As a proud native Austinite, I am aware of my luck in being born and raised in the best city in the country. I share the sentiment that there is no other place I would rather call home. However, Austin’s success has presented challenges, and my love for the city and my desire to address these challenges motivated me to run for Mayor of Austin.
Unlike most who ran for Mayor, I bring 30 years of business and management experience to the table. I have a deep understanding of the challenges faced by Austin residents and business owners, and I believe that the lack of experience and leadership is what has allowed our problems to grow.
My campaign was about strengthening the local economy and addressing the rising cost of living in Austin. I promised to solve the Austin ISD recapture problem (a/k/a “Robin Hood”), and to prioritize the safety of the city and its residents. My goal was to provide forward-thinking and proactive leadership that would make City Hall better serve the public.
My background includes a strong work ethic and creative problem-solving skills, inherited from my father who was a commercial and residential builder. I started working at a young age, having a paper route and helping my dad on construction projects. I graduated from UT-Austin with a BBA in Finance and worked at Dell before starting my own real estate and construction business. My diverse experiences as a child, college student, working mom, business owner, builder, and community advocate equipped me with the leadership skills needed to be the next Mayor.
I’m not done working to restore Austin back to what it was just a few short years ago. If I had been elected, I would have dedicated myself to leading, building consensus, and getting things done for the betterment of our city.
Please help to retire my personal campaign debt, so that I can continue to focus on influencing policy at City Hall in a way that reflects OUR values and priorities.