As a native of rural Pennsylvania, my commitment to faith, family and future echo many in this district. Being a coal miner’s daughter, I can appreciate concerns for losing such a vital resource of jobs and energy. With my father having served in The United States Marine Corp during the Vietnam War and myself being a member of both the VFW Auxiliary and Marine Corp League Auxiliary, I have a tremendous amount of respect for our veterans and care strongly about their treatment.Since moving back to Pennsylvania after completing my medical training, I have been actively involved in creating change in my community. The mother of a 4-year-old son, I am truly invested and committed to the growth and sustainability of our region. And it is my duty as a physician to bring awareness to the health and welfare of those living here. It is these two issues for which I have chosen as the focus for my campaign platform.
My ideas for community and state economic growth and how it relates to ensuring the personal and environmental well-being of residents further supports my emphasis of putting people first. This campaign is not about me and it is not about conforming to typical partisan politics. I am running for office to serve as a voice for the people of my district and to fight for what is right, not what is expected.