Why I’m Running

I’m running for Superintendent of Public Instruction because our kids can’t afford four more years of school closures, contentious mandates, and critical race theory.

We need to return school to being about school – about equipping our children with the skills and knowledge they need to fully participate in the economy – not about indoctrinating them.

I haven’t been in politics very long. Like many things in life, I stumbled into this unexpectedly.

When our oldest daughter was in kindergarten, I volunteered in her classroom and became involved with the PTA. Eventually, I ran for the school board in Mesa.

It was on the school board that I began to see how far behind so many of Arizona’s kids were in mathematics. That’s when I decided to go back to school, earn my master’s degree, and become a math teacher.

It’s extremely rewarding work, and I love my students. At the same time, I realized if I wanted to have an even greater impact on our students, I needed to advocate for them in the Legislature. I’ve been honored to represent my hometown of Mesa at the capitol for the past five years. I’ve been an advocate for higher standards, more dollars in the classroom, and tighter accountability.

Then COVID hit and we saw very quickly the impact it had on our kids: The games, the politics, and some dangerous subjects creeping into our children’s classrooms. That’s why I authored the bill to ban critical race theory in Arizona schools. I worked with my colleagues and made sure it got passed into law. I made it my mission to stop this cancer from taking over our children’s classrooms.

There is still much more I intend to do as our next Superintendent of Public Instruction. I’ll make sure our schools stay open, I’ll make sure parents get to decide what’s best for their kids, and I’ll keep bad ideas out of our classrooms.

We can’t afford to lose the next generation because of bad education policy pushed by unions and out-of-state special interests.

I’ll outwork everyone in this race because I care THAT much about education in Arizona. As a mom and teacher, this is personal to me. But I need your help to win. Please join our campaign by making a donation today.

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