Dear voters and neighbors, 

As a candidate for Santa Cruz City Council District 1, I am uniquely qualified to serve our community and I would be honored to earn your vote.

As a single mom raising a 6-year old son in rental housing, I know firsthand the difficulty of balancing family and work in a community where housing affordability is constantly out of reach. I understand the hard choices working parents make each day, and I will be a tireless advocate for affordable housing that aligns with our community character. 

As Executive Director at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Santa Cruz County, I understand the importance of supporting youth. I will work closely with trusted community organizations to ensure essential city services are allocated responsibly to help empower the next generation.

As a commissioner for the City's Commission for the Prevention of Violence Against Women, I understand the critical need for safe spaces in our community. Ensuring our public spaces are safe and welcoming  for everyone will be a priority. 

My personal and professional background is built upon my unwavering commitment to building a Santa Cruz that is equitable, affordable, and sustainable. Through collaboration, empathy, and dedication to public service, we will bring positive change to our beloved city.

In community,

Igniting Change, Empowering Community

Join the Movement for a Safer, Stronger Santa Cruz! As a dedicated single mom and passionate advocate for our community in district one, I am committed to serving you and putting your needs first. 

Fire Resilience: Our district's fire safety and resilience planning are paramount. I will fight for increased funding and resources to enhance fire safety measures, ensuring that our neighborhoods are well-prepared and protected from potential hazards.

Youth and Families: Our children are our future, and their well-being is my top priority. I will champion programs that provide inclusive educational opportunities, expanding programs for affordable childcare, and safe recreational spaces, empowering our youth to thrive and supporting families throughout their journey.

Street Safety: Our streets should be safe for everyone, from pedestrians to cyclists and drivers. I will advocate for smart traffic solutions, improved infrastructure, and community initiatives to promote safer neighborhoods and better accessibility.

We can shape a Santa Cruz that prioritizes service, inclusivity, and progress. Let's build a community where everyone can live, work, and thrive. Join me in bringing positive change to Santa Cruz – vote for a leader who truly listens, understands, and is committed to serving you. We can create a brighter future for our beloved city.

I am deeply committed to collaborating with community members, organizations, and other elected officials to make a meaningful impact and create a more vibrant and equitable community for everyone -- a brighter future for our Santa Cruz County - in recognition that the pressing needs of the county impact our city - and our ability to work towards a more inclusive and equitable community. Here are three countywide priorities that I aim to focus on: