Lucy knows first hand how fundamentally important an education is and the difference it will make in the lives of today's youth, their future job prospects and the benefit to our state's work force. That's why she supports putting education funding, along with mentoring programs for at-risk children, at the top of her legislative priority list.
"Contrary to the "pull yourself up by your bootstraps' school of thought, desire for a better life simply isn't enough when one does not possess the tools or has the opportunity to break out of a dysfunctional cycle of life. I know -- I've been there. I know what it's like to grow up three blocks from a college and not even know what the building is, until just before dropping
out of high school."