Our representative should have to live in our shoes. As a single mom, I had to choose between going to work and taking a day off to save on child care and gas. I’ve walked a mile from the bus stop to a job interview.
I still don’t have a retirement or a comfortable job. I have a small business and I have to pay the bills myself. My health care premiums are higher now than they were before. I have two cars, paid for, and both have over 200,000 miles on them. My townhouse isn’t worth more than $150,000, but it’s mine.
I understand our community’s problems, and I’m active to fix them. Today, I serve on a charter school’s board and on transportation committees. I’m a tireless advocate for single parents and families. I’m also a military veteran. So are my children.
Having held my ground all my life, I’m ready for the fight. I would be honored to serve my fellow Americans and give them back their voice in Denver. I promise I will walk the district again, after the election. I promise I will listen and work for you, and only you.