My husband, David, and I have lived in Monrovia for 30+ years. We bought a 1910 Craftsman, and I immediately got involved with the preservation community because of my love for old homes.
As a local Realtor since 2001, I have successfully run a small business, serving as CEO, COO & Treasurer. Being an independent contractor means I have experience with negotiations, finances and budgeting, marketing, and organizational skills. I believe this provides me with the knowledge to grasp how to learn quickly and become an asset to the City Council. I may not have the experience, but my passion to do a good job on behalf of the citizens will guide me through the learning process.
Over the years, I have been recognized as Citizen of the Year, given the Mary Wilcox Youth Advocacy Award by the Boys & Girls Club of the Foothills, served as President of the Santa Anita Family YMCA, Monrovia Days and Quota Club. In addition, I have supported a significant number of local charities and youth programs throughout the years, including sports programs, robotics teams, and the Monrovia Youth Alliance. My strong belief is that by supporting our kids, I am supporting the future of Monrovia and its citizens!
I am running for City Council because I believe it is time for a change. The current council has a total of 56 years of service. which leaves the residents of Monrovia without fresh eyes and ears to serve the community beyond the status quo. I feel that new ideas and out-of-the-box thinking are necessary to move Monrovia forward. I have a passion for this town and want to be the voice of the residents.
I believe Monrovia needs someone on the City Council who is citizen-driven and not indebted to anyone or any business. I am not accepting any campaign contributions from corporations! My goals are to work with community members on those things you deem important, such as traffic issues, fiscal responsibility, preservation/responsible development, homelessness, affordable housing, and more. I promise to be a voice of reason. I promise to listen to the concerns of my constituents. I promise to move Monrovia forward to be a place where people want to live, work and play!
It is my commitment that this campaign can be run without name calling or mud slinging. I hope that my opponents will commit to do the same. While I understand it's difficult for a challenger to step up to the plate, I am up to the opportunity.
I hope you will join me on this journey as I try to become a sitting member of the Council so I can represent you and your concerns. So many of you have encouraged me to run for office, and now seems like the right time! I respectfully ask for your vote on March 3rd. Thank you for your consideration.