Meet my best cheerleader

I’d like to introduce myself and my husband, Greg, who is the best cheerleader I could ask for. I am a wife, mother, speaker, author, voracious reader, lover of the color pink and passionate about public service. I graduated from BYU’s nursing school as an RN in 1984. In addition to the best job –…

Running for Senate District 14!

Earlier this week, I announced I am running for Senate District 14. Current Senator Al Jackson will not be seeking re-election and according to his website, will be moving back east to support his son, Frank, who will be playing for Duke University.  Over the course of this campaign, we will have many opportunities to…

Debate #2

Kinda long at almost an hour and a half, but here is debate #2.

LD 57 Debate, 3/22/2014

On March 22, the 3 candidates for Utah House District 57 held their first debate. The room was packed – great turnout for an event a mere 2 days after caucus night. Here is the debate in its unfiltered entirety. I’d love to hear your thoughts! Part 1: Opening statements, Medicaid Part 2: Consensus building,…

“On Point,” March 3, 2014

On this episode, I am joined by state Senator Deidre Henderson (Senate District 7) to discuss “ghost students,” the Attorney General investigation and increased government transparency. )

Twitter tips for politicos

I keep saying this: Twitter is where it’s at for a quick summary of the news.  It is a great political tool and slowly but surely, more elected officials are embracing it. Here are my Top Ten Tips for using Twitter.

“On Point” Feb 21, 2014

Join me and Heather Groom as we discuss education, dual-enrollment and the best bill on the Hill!

The brave new world of digital natives

We have been hearing a lot lately about education funding, WPUs, and one-to-one but we haven’t spent as much time talking about those who really matter: the kids. Those kids who are already in the school system and those who will be entering it in the next few years have a distinct advantage over those…