Biography - Who am I?

In the order of priority, I am:

A person of faith, which means I willingly hold myself accountable to a higher ethical standard than that required by the School Ethics Act or school board policy;
A wife;
A mother of three sons, the oldest of whom attends the Freehold Regional High School District;
A person committed to serving my community, whether elected, appointed, or volunteer; and
A lawyer.

Here is what I am not.

I am not an active member of any political committee, group, or party, except that I am a Democrat.  I will always vote my conscience, and not necessarily my "party line."

I am not a politician, nor do I have any designs on "higher office."  I do consider myself an activist -- someone who informs herself about world and local issues, forms her own opinions about needed change, and works to make change where possible.

I am not, nor is any member of my family, a public employee or member of any union. Therefore, I have no conflicts of interest, and I can vote on any issue before the school board.

That is why I say I am a "FULL VOICE FOR HOWELL."

I am not someone who engages in "knee-jerk" reactions.  Rather, I prefer to do my own detailed research to verify information I am given before I act.  I take my vote very seriously.

That is why I say am an an "INFORMED VOICE FOR HOWELL."

What sets me apart from the other candidates?

What sets candidates apart are their respective skill sets that they believe will benefit the community they seek to serve.  Here is what I consider my particular skill set to be.

I am an attorney, who graduated in the top 11% of my class at Seton Hall University School of Law in Newark.  What does that say about me?  I can take on a challenge and stick with it over the long run.  I am a hard worker, I am well-educated, and I value education.

I am a former school board attorney, which means I know the school laws and regulations as well as school governance, and that I will have little to no learning curve if elected.  Instead, I will be able to "hit the ground running."

I am a former attorney for the Office of Legislative Services in Trenton.  This means that I know how to read and interpret pending and enacted legislation, and assess its impact on the school district and community.

I have participated in the Howell School Board of Education as a citizen member on the Policy Committee since 2007.  This means that I know how to draft, interpret and apply school board policies.