I decided to run for HD 71 when I did my research as to the other people that were running for this seat. The other candidates appeared that they would be no different that what we have had for past few years. Elected officials need to have regular communication with the voters. A State Representative needs to understand that the voters matter not the special interest groups.
What do you want your Muslim constituents to know about you?
I am a lifelong resident of the State of Oklahoma. I grew up in a farming family in Blackwell, Oklahoma. I moved to Tulsa in 1989 to attend law school. I graduated in 1992 and started practicing law. I understand as a business owner what it means to be responsible for employee payroll and that my employee’s families rely upon my business to continue in a responsible manner. I purchased my Brookside home in 1993. I have been involved in many community activities, Red Cross Blood Donor – 8+ gallons, Church of Saint Mary’s – activities including Day of Service coordinator, & funeral meals, Business and Professional Women/USA – Certificate of Completion for the Individual Development Program (2006), Nature Conversancy Tallgrass Prairie docent (2000-2004), Tulsa Public Schools Mentor Program (1995-1997), Oklahoma High School Mock Trial Program (1995) – Jenks High School, Oklahoma Baptist University Alumni Association Board of Directors (2016-2020), Tulsa Hope Academy Board of Directors (2017 – present). I attend the Church of Saint Mary in the Brookside area.