My occupation is Councilwoman / Veteran / Parent.
My qualifications are:
Politics as usual isn’t working in Washington. You deserve a courageous and inspiring Representative with the right experience to make change in our interconnected world.
My experience as a U.S.Army officer, trusted mayor, seven-year councilmember, education nonprofit leader, business executive, foster parent, and mother of teens gives me a broad perspective. I also lived in San Francisco for seven years; three in Crocker- Amazon, four near Alemany Farmers’ Market. I will listen and prioritize you–not special interests–and work relentlessly to improve the environment, affordable housing, homelessness, mental health, education, equity, and civility.
After graduating from the University of Notre Dame, I broke glass ceilings as a captain in the Army, leading soldiers in Saudi Arabia and Korea; even jumping out of airplanes in combat gear. Veterans matter in Congress during uncertain times.
Just as I fought for my own pay equity, in Congress I’ll fight for reproductive freedom, gender equality, paid parental leave, and universal health care.
As Mayor, I raised the minimum wage and built coalitions. When the pandemic hit, I brought together sixty business, nonprofit, religious, and community leaders, expanding access to food and resources for our most vulnerable, including undocumented residents.
I’m committed to climate action: I bike and take public transit, champion wildfire and flood protections, and helped preserve nine acres of Bayfront open space. As chairperson of San Mateo County Transportation Authority, I improved regional mobility and reduced carbon emissions.
Elected leaders, organizations, and community members support me because I lead with courage, integrity, and common sense. I’m honored to earn your vote.