Pulaski County is my home.
I have served on our city advisory boards, as our Democratic County Party Vice Chair, in class XXXVII of Leadership Greater Little Rock, and with so many of our great charities across the county. I care about this place, I care about equitable representation, and I care about how we will grow as a community. That’s why I’m running to represent you on the Pulaski County Quorum Court.
I was born and raised in Paragould, but have called Pulaski County home since I was 17, graduating from the (now defunct) North Pulaski High School. I attended Arthur’s Beauty college, becoming a full time hairstylist in 2003. Since then, I’ve worked with many of you as I’ve lived out my dream. In 2010, I was honored to be named hairstylist of the year by Soiree Magazine. Working as a hairstylist has given me the ability to communicate and work with a diverse group of people.
I love my work deeply, but in the wake of the 2016 election, I answered a call that I’ve always heard: I started to get involved in Politics. As a proud member of the LGBTQ+ community, I saw a need for people to hear the voices of people like me. I joined the Pulaski County Democrats in 2017 and quickly threw myself into the organization, becoming Membership Chair and then First Vice Chair. Then, I started personally working on campaigns for all different types of races in Pulaski County.
I have always worked with candidates who I felt were underrepresented. In 2018, I had the honor of serving as Pulaski County County Clerk Terri Hollingsworth’s campaign manager. Terri became the first ever Black woman elected to county wide office, and our campaign won more votes in Pulaski County than any other Democrat. This achievement fills me with immense pride, but I know that there is still work to be done.
I’ve always answered the call to serve. Currently, I volunteer weekly with Jericho Way, a homeless resource center in Little Rock. I care deeply about the plight of homelessness that many Pulaski County residents face, and I want to give people the resources they need to live and thrive in our communities.
That’s why I’m answering this call. Together, we can unite our district, our county, and our community around the issues we all want to work on together. As your Justice of the Peace, I will work to make our county services more accessible, to increase support for charities working with our unhoused citizens, and to create a community that is open and inviting to all people.