Tomorrow is Election Day. Voters have been voting via mail for two months and in person this past week. Tomorrow is the final day to cast your vote in the Primary Election.
When my first son was born in August of 2004, I could not wait to take him with me to the polls that year. A friend of mine recently reminded me of this, and she said she remembered it, because she thought it was unusual that a new mom would be so excited about voting with a newborn.
I have always felt such excitement on Election Day and held in great revere this privilege we have in America to select our leaders. This privilege that others have fought for and died for so that we can be free and self-determined.
I remember that day in 2004 was a mild day for November, and we voted at Geist Christian Church on 86th Street. The poll workers all smiled sweetly at us, just as I do now when I see young moms with their babes. I held my 10 week old and talked to him as we cast our vote for President George W. Bush and Mitch Daniels for Governor.
As with any election, it is determined by those who show up to vote. Please don’t waste this opportunity we have been afforded.
This campaign is about our future.
For me, it has always been about wanting to move Indiana forward, to serve people better and to be solution oriented and people focused. I still believe in our communities and our why people. I still believe we can make a difference.
I have been blessed in my life to work with inspiring people to make our community a better place for all of us. Some of the initiatives I am most proud to have worked on include increasing disability awareness, the Fishers Youth Assistance Program, and modernizing local government.
Even before COVID-19, I felt a sense of urgency and opportunity for our state to ensure Indiana and the people here are positioned and well prepared to compete for the next 20 years in a changing global economy. Today, that goal is even more important.
In Indiana, we are fortunate to have had a legacy of leadership that has built a strong fiscal foundation. Six months ago, I thought that solid foundation meant that we had an opportunity to be creative and innovative in re-imagining how state government works for the people it serves.
Today, with falling revenues and a pandemic, that idea of innovation is no longer just an opportunity – it is a necessity. We must continue the same responsible fiscal management as we innovate our way through this time and cut red tape to reduce administrative burden on businesses and families.
My experiences in the private and public sector have prepared me for the task ahead, and I am ready to get to work for our future.
That is why I am running for State Representative.
If we are successful, it will give us a platform to raise the bar and to raise the level of conversation around the issues that are facing our future. If we are successful, I will not waste the opportunity or forget the weight of responsibility.
I want to thank you for your prayers. I would ask for your prayers to also be with all who put their names on the line as candidates this year.
I am ever grateful for your support, for my family and for our faith.
May God bless you and keep all hurting in His care today and always,
Republican Candidate for Indiana’s House District 88
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