I’m running as a Democrat for Carroll County, Arkansas, quorum court Justice of the Peace district 3, which consists of Eureka Springs, Wards 1, 2, 3, and part of Johnson Springs. I offer clear-minded, intelligent, and conscientious oversight of our county government. My focus includes ensuring that our local traditions, ways of life, and beautiful natural environment be respected while integrating the inevitable change and progress that will continue to come our way.
I’ve been a resident of the Eureka Springs area for 26 years. I lived twenty of those years inside the city limits and the other six just outside the city in the Johnson Springs ward.
I have a BA in psychology from San Francisco State with Summa Cum Laude honors.
I was a local small business owner, manager, and employer of the very successful Autumn Breeze Restaurant for 18 years.
I also raised a son in the community and served on the Eureka Springs Parks Commission.
As a reporter for the Eureka Springs Independent Newspaper, I reported on both city and county issues.
I am currently the paper’s bookkeeper, and also a freelance writer who has been published in multiple print and on-line publications.
As an activist, my dedication, drive, and interest in making our nation a better place, led to me attending in 2016, the White House event, The United State of Women, as a Nominated Change Maker. As part of that event, the following day, I also attended the Department of Justice’s symposium on violence against women. Later in the year, I was invited to participate in the White House event, Advancing LGBT Progress in Rural America.
As Communications Director of Indivisible Eureka Springs, I have interacted with, and become knowledgeable of, state, local, and federal political figures and issues. I’ve put my freedom on the line during civil disobedience protests in the U.S. capitol several times fighting for healthcare, against the GOP tax bill, and for the families separated at the boarder. I will always fight with passion for what is right and just.
I’m confident that my lifetime experiences and learned skills will guide me to be a valuable part of the team overseeing our county’s future.