Oklahoma Legislature - State Representative, District 46
|Term limited year||2029|
|Highest degree attained|
|Occupation||Teacher, Roosevelt Middle School in southwest Oklahoma City|
|Office phone||(405) 557-7329|
What do you hope to accomplish in the 2018 session?
I want to get legislation passed that will help working Oklahomans. I’m running a few bills and I hope to get at least one of those on the floor. The one I’m hoping for the most is House Bill 2734, and it’s all about education for consent and healthy relationships in our schools. As a former teacher I think it’s very important for everyone to understand what consent is, especially in this environment, with the hashtag #metoo.
What do you hope the Legislature will accomplish?
We have to get recurring revenue, 100 percent. I don’t want to leave my time as a legislator, down the road, with Oklahoma in the hole. I want to be in a surplus, I want to move from survival to progression. But it’s frustrating. I’m very new to this; I was elected Sept. 12. It’s frustrating to see there’s no cooperation. I would love to see some bipartisan cooperation, and just see everybody come together as Oklahomans for Oklahomans.
What should people know about you?
Not only am I a former teacher, but I went into teaching to help children understand what is exciting about learning, especially history, social studies and reading. I want to do the best I can to make sure people understand that school is supposed to be fun; it’s not supposed to be these testing factories that they’ve evolved into. That’s one of the main reasons I got involved in politics, and it just so happens that it’s something that’s higher than the state level, so I’ve got my work cut out for me.