You may not know it, but you’ve already helped me.
I grew up near the poverty line, the second of five kids. As a teen, I left high school to work full time at a grocery store and earn some money so I could pull my own weight. I eventually obtained my GED and juggled a full load of classes at community college while working full time.
I transferred to MSU and I've stayed in the area since, working first in journalism and later in advocacy while raising a young family.
I didn’t make it on my own. I had a lot of help thanks to society’s generosity — grants for low-income students, subsidized student loans, low-cost health care through the Ingham Health Plan, and so on.
County government plays a critical role in providing direct assistance to those who need it. I want to reach a hand back and help those living in the shadows to have the same opportunities that I had.
With your support, I will be a voice for the underdog and ensure that everyone in the community gets a fair shot at life.
Thanks so much for everything!