I believe that Tucson and Pima County represent the best of Arizona and its people, and I want to continue to represent those values in the legislature.

It is the same belief that led my Dad, a retired copper miner from upstate New York, and my Mom, a U.S. Postal service employee from Scottsbluff, Nebraska to raise their family in Tucson. I was born and raised here, attended TUSD schools, including Catalina Magnet High School, before enrolling at the University of Arizona. I’m a proud Wildcat, having graduated in 2011 with degrees in Sociology and Political Science.

In December of 2013 I accepted a position in the office of Tucson City Council Member Karin Uhlich, serving as Policy Director for Transportation and Public Safety issues. Working in city government gave me a unique perspective on the challenges we face as Southern Arizonans, and an opportunity to see firsthand how our values and priorities as Southern Arizonans are affected by the Legislature. Through my work in the Legislature I hope to continue fighting to improve the lives of all Pima County residents.

It is essential that we are represented by someone who understands this region and its values firsthand, and I believe that I am the candidate best suited to meet that duty.  I promise to do so with all the honesty, integrity and discipline that the people of Pima County deserve.