Vote for Melissa!
The Time Is NOW!
I was born and raised in House District 38. I graduated with honors from Heritage High School. In high school, I ran cross country and played soccer. I attended Colorado State and Metropolitan State College. I also studied Marine Biology in Santa Barbara, California. I’ve worked in several fields including the service industry, sales, the airline industry and music & entertainment. My career experiences have given me knowledge of a variety of industries and the ability to work with people of many different backgrounds. For the last 7 years, I have been a small business owner, operating a home child care near downtown Littleton. I’ve followed politics in this district and I’ve helped in local campaigns throughout the years.
I am the proud mother of my son who attends LPS schools in special education. I knew early on that he was unique and I was determined to be his strongest ally and advocate. Being the mother of a special needs child has given me deep levels of patience and compassion. It has shown me the strength, beauty, and perfection of the imperfect in all of us.
I decided to run for this office because I can feel the tides of change surging. I’ve watched as those who have been silenced for so long are finally speaking up and taking back their power. We need leadership in HD38 that understands these rising forces and can harness them and focus them toward positive change. I am that leader because I am part of these rising forces. The time is NOW!
Issue of Focus
In order to celebrate Black History Month, I would like to honor a black woman who has made history in the political sphere and opened doors for both women and Black Americans. Shirley Chisholm was the first black woman elected to Congress. Like me, her involvement in childcare programs and early education preceded her entrance into politics. Her passion for children inspired her work to expand the food stamp program and she was instrumental in the creation of the SNAP program. There is so much more work to be done in terms of creating equal opportunity for all in this country. It is also important to look back and see the progress we have made and show appreciation for those who have done the hardest work of being first to break through barriers. If elected your State Legislator for House District 38, I will listen to and amplify the voices of women and minorities to ensure equal representation for all of the people in this district.