First and foremost, I would like to take a moment to sincerely thank you for giving me the great honor and privilege of serving as your voice in the People’s House. To have the opportunity to serve in the Ohio House of Representatives is extremely humbling, and I look forward to working with members on both sides of the aisle to create jobs, boost economic development and bring Ohio back to life.
I had the pleasure of growing up in northeast Ohio, where my husband and I decided to raise our children. I am blessed to be able to give back to the community that has given my family so much throughout the years. To me, the 17th Ohio House District represents everything that is great about the state of Ohio—the people, the businesses and the sense of unity and resilience even in the most difficult of economies.
Speaker Bill Batchelder has appointed me to serve on four House committees during the 129th General Assembly, which will allow me to fully delve into the issues that are most important to Ohioans. I feel very fortunate to have been selected to serve on the Economic and Small Business Development, Finance and Appropriations, Education, and Public Utilities committees and encourage you to provide me with your thoughts and opinions about these policy areas.
During the next two years, these committees will consider some of the most significant pieces of legislation to pass the House, including the state operating budget and most bills dealing with job creation and economic development. My appointment to these committees comes with astounding responsibility, but I am confident that my previous experience as the mayor of Walton Hills and my involvement with numerous business organizations will help me find sound solutions to the challenges we currently face.
The next several years will be demanding and, at times, very difficult as we work to rectify a balanced budget and undo years of economic decline. I invite you to call, write to or email my office at any time with your questions or comments, and I also welcome you to attend my district office hours to speak with me directly. Your input will be the driving force behind my work in Columbus as I strive to represent your family or business in the People’s House.
Once again, thank you for entrusting me to serve as state representative of the 17th Ohio House District. Together, we will restore our national competitiveness and breathe new life into our great state.