Extra-curricular activities:Former member, Alexandria Board of Zoning Appeals; former vice president, Kingsgate Condominium Association; former member, 8th Congressional District Democratic Committee, Virginia State Central Democratic Committee; member, American Civil Liberties Union, Arlington Gay and Lesbian Alliance, Equality Virginia; member and founder, Virginia Partisans Gay and Lesbian Democrats; former member, National Abortion Rights Action League.
Why should voters elect you?"I will fight for the underprivileged, civil rights and choice. My experience working for Gov. Mark Warner will make me a more effective delegate."
What do you think is the most urgent problem facing your jurisdiction?"Property tax relief for fixed-income and retired people and eliminating the sales tax on groceries. Richmond cuts too many vital programs and passes the buck to our local governments. Localities have few revenue options besides real estate taxes on homeowners to fund key needs like education. I want to free localities to look for other forms of revenue and increase the amount of state funding that returns to our area so the choice is not between preschool programs and higher taxes. Local taxpayers and schoolchildren must stop paying for the shortsightedness of Richmond."