I’m a lifelong Ohioan, born in Coshocton, where my dad was a game warden and my mom stayed home to raise our family. After my parents divorced, my mom struggled to make ends meet while raising four kids. Thanks to scholarships, and working nights and weekends, I was able to attend The Ohio State University and later Yale Law School.

I became a lawyer because I wanted to empower people by giving them a voice. I have spent my life advocating for people and for causes big and small in Northeast Ohio. As a civil rights lawyer, I fight every day for the rights of those who face discrimination in the workplace.

I served as director of Geauga County’s advocacy program for abused children, practiced as Senior Counsel at the Cleveland Clinic, and recently worked for Medicare and Medicaid helping to design cost-effective, high quality care for patients. I also spent time as a stay-at-home mom taking care of my three children and volunteering while my husband traveled for his job.

I am not a politician. But I have persisted in the face of challenges and stood up for what is right, and I will stand up for Ohio citizens. Like a lot of Americans, I believe that now is a critical turning point when we all must do everything we can to put this country on the right track.

I’m running for Congress because I want to be your voice in Washington. Before I can do that I need to listen to you, and to learn more about what is important to the constituents of Northeast Ohio.

The people supporting my campaign are patriotic Ohioans who care about the future of the Buckeye State and our nation. They include people from all walks of life and backgrounds: Democrats, Republicans and Independents, and individuals who have never thought of themselves as particularly political before. America’s flag isn’t just red or just blue – it’s red, white and blue, and we must all work together.

Standing up for the people of this district is important. I know unseating Dave Joyce isn’t going to be easy, but it’s something we can do together. Join me.

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