Experience

Champion for Lansing's Youth

  • Co-Founded Lansing Stars Athletic Association for local disadvantaged youth
  • Led Girl Scouts troop and coached multiple youth sports
  • Served in leadership and fundraising roles for Lansing School district PTA and Athletic Booster Clubs for over 20 years.
  • Tournament director for local floor hockey tournaments at Everett High School for the past 8 years

Growing our Economy

  • Endorsed jointly by UAW and Lansing Chamber as a leader fighting for quality new jobs in Lansing.
  • Supported ecomonic development projects that generated over $1billion in private investment, securing over 10,000 jobs (1100 in 2nd ward), including major expansions by Jackson National Life Insurance, GM, and Accident Fund Insurance
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Efficient, effective Government

  • Balanced four consecutive budgets during the toughest economy in generations.
  • Maintained Lansing's "AA" bond rating to keep borrowing costs low for major public improvements like road and sewer repairs
  • Working hard to save taxpayer's money through regional shared services and technology enhancements that improve the delivery of public services