Latest updates from the campaign:
What motivated you to run for public office?
After attending county board and various committee meetings, I felt that I could be a positive addition to the board. Marathon county has so much to offer it’s residents, and I want to help ensure we continue to foster the positive attributes we already have, while continuing to strive to make our county the best place to live, work and raise a family.
What skills, interests, and experiences have prepared you to be effective in the office that you are seeking?
I have a degree in Educational Interpreting for the deaf, and as an interpreter, listening and comprehending the message conveyed is imperative in order to communicate. Having the ability to communicate effectively to bring people together to accomplish common goals is a skill I have developed over the years not only as an interpreter, but as a leader in several sales industries. These skills will allow me to be an asset to the board by bringing people together finding a common ground to achieve the goals set in our strategic plan.
What is your most significant area of concern for your local government or school board?
These past couple of years have been difficult at best. Many of the citizens in Marathon, Lincoln and Langlade counties are suffering with mental health issues such as anxiety and depression. In addition, we have a serious alcohol and drug abuse problem in our area, including prescription opioids and narcotics such as heroin and meth. For those reasons, I want to focus efforts on getting our Alcohol and Other Drug (AODA) and mental health programs back up and running at North Central Health Care. Many of these programs have been suspended over the past two years due to COVID and it’s crucial we have these resources available to our citizens in need.
Marathon County is where I have lived my whole life, and I appreciate that now more than ever. I was married at Sylvan Hill Park 30 years ago this June, and my three boys attend Riverview Elementary School as I did. I have very deep roots here. I not only grew up on a street named after me, we raised our sons there too. I’ve worked as an Interpreter, Title One Aide and Volunteered in the Wausau School District. I spent many years in the sales industry, and that has helped me develop organizational and leadership skills. I feel I will be an asset to our county board because I will be looking at our issues from a fresh perspective, working with fellow board members to find common ground to accomplish our goals to improve our county on all levels.
Please refer to the link for District 6 candidates.
The election is now less than two weeks away. Our local news outlets have requested interviews, and here is the one from the Wausau Daily Herald.
The Wausau Pilot and Review’s Elections section features news regarding the upcoming 2022 County Board candidates.