This is my last newsletter as your State Representative and it has been an honor to serve you in District 28! I have learned so much about our state and our community by being your public servant; I can’t thank you enough for the honor.
If you haven't heard the news yet, Senator Barbara Bollier has taken the step to switch parties and will now caucus with the Democratic Party. Senator Bollier has been a good friend and mentor to me for the past two years and I applaud her courage. I have wrestled with doing the same thing for some time and tomorrow I plan to go to the election office and change my party affiliation, too. I just can't stomach trying to "fit in" any more to a party that grieves me so each and every day. And, it wouldn’t matter one bit how many times I voted with them (90%) or how much I have donated to other Republican candidates (plenty), I still would not be welcome in the party.
Joy has blogged extensively about her experience and activities in the legislature and beyond.