I’m Courtney. I’m a community advocate, a teacher, and a mom. And, I’m running for District 30 to be your voice in Topeka.
I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 2007. A few weeks later, I found out that I was pregnant with twins. It was a scary time for my family. I eventually decided to leave my job as a Journeyman Electrician because I wanted to focus on things that either gave me joy or would make a difference.
I started volunteering and fundraising for nonprofit organizations focused on healthcare access and disability rights. I’ve gone to Topeka and to Washington countless times to push for good legislation and research funding. I’ve used my voice to speak up for one of our most vulnerable populations, and now I want to use my voice to speak up for you.
I’m now a high school teacher and love my job. Everyday, I have the privilege of preparing the next generation for their future.
In 2019, I was elected to the Lenexa City Council. I’ve prioritized constituent outreach, giving my phone number to every Ward 1 resident that I meet. While on Council, I supported efforts to save the Ad Astra pool, pushed for sensible gun laws at a local level, and advocated for new city codes that allowed the county’s only shelter for adults who are experiencing homelessness to stay open.
I’ve lived in Lenexa with my husband and three children since 2010. I hold a Bachelor’s degree in Public Administration from the University of Kansas and am a Journeyman Electrician. I’m currently working towards my MSCTE from Pitt State.
My past public and community service includes:
- National Multiple Sclerosis Society Government Relations Advocacy committee, chair
- Manchester Park Elementary PTO, treasurer
- Greater Kansas City Alumnae Panhellenic, delegate/treasurer
- Alpha Omicron Pi Fraternity member
- Walk MS committee member
- United Way of Wyandotte County, loaned executive
- UAW Local 31, Executive Board member
- Multiples of Kansas City, president