What issues are most important to you and why?
The issues nearest to my heart are those that deal with the homeless, youth and seniors in our community. That’s why I have been active in the community assisting when I can to the less fortunate or those that just simply need a helping hand. Whether they need food, gas, utility assistance, rent or mortgage assistance, help with employment – just about anything they need. I am eager to help our new city youth council and grow our youth summer program.
What makes you the best candidate to serve city council/ as mayor?
I feel I’m the best candidate because of my love for God’s people and selfless heart to always be ready to serve. I believe I am a woman of integrity and loyal. I say what I mean and mean what I say. No hidden agendas. I owe this to the community that helped mold my life.
Why run for office now? What needs to be accomplished by city officials that is not being done?
My goal is now and has always been to strengthen our community and the best way to do that is to have an open line of communication. Whether its public safety or public works or even streetlights that are out, water bills or homeless assistance, you can call me and I will get your concerns to the proper authorities. This is an election year and promises made are not necessarily promises kept but I can assure you that I will continue to serve my constituents and the citizen of Hinesville come what may.
How long have you been a resident of the city?
I have been a part of this community since 1962.
Your age, professional/educational background and public service/volunteerism.
I am proud to say that I’m currently 61 years old. I am employed at the Liberty County Development Authority as an Office Assistant. I studied business local at the Liberty Campus of Savannah Technical College.
I actively serve with the Liberty Regional Homeless Coalition and the United Way of the Coastal Empire, Liberty Branch as well as being a board member of 7Ministries. Thanks to the long standing support of Ms. Leah Poole, Director of the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce and CVB we’ve fed many homeless and hungry people using the foods that were leftovers from the Chamber community events. I do this because of my empathy of compassion for others.