Choices define our character. As COVID-19 impacted Brandywine Hundred this spring and Summer - I had the choice of focusing on being your dedicated Senator - or - being a candidate and focusing my re-election. For me, the choice was simple.

Within one day of Governor Carney declaring the State of Emergency, I shifted the efforts of my campaign team to respond to the unfolding challenges related to the pandemic.

We recruited over 100 volunteers to deliver for Meals on Wheels to people at home as Senior Centers were closed. We scrounged up & distributed over 4,000 masks for front line workers. We collected food to fill 7 local banks. We delivered donated meals to first responders & nurses.

While some campaigns were still busy making phone calls & sending campaign fundraising emails, I suspended campaign phone calls, most fundraisers, and sent solely COVID-19 informational emails with the ever changing updates.

I spent months working from home with the Governor's Office & leaders across this state to keep our community as safe & healthy as possible.

I hope my leadership & action during this unprecedented time is a reminder of what it means for me to work for all of you.

I hope to have your vote by November 3.

It all began with a dream. My late husband Phil & I would look at this open space not far from our Heatherbrooke home, and knew it should become a meeting place for everyone in Brandywine Hundred. It’s been my honor to work with State & County Officials - and private donors - to make the Cloutier Complex a reality.

I often walk through the park & reflect on the hundreds of people spending time there. It truly has something for everyone! The Bark Park, sports fields, the play ground, and more.

Personally, the Library means so much to me. We worked so hard to raise $1.5 million to construct this necessary building. Strolling along the brick walkway, I am reminded of the many fond memories I have shared with so many families.

It is always bittersweet to visit Phil’s statue - but I know he’s looking down, and so proud of what we have created together.

As the election draws closer, I hope to have your vote by November 3.

Just like the Cloutier Complex, I will continue to deliver progress for our community for all of us to enjoy.

You can count on me to continue preserving our open spaces, keep our parks pristine, & our environment clean.

It’s my honor to personally wish each & everyone one of you a Happy Birthday year after year.

No matter your political party, I fill out these cards as reminder that we’re all neighbors - and in this together to keep Brandywine Hundred an amazing community.

Cheers to all of you, and hope your Birthday wishes come true.