I lead because it feels like the natural thing to do. I’ve never been drawn to leadership before but after the election of 2016, I can’t imagine doing anything else.
Chris Grieg has been an amazing source of knowledge. I first met her in 2016, when at Progressive Women’s Summit where she spoke as the Minority Floor leader and Vice Chair of the Progressive Women’s Caucus. It was right after the election of Trump and I was desperate to find information of what to do next. Her willingness to help new candidates is reassuring and helpful.
Phil Reid has also been a great mentor. He is the former chair of the North Oakland Democratic Club and the current treasurer for the Oakland County Democratic Party. He has advised me and helped me further my activism. However, I have to say my biggest supporter is my husband, Todd. He encouraged my growth as an advocate and activist, and was thrilled when I agreed to run for Michigan’s 43rd District. He loves canvassing with me and is so proud of the huge undertaking I’m attempting.
It has been so fulfilling to run for office as a woman. There are so many amazing women running right along side of me and I feel like part of some justice league. We all support one another wholeheartedly.
Nicole Breadon is running for Michigan’s 43rd district. She says she’ll bring a fresh voice in Lansing, one that represents people rather than special interests or ideologies.