In the 27 years my family has lived and worked in Goleta,
I’ve had an opportunity to make a difference in many areas,
particularly for children and parents. I believe I can
contribute even more by serving on Goleta’s City Council.
As a former PTA president I initiated statewide legislative actions,
worked successfully to provide safer routes to schools, increase
parent involvement, and improve the quality of education. I also
participated in our family-owned, high tech/manufacturing business
in Goleta. Through the Community Action Commission, I now advocate
for children with special needs and facilitate countywide parent
advisory council meetings.
I’m committed to preserving Goleta’s unique character through a thoughtful,
managed approach shaped by our community. I’m confident we can achieve
improved public safety, better roadways, greater pedestrian and bicycle
friendliness, reduced traffic congestion and improved air and water quality.
Working together, I know we can find the right balance in safeguarding
our environment, maintaining our agricultural lands, and supporting
local business to meet the needs of present and future generations.
I’ve been endorsed by County Supervisor Wolf, Goleta Councilmembers
Connell and Easton and many others. I’d be honored to have your
vote for City Council.
Numerous PTA Boards, 1995 - present, including
President, 15th District 2007-2009, serving 64 schools.
PTA Board of Managers, serving member of the Community Concerns
Commission; the Special Needs Committee; the Safe Routes to School
National and State Partnership; Strategic Highway Safety Plan Pedestrian
safety focus group; and the Teenage Driver committee.
County KIDS network, 2006 - 2009, a countywide organization
coordinating health, education and juvenile justice needs for
children and families.
First 5 Advisory Board, 2004 - 2006, works in partnership with
individuals and organizations countywide, to support the
well-being of children, pre-natal through age 5.
Santa Barbara Area Safety Committee, 2000 - 2004, worked with
Hannah-Beth Jackson on “double fines in school zones” and with
Pedro Nava to reduce speed limits and to extend the school zone.