I’m running for Alderwoman because I’m deeply invested in helping our residents and our neighborhoods go further. Everyone I talk to highlights the untapped potential of our city as the state capital. As residents of the historic urban core, we enjoy everything that’s great about Springfield- charming, affordable, walkable neighborhoods that are close to parks and cultural centers. But we also have to contend with aging sewers/infrastructure, mature or sick trees, and inconsistent lighting. Longtime residents describe the negative effects of divestment and deferred maintenance. When they seek improvements, we should listen because these improvements to the urban core are exactly what Springfield needs to tap into its potential. I’m committed to collaborating with neighborhood associations and other units of government to come up with practical, innovative approaches to meet our challenges head on.