My Platform

I am a unifier, and I will listen to and work with anyone no matter their political party, but I will stand firm when it comes to protecting people and planet over mega-corporations. I am particularly concerned about the vast and growing disparity between the billionaire class and the working and middle class, how it is quietly affecting many of us even here in Orange County, and I will fight to allow everyone the opportunity to enjoy their best life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness in this beautiful corner of our country.  I am socially liberal, but fiscally nuanced – in these accelerated economic times, we need social safety nets for those who would otherwise be left behind, while at same time unleashing the power of small businesses to provide good paying jobs.

Here’s where I stand on the issues:

The Environment

Climate change is a real and significant threat...

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Women’s Rights

I have always been a strong supporter of the work that Planned Parenthood provides. 

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Jobs and the Economy

After slowly but surely building up our small business over the last 8 years, mirroring the...

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Small Business

Both of us architects, Homer & I were laid off from our jobs in 2008, as were so many in the...

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Campaign Finance Reform

Lincoln's Gettysburg address said it best -  "this is a government of the people, by...

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Affordable Housing

My five millennial kids have all moved out of Orange County, in no small part because there is...

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LGBTQ Rights

I am a proud ally of the LGBTQ community, and will always stand for your equal rights. As a...

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The Military

My grandfather and my Homer’s grandfather served as officers in World War II, and their...

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Immigration

My grandmother was an unauthorized worker from Scotland, who came across the Canadian border at...

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Separation of Church & State

I was raised Catholic, and the values I was taught in Catholic school are the basis of all the...

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Education

We are going through a major global economic shift right now, into a high-tech information age...

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Health Care

I know what is it like to be without health care. After my husband and I were laid off in 2008 (...

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Unity

I support the rights of individuals to live their lives in accordance with their own personal...

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People and Planet Over Partisanship

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