On the Issues

My values and core beliefs, shaped by a lifetime of experiences as an advocate, a mother, a writer, a teacher, a wife, and a citizen with global perspective, lead me to a vision of a government that cares for our neighbors who need it most – our children, our elderly, and our neediest. This means we have a responsibility to be good stewards of our natural resources. It means we have an obligation to provide quality healthcare access to all who need it. And it means we owe a top-flight education to our next generation.

When I have the privilege to represent you on the DuPage County Board, my promise to you is that I will act to achieve these things for you, and for our communities:

Fight for a Fair Budget

  • Advocate for a common sense, balanced budget
  • Ease the tax burden on working and middle-class families
  • Preserve and expand essential services like family assistance programs and flooding alleviation

Bring Accountability to County Government

  • Vote against pay hikes and excessive health benefits for County Board members
  • End secret, no-bid contracts for County projects
  • End the corrupt practice of handing out large contracts to campaign donors and enforce clear, firm rules for contributions

Increase Government Transparency

  • Create direct lines of communications with residents, giving all a voice
  • Meet with residents all year – not just during campaign season
  • Move public board meetings to times when more residents can attend and provide input

Advocate for Improved Quality of Life

  • Demand fair wages, leading to greater financial security for ourselves and our children
  • Solve the problem of airport noise from O’Hare that diminishes our quality of life
  • Preserve and expand our parks system
  • Expand educational curricula, including foreign-language instruction in elementary school
  • Ensure that residents in need of healthcare have an advocate
  • Address the opioid epidemic that is endangering our children’s future