Through many challenges and joys, I have had the honor to serve our community in a variety of front line ways. I began my career as a young teacher, teaching English for years at McLane Junior High and Bloomingdale Senior High School. As an attorney and public servant, I have been a leader in protecting our elderly parents and grandparents from those who would harm or exploit them. I have volunteered my own time and money to represent the best interests of abused and neglected children in the courts of Florida. I have defended and protected crime victims as they have tried to piece their lives back together, and I have fought to protect the disabled and vulnerable in our community.
Through all this, for more than 35 years, I have helped my husband as he and I built his business that has weathered the ups and downs of the economy, government regulation, and ever-increasing taxes and fees. Because of this experience, I am a proven leader in standing up against sales tax expansion, property tax expansion, and increases in rates and fees. In fact, when I have been paid for my services as a public servant, I have repeatedly, successfully voted to reduce my own salary. As your public servant, I will be what I have always been-- a CONSERVATIVE voice for Florida.
Warm personal regards!