I am running to make a difference. While that may
sound so very simple, it encompasses many layers and thoughts.
I am running to honor my husband Patrick’s sacrifice. As
many of you know, he was a Federal Way police officer who was shot and
killed in the line of duty on August 2, 2003. He is my inspiration and my hero.
He will never be forgotten by the people of our community.
I am running to honor
the people of the community and of the state who did not forget my son,
and me in our darkest hours. I am running for my son – so that he
knows that his Mom, despite the worst day of her life, got up and kept
I want him to know that every day of our lives is worth living, and
living to its fullest.
There is more good than bad, and more hope than despair.
I am running for Patrick’s yesterday, my today, and my son’s tomorrow.