Office sought: Councilor for Ward 4, generally south of Woodworth and Kent avenues and east of Brooks Street and Hillview Way.
Hometown: Grew up in Fort Collins, Colo., but spent the majority of my life in Missoula.
Years in Missoula: 37 years
Political affiliation: The voters of Missoula stated they want City Council elections to be nonpartisan and to ratify it in the City Charter, I believe we should honor that vote and comply with the law.
Endorsements: I don't actively seek endorsements as I believe a councilperson should be supported by people in the ward, not special interest groups.
Memberships: State Rural Transit Assistance Program Committee, Helena; TransADE Advisory Committee, Helena; Transportation Technical Advisory Committee, Missoula (chair in 2005); vice chair, Transportation Advisory Committee, Ravalli County; vice chair, Transportation Advisory Committee, Sanders County; Specialized Transportation Advisory Committee, Missoula; Northern Cheyenne Reservation Technical Assistance Project, Lame Deer; Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes Technical Assistance Project, Pablo; National Rural Transit Assistance Program Board Member.
Volunteer: Trout Unlimited, Missoula Art Museum, Missoula Youth Court Community Council, Ponderosa Campfire Boys and Girls, International Heart Institute Symposium Marketing Committee.
Vocation/profession: executive director, Missoula Ravalli Transportation Management Association and the Montana Transit Association.
Years on council, other public office: current Ward 4 representative
Family and pets: My husband of 32 years, Steve; two grown children; and a quirky chow chow.