Medical Sales Representative
Assembly District 35
How would you describe yourself to voters?
I’m a local mom, former small business owner, and community leader. I’ve called Mountain’s Edge home for the past 11 years and it is where I’m raising my daughter, Jovi. I currently work in the medical device industry, helping patients acquire the cutting-edge technology they need to maximize their medical outcomes. My previous work experience includes working on the Strip as a Pastry Chef, followed by opening a brick-and-mortar wedding cake boutique, Peridot Sweets, which I successfully owned and operated for six years. I enjoy being active in the community. In my spare time I enjoy playing the piano, practicing, and competing in marksmanship competitions, and creating cooking videos to help fellow busy moms like myself.
What do you see as the top issues in this campaign?
1. Education – School Choice; parents know what is best for their child. Breaking up CCSD into smaller districts.
2. Protecting businesses – supporting legislation that helps businesses grow, instead of growing bureaucracy & creating more red tape
3. Public Safety – work to increase mental health resources to our community, thereby decreasing law enforcements’ need to be engaged & provide help to those who often cannot help themselves.
In your opinion, how would you rate the state’s response to the pandemic? Why?
Two years of an 'emergency declaration' is government overreach. Arbitrarily categorizing certain businesses as "non-essential" and forcing them to close their doors destroyed people's livelihoods and took away their ability to provide for their families. Even though Nevada's economy is slowly recovering, many of these businesses are closed permanently. I'm disheartened that the response to COVID-19 became so politicized and that the decision to be vaccinated against it or not became a partisan issue. Instead of focusing on and promoting healthy lifestyles (such as proper handwashing, eating healthfully, increasing exercise, etc), the state implemented mandates instead of allowing for choice, shut down businesses, and went far and beyond what the emergency powers laws were intended to do. Nevada is still feeling the effects and suffering from our state's response to this pandemic.
Education and local government officials have long asked lawmakers to change the way the state assesses property taxes. That includes raising the current tax threshold. Should lawmakers consider raising those thresholds? If not, what is the best way for governments to raise money for local programs?
I would support reviewing any of our tax structures to make sure they are fair and broad-based. Property taxes in particular need to balance protecting home owners from sky-rocketing rates and providing adequate funding for key government services.