I'm the mother of one of the bravest people I have ever known, and I'm a community advocate for Tennessee's most vulnerable citizens. Over the years our family has walked the halls of children's hospitals in this nation, as one of our sons has had twenty-two surgeries in his lifetime. We know what is at stake for our most vulnerable citizens here in our state and beyond. Williamson County is our home. My husband and I have raised our family in this beautifully compassionate community since 2001. I'm running for the State Senate because I know that ALL realms of public policy affect the lives of human beings. I am running for the State Senate to represent us as the "Good Samaritan" community that I know we are. I am running to bring about sound public policy that will generously fund all our Tennessee schools, protect and expand health care for every Tennessean, and move our state forward with sound provisional funding for well managed growth for our greater communities.