Running for public office was something I never thought I would find myself doing at this stage in my life. I always told myself that perhaps one day in the far future I would have enough experience, enough time, and enough money to run in a local election. I would work my way up to a position where I could affect issues like criminal justice reform, the drug crisis, and providing support for our most vulnerable populations. Over the past few years, my experience working to support those on the autism spectrum and other developmental disabilities has shown me that now more than ever I can’t simply sit on the sidelines as our nation struggles to support millions of citizens who need it most.
I have had the pleasure of working alongside some of the most wonderful humans in the world in the clients, families, and coworkers that I have met over my career, I am lucky to have had the chance to speak with and learn about the perspectives of people from all walks of life, and now more than ever believe that we must build a society that works for all regardless of class, race, gender, sexuality, or ability. This is the core belief that drives every one of my positions, and although they may not all be perfect, I assure you that I want to listen to you to develop real solutions not just talking points. No matter what, I will always fight for what’s best for North Carolinians and make sure you have a voice in Congress.