I believe in every Mainer’s right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. I feel that too many of Maine’s people are being left out of the American Dream as our government passes legislation regulating every area of our lives.
Raised in a large family, and as the mother of five children, I have had to learn how to make a dollar stretch. I know that a balanced budget is important, and I am frustrated at the reckless spending in Augusta and the massive tax burden that Mainers are being asked to shoulder. I feel strongly that having a responsible budget isn’t a want but a need.
As a nurse, I have a unique perspective on the medical needs of Maine’s people. I was a member of the MA-1 Medical Disaster Relief team for a decade, and traveled to Puerto Rico in 2017 as part of the hurricane relief effort. I have watched health care deteriorate in the greatest country in the world, and I think we can do better. I would like to see the health care industry be more about “care” and less about “industry.”
As a small business owner myself, I understand that small and medium sized businesses are the backbone of Maine’s economy. My first job was scooping ice cream at a locally owned eatery, so I learned early the impact of a small business in the community. I know that if Maine isn’t open for business, it’s closed to progress. We need to continue to attract young families and their businesses to Maine and keep growing our economy, which in turn will help provide for the care of our deserving elders.
I was raised to believe that you are responsible for your own future, not the government. As a political activist, and now State Representative, I stand for personal responsibility and individual freedom. Both are slowly disappearing here in Maine, as our legislators seek to regulate every area of our lives, and I want to reverse that trend.