Citizen of the year, Copper Basin, 2004 Distinguished Service Award, Salvation Army, 15 years
Copper Basin Citizen of the Year, Copper Basin Chamber of Commerce, 2004
Legislative Friend, AZ League of Cities and Towns, 2013
Outstanding Legislator of the Year, American Heart Association Greater Phoenix Division, 2012-2013
Distinguished Service Award, Salvation Army, 2004
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Reason for Seeking Public Office:
My goal in seeking to be re-elected is to be able to continue to give back to all of the communities throughout my district as the chosen VOICE for the District. As the CHOICE for the State Senator in District 8, I will be able to represent the needs of my peers in this district. Because I have spent my life time in the District, I am well acquainted with a majority of the issues that need to be addressed. I am a moderate Democrat, businesswoman and Salvation Army Director with decades of service to rural Arizona communities. I have expertise in natural resources, military affairs, public safety, community support, long-term care, as well as in many other issues. My motto of "EAR - efficient, accountable, responsive" government will continue as my guiding philosophy. If elected, I will work to improve state and local economies, create jobs, improve our kids' education, address real estate recovery, growth, quality-of-life issues, and keep government off our backs.