Strong Communities make for a strong nation.
Communities become strong when people are healthy, educated and able to take care of themselves and their families.
I am running for the U.S. Senate in 2020 because Virginia needs a New Leader. A New Vision. A New Direction.
America is 330 million amazing people STRONG and we have everything we need to work together to build local, state and a national community of economic, social and political EXCELLENCE!
A Bit About Me…
Since a very young age I have cared deeply about the quality of life for others.
I was that child in the school library reading every biography about the pioneer women who helped build our young nation, who shared a strong vision and an unrelenting persistence.
I was that kid from a large family, sitting around the dinner table talking about the challenges in the world, never shrinking from our heated discussions about how to solve them.
I was that teenager at slumber parties who, while others were painting their nails and talking about cute boys, was in the corner talking about how we are created equal and that we have a right to Life, Liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
My Life’s Path…
I grew up to earn a Master’s degree in Conflict Analysis and Resolution from George Mason University and was a certified mediator in the General District Court of Virginia.
I am a published author, writer, journalist and columnist focusing on social, political, and family issues.
I have spent my life working in a broad base of experiences in health and human services, developing and leading programs that build communities, improve lives, and empower others to become their best, highest expression of what it means to be human.
I develop and lead programs that build partnerships between businesses, local government and agencies, schools, faith communities, the Media, Arts Organizations, Philanthropists, and ordinary, caring citizens.
I am currently working with the Institute for Multi-Track Diplomacy to develop a Trauma Recovery Intervention model that can be implemented on a national large-scale reach.
I am married to my high school sweetheart and we have six children, four grandchildren and two orange tabby cats.
I was that mother who fell deeply in love with my children, awakening to a fierce sense of protectiveness, responsibility, wonder and awe over the mystery of Life and Creation.
Everywhere I came to see the interconnecting web of Life of humans, plants, animals, ecosystems—all existing in balance to everything and everyone else.
Even though my children are grown now I still look out upon the world with the same awe, the same reverence for Creation, and with the same fierce sense of protectiveness for all of Life.
But Let’s Face It …
Today we see that our nation and our world are in the midst of a great transition that is rocking the very foundations of our society and shaking us to the very core of who we are as individuals and collectively, as citizens.
Many of us are struggling with loss, crisis, devastation, pain and suffering, struggling not to give into fear, grief, paralysis, negativity.
A Turning Point…
When I came to realize that for better or worse, we are inescapably interconnected—politically, socially, economically, environmentally, and technologically—I realized that, like in no other time in our history, we need new skills and tools, new innovative approaches to meet these challenges we now face in our communities, our nation and in our relationship with the rest of the world.
Through my life’s work, education and experience, I look out upon our beautiful, but beleaguered nation, and feel called to do something.
A moral mandate.
U.S. Senate Campaign…
I am running for the U.S. Senate to cause a swift and gentle correction to our current and unsafe path, and to bring about positive, healthy, safe and sustainable change.
My life’s work, education and experience will enable me to successfully and skillfully meet our national and global challenges head on and find ways to resolve them.
As a woman and a mother, I feel a deep sense of protection and responsibility to ensure the successful, happy and prosperous lives of my family, my neighbors, my community, my fellow citizens, and our connection with the rest of the world.
As a citizen of the United States of America, I feel a deep love for this country, what it stands for, and a determination to preserve our Constitution, our achievements, our hopes, dreams and vision.