Pressing Issues

of House District 8

Mental Health Services

A photograph of a minuature model house next to a key on a keychain We need to increase mental health care services to help and support those with Mental Health challenges, particularly combating suicide and addiction. These support services are essential to Montana children, adolescents, adults, and seniors. I'm hoping to use my experience working on an inpatient psychiatric unit for 16 years to represent the people who need these services the most and cannot participate in our voting system.

Photo by Marcel Strauß

Affordability

A photograph of a women's march in Washington D.C. We need to ensure that Flathead Valley residents can afford to live, work, and play in the Flathead Valley. Many young families in the Flathead Valley are priced out of homeownership. I will fight for affordable housing initiatives to ensure everyone can build a life here. Let's build a Flathead Valley where everyone can afford to enjoy its beauty, whether it's raising a family, pursuing a career, or simply enjoying retirement. Together, we can create a thriving community for all.

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Women

A photograph of school books, binders and an apple We need to support and elect more women into office who will vote to keep Montanan women safe. We need leaders who represent the diverse voices of Montanan women and families. Rural women, working mothers, women of color, and LGBTQ+ women deserve to be heard and represented. I'm running for office to champion their needs and fight for a brighter future for all Montanans. I'm committed to supporting policies that ensure affordable healthcare, quality education, economic opportunity, and a safe and healthy environment for all.

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Education

We need to prioritize safe Montana schools, supported teachers, and uncensored educational materials and curricula. Every Montanan child deserves a quality education that unlocks their potential. I will champion policies to create safe and stimulating learning environments, attract and retain dedicated teachers, and ensure access to diverse educational materials that prepare students for success in a globalized world.

Photo by Thomas Kolnowski

Diversity

A photograph of a sign espousing diversity that emphasizes 'we stand here with you - you are safe here' We need to protect the rights of Montana's minorities and celebrate diversity in our communities. From our bustling cities to our rural landscapes, Montana's beauty lies in its diverse stories. I will advocate for policies that protect the rights of all communities, foster intercultural understanding, and celebrate the unique contributions of every individual. By embracing diversity, we create a more innovative, dynamic, and prosperous Montana for generations to come.

Photo by Brittani Burns