Good Government for Good People!
For years, Laura has observed and experienced relentless government encroachment on everyday mundane things. A few years ago, a fireman walked into her La Mesa office and made her put out her small lavender/vanilla candle because she didn't have a permit for it.
She recalls the city shutting down chestnuts being roasted on open fires during Christmas in the Village because the roasters didn't have food handler licenses. Despite being nearly 50, she couldn't leave the Performance Bike Shop after purchasing a bicycle without signing a California-required safety pledge.
COVID-19 has magnified everything. Yes, there are people rightfully afraid of this novel virus that appears to be very dangerous to the elderly and those with underlying conditions but there are many people who believe the "cure" is worse than the disease. News coverage seems to feed Pandemic Panic. A great site for COVID data is https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nvss/vsrr/covid19/index.htm
Laura is running for a seat on the city council because businesses are struggling to stay alive. Every time she sees a shuttered store or restaurant, she knows someone lost their life savings and dreams. Without a healthy economy, our schools, police departments, fire departments, hospitals, neighborhoods and infrastructure suffer.
As a Top 1% Realtor in San Diego County and the U.S., and having the distinction of selling the most homes in La Mesa since 2003, Laura recognizes how hard yet gratifying it is to achieve success through hard work.
She admires her fellow travelers in the business world who work day and night to make their communities hum and if elected as a member of the City Council, she will work hard to make local government a friend to the private sector.
Her goal is Good Government for Good People.
On a personal note, Laura lives with, raised her kids with and runs her corporation with her significant other, Simon. She owns and manages three rental properties and stays deeply involved with her three adult children: Mack, UCSB graduate and in insurance sales; Lainey, SDSU graduate and Legislative Director for Congressman Watkins of Kansas and Milly Lothian, UCLA graduate and Communications Director for Congressman Pence of Indiana.
Laura earned her B.A. in Journalism from Long Beach State University and serves on the board of directors for the La Mesa Village Association and La Mesa's Oktoberfest Committee. She is a member in good standing with the San Diego Association of Realtors, the California Association of Realtors and the National Association of Realtors.
She is also a Benefactor for La Mesa Beautiful, a long-time sponsor of La Mesa Historical Society's Annual Historic Home Tour and monthly contributor to Wounded Warriors, San Diego Food Bank, Judicial Watch and Ocean Conservancy.
For fun, Laura is hooked on Pickleball, loves to ride her rusty 35-year-old Schwinn bike everywhere, cooks to decompress and reads voraciously.