Good Government for Good People!
If Community is body, then its people are its heart, businesses is its lifeblood and, for better or for worse, government its brain.
Our government needs to make decisions that help La Mesa be the best it can be: safe, clean, friendly and easy to live in and conduct business.
Without businesses and the income they generate, we wouldn't have neighborhoods, hospitals, parks, infrastructure, schools, police and fire departments. A priority has to be nurturing, supporting and protecting businesses in La Mesa.
There is something wrong about restaurants, retail, builders, gyms, manufacturers, salons and spas struggling to remain in compliance with too many rules and regulations, especially during the COVID shutdown and beyond, and there is something really wrong that as of July 2020, there doesn't appear to be any charges against individuals who destroyed La Mesa business buildings via arson, vandalism and looting during the May 30, 2020 riot - that's Government failing on two fronts.
As a Top 1% Realtor in the U.S. and La Mesa's highest-producing agent these last 17+ years, 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, she strongly believes in localism and as a member of the City Council would be 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.