Debbie never pretends to be perfect nor does she hold her family to a "picture-perfect" standard. Life is messy but can be fun.
Every family has their own set of unique challenges and imperfections.
According to Debbie, "No one is perfect, irregardless of how portrayed in pictures."
Our traffic is due to approved over-development in our District. Time and time and time again, developers are approved to build more and more and more. Making it even worse, our current commissioner frequently gives a mobility fee credit, resulting in developers paying little to noting to improve our roads! For Pleasant Hill Road, there are NO plans currently for improving our traffic congestions.
Our current District 3 County Commissioner will have been in office for 16 years at the upcoming election. Has your commute to work, medical appointments, or school gotten better in 16 years?
There are ways to make improvements!
Vote for change, vote for improvement to your quality of life.
I am not one to stand on the sidelines or just to complain on social media. If I see a problem, I try to do what is needed to resolve it. Too often our County Commissioner does not seem to hear us, or if heard, does nothing. Recently, a company wanted to put an extremely dangerous factory among 30,000 homes that included nearly 8,000 children. After writing and talking, it was time to raise awareness. Due to my efforts and those of many others, we STOPPED this particular factory from coming into a populated area.
We want jobs in Osceola County but we want them in the correct place, in this case an industrial area.
I will fight for what is right,. I will fight for your safety and the safety of your families. I will fight for jobs in the right places in Osceola County.
Vote 4 Debbie
Debbie met the love of her life when only in 8th grade. She knows she is lucky to have found her soul mate as early as she did.
She and Mark have been continuously committed to each other, working through challenges and serving as an inspiration to others. Debbie stated, "It is hard work and only accomplished through commitment to and support from community." They have engaged in volunteer work such as serving as Hospice Volunteers, Veteran Story Volunteers, Bereaved Parent Volunteers, Salvation Army Volunteers and many others.
Debbie demonstrated her passion to helping others when she retired from her 32-year long government career (taking a pay-cut in the tens of thousands of dollars) in order to serve as the Executive Director of a nationwide nonprofit serving the needs of parents who have lost a child.
The years of shared experiences, wisdom, and resources accumulated make both Debbie and Mark valuable assets to our community. They have the values and goals to make everyday better than the last and to always help others in any way possible.
Debbie is extremely proud of her husband's 23 year military career. She will be the first to tell you that it is not easy being a military spouse.
Military life involves frequent moves, deployments, and separations. It is emotionally challenging for the service member and their family. Debbie flourished by always being flexible, adaptable, and supportive.
Debbie's firsthand experiences in challenges and sacrifices aids her in understanding the issues and concerns faced by veterans, active-duty military personnel, and their families. Her engagement in numerous community activities and supporting networks of families provides a deep understanding of community needs such as access to quality education, affordable housing, healthcare, and employment opportunities.
These experiences and her education bolster her ability to understand and empathize with the struggles of a diverse community.
Debbie's significant, career-long contributions were recognized by the Field Artillery Commander by awarding her the prestigious Order of Molly pitcher