As a woman and a mother I have intimate knowledge of the issues affecting women not only locally, but also nationally. I believe that I am aware of what is best for my body, and it not the government's position to tell me what I can and cannot do. I also believe women are underrepresented in Lansing and I want to become a State Representative in order to bring another voice to the discussion table.
I am a single mom and I know firsthand how difficult it can be to support 3 children through their high school education and their collegiate careers. Tuition rates are constantly climbing and the pressures to earning a living are consistently mounting. I believe that Lansing needs more women to bring an anecdotal voice to the policies that Republican Leadership is pushing for.
In Michigan, women earn an average of 74 cents for every male's dollar -- 3 cents lower than the national average. This is deplorable, and I will not endorse any opposition to fair pay policies or laws structured to provide gender equality.