I grew up along the coast fishing, swimming, and water skiing in the bayous and marshes of Montegut and Bourg. I have witnessed first-hand the severe land loss and the effects of salt water intrusion. After monitoring the coast while working at LUMCON for 10 years and making oceanography and coastal science the focus of my college graduate studies, there is one thing I have come to realize. It is no longer time to study and decide what or who caused this land loss. It is time to do something about it.
- I will work to ensure continued funding for restoring our coast and protecting our homes, our businesses, and our way of life.
- I will base decisions about restoring and protecting our Coast on science rather than polictics.
- I will work to ensure that the funds our current legislators have secured for us continue to flow down here to fully fund the Master Plan for Coastal Restoration to restore our barrier islands, our first lines of defense, against the encroaching waters of the Gulf of Mexico, and to protect our estuaries. Our estuaries are important nursing grounds for our seafood. Our seafood tastes like no other seafood in the world because of our unique estuaries. Commercial fishermen rely on these estuaries to make a living.
As a small business owner, I understand the importance of protecting and creating jobs to strengthen our economy.
- I will continue to promte and increase workforce education.
- I will work to restructure bid laws to show preference to local businesses and local labor.
- I will create incentives for businesses to diversify to provide more and better paying jobs.
As someone who has spent over 30 years (20 years in a classroom and 10 years in higher education administration) dedicating her life to improving education in Louisiana, I have made improving education in Louisiana my life-long mission and intend to continue to do what I can to ensure that all children have an education that prepares them for the challenges of the future, whether it is finding a career, earning a college degree, or just living a higher quality of life.
As a lifelong educator, I will continue to create hope for our schools by enacting legislation that will return respect to our teachers, our schools, and our children. Let's put the soul back into public education.
- I want to reduce the over testing of our children.
- I will work with BESE to simplify the MFP and allow more funds to go to local school boards to properly provide the personnel, facilities, and supplies neccessary for a quality education.
- I want to stop the punitive evaluation and other legislation that disrepects teachers and other educational professionals.
I love Louisiana and the Bayou Region! I want my children and my grand children to be able to enjoy the bayous and waterways as much as I did growing up.
- I want to ensure that access to Louisiana's tidally-influenced waters should be open for all members of the public.
- I will work to build infrastructure that insures that we have save roads and bridges on which to travel.
- I will continue efforts of the Lieutenant Governor's office to promote tourism and our way of life.
Equal Rights Amendment--I support the ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) to the United States Constitution: "Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of sex."
- Pro-life--I am a conservative Catholic and that is what informs my views regarding life. I believe in the sanctity of life from conception to the grave. When God said "Thou shall not kill. (period)," he stopped at the period. I believe only God can create life and only God has the right to take life.
- Second Amendment Rights--I believe in safe gun ownership. I personally own guns. My family has been involved in the Youth Hunter Education Challenge for over 10 years. And I am a card carrying member of the NRA.