2017 First Ask Candidates

  Delegate Hala Ayala-  Virginia House of Delegates District 51, VA

Delegate Hala Ayala- Virginia House of Delegates District 51, VA

  Melissa Dart-  Virginia House of Delegates District 56, VA

Melissa Dart- Virginia House of Delegates District 56, VA


2018 First Ask Candidates

  Amber Daniels -  State Representative District 78, OH   Educational and professional background:  My professional background is in Marketing, the last title I held professionally was Community Marketing Specialist.   Top campaign issues:  Public Education, Pro-union, Rural Internet access, Healthcare access and affordability, Being an inclusive voice for those that are consistently underrepresented in my district.   Fun Fact:  I am the secretary of my children’s elementary school PTO, and the current treasurer of my HOA.    Donate!

Amber Daniels-  State Representative District 78, OH

Educational and professional background: My professional background is in Marketing, the last title I held professionally was Community Marketing Specialist.

Top campaign issues: Public Education, Pro-union, Rural Internet access, Healthcare access and affordability, Being an inclusive voice for those that are consistently underrepresented in my district.

Fun Fact: I am the secretary of my children’s elementary school PTO, and the current treasurer of my HOA.

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  Debra Jensen -  State Representative District 7 IA   Educational and professional background:    Associate Of Science Nursing, 35 years of experience in hospital, long term care, and public health.   Top campaign issues:  Healthcare, Education, Tax Reform, Ethics In Government   Fun fact:  I write poetry and I hide all of the Thin Mints Girl Scout Cookies so I can eat the whole box.     Donate!

Debra Jensen - State Representative District 7 IA

Educational and professional background:   Associate Of Science Nursing, 35 years of experience in hospital, long term care, and public health.

Top campaign issues: Healthcare, Education, Tax Reform, Ethics In Government

Fun fact: I write poetry and I hide all of the Thin Mints Girl Scout Cookies so I can eat the whole box. 

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  Karli McGowan -  County Commissioner for Roosevelt County, MT   Educational and professional background:    BS in Mathematics education, 2009. MS mathematics education 2013. Worked for 6 years at Wolf Point High School as a math/history teacher, and the past 3 years as a mathematics instructor for Fort Peck Community College.   Top campaign issues:  Youth opportunities, Monitoring the jail cash flow, agricultural growth   Fun fact:  I work 3 full time jobs: mother, rancher, educator    Donate!

Karli McGowan - County Commissioner for Roosevelt County, MT

Educational and professional background:   BS in Mathematics education, 2009. MS mathematics education 2013. Worked for 6 years at Wolf Point High School as a math/history teacher, and the past 3 years as a mathematics instructor for Fort Peck Community College.

Top campaign issues: Youth opportunities, Monitoring the jail cash flow, agricultural growth

Fun fact: I work 3 full time jobs: mother, rancher, educator

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  Kristine Geis-  State Representative House District 97, OH   Educational and professional background:   BS in Environmental Geology from Ohio University.  Additional studies in Biology. Former Peace Corps Volunteer in Africa and Panama.  Liaison to EPA with Booz Allen Hamilton. Recently, Instructor at Zane State College and substitute teacher.   Top campaign issues:  Economy; bringing full time living wage jobs to a struggling community, Education ;fairly funding public schools, bring back more skilled labor apprenticeships and programs and making nonpublic schools equally accountable academically, Opioid addiction and mental health; our community is on the front lines, Infrastructure   Fun fact:  I am a singer in a western swing band and square dance caller for the Back Porch Swing Band    Donate!

Kristine Geis- State Representative House District 97, OH

Educational and professional background:  BS in Environmental Geology from Ohio University.  Additional studies in Biology. Former Peace Corps Volunteer in Africa and Panama.  Liaison to EPA with Booz Allen Hamilton. Recently, Instructor at Zane State College and substitute teacher.

Top campaign issues: Economy; bringing full time living wage jobs to a struggling community, Education ;fairly funding public schools, bring back more skilled labor apprenticeships and programs and making nonpublic schools equally accountable academically, Opioid addiction and mental health; our community is on the front lines, Infrastructure

Fun fact: I am a singer in a western swing band and square dance caller for the Back Porch Swing Band

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  Leah Good-  Fairfield County Commissioner, OH   Educational and professional background:      I own Editorial Partners LLC, a technical writing and information design business. With a business partner, I am also launching an online platform for women coaches and consultants; recently, I obtained a graduate certificate in Emerging Technologies in Learning from the University of Manitoba. I also hold a PhD in American Culture Studies from Bowling Green State University.   Top campaign issues:  Transparency, Honesty, Thoughtful land use with economic development, Maintaining green spaces, Supporting addiction prevention, education, treatment, Education and training for adults.   Fun fact:   I've spent 15-20 hours every week since November 2016 trying to pester my member of Congress out of office, writing letters to the editor, and plotting statewide coordinated actions as part of Indivisible.    Donate!   

Leah Good- Fairfield County Commissioner, OH

Educational and professional background:     I own Editorial Partners LLC, a technical writing and information design business. With a business partner, I am also launching an online platform for women coaches and consultants; recently, I obtained a graduate certificate in Emerging Technologies in Learning from the University of Manitoba. I also hold a PhD in American Culture Studies from Bowling Green State University.

Top campaign issues: Transparency, Honesty, Thoughtful land use with economic development, Maintaining green spaces, Supporting addiction prevention, education, treatment, Education and training for adults.

Fun fact:  I've spent 15-20 hours every week since November 2016 trying to pester my member of Congress out of office, writing letters to the editor, and plotting statewide coordinated actions as part of Indivisible.

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  Lindsay Sabadosa-  State Representative Hampshire District 1, MA   Educational and professional background:      I have my BA from Wellesley College and my MSC from the University of Edinburgh. Professionally, I am a freelance translator, specializing in legal and financial translations in Italian and French, and I founded and  run the Pioneer Valley Women’s March as its Director. I serve on the Board of Directors of Emerge Massachusetts and the Abortion Rights Fund Western Massachusetts. Additionally, I am a member of the state-wide Medicare For All Strategic Planning Committee and the Massachusetts Immigration and Advocacy Coalition’s Grassroots Organizing Committee. I am also a proud volunteer with the Planned Parenthood Advocacy Fund of Massachusetts.    Top campaign issues:  Supporting the adoption of Medicare For All in Massachusetts, Working to advance education funding reform, Advocating for Paid Family and Medical Leave, Creating safe communities for our immigrant and refuge populations, Ensuring Massachusetts has 100% renewable energy and forward-thinking green policies.    Fun fact:  Although a longtime avid runner, I’m excited to run my first marathon this October.    Donate!

Lindsay Sabadosa- State Representative Hampshire District 1, MA

Educational and professional background:     I have my BA from Wellesley College and my MSC from the University of Edinburgh. Professionally, I am a freelance translator, specializing in legal and financial translations in Italian and French, and I founded and  run the Pioneer Valley Women’s March as its Director. I serve on the Board of Directors of Emerge Massachusetts and the Abortion Rights Fund Western Massachusetts. Additionally, I am a member of the state-wide Medicare For All Strategic Planning Committee and the Massachusetts Immigration and Advocacy Coalition’s Grassroots Organizing Committee. I am also a proud volunteer with the Planned Parenthood Advocacy Fund of Massachusetts.

 Top campaign issues: Supporting the adoption of Medicare For All in Massachusetts, Working to advance education funding reform, Advocating for Paid Family and Medical Leave, Creating safe communities for our immigrant and refuge populations, Ensuring Massachusetts has 100% renewable energy and forward-thinking green policies.

 Fun fact: Although a longtime avid runner, I’m excited to run my first marathon this October.

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  Jennifer Pawlik-  State Representative District 17, AZ   Educational and professional background:  I have a Master's degree in education. I have taught elementary school for 17 years and have taught graduate level courses for five years.    Top campaign issues:  Education funding, beginning with paying teachers a liveable wage; Access to healthcare and social programs for families living in poverty; Jobs; Environment-especially water & solar issues    Fun fact:  I am the mom of identical twins.    Donate!

Jennifer Pawlik- State Representative District 17, AZ

Educational and professional background: I have a Master's degree in education. I have taught elementary school for 17 years and have taught graduate level courses for five years.

 Top campaign issues: Education funding, beginning with paying teachers a liveable wage; Access to healthcare and social programs for families living in poverty; Jobs; Environment-especially water & solar issues

 Fun fact: I am the mom of identical twins.

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  Felicia French-  State Representative District 6, AZ   Educational and professional background:  I BS in Nursing, MS in Systems Management and an MS in Sustainable Solutions. I also have 32 of experience years in the Army/Arizona National Guard, Nursing and MedEvac Helicpoter Pilot    Top campaign issues:  Quality and affordable education and healthcare for everyone; sustainable jobs; Renewable energy; veterans affairs; Responsible gun ownership    Fun fact:  I hiked Mount Kilimanjaro with my daughter.    Donate!

Felicia French- State Representative District 6, AZ

Educational and professional background: I BS in Nursing, MS in Systems Management and an MS in Sustainable Solutions. I also have 32 of experience years in the Army/Arizona National Guard, Nursing and MedEvac Helicpoter Pilot

 Top campaign issues: Quality and affordable education and healthcare for everyone; sustainable jobs; Renewable energy; veterans affairs; Responsible gun ownership

 Fun fact: I hiked Mount Kilimanjaro with my daughter.

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