I come from a family with a long history of farming, so it is no surprise that many of my ancestors were members of The Grange. Specifically, the Middle Ridge Grange (#385) of Delmar Township, where my great-grandmother and great-grandfather joined fellow Grangers for meetings, socials and policy discussions. 

The Patrons of Husbandry (aka The Grange) was a fraternal organization that supported farmers and rural communities through service, education, legislation and fellowship. They organized buyers' groups to get better rates on equipment, established social connections between isolated families, and worked to secure passage of pro-farming legislation in Harrisburg that would provide farm families opportunities to improve their lives and protect their interests. 

Grange members knew how to nurture soil, sustain their resources, and work together for common good. They also held excellent dances!
The spirit of the Grange is one that I believe is alive and well in our district. We believe in hard-nosed, commonsense solutions coming from local people to protect and benefit the community as a whole. 

People are tired of being divided. They are tired of feeling cut off from their neighbors. They are tired of being left out of the political process. Tired of the interests of small communities being pushed aside for the profits of big corporations.

I was tired of all of this, too, so I decided to do something about it. I am running for office to give people a choice who for too long have felt like they don’t have a voice.