I am the daughter of immigrants who came from Taiwan to the United States to pursue greater opportunity. I work hard every day to fight for the American values that my family and yours believe in — opportunity for all, fairness, justice, and equity. As the mom of a young daughter, I am committed to continuing the work to get things done for Detroit and Downriver so that she and the next generation have the strong future they deserve.
I serve with integrity, determination, and compassion. I am very proud of the work my team does at our District 6 neighborhood service center — helping residents right in our community every day with issues like citizenship, low-income tax prep, utility bills, and foreclosure prevention. My team and I go beyond the norm on a regular basis -- launching successful petitions to help Freedom House keep their federal funding, organizing residents for press conferences and public hearings, and mobilizing fellow elected officials to stand up for immigrants and refugees.
My background as a community organizer with a track record of building bipartisan coalitions on challenging issues prepared me well for public service. As State Representative for House District 6 (Detroit, River Rouge, and Ecorse), I have focused my energy at the Capitol working to ensure a quality education for every child, clean air and water, economic fairness and earned paid sick leave, and a smarter criminal justice system.
Together, we can keep getting things done for Detroit and Downriver. I am running for the State Senate and am excited about this opportunity to partner with community leaders and residents to do more good for more people. I have proven that I do not back down from a challenge and that I will stand up against powerful interests to fight for what I know is right. I will work hard to continue passing bipartisan legislation, helping residents directly, and fighting for the education, environment, economy, and criminal justice system that we all deserve.