Some of My Story

As Justice of the Peace, fairness to my constituents will mean everything to me, because I'm sure it means everything to you.

I would like to share with you a bit of my story and offer you a glimpse into my journey especially with regard to some recent articles about my experience with domestic violence. Most importantly, I’d like to tell you about my goals for the justice court. My goals center on restorative justice, impartial assessments, fair, and equitable judgments. My personal history was critical in taking me to where I am today, as your candidate for Justice of the Peace.

Fifteen years ago, I was involved in a domestic dispute with my former spouse. I was in early pregnancy, and the dispute became threateningly physical to me and my unborn child. As a last resort, I used the nearest self-defense method I could find to protect myself and my unborn child. An arrest followed. I went successfully through the legal process and continued to work on my professional and personal goals.

Today, my former spouse and I have an amicable relationship based on what is best for our children.

Having survived this experience, I've learned a lot and carried those insights with me into my work as a public servant. I earned my Master of Legal Studies from the Sandra Day O’Connor School of Law at ASU. Prior to that, I had earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology from the University of Wisconsin at La Crosse, as well as a certification in mediation from the Arizona State Attorney General’s Office.

I’ve been educating residents about landlord and tenant law for 15 years and am personally passionate about, among several things, educating the public on housing law, improving community counseling services, and fairly presiding over housing cases especially concerning veterans, victims of abuse, and historically underserved communities.

If elected as your Justice of the Peace, I will adhere to the judicial code of conduct. All people should be treated with respect and dignity regardless of their position. Litigants coming into the court will be challenged with evictions, DUIs, traffic violations, small claims, and protective orders. As your elected judge, it will be my goal to be fair and impartial. I will make my decisions based on the rule of law and judge people fairly and equitably. My variety of life experiences has given me knowledge, patience and empathy. These experiences have prepared me, I feel, for a position on the bench.

That is why I’m running for Justice of the Peace in the Kyrene Justice Court, and why I’m asking for your vote!

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