As an educator since 1971, Marie is passionate about supporting Utah's schools. At the Legislature, she has served as a member of the Public Education Appropriations and Standing Committees and was one of the founding members of Utah's Best School's Coalition this past year. Marie knows that the only way to ensure that our children are prepared to meet the challenges of tomorrow is to see that we spend our education dollars wisely-IN THE CLASSROOM. She has sponsored and passed legislation that provides for accurate accounting of class size, supports educators and encourages broad-based curriculum. In 2012, Marie was one of few legislators that opposed the infamous legislation that would have eliminated all sex education in our schools.