This is a critical time for our region and our state. I’ve spent most of my life, as a citizen and an elected official, advocating for the environment, sustainable growth, and equal opportunity for all of our citizens. I’m eager to continue to put my experience and energy to work in the State Senate to fight for clean water and air, access to affordable healthcare, a well-funded public education system, and smart growth and development – and that’s just the tip of the iceberg.  We are fortunate to live in one of the finest areas in the country, and I am ready to be your voice and your vote to protect it for future generations and to make sure all of our citizens have the opportunity to succeed. On November 3, 2020, I'll be on your NC Senate District 9 ballot as the Democratic nominee, and I hope I'll have earned your vote. It's time we keep the interests of New Hanover County on the agenda in Raleigh and "Take the Majority" in 2020.