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April 23, 2014

Q&A: The race for WISD Place 6



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.

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