Why?

Why I Ran for Council

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I’ve always been concerned with equality, education, and the environment. I became a teacher to help children reach their full potential – but they wound up helping me more! They taught me how to be the best teacher and mom I can be. Now I work for my family’s company. My son goes to Shady Grove Elementary, and plays baseball for Ambler’s Junior League.

I was born in Northeast Philadelphia, raised in Cheltenham, and educated in West Philly. In 2008 I watched the Phillies win the World Series on tv in South Philly – and ran straight down to Broad Street with everyone else!

I’ve lived in Ambler for a decade and I love this Borough. The people here are kind, intelligent, and diverse.

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Photo by Jennifer Aydemir

I was thrilled to attend the Council meeting where they unanimously passed the first anti-gerrymandering resolution in Montgomery County! I attended an Ambler Area Coalition for Peace meeting and Ambler EAC meetings. I’ve worked with the Mattie Dixon Community Cupboard and I’m a member of the Ambler Food Co-op. This picture of me was taken in the old bottom dollar parking lot – promoting the Co-op, hula-hooping, and drinking Parry Coffee.

wmwSince the 2016 elections I’ve been wondering how I can make positive change both locally and globally.  I expanded my social circles. I went to Standing Rock, ND to learn about non-violent resistance. I joined the Women’s March on Washington. There I became convinced I should run for council.

The Ambler Borough Council serves a variety of functions, like budgeting, managing public spaces, finding flooding solutions, maintaining neighborhood safety, encouraging diversity, appointing officials, etc. I want to help the council make decisions that align with my constituents’ best interests, as I learn more about the way communities sustain themselves and thrive.

Will you join me? I want to hear what’s working for you in Ambler and what needs more attention. We’re at our best when we work together!

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Professional photos by Gary Donnelly.