandchildren. Then I received a call to action, as friends began urging me to run for the District 29 House of Representatives. As I was considering my choices, I recalled a quote that hung in my office for many years:
“Be the change you wish to see in the world.” ~ Gandhi
I was born and raised on a small family farm where Mom and Dad taught us 11 kids the value of hard work and how to get along with others. When I married Richard, he was teaching school and I was working as a nurse. Soon after, we started farming and began raising our six children. I understand...
People with mental health and
For 30 years, I worked as a registered nurse in Crisis Intervention. I’ve worked closely with law enforcement, emergency rooms, jails, schools, hospitals, treatment centers, nursing homes and vulnerable adults in their homes. I understand what a positive difference an adequate support system can be to assist people in becoming independent, productive members of society.
Family Farms and
Having lived on a farm all my life, I understand the challenges facing family farms. In 2015, the legislators in District 29 voted to lift the ban on corporate farming for dairy and swine, even though the ND citizens opposed it. I joined Farmers Union in getting the measure on the ballot, where 76% of the voters said NO to the legislators and NO to corporate farming. I will fight to protect family farms, which in turn, support our rural communities.
Will you join
me in making
I would appreciate your support for my campaign in any way you can – talking to your neighbors and friends, sharing my internet posts, and any financial donation would be most appreciated.
Thank you very much for your support. Hope to see you on the campaign trail.