In 2022, I made the decision to run for a seat on the Agoura Hills City Council. I was well aware that I would be facing stiff competition, not just from seasoned politicians, but also from other candidates who had called Agoura Hills home for their entire lives. Despite the challenges ahead of me, I was determined to make a positive impact on my new community.
I had recently moved to Agoura Hills from Calabasas and was struck by the unique charm and beauty of this small town. I knew that I wanted to do everything in my power to preserve and enhance that charm, while also ensuring that Agoura Hills remained a safe and prosperous place to live.
Although I did not ultimately win a seat on the city council, I am deeply grateful for the opportunity to have run for office and for the support of the over 2,000 voters who placed their trust in me. The experience was truly enriching and allowed me to connect with so many amazing families in Agoura Hills.
As I spent the Fourth of July weekend with my family in Montana, I found myself reflecting on the current state of affairs in California and feeling increasingly frustrated with the heavy-handed mandates being imposed by Governor Gavin Newsom.
I knew in that moment that I could no longer sit idly by and watch as our freedoms were eroded and our businesses and schools were shuttered. I made the tough decision to throw my hat in the ring and run in the 2021 California Recall Election.
Over the course of my campaign, I had the opportunity to speak with voters from all corners of the state and to attend rallies in San Diego, Los Angeles, and Bakersfield. It was an incredible and humbling experience, and I was honored to have received over 11,000 votes.
I believe that we must stand up for our rights and freedoms, and that includes the right to make our own decisions about our health and safety.
I do not support the government’s attempts to force mask mandates or vaccine requirements on the people, nor do I support the easy-money policies of printing and distributing checks to those who were forced to stay home during the pandemic. Instead, I envision a future in which we are free to make our own choices and to build a strong and prosperous California for ourselves and future generations.