I am running because our district deserves better representation. Our current representative is not working for us. He holds up bills that passed in the Assembly from being voted on in the Senate (Reproductive Health Care, Single Payer Health, Child Victims Act.). I will fight for you and will move these important issues forward including sensible gun restrictions, ethical and campaign finance reform. I will demonstrate integrity in my dealings with you and in the Senate. Unlike our current representative I will not hand out stipends for false committee titles to Senate members. I will pursue claims of sexual harassment and not decline to investigate as our current representative did. I grew up on Long Island and have lived in East Northport for 20 years. I am married with 1 teenage daughter. For nearly twenty-five years I worked in Contracts Management for various corporations in the finance industry, at small, local Department of Defense firm and at a global professional services and management consulting firm. I successfully managed multiple high volume client contracts and have demonstrated leadership skills. During my time at Accenture I led the Women’s Leadership Learning Circle for Latin America Brazil in team discussion of issues and training and facilitated discussions of shared and individual experience and acted as mentor in providing solutions or places to retrieve answers. I also managed a team of international contract managers for a fortune 100 telecommunications firm. Five years ago I returned to school and completed a degree in Ornamental Horticulture. I now work as a seasonal Horticulturist at NYS Bayard Cutting Arboretum in Great River, NY managing the newly renovated Breezy Island a native and seaside planting garden and recently applied for and received a NYS DEC award to remove and replant areas affected by Southern Pine Beetle.