GA House, HD-62
Growing up, the example my parents set for me was one of serving the community. My father retired from a career as a social worker and my mother was an educator. Now, it is my turn to follow that example of community support.
Whether as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, a clergy person, or an involved community leader, my life’s work has been focused on anti-racism, LGBTQ equality, and helping lift people out of poverty. Previously, I gained 8 years of experience working with the public defender office on cases involving clients who are facing the death penalty. My work involved relationship building, family functional analysis and development of intensive bio-psycho-social history narratives on clients and their families. All of the clients that I served, who were facing a possible sentence of death, were from impoverished backgrounds, and suffered from undiagnosed and/or untreated mental health challenges and trauma.
I am running because the vast beauty and diversity of our district deserves a voice at the Capitol who isn’t afraid to “get into good trouble” fighting for our sacred right to vote, a top notch education for our kids, restorative justice practices in public safety, and equity in economic opportunities for all.