Allow me to re- introduce myself to you. I am Longview’s newest Mayor. By now you may have heard that I have been chosen the third female Mayor of the City of Longview and the 23rd Mayor overall. Some people have asked me, "how did you get to be the Mayor and have you ever considered being the Mayor?" The first answer is easy: You must be elected to City Council, be nominated during the Mayor election and get at least four votes. As for the second, I cannot ever remember when I did not have a passion for politics, and I suppose that I may have stated once or twice over the years that if the opportunity ever presented itself, then sure, to be Mayor would be a great honor. And it is.
During my grade school years and into high school (I am a 1984 Graduate of Mark Morris High School), I was one who found joy in leadership. I ran for offices; achieved some and lost some. I communicated with teachers, staff and students; went after opportunities; held a job and then two; saved every dime for college and then headed off into the world to make my dreams come true.
The bottom line is that I kept on going and still have not stopped trying to make things happen. I am a believer in working hard, being self-reliant, and intentional about – well, everything! The best news is that I believe that for everyone. I believe that we should all try to be our BEST SELF each and every day. Will we always be successful Maybe not! I hope from our failures that we can learn to be better and improve at what we are striving to do. My advice: be persistent and consistent, study hard, practice your faith and be good stewards of your life and you will be on the right track.
Mostly, I want the Citizens of Longview to know - I care about each of you. I will strive my best to be a Leader you can count on, a Mayor who the Council can rely on and lean to for leadership, direction, teamwork and support, and to be the best person I can be by practicing what I teach.
Please reach out to me anytime. My office hours by appointment:
• Tuesday 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
• Wednesdays 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
• Thursdays 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Blessings to you friends,
City of Longview Mayor