Opportunity for All

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Opportunities for all Thurston county residents to earn a living wage, access needed services and rise up out of financial hardship.

In my work at United Way we studied the financial struggles families face in the Pacific Northwest, and found across the region more than one third of our community members are struggling to get by. In some Thurston County communities that number rises to 40 or 50% of our neighbors who are literally one broken down car or appliance away from not being able to feed their families or possibly losing their home.

I am committed to recruiting and retaining living wage jobs, workplace safety and equity, a strong social services safety net, and creating more affordable housing options so there truly is opportunity for every family to succeed and feel welcome in the community.