I am running for the Peoria City Council because the residents of the Mesquite District deserve better representation than they have recently been receiving.

I believe citizens deserve elected officials who represent their interests not special interests.

I believe that the residents of Mesquite deserve full and complete disclosure about development projects that will greatly and possibly adversely affect their quality of life

I believe that the citizens of Mesquite deserve better than political backroom deals.

I believe the voters deserve better than elected officials who put wealthy developers’ interests before that of the constituents.

I believe that when decisions impact their communities citizens deserve better notice, discussions and debates than the minimum that the law requires.

I believe voters deserve a City Council that respects their vote on propositions, bonds and spending initiatives.


Personal, Education & Business

Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction 2015-2018

Stained Glass Artist and Art Glass Instructor

Financial Analyst; International Accounting – Fortune 500 company.

B.S. in Marketing from Rutgers University

Associate degree in Business from Somerset County College (Now Raritan Valley)

Arizona resident since 1990; Home State New Jersey. Married,

Public Service

Peoria Unified School District Governing Board 2005 – present; President 2008, 2009

School Site Council – Ironwood H.S. PUSD; Desert Valley Elementary PUSD

Desert Valley PTSA – Treasurer 1997 – 2000

Apostle’s Lutheran Church Board of Education – 2009 – 2013; Preschool Board 2012-2013