1: What inspired you to run for elected office?
I am running for Office because I care about Sandpoint. It is a beautiful vibrant city and I want to have a part in shaping it's future.
2: What unique qualifications would you bring to office that no one else could match?
As I have been the president of PFLAG Sandpoint for two years, I have developed skills in listening to people, working to bring two sides closer together.
3. What are the most important issues facing the community? Why?
I think affordable housing is a big issue for many people. A number of people I know commute from Rathdrum and Post Falls because they could not find affordable housing here.
4. How do you plan to address these issues?
One option I have been looking into is the tiny house market and how to use that as an affordable housing option for the citizens of Sandpoint. Some cities are creating "rent to own" programs. Something that I believe deserves further investigation.
5. If elected, what legacy would you hope to create? Why?
I would hope that I end up leaving a town that is better off than when I first started my term in office. That I was someone who cared about where they lived, leaving a better place for my kids to live.
6. How do you foresee your typical workday as an elected official?
It would probably start by answering emails from citizens. Doing the necessary research to keep up with the issues the council is working on.
7. What do you most look forward to after you are elected?
Being able to guide Sandpoint toward a bright future working together with the citizens to create a beautiful community.
8. What’s the harshest criticism you expect to face on the campaign trail and how would you respond to such criticism?
That's a tough one, as we all have differing opinions on just about everything. That is where we all have to learn to just relax, listen to each other and work on a solution together.
9. If you could only get one thing across to voter during your campaign, what would it be?
That despite our differences we need to work together to build a better community for our children.
10. What question should every candidate be asked? What is your answer?
What do you believe in? I believe that everyone, no matter your race, creed, religion, sexual orientation or gender identity, everyone should be treated with and deserves the same equal and human rights.