Would you be in favor of putting a bond election before voters, and, if so, what specific needs would you feel should be addressed?
As we all know bonds are a way to raise funds to address needs that can’t be met through the usual budgetary process. I don’t know if the bond will be readdressed and presented to voters within my term if I am elected. I can tell you that my approach when considering a proposed bond will be a conservative one. I will ask many questions and not relent until all of my questions are answered. As a property owner here in Weatherford, I understand the direct burden a tax increase presents to land owners. I will not take this issue lightly. My husband and I have an anti-debt approach within our household and it runs on a tight budget. Also as a business owner I have learned to pinch pennies to make dollars. As far as needs to be addressed, I would cite safety as a concern for our children. Many of our schools here in Weatherford have no barrier to entry.
Why are you the best candidate for Place 6?
I have owned my own business here in Weatherford since 2009. During the past five years, I have successfully run that business and it continues to grow. It is my belief that a school board must be run like a business. Secondly, I have a heart for children. I have two of my own and serve many here in Parker County and surrounding counties as their attorney ad litem and/or guardian ad litem when they are removed from their families due to abuse or neglect. I have always had a heart for children and family and wish to serve and better them in any way that I can. Also through my legal training, I have learned to read research and ask questions. It is my opinion that these tasks are the main functions of anyone serving on a school board. Lastly, I have a solid reputation of loyalty and hard-work and maintain a driven approach to problem-solving.