“I never knew I would run for office but I am fed up with people not being able to get medical coverage, seniors not having access to prescriptions, and legislators bullying my community with terrible legislation. I am passionate about people and their access to the same liberties and healthy freedoms that our politicians have. I pay taxes, I don’t think my taxes are too high; I think they go to the wrong places. My state tax dollars should support the police, fire departments, public schools and social and mental health. I want to help kids, low income, the middle class and the elderly. I want to voice my concerns where they matter most- in Jefferson City.”
Cindy grew up on a small farm in rural Kansas, near Joplin, and has spent most of her years in Missouri and Kansas. Her mom is a very strong independent woman and raised 3 kids with little help. Throughout her childhood, her Mom was always a rock. Her grandpa and grandma were a safety net and helped Mom make sure that homework was done and the kids were fed and housed. Her Grandpa, Grandma, and Mom always taught the kids to be strong, work hard, be compassionate and open minded. Now she is an opinionated, concerned and compassionate woman with a fire in her belly ready to fight for the morals, values and needs of working class people.
Cindy has never been involved in politics- she’s part of the working class. For too long, our representatives have ignored our needs and voted with whoever has given them the most money or simply voted with their party. That’s not how this is supposed to work. This is how we ended up with no Medicaid expansion, Right to Work, 60,000 senior citizens access to prescriptions have been cut, elimination of Statewide Missouri Housing Assistance, a $4 million dollar cut to Social Services and cuts to senior’s health options with Medicare. Something has to be done to help rural Missouri, city dwellers, farmers, and regular folks to get a leg up.
Cindy is the person running for Missouri District 133 who will be honest with you. She will talk with you, not at you or over you, because she cares about your concerns. She wants to know what you want from your representative, the regular folks input. While we may not have the same opinions on every matter she knows that we are all very alike and she wants to close the gap of right versus left and progressive versus democrat; affiliations don’t matter, people do. She will vote in the best interests of her community; she will never, ever choose the party or lobbyist’s vote over the needs of the people.
In January 2017, our legislators voted against Medicaid expansion putting a major hurt on children and people with disabilities. Cindy has family members with children who rely on Medicaid- no child should suffer because of the finances of the parents. She has a close friend with cancer; her friend has done as much as she can do on her own but now she has to wait for Medicaid to begin covering her. Because the waiting period is two years, she is unlikely to make it to the end of the waiting period. The situation is dire and Cindy will be part of a solution. Cindy wants to repair access to Medicaid and help people who have true disabilities to have ease of access.
Every voice needs to be heard and represented- rural, wealthy, low income, brown, black, white, straight, lesbian, gay, transgender, gender non-conforming, Christian, Catholic, Jewish, Muslim, Jehovah’s Witness, or … It doesn’t matter which group you identify with, please tell Cindy your concerns, she wants to know your concerns.