This week I’ve been able to reflect a bit. I cannot help but feel so grateful for the outpouring of support we have received since announcing my candidacy. For those of you who have written notes, made phone calls, knocked doors, donated, hosted fundraisers and meet and greets, or shown up to support me at an event – THANK YOU SO MUCH! This, however, is only the beginning. There is more to come and much more to be done over these next four months before Election Day.

It’s not always welcomed when a stranger knocks on your door, but in my experience thus far, the people of District 98 have been absolutely lovely. Thank you for generously sharing your time and concerns about the future of our city and state. The feedback we have received from you has been invaluable to better understand the challenges we face on a very local level. I hope to keep these lines of communication open once elected, so that I can best represent the interests of the district in Baton Rouge.

Before launching my campaign for State Representative, I understood that volunteers play an important role in campaigns whether it be door knocking, phone banking, or helping to fundraise. Now that I am a candidate, I see how vital volunteers are to a campaign. As election day approaches, our workload increases with every passing day. After months of campaigning, it’s easy to feel worn down. The energy, enthusiasm and extra assistance volunteers bring to the team are critical to a successful campaign.

It’s easy to feel disenfranchised by the news every day, but as I see it, you have two choices. Either complain about the way things are, or get involved to make positive change. Here is your opportunity to make a difference! We need your help to carry us over the finish line. My team and I are asking you to join us as a volunteer. No matter your area of expertise, I guarantee there is a need and a role for you. To learn more about how you can help, please click here.

I am running to be your next State Representative because I cannot sit idly and watch the Louisiana I know and love, remain stagnant. I am prepared to tackle the tough issues, so New Orleans can be a place where my daughter, and all of our children can grow up, receive a quality education, start careers, and serve their community one day. With your help, we can make that happen, together.