I want nothing more than to serve and give back to Cleveland Heights. As a former member of the Cable Television Commission, the Recreation Advisory Board, and the Civil Service Commission, I have served this community directly. I have also served our schools as a member of the Roxboro Elementary School PTA.
In addition, I am a longtime member of the Cleveland Heights Democrats Club and am a former Executive Committee Member of the Cuyahoga County Democratic Party. In those roles, I have had the opportunity to register voters, assist in endorsing Democratic candidates, and worked on both local and national campaigns.
I have recently graduated from the Cleveland Heights Citizens Police Academy. The Academy is taught by a number of highly trained law enforcement professionals who regularly teach both veteran police officers and police recruits. The Academy improved my understanding of our amazing Police Department and its operations.
I have previously mentored in the Cleveland schools through the 3Rs program set up by the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association. That program connects individuals in the legal profession with high school students in Cleveland. Through classroom lessons, the program helps to foster an appreciation for and understanding of the rule of law and the Constitution, as well as sharing information about achieving goals after high school. I think a similar program through our Court with our high school would be a great asset to our community.
This past service has prepared me to be a thoughtful, careful, and just judge.