I’ve spent the past two years helping disadvantaged families as a Fayetteville Housing Authority Commissioner. Through our work, we expanded affordable housing throughout Northwest Arkansas, helping more people than ever before. Now I’m ready to bring those same skills with me as a JP, to help make Washington County government work better for YOU.
Some more about me:
- Small business owner, running a Northwest Arkansas-based communications agency since 2015.
- Winner of two Emmy Awards as a television journalist with ABC/Disney. I spent 20 years covering local politics and local news in Houston and Northern California.
- Graduate of Rice University in Houston; B.A. in English, 1996.
- Worked on the ballot initiative to pass Fayetteville’s Civil Rights Ordinance in 2015.
- Worked on the ballot initiative to expand the Fayetteville Public Library in 2016.
- Former board member, Northwest Arkansas Equality.
- Former member, Fayetteville Police Chief's Community Advisory Committee.
- Grew up and went to school in the majority Latino and Black Oak Cliff neighborhood in inner-city Dallas. Went to college on merit scholarships, including a National Hispanic Scholar award.
- Married to Fayetteville native Bob Stafford, who attended FHS and the UofA. My mother-in-law, Joyce Stafford, founded the Star Shopper and helped save the Old Post Office from demolition in the 1970s.
- Homeowner in Fayetteville's Happy Hollow neighborhood.
- Cares for four cats and a vegetable garden.