As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God's varied grace. 1 Peter 4:10.
It has been an honor to serve the citizens of House District 93 on Indy’s southside and northwestern Greenwood since June, 2019. I am an unapologetic follower of Jesus Christ and have a passion for service -- to my family, my community and my state.
I am running for re-election because HD 93 deserves a continuation of strong and experienced representation in the Indiana House, and I believe I am the only candidate offering that level of know-how and understanding of state and local government. In addition to my experience, I also share your conservative pro-life, pro-Second Amendment Republican values and pledge to work hard for small government solutions that protect our individual liberties as guaranteed by the Constitution.
I am a life-long resident of Indianapolis and have lived in Perry Township for 35 years. I graduated from Southport High School and Ball State University. My husband David and I, along with our youngest son Jesse, have lived in our current neighborhood on West County Line Road for nearly 25 years.
Jesse attended both Perry Township and Center Grove schools and is a 2020 graduate of Indiana University. He will soon begin a career as a teacher. You may know David as the former Public Works Director during Mayor Greg Ballard’s first term in office. He is a U.S. Air Force veteran and a retired environmental executive. Our family attends Harvest Indy South Bible Chapel in Johnson County.
When I graduated from Ball State University, I sought a career in public service, inspired by one of Indiana’s most respected and visionary leaders, Dick Lugar.
Over the years, I was honored to have served in the administrations of extraordinary Republican leaders like Governor Bob Orr, Mayor Steve Goldsmith, and Governor Mitch Daniels where major reforms were developed and implemented in education, economic development, neighborhood redevelopment, neighborhood policing, and government restructuring, all of which improved our city and state. I learned from each of these valuable service opportunities that good government is good politics.
My career started on the staff of the Legislature. Later, in various state agencies, my duties included working directly with state legislators to pass legislation that better served Hoosiers. Government should work for its citizens in the most efficient, cost effective way possible. That is why I am so proud to have served on the turn-around team at the BMV when it was transformed from an unresponsive bureaucracy into an agency with nationally-recognized customer service.
In addition to assignments in government at various levels, I gained experience in the private sector as Manager of Public Relations for Allison Transmission division of General Motors; Director of Communications for Lumina Foundation for Education;and started DS Consulting, a strategic communications firm serving public, private and nonprofit clients.
The totality of these experiences allowed me to hit the ground running when elected to fill the vacancy last summer of retiring state representative David Frizzell. I hope to remain the strong voice that HD 93 needs and deserves.