You do not need to be a public official to be engaged in your community.
Pursuing a profession as a lawyer has provided me with invaluable opportunities to advocate for the community and its members who have been harmed in some way. It is also a privilege to counsel small business owners who are starting or growing their companies.
The cases I argue run the gamut in size and scope but the bottom line remains the same— helping people by advocating for the public good. A few examples include:
- Representing a former police officer in a whistleblower case against the Pearl River Police Department for failure to train their police officers in accordance with Louisiana law.
- The MRGO lawsuit against the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers post Katrina, which directly impacted our family through the loss of life and homes.
- Litigated civil rights lawsuits against former St. Tammany Parish Sheriff Jack Strain and the lawsuit that led to the indictment and arrest of former St. Tammany Parish Coroner Peter Galvin, who was sentenced to federal prison.
- Sought justice for a grieving widow in the wake of a murder mystery by litigating civil action and facilitating the resolution of the underlying criminal case. You can read more about this on Vanity Fair here or watch it on 20/20 here (segment begins at the 20 minute mark).
My passion for and unwavering commitment to community involvement began long before I decided to run for office. A desire to help people is in fact the reason that I became a lawyer.
As a full-time attorney, wife and mother, it would be natural to assume there is not time for much else. However, you make the time for your values. For me, community service in New Orleans and throughout Louisiana is a nonnegotiable one.
Some of my nonnegotiable commitments have included:
- Served on the Board of Directors of Dress for Success and Travelers Aid Society because workforce development in Louisiana is vital to our progress.
- I served on the board of the New Freret Business Association because I care about entrepreneurship and economic development.
- To fill a void of women running for office, I co-founded Emerge Louisiana and Les Femmes Political Action Committee to recruit, train and fund women candidates.
- Understanding early childhood education is the key to transforming our state, I pledged my time to Kingsley House and fundraised for Educare New Orleans.
- Fostering environmental awareness and supporting sustainability for future generations led me to an appointment as a State Commissioner by the Governor to the Louisiana Environmental Education Commission.
When we all help each other and work together to solve the problems affecting our state, we all succeed.
I am asking you to join my campaign and help make a difference.
Your support is crucial to my efforts to reach every member of District 98. I ask that you consider a gift of $25, $50, $100, $250, $500 or $1,000 so that I can have the vital resources necessary to successfully win this campaign. To make a contribution,